2 days ago

Draw Your Phone: The Cellphone as an Intimate, Everyday Artefact

A chapter from Colleen Morgan in "Teaching and Learning the Archaeology of the Contemporary Era." Read more

2 days ago

Alum Christo Sims in Public Culture

Christo co-edited this special on Science and the State. Read more

3 days ago

Self-Supervised Learning of Dynamic Planar Manipulation of Free-End Cables

New paper from Ken Goldberg and team! Read more

3 days ago

Speculative geographies: Fictions and futures

A new paper co-authored by Emma Fraser in Dialogues in Human Geography. Read more

4 days ago

Alum Jessica Hankey Published Supervision

Featuring a range of essays, including from our own Hannah Zeavin! Read more

5 days ago

Exhibition Ergonomics

The Interactive Film and Media Theory of Lillian Moller Gilbreth by Julia Irwin! Read more

6 days ago

Ken Goldberg Co-Author in ICRA24 Best Paper

Congratulations to the authors of "Open X-Embodiment: Robotic Learning Datasets and RT-X." Read more

20 May, 2024

BCNM's Big Wins 2024

We're so proud to share some our greatest successes from 2023-2024!  Read more

15 May, 2024

Vincente Perez Awarded Dissertation Year Fellowship

This prestigious fellowship provides funding to diverse doctoral students that allow them to prioritize and focus on completing the dissertation. Read more

15 May, 2024

Jaclyn Zhou Awarded Center for Japanese Studies Fellowship

Congratulations, Jaclyn! Read more

27 Apr, 2024 Special Events

Re-presenting Spaces: Literature, Ecology, the World We Share

The Cal Comp Lit Symposium featuring Emma Fraser as keynote. Read more

22 Apr, 2024 History & Theory

Historical Data, Present-Day Harms: On the Uses and Limits of Data Science for the Study of Social Movements

with Lauren Klein
Winship Distinguished Research Professor, Departments of Quantitative Theory & Methods and English, Emory University 

Presented with the Digital Humanities program and co-sponsored by the College of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CCDS), the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, and the Media Studies program Read more

11 Apr, 2024 Special Events

Questioning History in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Keynote: Shane Denson, Stanford University
5-7pm on Thursday, April 11
in Dwinelle 142

Seminars Thursday, 4/11
in the Social Sciences Matrix Read more

08 Apr, 2024 Commons Conversations

Computing the News: Data Journalism and the Search for Objectivity

with Sylvain Parasie
Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po (Paris) and Director of Sciences Po's Media Lab

A Commons Conversation Read more

01 Apr, 2024 History & Theory

AI & the Humanities: AI is Weird

with Erik Davis
Writer, Journalist, and Lecturer

Presented in partnership with the Townsend Center for Humanities. Read more

21 Mar, 2024 History & Theory

Seeing and Seafaring: Maritime Navigation and the Scopic Regime of Computation

with Bernard Geoghegan
Reader in the History and Theory of Digital Media, King's College, London

A History & Theory of New Media lecture presented by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS) Read more

18 Mar, 2024 Commons Conversations

Book Forms as New Media

with Vincente Perez, author of Other Stories to Tell Ourselves, and Clarkisha Kent, author of Fat Off, Fat On: A Big Bitch Manifesto

A Commons Conversation Read more

13 Mar, 2024 History & Theory

AI & the Humanities: Artificial Intelligence and Translation

with Behrooz Ghorbani, Researcher, OpenAI
Cathy Park Hong, English, UC Berkeley
Hoyt Long, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago

Presented in partnership with the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Read more

04 Mar, 2024 History & Theory

Mediascapes of Postsocialism: Cuban New Media Cultures After the End of History

with Paloma Duong
Associate Professor of Latin American and Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

A Latinx & Latin American Media Ecologies event co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS) Read more

26 Feb, 2024 History & Theory

Unsettling Sound Technologies: Indigenous Sonic Sovereignty and Border Politics

with Christina Leza, Professor of Anthropology and Indigenous Studies, Colorado College, and Trevor Reed, Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Moderated by Sierra Edd, Indigenous Technologies Coordinator

An Indigenous Technologies event co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Department of Art Practice Read more