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Tomorrow Special Events

Hacking Politics: Symposium

Join us to explore how our political system has been — and might be — “hacked” in ways its framers could never have imagined. Read more

Today 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

06 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Workshop

Experts will lead participants through point cloud surveying to rendering data in virtual reality. Read more

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History

With rapid advances in modern documentation and interpretive technologies such as scanning, visualization, and Virtual and Augmented Reality, how must our study of the past and its material legacy adapt? Read more

04 Apr, 2018 Special Events

The Past is Present: Exhibition

Deep Dive Or the Limits of Immersion was curated by Asma Kazmi. We preview the show as part of the Past is Present. Read more

09 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Amateurism Across the Arts

Amateurism Across the Arts is an event hosted by the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, and co-sponsored in part by BCNM. Read more

01 Mar, 2018 History & Theory

The Software Arts

with Warren Sack
Chair and Professor of Film + Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz Read more

30 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Women in Tech: A Symposium on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This public half-day symposium will highlight the experience of women in the tech industry—from established companies to startups and the venture capital firms that support them. 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

05 Oct, 2017 Commons Conversations

Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

New media and modes of digital expression are transforming our experience of, and shaping conversations around free speech. Join us as faculty, students, and staff discuss this new landscape. Read more

25 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Digital Dissent

BCNM, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the particular role, and power, of digital tools to express and organize political dissent, and create greater institutional and political transparency! Read more

11 Apr, 2017 Special Events

New Technology and Archaeology Symposium

Sponsored by the History of Art Department, The Computer Science Undergraduate Association, the Organization of Graduate Students in the Digital Humanities, the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and Digital Humanities @ Berkeley. Read more

14 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

Technology, Space, Reason: Infrastructures of Knowledge in the Anthropocene

with Paul Edwards

A continuation of the Symposium, sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Read more

13 Oct, 2016 History & Theory

Technology, Space, Reason: Infrastructures of Knowledge in the Anthropocene

with Paul Edwards

Sponsored by the Townsend Center, the Dean of Humanities, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Department of Rhetoric. Read more

01 Jul, 2016 Special Events

Tsar Bell at 50th Anniversary of St. John

Both Friday and Saturday, The Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the repose of St. John. Read more

28 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

An exciting, interdisciplinary symposium on secrecy, publicity, and authenticity Read more

06 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Pan-Optics

We invite you to this symposium of discussions on privacy protections, surveillance methods, and resistance in our digital world Read more

02 Dec, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

From Timelapse to Timecollapse

Zhang Ga, media art curator and Professor at Tsinghua University, on "Rethinking New Media Art and Platform China" Read more

14 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education

Participate in this 2-day symposium on critical issues in online higher education. Google, CMU, Coursera representatives are slotted to speak. Note: tickets for this event have been claimed but sign up for the wait-list here! Read more

26 Apr, 2012 Special Events

Digital Inquiry: Forms of Knowledge in the Age of New Media

Reflections on the nature of knowledge in the digital age, a symposium Read more

15 Mar, 2012 Special Events

Break/ing Ground: Critical Dialogues in Sound and Motion

A conversation with Dr. DeFrant and Dr. Fred Moten (Duke) Read more

23 Feb, 2012 Special Events

BEARS 2012 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, BCNM Open House

This year the theme of the BEARS Conference is "Big Data at Berkeley." Don't miss it! Read more

06 Oct, 2011 Special Events

Asian Horror Cinema and Beyond

A symposium of  contemporary horror cinema -- exploring issues of memory, desire, and media in East Asian and Southeast Asian cinema Read more

29 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Curating People

17 Sep, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger Keynotes ACM's OpenSym

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger gave te keynote address at the second day of OpenSym.  Read more

04 Sep, 2018

Open House Fall 2018 Revisited Read more

12 Jul, 2018

Eric Paulos Keynotes ASLLA 2018 Symposium

This invitation-only, small, roundtable discussion that lasts several days to encourage in-depth discussions of frontier research of leading scientists around the globe. Read more

18 May, 2018

The Past is Present Videos Now Online Read more

08 May, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in ScotiaBank Contact Photography Exhibition

The annual May festival celebrates the work of both local and international artists and photographers in the CONTACT gallery. Read more

08 May, 2018

Alum Jenni Higgs at the Digital Learning Symposium

Jenni Higgs was a presenter at the "Digital Learning in the Humanities and Beyond" sympopsium that took place at the University of California, Irvine. Read more

