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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

12 Feb, 2024 Art, Tech & Culture

After Man: Alterhuman Ethics and Poetics at the Climate Change Tipping Point

with micha cárdenas
Associate Professor, Critical Race & Ethnic Studies and Performance, Play & Design, University of California, Santa Cruz

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

05 Feb, 2024 Special Events

AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship Talkback

AAPI industry leaders Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright (Manager of Social Innovation, Endeavor), Jason Lin (Producer, Story Arch Pictures), and Laura Reddy (Manager, Range Media Partners). Read more

30 Nov, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Echoes from the Borderlands

with Valeria Luiselli, Leo Heiblum, and Ricardo Giraldo
Artists

A Latinx & Latin American Media Ecologies event, presented with the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Arts Research Center (ARC), the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS), co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry (CICI) and the American Cultures Center. Read more

29 Nov, 2023 Special Events

Echoes from the Borderlands (Audio Excerpt Listening Session)

featuring the work of Valeria Luiselli
Artist

A Latinx & Latin American Media Ecologies special event, presented with the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Read more

13 Nov, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

What Gets Amplified

with Raven Chacon
Composer 

An Indigenous Technologies event co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center (ARC), the Department of Music, the Department of Ethnic Studies, and the Department of Art Practice

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17 Oct, 2023 Special Events

Unleashing Nostalgia: 'Video Games and Playful Media' Class Explores the Past and Future of Gaming

Join us as we delve into the pixelated worlds of yesteryears and unveil the secrets of gaming's enduring legacy at UC Berkeley's exciting class taught by our very own BCNM faculty member, Emma Fraser!  Read more

16 Oct, 2023 History & Theory

Rerouting Media in the Living Forest

with Martina Broner
Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Dartmouth College, and Co-Founder of the Amazonia Section of the Latin American Studies Association  

A Latinx & Latin American Media Ecologies and Indigenous Technologies event co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLAS), the Media Studies program, and the Department of Art Practice Read more

12 Oct, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Internet Tour: Invisible Infrastructures and AI Hallucinations

An in-person journey through the physical Internet infrastructure, a tourist route of non-touristic places

with Alex Saum-Pascual, Digital Artist, Poet, and Associate Professor of Contemporary Spanish Literature and New Media, University of California, Berkeley; Mario Santamaría, Visual Artist and Lecturer, Elisava University, Barcelona; Jill Miller, Visual Artist and Assistant Professor, Department of Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley; Asma Kazmi, Research-Based Artist and Associate Professor, Department of Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley; Beth Piatote, Writer, Playwright, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Director of Arts Research Center, University of California, Berkeley Read more

11 Oct, 2023 History & Theory

[* Postponed / New Date Forthcoming *] AI and the Humanities: Generative Creativity and Interpretation

with Timnit Gebru, Founder & Executive Director, The Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR); Vikram Chandra, Writer and Co-Founder, Granthika Co.; Hannah Zeavin, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Berkeley Center for New Media, University of California, Berkeley  

Presented with the Townsend Center for Humanities  Read more

02 Oct, 2023 Commons Conversations

Designing for Animation

with Tim Evatt
Production Designer at Pixar Animation Studio

A Commons Conversation Read more

18 Sep, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

A Historical Dance of New Media

with Eduardo Costa
Artist

A Latinx & Latin American Media Ecologies event co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice Read more

11 Sep, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Tectonic Echoes in the Information Age (ten years later)

with Jesse Colin Jackson
Associate Professor, Department of Art, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice and the Department of Geography Read more

07 Sep, 2023 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2023 Open House

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house! Read more

28 Aug, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

The ghost in the machine is me.

with Jen Liu, Artist

Moderated by Xiaowei R. Wang

Accompanied by Mia J. Chong, Dancer

Co-sponsored by the English Department and the Department of Art Practice Read more

11 Jul, 2023 Conference

ELO 2023

ELO 2023 | Overcoming Divides: Electronic Literature and Social Change Read more

12 Apr, 2023 Special Events

Rivers, Forests & Earth: Speculating Dalit Histories and Dalit Futures in Bengal

Featuring Hugo and Nebula Prize Nominee Mimi Mondal

Presented by UC Berkeley's Bangali Student Association (BSA) with the support of Institute for South Asia Studies, the South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African (SSWANA) Initiative, and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM). Read more

