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03 Nov, 2020 Special Events

Visual Activism: Erin McElroy

With Erin McElroy
Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University

Presented by the Arts Research Center and co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

21 Oct, 2019 Commons Conversations

On the Fringe of Minitel: Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

with Julien Mailland
Associate Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University Media School Read more

11 Apr, 2019 Special Events

Sarah Winchester and the Origins of Silicon Valley

with Homay King
Bryn Mawr College

Presented by the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

18 Oct, 2018 Special Events

Hacking Politics: Civic Data Solidarity Panel

with Burak Arikan, artist, founder of Graph Commons
Sinduja Rangarajan, data reporter, Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jin Zhu, artist, member of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Read more

08 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Networked Avant-garde

with Kelani Nichole
Director, The Current; Founder, TRANSFER
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

25 Sep, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

with Frank Foer
National correspondent for The Atlantic and fellow at the New America Foundation.
Presented in partnership with the Graduate School of Journalism Read more

01 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

with Adam Greenfield, information architect and designer Read more

17 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Collecting the Uncollectible

with art collectors Pamela and Richard Kramlich in conversation with Larry Rinder, BAMPFA Director Read more

13 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat

with Jesse Drew, UC Davis Professor, and Glenda Drew, artist and designer Read more

24 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Bone Flute to Auto Tune

A conference on music, technologies, and the digital media that shapes it all Read more

20 Jun, 2022

Christo Sims on Green Magic

Alum Christo Sims discusses Technologies of Enchantment at Apple's Corporate Headquarters on Public Culture. Read more

02 Feb, 2022

Clement Hil Goldberg Receives Creative Capital Award

Congratulations to Clement Hil Goldberg's 'Let Me Let You Go' for receiving the Creative Capital Award which supports artists who are pushing boundaries and asking challenging questions! Read more

20 Oct, 2021

The Immune Sequence by Hannah Zeavin Read more

13 Oct, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2021 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working on media literacy, ethnographic research, philosophical arguments, and more! Read more

08 Oct, 2021

Vincente Perez on Declarations of Interdependence Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Gail De Kosnik Awarded American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award Read more

21 May, 2021

Congratulating our 2021 Graduates

These students have been pivotal to the new media landscape at Cal, and we are excited to see the incredible future work they undertake in their respective fields. 

Artwork by Tina Piracci Read more

11 Apr, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Summer Research Fellows

Image by Edgar Fabián Frias. Read more

04 Apr, 2021

Announcing the 2020 Eugene Jarvis Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Emily Xia Que. Read more

29 Mar, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

Photo credit: Yuyao Jin Read more

05 Mar, 2021

Make a Big Impact on the Future with the Big Give

This year, arm the next generation of innovators with the tools to build just and equitable technological futures through the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

14 Feb, 2021

Xiaowei Wang and An Xiao Mina on The Great Shopping Mall Read more

30 Nov, 2020

Erin McElroy Video Now Online Read more

04 Nov, 2020

Pablo Paredes Featured in El Mercurio

BCNM Alum Pablo Parades is featured in El Mercurio, where he speaks of his projects related to mental health. Read more

10 Sep, 2020

Lyman Dispatch: Anushah Hossain

Anushah Hossain shares how the support of the Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

18 Aug, 2020

BCNM Around the Web August 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this August! Read more

23 Jul, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Society, Robots, & Us Panel

Hear Ken Goldberg on a panel discussing intersections between robotics and socio-technical issues. Read more

17 Jul, 2020

BCNM Around the Web July 2020

Check out the awesome presentations and features of our faculty, student, and alumni work across the web this past July! Read more

26 Jun, 2020

Ken Goldberg on robotic-assisted healthcare in COVID-19 Read more

24 Jun, 2020

Christo Sims Named IAS Scholar Read more

30 Apr, 2020

Conference Grants: William Morgan on Machine Learning and the Digital Realization of Deleuze Read more

12 Apr, 2020

New Course: NWMEDIA 151AC

We're offering a new course this fall, NWMEDIA 151AC: Transforming Tech! Don't miss out! Read more

03 Apr, 2020

Ken Goldberg on COVID-19, Robots, and Us

Ken Goldberg was invited to host an online discussion on "COVID-19, robots and us". Read more

