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22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

17 Oct, 2015 Workshops

2015 Queerness and Games Conference

QGCon is now in its second year of celebrating LGBT identities in gaming. Free to public. Read more

15 Jun, 2015 Special Events

QGCON Call for Proposals

The Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley, wants to know your thoughts on gaming and inclusivity, and more Read more

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 Read more

26 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Gamic Orientalism

by Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University Read more

19 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Human Impacts Bay Area: Innovations for the Climate Breakthrough

Join us for a night of art and conversation around innovative ways to tackle climate change Read more

25 Oct, 2014 Special Events

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

Mark your calendars for thisconference, here again at UC Berkeley! 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

26 Oct, 2013 Special Events

The Queerness and Games Conference

Gear up for another fantastic schedule at the Queerness and Games Conference, hosted here at UC Berkeley Read more

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

03 Feb, 2011 Special Events

Immersed in Mediated Spaces – Playful Immersion and the Quest for Immediacy in Video Games

A lecture by Carl Therrien (Stanford) Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in First Person Scholar

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in First Person Scholar. Read more

13 Nov, 2017

Alum Bonnie Ruberg's Queer Games Studies Reviewed in Creative Applications

Queer Game Studies, edited by BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg (with Adrienne Shaw), has been reviewed in Creative Applications. Read more

03 Nov, 2017

Bonnie Ruberg Published in Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds

Alum Bonnie Ruberg has been published in the June 2017 issue of Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. Read more

31 Oct, 2017

Review of Alum Edited Queer Games Studies in CSMC

BCNM alum Bonnie Ruberg's book, Queer Game Studies, was reviewed in the Critical Studies in Media Communication journal.  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

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

19 Oct, 2017

Alums Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz in Camera Obscura

Bonnie Ruberg and Chris Goetz, co-organizers and founders of the Queerness and Games Conference, collaborated on a published piece titled "In Practice: Queerness and Games." 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

24 May, 2017

Greg Niemeyer Publishes Alternate Reality Games with Antero Garcia

Alternate Reality Games at the Cusp of Digital Gameplay is a volume of scholarship on the state of alternate reality gaming. Read more

23 Feb, 2017

BCNM Alums’ QGCon 2017 Moves to LA

The Queerness and Games Conference takes the trip from NorCal to SoCal. Read more

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

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

24 Oct, 2016

GloUH: Gaming Virtual Bodies: Video Games in South Asian Cities

The series hosts Irene Chien, BCNM alumna, to speak on moving through South Asian cities both within video games  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

01 Aug, 2016

Bonnie Ruberg and 'Doing it for free'

Alumna Bonnie Ruberg had her article 'Doing it for free: digital labour and the fantasy of amateur online pornography' published in a special issue  Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Announcing the Spring 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort Read more

01 Feb, 2016

QGCon Promotional Video Live!

QGCon is a free, weekend-long, interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBTQ issues and video games Read more

22 Oct, 2015

New Summer 2016 Courses

We're excited to be featuring two new courses in Summer 2016! Read more

14 Oct, 2015

Alumnus Jane McGonigal's "SuperBetter" on Living Gamefully

BCNM alumnus Jane McGonigal's book SuperBetter has been reviewed in The New Yorker by Nathan Heller Read more

30 Sep, 2015

Chris Goetz Featured on Memory Insufficient Read more

17 Jun, 2015

Fall 2015 Events Sneak Preview

Mark your calendars — BCNM is hard at work bringing together a brilliant Fall 2015 program! Check out some of these great events! Read more

24 Mar, 2015

Precarious Aesthetics Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 Read more

03 Mar, 2015

Bonnie Ruberg Discusses Queerness and Games

In Bonnie's introduction, "Video Games, Queerness, and Beyond," she makes a case for the importance of talking about queerness when we talk about games 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

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

07 Apr, 2014

Playing Race with Bonnie Ruberg

This summer, BCNM DE Bonnie Ruberg will be teaching New Media 150 AC – “Playing Race: Investigating American Racial Identities through Video Games,” which will fulfill the American Cultures requirement Read more

02 Dec, 2013

Connect with Chris Goetz and QGCon

The Berkeley Center for New Media’s interdisciplinary environment has provided Chris with a research home that allows him to draw from various fields — from psychology to computer science to design Read more

29 Oct, 2013

Queerness and Games Conference Shoutout

Spearheaded by Chris Goetz and Bonnie Ruberg Read more

28 Aug, 2013

The Color of New Media Working Group

Supported by UC Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender. Organized by Professor Abigail De Kosnik (BCNM, TDPS) Read more

20 May, 2013

New Media 2013 Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM Designated Emphasis Students

Berkeley Center for New Media is pleased to award fellowships for research on new media scholarship in Summer 2013 to five Designated Emphasis students Read more

23 Apr, 2013

BCNM New Media Students showcase Research at Spring Semester Presentation

UC Berkeley graduate students with a Designated Emphasis in New Media presented their research on April 17, 2013 in the BCNM Commons to an audience of students, faculty, and members of the public Read more

31 Aug, 2012

The Art of Video Games?

Alenda Chang, Ph.D. Rhetoric, DE in New Media, UC Berkeley Read more

08 Aug, 2012

New Media Summer Research Fellowships Awarded to BCNM DE's

Congratulations to the following students! Read more

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – March 1, 2018

Conference Grants

Applications for Summer 2018 are due March 16, 2018

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – March 1, 2018

Conference Grants