23 Apr, 2018

Alum Tiffany Ng on Building Digital Research and Making at UM

Tiffany Ng was one of many lightning talk presenters at the University of Michigan's one-day conference for digital studies.  Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Workshop

Ilmar Hurkxkens and Mohammad Keshavarzi taught participants how to build a Virtual Reality environment from 3D point scan data of the historic Woo Hon Fai Hall. Read more

19 Apr, 2018

Revisited: The Past is Present Symposium Read more

16 Mar, 2018

HTNM Revisited: "Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

Recap of the Software Arts, the last HTNM lecture of the year!  Read more

16 Mar, 2018

Ken Goldberg on Open Source Stewart Platform

We've collected Ken Goldberg and AutoLab's video and papers on their open-source Stewart platform design into one post. Read more

13 Mar, 2018

Alum Stuart Geiger at UH Open Sciences Symposium

Alum Stuart Geiger delivered the keynote lecture at the UH Open Sciences Symposium. Read more

12 Mar, 2018

HTNM Conference Videos Now Online Read more

05 Feb, 2018

All Videos from Reply All Now Online

Couldn't make it out to the all-day symposium, Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media, last semester? All the panels, addresses and remarks have now been uploaded onto Youtube.  Read more

24 Jan, 2018

Announcing our Spring 2018 Symposium — The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Robert Reich Video from Reply All Now Online

Watch former US Secretary of Labor and UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich give the keynote address for the Reply All symposium. The video is now available to the public via YouTube.  Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Ken Goldberg at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2017

Ken Goldberg will speak at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2017 on Friday, November 17. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Revisited: HTNM Conference — Between the Digital and the Political

Revisit the “Between Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of the Mind” symposium, which featured speakers including Professor David Bates, Dr. Yuk Hui, Luciana Parisi, and Warren Sack. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg at Gaming Representation Symposium at Smith College

Bonnie Ruberg, BCNM alum, was a panelist at the Gaming Representation Symposium at Smith College to talk about her contributions to a new book.  Read more

27 Oct, 2017

Reply All in the News

The news reports on Reply All, a campus-wide symposium by the Berkeley Center of New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA on the 53rd anniversary of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement. Read more

18 Sep, 2017

Free Speech on Free Speech: An Open Dialogue

How should university campuses facilitate free speech when there is the potential for violence?
An opinion lab presented in partnership with Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media Symposium Read more

14 Sep, 2017

Jen Schradie on Media Coverage of the Berkeley Protests

BCNM alumna Jen Schradie critiques how the press sensationalized protests in Berkeley. Read more

11 Sep, 2017

Announcing Our Fall Symposium — Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

New media and modes of digital expression are transforming our experience of, and shaping conversations around free speech. We're gathering faculty, students, and staff to address these changes. Read more

01 Jun, 2017

Ken Goldberg & Camille Crittenden at CITRIS Inclusive AI Symposium

Goldberg and Crittenden were at the "Inclusive AI: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future" symposium. Read more

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer at If You Weren't Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Jenni Higgs at Writing Research Across Borders IV in Colombia

25 Jan, 2017

Conference Grants: Grace Gipson in Melbourne

This past fall, we were pleased to offer several grants to help support our students in sharing their research at the premiere conferences in their field Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Cesar Torres at UIST

The BCNM was thrilled to provide Cesar Torres (EECS) with a conference travel grant Read more

20 Oct, 2016

Video Now Online: Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

The BCNM and SPUR presented a conversation with Jane Jacobs scholar Peter Laurence Read more

17 Oct, 2016

Announcing the BCNM Conference Grant Recipients!

Each of the following students have received funding to help defray the costs of presenting their research at the premiere conferences in their fields! Read more

10 Oct, 2016

Revisited: Women in Tech

12 Sep, 2016

Upcoming Women in Technology Symposium

Gender diversity among leadership teams and the broader workforce offers demonstrated advantages for innovative thinking, job satisfaction, and corporate bottom lines 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

01 Sep, 2016

Ken Goldberg at International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Goldberg gave an address at the plenary session on August 30, entitled "Multiplicity: What Robots and AI Can Teach Us about Being Human" Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 History and Theory of New Media Season

his year, we are pleased to include hands-on workshops in our program, as well as a partnership with the Rhetoric Department to offer a mini-symposium on the Anthropocene Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Eric Paulos Receives Seed Grant for Making of Unmaking

