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20 Mar, 2019 History & Theory

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

with Safiya Umoja Noble
University of California, Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the CITRIS Policy Lab Read more

17 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

with Erich Hörl and Yuk Hui
Panel Discussion with Luciana Parisi, David Bates & Warren Sack
with support from the Townsend Center and the Dean of Arts and Humanities Read more

12 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

with Natasha Schull
Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

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24 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference! Don't miss it! Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Workshops

Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital Cities

Co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, and the School of Information's Center for Technology, Society, and Policy. Read more

01 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Four Thoughts about the Impact of Globalization on Artists

with Sarah Thornton, writer, ethnographer and sociologist of culture Read more

10 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Student Research Presentations and New DE Welcome

Cutting edge research happening here at BCNM! Join us in celebration of these amazing grad students. Read more

07 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Youth, New Media, and Social Reproduction"

A presentation by Jeremy Schulz, UC Berkeley Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, on the multifaceted linkages between new media and social reproduction Read more

23 Apr, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

A presentation on technology and embodied identities, by Eve Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Westfield State University Read more

16 Oct, 2012 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop, “Getting Down and Dirty with Facebook Research”

Lindsay Bayham (Sociology) will share experiences of Facebook data collection with youth in Ghana Read more

25 Sep, 2012 Special Events

Information Labor as Venture Labor: Policy Implications of Technology Industry Risk

with Gina Neff, Associate Prof. of Communication at the University of Washington Read more

16 Apr, 2012 Special Events

From Chat to Interactives: The Evolution of the Digital Commons

A lecture by Laura Robinson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University Read more

13 Feb, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

All the West is Wasteland: Art in the Post-Agrarian Landscape

with Fernando Garcia Dory, artist and agro-ecologist Read more

22 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Co-Imagining Futures

with Uday Danvadate, co-founder and CEO of SonicRim, a global design research consulting practice Read more

06 Sep, 2011 History & Theory

Technology as the Architect of our Intimacies

with Sherry Turkle -- pioneering technologist; professor, author, consultant, researcher and licensed clinical psychologist Read more

21 Nov, 2018

Announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Cohort

We are thrilled to welcome to the BCNM these talented students from across campus. Read more

30 Aug, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie Appointed as Asst Professor at the Sciences Po

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie was appointed an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Read more

30 May, 2018

We're Hiring! - Office Manager & Events Coordinator Wanted!

The Berkeley Center for New Media and Arts Research Center are hiring an Office Manager and Events Coordinator to maintain and develop their programs. Read more

27 May, 2018

Alum Christo Sims' Awarded 2018 Book Award from the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association

BCNM alum Christo Sims' book, Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism​, was given the 2018 CITAMS Book Award. Read more

03 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 New Media Undergraduate Certificate Class

Congratulations to these four stellar women, who have made a big impact at Cal in the New Media space. Read more

11 Apr, 2018

Jen Schradie Keynote Speaker at Media Sociology Preconference

BCNM alum Jen Schradie will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Media Sociology Preconference taking place in August. Read more

02 Feb, 2018

Alum Jen Schradie at UCB

BCNM Alum Jen Schradie gave a talk, "The Digital Activism Gap: Social Media, Social Movements and Social Class," at Cal! Read more

02 Nov, 2017

Alum Jen Schradie Published in Media and Class, Edited by June Deery

Jen Schradie received her PhD from Berkeley and recently published Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture, which can be bought on Amazon. Read more

16 Oct, 2017

HTNM Revisited: Natasha Schüll

From the NYU professor's talk, "Datasense," in which she discussed from her forthcoming book, "Keeping Track: Sensor Tehnology, Self-Regulation, and the Data-Driven Life." Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society. Read more

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2017

Andrea Horbinski, BCNM alum, talked about manga as a science fiction medium at the Mechademia conference in late September. Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Juliana Friend in DC

22 Nov, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Undergraduate Cohort

These students highlight the interdisciplinary nature of new media through the range of disciplines they represent and the exciting collaborative projects in which they are engage Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Announcing Jane Jacobs and the Digital City Symposium

This event is a partnership between BCNM and the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Will Payne on Location-Based Services

Will Payne received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on location based services Read more

14 Apr, 2016

Recommended Fall 2016 Courses Now Out Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Coye Cheshire Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Revisited: "Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing"

with Benjamin Bratton 

a Revisited post written by Kate Mattingly (TDPS) Read more

29 Apr, 2015

Announcing our Spring 2015 Graduating Class

We'll miss their energy and their intellectual curiosity around BCNM, but wish them all the best in their new endeavors and look forward to the amazing intellectual, artistic, and technological contributions we know they will produce Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Coye Cheshire 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

18 Apr, 2014

Student Research Presentations

BCNM was excited to celebrate the research of its graduating Ph.D. candidates on Thursday, April 10th, at its Student Research Presentations Reception. Read more

01 Aug, 2013

DE Student Jen Schradie Featured on PBS.org

Jen Schradie's (Sociology) article on the impact of income inequality on Big Data appears on pbs.org 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

10 Apr, 2013

BCNM Welcomes New Students to the DE & Graduate Certificate in New Media

We are delighted to welcome eleven new graduate students to our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate programs! Read more

03 Apr, 2013

Summer 2013 Course Offerings in New Media - Digital Activism, NWMEDIA 150AC

Session A, May 28 - July 3, 2013 Read more

27 Feb, 2013

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium, February 14, 2013

Exciting and innovative new UC Berkeley research projects weree presented at the Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS). Read some of our students' research here! Read more

08 Aug, 2012

New Media Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM DE's

Congratulations to the following students! Read more

19 Jun, 2012

BCNM Student Awarded NSF Grant for Research on Digital Democracy and Social Movements

The Sociology Program of the NSF awards grants that have "theoretically focused empirical investigation aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes" Read more

07 May, 2012

The Trend of Class, Race, and Ethnicity in Social Media Inequality

Read about Jen Schradie's (PhD, Sociology) study Read more

15 Jun, 2011

The Digital Production Gap: The Digital Divide and Web 2.0 Collide

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

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