Spring 2023 BCNM Events

29 Nov, 2022

Spring 2023 BCNM Events

Image from Osman Khan

Mark your calendars for this incredible lineup of speakers! Don't miss our upcoming events featuring Digital Artist Nettrice Gaskins, Producer Jason Lin, Visual Arts and Political Science professors Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Professors and students Greg Niemeyer and Valencia James, artist and professor Osman Khan, and professor Rita Lucarelli!

Monday, January 30, 2023
5:00 — 6:30 PM | Register here.
Generative Art and Deep Learning AI
with Nettrice Gaskins, Digital artist, academic, and cultural critic
An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Lecture and History and Theory of New Media Lecture co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Jacobs Institute for Design, and Media Studies

Monday, February 13, 2023
5:00 — 6:30 PM | Register here.
Hollywood Internships for AAPI Students
with industry leaders Jason Lin (Producer, Story Arch Pictures), Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright (Executive Director, Hillman Grad Productions), and Laura Reddy (Manager, Range Media Partners)

Thursday, March 9, 2023
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM | Register here.
Unwalling Citizenship
with Teddy Cruz, Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, and Fonna Forman, Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, Center on Global Justice, University of California San Diego.
An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Lecture co-sponsored by the Department of Architecture, the Department of Art Practice, the Arts Research Center, and the Center for Latin American studies.

Friday, March 10, 2023
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM | Matrix Conference Room
Hydrocolonialism Symposium
Featuring Craig Cohen (UCSF), Patrick Owuor (York University), Sera Young (Northwestern University), Mina Girgis (UC Berkeley), Jessica Corman (Nebraska University), Greg Niemeyer (UC Berkeley), Valencia James (UC Berkeley), Xitlaly Olivera (UC Berkeley), Anaya Crouch (UC Berkeley), Rita Lucarelli (UC Berkeley), and more
Co-presented with the Department of Art Practice, with support from the Haas Scholars Program.

Monday, March 13, 2023
5:00 — 6:30 PM | Campus location TBD
Road to Hybridabad
with Osman Khan professor, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan
An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Lecture co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the South Asia Art Initiative

March 17 — March 18, 2023
Various Times | 470 Stephens Hall
The Past into the Future: Afrofuturism and Ancient Egypt
with Rita Lucarelli (UC Berkeley), Max Jefferson (UC Berkeley), Ytasha Womack (Chicago), Vorris Nunley (UC Riverside), Darryl Smith (UC Berkeley), John Jennings (UC Riverside), Stanford Carpenter (University of Chicago), Claudia Attimonelli (University of Bari, Italy), Dexter Story (UCLA), Luciana Parisi (Duke University), Abu Qadim Haqq, and more.
Presented by the Center of Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) with the support of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS), the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC), and the Italian Institute of Culture, San Francisco.

For more on our lecture series:

2022-2023 History and Theory of New Media Series
2022-2023 Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
BCNM's Indigenous Technologies Initiative


All of BCNM's events are free and open to the public. Our broadcasts will be live-captioned, and our Zoom Webinar experience offers an additional Streamtext window with options to customize caption text size and display. Please contact info.bcnm [at] with requests or questions.

With the consent of featured speakers, all recorded videos will be available on the BCNM YouTube channel immediately after the event and event transcripts will be posted to this page one month after the event. We strive to meet any additional access and accommodation needs.

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