Our alumni voted on the applications and awarded $10,000 to Eric Paulos to design The Making of Un-making Read more

07 Jul, 2016

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Dispatches: Jennifer Hartman, Lark Buckingham, and Everything After

Jennifer Hartman was selected to work with Lark Buckingham (Art Practice) on her artistic exploration of the culture surrounding sexual violence Read more

30 Jun, 2016

Video Now Online: No Legacy

The incredible No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica exhibition now has a live online presence Read more

21 Jun, 2016

Lark Buckingham and Everything After

Lark Buckingham’s art centers around the forces that shape human identities, particularly those of the queer community Read more

24 May, 2016

E-Literature Success in the Classroom Read more

23 May, 2016

Eric Paulos at Futures of Design Symposium in Colombia Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing Our 2016 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

We're so pleased to be able to share their achievements and wish them the best in their future projects! Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing our 2016 Graduates

Congrats to all! We lookforward to following their success in their new endeavors! Read more

18 May, 2016

BCNM's Alex Saum-Pascual & Kyle Booten at ELO 2016

BCNM was thrilled to be represented by Alex Saum-Pascual and Kyle Booten at the Electronic Literature Organization 2016 conference Read more

03 May, 2016

Shannon Jackson in Open Engagement

Open Engagement is part of the larger Cross Sector Conference Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Revisited: No Legacy Read more

17 Feb, 2016

Revisited: BEARS 2016

BCNM was pleased to host an open house for the Berkeley Engineering Annual Research Symposium of 2016 Read more

16 Nov, 2015

Cesar Torres at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) Read more

02 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg at Bay Area Robotics Symposium 2015 Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Ken Goldberg at ISRR 2015 Conference

Ken was a co-author on "Transition State Clustering: Unsupervised Surgical Trajectory Segmentation For Robot Learning " Read more

12 Oct, 2015

Alex Saum-Pascual at the National Autonomous University of Mexico Read more

13 Jul, 2015

Best Video Prize at Hamlyn Surgical Robot Challenge

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

17 Feb, 2015

Revisited: BEARS 2015

The 2015 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium hosted a BCNM open house last Thursday on February 12. Read more

12 Feb, 2015

Naomi Bragin Read more

02 Jun, 2014

Meet Eric Paulos

We're celebrating our 10th year! Hear how BCNM professor Eric Paulos designs devices that transform how we understand our world 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

15 Apr, 2014

Robots and New Media: A Contested Concept

A packed house greeted the first panelists for the Berkeley Center for New Media’s Robots and New Media Symposium on April 4, 2014 Read more

27 Mar, 2014

The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends – The Atlantic

Carla Diana, panelist in BCNM's upcoming Robots and New Media Symposium on April 4, published "The Dream of Intelligent Robot Friends" in the Atlantic Read more

26 Mar, 2014

Presenting the Robots and New Media Symposium

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UC BCNM highlight the next phase in the evolution of robotics with the “Robots and New Media Symposium” on April 4 Read more

04 Sep, 2013

BCNM Faculty Camille Crittenden Featured on the PBS Idea Lab

Crittenden recently published a blog post entitled "Public Open Data: the Good, the Bad, the Future" Read more

20 May, 2013

Inventing the Future of Games 2013: Interactive Storytelling Symposium, Report by Chris Goetz

IFOG 2013 Symposium brought together academics and practitioners (as well as academic practitioners) for a stimulating conversation about storytelling in videogames Read more

03 Apr, 2013

Learning Mode Conference Recap & Highlight Video

Symposium speakers shared their diverse experiences with online education and examined the conditions, opportunities, and tensions pertaining to learning online 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

06 Feb, 2013

Learning Mode: Critical Issues in Online Education

*Update: online registration is now full, however please feel free to register for the wait list Read more

06 Feb, 2013

BEARS 2013 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, BCNM Open House

Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium is a program of the Industrial Relations Office, UC Berkeley Read more

14 May, 2012

BCNM Student Presentations for the annual BEARS Research Symposium

This year's theme is ""Big Data at Berkeley" Read more

02 May, 2012

Digital Inquiry: Keynote Talk by Bernard Stiegler

The two day symposium brought together interdisciplinary scholars, artists, and media industry representatives to reflect on the nature of knowledge in the digital age Read more

Next deadline – October 1, 2018

Conference Grants

Next deadline – October 1, 2018

Conference Grants