11 Jul, 2024

Film changed the way people saw sexuality. Now, social media does

An article in Berkeley News highlighting the work of Damon Young. Read more

10 Jul, 2024

Conference Grant Reports: Alexis Wood at AAG

Alexis presented “Constellations as Critical Cartographic Method." Read more

04 Jul, 2024

Fall 2024 Applications for Designated Emphasis, Certificate, and Undergraduate Certificate Now Open

Applications are due November 1, 2024! Read more

16 Jun, 2024

Yairamaren Roman-Maldonado Presents Escritura Publica's Testimonios Read more

15 Jun, 2024

Conference Grant Reports: Sophia Perez at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting

Sophia Perez presented “Island Time" at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Read more

14 Jun, 2024

China Miéville Writes a Secret Novel With the Internet’s Boyfriend

Hannah Zeavin's interview with the sci-fi author is published by WIRED. Read more

09 Jun, 2024

A Paralympic rower from Oakland making waves beyond the water

BCNM's own Raphael Cohen spotlights Charley Nordin's journey for KALW. Read more

09 Jun, 2024

Conference Grant Reports: Meg Everett at the American Educational Research Association

Meg Everett presented “Centering Student Experiences with TikTok in a Critical Media Literacy Course."  Read more

08 Jun, 2024

Conference Grant Reports: Jillian (Lee) Crandall at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting

Jillian (Lee) Crandall presented “Real Estate Tokenization: Digital Transformations in Land, Property, and Technoeconomic Development in Post-Industrial Contexts” and "Critical, Creative, Collaborative." Read more

08 Jun, 2024

Southern Imaginaries of Digital Infrastructures

Nicole Starosielski and Iago Bojczuk published this article in e-Flux Architecture. 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