30 Jan, 2020

Camille Crittenden at Transatlantic Sync

Executive Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Camille Crittenden spoke in a panel about ethics in technology at Transatlantic Sync, a conference aimed at connecting Silicon Valley and Germany on issues of technology and innovation. Read more

27 Jan, 2020

Visit Xiaowei Wang's Exhibition '女 Nǚ: Other Half of The Sky' Read more

02 Jan, 2020

danah boyd on Owning Ethics in Silicon Valley

Alum danah boyd with Emmanuel Moss and Jacob Metcalf published on corporate logics, Silicon Valley, and the Institutionalization of ethics. Read more

27 Nov, 2019

Julien Mailland Video Now Available Read more

22 Aug, 2019

Summer Research Dispatch: Tory Jeffay on Photographic Evidence & Police Body Cameras Read more

26 Nov, 2018

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson and Malika Imhotep at ‘Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black’ Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Jane McGonigal Creates Ethical Toolkit

Jane McGonigal developed a toolkit to help keep many large Silicon Valley tech companies, as well as start-ups, keep their priorities and ethics in check. Read more

27 Jun, 2018

Ken Goldberg at Science on the Screen

Join Ken Goldberg on June 27th for a screening of Operator, followed by a discussion on the technologies presented in the film. Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio One Course on Radical Futures in Landscape Architecture Magazine

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio ONE master's program, which begins next school year, was featured in the Landscape Architecture Magazine.  Read more

19 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg at CITRIS Silicon Valley

Ken Goldberg will be attending the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum, a new monthly series from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, on April 5. Read more

11 Jan, 2018

SRL Featuring Robots by Eric Paulos at Marlborough Contemporary and in the News Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Commons Conversations: Color of New Media Working Group Transcription

The “Color of New Media Working Group” met as a part of Commons Conversations to discuss the vertiginous political climate. Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Ken Goldberg on Robot Grasping at Tempo Automation

Ken Goldberg on integrating robots into industry at Tempo Automation Read more

16 Mar, 2017

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: "Radical Technologies" with Adam Greenfield Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Greg Niemeyer’s Teaching Philosophy Featured in Le Monde

The BCNM faculty and Art Practice professor gave an interview in the renowned newspaper.  Read more

11 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Reports: Ryan Ikeda on Technology as Learning

Ryan Ikeda received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on how technology in the classroom impacts modes of learning Read more

26 May, 2016

Meet Lark Buckingham: Critical Design

Animator, filmmaker, performance artist, designer, tinkerer, activist, and data scientist, Lark Buckingham is a versatile and multidisciplinary provocateur. Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Art, Technology, and Innovation in the Bay Area

04 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at 2015 Fortune Global Forum

25 Jun, 2015

Greg Niemeyer on Data Privacy at NOST

03 Feb, 2015

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for Innovation in New Media

Sponsored by the game designer, Eugene Jarvis Read more

15 Dec, 2014

Abigail De Kosnik Published in Performance Research

The Silicon Valley ‘tech boom’ has led to large-scale gentrification in San Francisco... Read more

01 Sep, 2014

Meet Ken Goldberg

A roboticist, artist, critic, filmmaker, scientist, teacher, and academic, Ken Goldberg has long been pushing the boundaries of art and technology Read more

01 May, 2014

Meet Jen Schradie

Jen Schradie has never been afraid to confront the societal inequality she witnesses Read more

24 Apr, 2014

Announcing our Spring 2014 Graduating Class

We are proud to announce our latest cohort of graduating BCNM Designated Emphasis and Masters Certificate students Read more

08 Apr, 2014

Jen Schradie Critiques Silicon Valley

"Does this satire simply reflect Silicon Valley sexism or contribute to it?" Read more

29 Oct, 2013

Revisited: Creating Minds

Creating Minds, an academic conference on reading and writing in the digital age had over 300 attendees throughout the day's talks and panels! Read more

11 Jul, 2013

BCNM Welcomes Visiting Scholar Lone Bak Strandgaard

Bak Strandgaard studies the expansion of self-service technologies related to pubic transport Read more

Undergraduate Opportunities

This list is updated regularly. Check back often for the latest updates. Email lara@berkeley.edu with suggestions.

Fall 2020

Next deadline – October 1, 2022

Conference Grants

Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for New Media Innovation

Next deadline – October 1, 2022

Conference Grants

Eugene Jarvis Scholarship for New Media Innovation