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25 Feb, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “How should we theorize injury in fan studies?”

with Rebecca Wanzo

Professor and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Washington University in St. Louis Read more

23 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies

with Marisa Morán Jahn
Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

Co-sponsored by the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

09 May, 2019 Special Events

Critical Making 2019 Showcase

Check out the incredible projects from NWMEDIA C203, featured in the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase! Read more

16 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Abolition Feminisms

with Angela Davis
Activist and Professor, CA
interviewed by Leigh Raiford, Assoc. Professor of African American Studies and Malika Imhotep, PhD Candidate in African American Studies and Designated Emphasis in New Media
A 2018 Regents Lecture
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05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework

with Moya Bailey
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Co-sponsored by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; the BAD CRIPP community forum; Professor Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies; and the Disability Studies Research Cluster Read more

11 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

Prof. Niemeyer on the latest exhibition Read more

10 Dec, 2012 Special Events

We Witness: A Panel on Digital Video, Social Media, and Political Protest

A panel of leading video activists, filmmakers, + technology developers on the implications for human rights investigations, advocacy campaigns, and social justice Read more

25 Nov, 2020

Spring 2021 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers! Read more

12 Nov, 2020

Announcing our 2020 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2020 cohort of Undergraduate Certificate in New Media students!

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24 Sep, 2020

BCNM 2019-2020 Publications Read more

20 Jul, 2020

Bo Ruberg Publishes On LGBTQ Identities Challenging Norms of Demographics

"In the era of algorithms and big data [...] the issue of who is or is not “counted” profoundly affects visibility, access, and power in the digital realm." Read more

27 Feb, 2020

Alum John Scott at Blackboard Ally Tour

Check out all of the episodes from BCNM alum John Scott's 2019 Blackboard Ally Tour! Read more

04 Feb, 2020

Conference Grants: Xiaowei Wang on Pearl Parties at SLSA

Xiaowei Wang, a Fall 2019 Conference Grant recipient, presented "Let's Have a Pearl Party: Style and Livestream in the Making of Subculture” at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting. Read more

08 Aug, 2019

Jen Schradie at ASA 2019

The American Sociological Association's 2019 theme is "Engaging Social Justice for a Better World" Read more

05 Jul, 2019

Ken Goldberg Interview in Robotics Business Review

Working at the intersection of art, robotics, and social media, Ken shares his thoughts on making robots less clumsy when grabbing objects. Read more

19 Jun, 2019

Alum Alenda Chang Co-Editor of Media + Environment

Alenda serves as one of the founding co-editors of a new journal, Media + Environment. Read more

19 May, 2019

Congratulating our 2019 Graduates

Work by Mathieu Iniesta. Read more

07 May, 2019

Bo Ruberg Commons Conversation Video Now Online Read more

30 Apr, 2019

#Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation Published Read more

23 Apr, 2019

Commons Conversation Revisited: Bonnie Ruberg Read more

28 Feb, 2019

New Reviews of Queer Games Studies

Two more publications have reviewed alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Game Studies. Read more

15 Jan, 2019

BCNM at Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association 2018

Shannon Jackson and alumni Bonnie Ruberg and Caitlin Marshall participated in States of Emergence from November 8-11, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

03 Jan, 2019

BCNM at CSCW 2018

The 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing featured presentations by BCNM faculty, students, and alumni! Read more

05 Nov, 2018

Alum Bonnie Ruberg on Queer Indie Video Games in American Quarterly

Volume 70 of American Quarterly features pieces on the Digital Humanities, one work of which is written by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg. Read more

30 Apr, 2018

ATC Revisited: Angela Davis Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Video: Ogle on Social Justice and Free Speech in Mythicist Miwaukee

Lyndsey Ogle and her work were featured on an episode of 'Mythicist Miwaukee' Read more

26 Oct, 2017

CFP Games Studies Guest Edited by Alum Bonnie Ruberg & Amanda Philips

Alum Bonnie Ruberg and Amanda Philips are guest editors for a special issue in Game Studies, the international journal of computer game research.   Read more

17 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at IndieCade

At the beginning of October, alum Bonnie Ruberg attended IndieCade in Downtown Los Angeles to speak about the relationship between games and politics. Read more

25 May, 2017

Critical Making at Maker Faire 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

03 Feb, 2017

Engaged Courses: Critical Making Designs Protest Object

Eric Paulos challenged his Critical Making class (NWMEDIA 203) to create and present a novel protest object.  Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

31 Oct, 2016

Getting a Game Studies PhD: A Guide for Aspiring Video Game Scholars

A guide written by Bonnie Ruberg, a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar at USC Read more

26 Sep, 2016

Alumna Margaret Rhee featured in S&F Online!

S&F Online is a triannual, multimedia, peer-reviewed, online-only journal of feminist theories and women’s movements Read more

04 Nov, 2015

Meet John Scott

Scott explores online learning environments to increase geographic and cultural connections and build diverse communities Read more

08 Oct, 2015

BCNM's Recommended Spring 16 Courses Now Out!

Check out the highlights of new media courses on offer this Spring 2016! And here are a few we're proud to be offering. Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

BCNM is proud to announce the recipients of its Summer 2015 Research Awards! Read more

10 Feb, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg

'My dissertation, “Pixel Whipped: Pain, Pleasure, and Media,” uses the concept of virtual pain to reimagine the role of embodiment in supposedly disembodied media form' Read more

03 Dec, 2014

Welcoming New Undergraduate Certificate Students

Hailing from a range of disciplines, the undergraduates who applied exemplified the interdisciplinary community the Center serves Read more

15 May, 2014

Critical Making Showcase

21 Mar, 2014

BCNM Welcomes New Students to the Graduate Certificate in New Media

We are delighted to welcome 3 new graduate students to our Masters Certificate program Read more

21 Jan, 2014

Connect with BCNM's Naomi Bragin and Street Dance

This month, hear how Designated Emphasis Ph.D. candidate Naomi Bragin explores power structures through street dance. Read more

28 Aug, 2013

New Collaborative Application Design Class!

This course is offered with the support of CITRIS and the Educational Partnerships Office at UCOP Read more

19 Mar, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Peter Lyman Fellow, T. Geronimo Johnson

For his abstract on “New Media Literacy, Aesthetic Education, and Ambiguity in the Age of Irony” Read more

01 Oct, 2012

Spring 2013: Eric Paulos Teaches "Critical Making: Materials, Protocols, and Culture"

Critical Making will operationalize and critique the practice of “making” through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture Read more

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Spring 2020

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Spring 2019

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Spring 2017

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2021.

The Lyman Fellowship

Hack the Bells Guide

Applications are now open. Applications are due February 1, 2021.

The Lyman Fellowship

Hack the Bells Guide