20 Mar, 2023 Special Events

The Parables Experience at MozFest Virtual

with curators ill Weaver (a Detroit-based artist and organizer. They co-founded Emergence Media and Complex Movements)

and Valencia James (a performer, maker, and researcher from Barbados, interested in the intersection between dance, theater, technology, and activism, currently pursuing an MFA in Art Practice at the University of California Berkeley)

This event is hosted by MozFest, which is part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world.  Read more

17 Mar, 2023 Conference

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 Center of Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) with the support of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), 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. Read more

13 Mar, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Road to Hybridabad

with Osman Khan
Professor, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the South Asia Art Initiative Read more

10 Mar, 2023 Conference

Hydrocolonialism Symposium

Featuring: Katie Anania (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Craig Cohen (UCSF), Mina Girgis (UC Berkeley), Mahmoud Hassan (Fayoum University), Isabel Hofmeyr (New York University), Rita Lucarelli (UC Berkeley), Mercy Mueni (TMWDP), Ibrahim Mwakare (TMWDP), Greg Niemeyer (UC Berkeley), Xitlaly Olivera (UC Berkeley), Patrick Owuor (York University), Sera Young (Northwestern University) and many more TBA.

Co-presented with the Department of Art Practice, with support from the Haas Scholars Program.  Read more

08 Mar, 2023 Special Events

Ferguson Rises: Black Grief, Insurgent Memory, and the Politics of Transformation

with Rashad Arman Timmons, Abolition Democracy Dissertation Fellow, Black Studies Collaboratory and PhD Candidate African American Studies, UC Berkeley; Michael Brown Sr, Father of Michael Brown Jr. and Founder, The Michael Brown Organization/Chosen For Change; Cal Brown, Stepmother of Michael Brown Jr. and Co-Founder, The Michael Brown Organization/Chosen For Change. Read more

06 Mar, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Unwalling Citizenship

with

Teddy Cruz, Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

Fonna Forman, Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, Center on Global Justice, University of California San Diego

Co-sponsored by the Department of Architecture, the Department of Art Practice, the Arts Research Center, and the Center for Latin American Studies Read more

02 Mar, 2023 Commons Conversations

Media Ruins: Infrastructural Restitution and Building Futures in Post-Conflict Cambodia

with Maggie Jack (Syracuse University, The School of Information)

Presented by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society (CSTMS), and the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) is co-sponsoring. Read more

13 Feb, 2023 Special Events

Digitalizing Arabic: A Story of Script Technologies

Scholar and experimentalist J.R. Osborn, examines Arabic script, which remains one of the most widely employed writing systems in the world. Reexamining its unique history opens exciting possibilities for the future of design. Read more

09 Feb, 2023 Special Events

Hollywood Internships 2023

AAPI industry leaders Jason Lin (Producer, Story Arch Pictures), Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright (Executive Director, Hillman Grad Productions), and Laura Reddy (Manager, Range Media Partners).  Read more

30 Jan, 2023 Art, Tech & Culture

Generative Art and Deep Learning AI

with Nettrice Gaskins
Digital artist, academic, and cultural critic

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Jacobs Institute for Design, and Media Studies Read more

07 Nov, 2022 History & Theory

Animating Cities Digitally: Processing Urban Space and Time

with Gillian Rose
Visiting Scholar in Department of Geography; Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and Media Studies Read more

31 Oct, 2022 History & Theory

Digital Platforms and Ancient African Knowledge Systems: Triumphs and Vulnerabilities

with Gloria Emeagwali
Professor of History and African Studies, Central Connecticut State University

An Indigenous Technologies event co-sponsored by the American Indian Graduate Program, the Arts Research Center, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the School of Information, Media Studies, Native American Studies, and the Center for Race and Gender Read more

17 Oct, 2022 History & Theory

A Minor Cybernetic Hypothesis

Kelli Moore
Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University

Co-sponsored by Media Studies and the Department of Rhetoric  Read more

14 Oct, 2022 Special Events

Author Meets Critics: “Keeping It Unreal: Comics and Black Queer Fantasy”

with Darieck Scott

Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley

Moderated by Greg Niemeyer, Professor of Media Innovation, and Toban Fellow, Director of the Art Practice Graduate Program at UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Social Science Matrix and the Department of African American Studies Read more

29 Sep, 2022 Special Events

Person Specificity and Physiovalence: Performance Practice Toward Decolonizing Classical Music

with Ken Ueno
Composer, vocalist, improviser, sound artist, and Professor of Music, UC Berkeley

Presented by Berkeley Arts + Design and co-sponsored by The Department of Ethnic Studies Read more

12 Sep, 2022 Commons Conversations

Body Language: Sick and Disabled Crazy Femmes in Conversation

with Ra Malika Imhotep
Black feminist writer, performance artist, and scholar

and Caleb Luna
Artist and public scholar

Moderated by Miyuki Baker

with an introduction from BCNM's Director Gail De Kosnik

Co-presented with the Color of New Media Working Group and co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Department of English, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Read more

07 Sep, 2022 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2022 Open House

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house! Read more

29 Aug, 2022 History & Theory

Pua Case on Mauna Kea

Pua Case
Kumu Hula, teacher, and  aloha ʻāina protector  

An Indigenous Technologies event co-sponsored by the American Indian Graduate Program, Arts Research Center, the Department of Ethnic Studies, Media Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, and Native American Studies Read more

14 Apr, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

George's Blues: An Investigation of George Washington Carver’s Legacy as an Artist and Cook

with Seitu Jones
Artist, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Presented in partnership the Department of Art Practice and co-sponsored by American Cultures. Read more

14 Apr, 2022 Special Events

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: Films by New Red Order

Adam Khalil in Person

Presented by BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE. Co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

13 Apr, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

Culture capture, additive defacement, and other tactics towards realizing Indigenous futures

with Adam and Zack Khalil
Filmmakers

This event is the first in a two-part series, presented with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) as part of the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium and the Indigenous Technologies Initiative. Read more

18 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Data & Life in the Metaverse

Join media innovators to explore the potentials of the metaverse, both exciting and terrifying. With Emma Fraser, Don Hanson, Wade Wallerstein, and Richmond Wong

Presented by Human Technology Futures Group and the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at UC Berkeley. Read more

16 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Symposium on The Media Crease

with André Brock, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Georgia Tech

and Karen Tongson, Professor of English, Gender & Sexuality studies, and American Studies & Ethnicity, and Chair of the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Southern California

Presented in partnership with the Color of New Media Working Group. Read more

15 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Artist Talk with Dario Robleto

with Dario Robleto
Artist, Houston; ARC's Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence

Presented by the Arts Research Center with co-sponsorship from the Departments of Art Practice and Ethnic Studies, the Latinx Research Center, and BCNM.  Read more

14 Mar, 2022 Art, Tech & Culture

The Right to Be Creative

with Margarita Kuleva 
National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

Rescheduled from Spring 2020

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, the Department of the History of Art, the Arts Research Center, and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities. Read more

07 Mar, 2022 Special Events

Asian Americans in Hollywood: Breaking Through with Lasting Impact in the Industry

with Daniel Wu, Melvin Mar, Jason Lin, and Gail De Kosnik

Co-sponsored by Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies and Eastwind Books of Berkeley. The first in a two part series on Asian Americans and AAPI in the media and entertainment industry. The event will be free of charge and open to the public, but will encourage attendees to make donations to the new Scholarship for AAPI and Media & Entertainment Creatives. Read more

24 Feb, 2022 Special Events

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: This Land Is Our Land!

Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu, Roberto Romero
Brazil, 2020
Presented by BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE. Co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

14 Feb, 2022 Commons Conversations

Discriminating Data

with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Canada 150 Research Chair and Professor in New Media; Director of The Digital Democracies Institute, Simon Fraser University Read more

10 Feb, 2022 Special Events

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: what was always yours and never lost

Curated by Sky Hopinka
This program features works by artists from different countries—Canada, the United States, and Mexico—and homelands. Each artist makes works that traverse topics dealing directly and indirectly with Indigeneity.
Presented by BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE. Co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

07 Feb, 2022 History & Theory

Tequiologies: Indigenous Solutions Against Climate Catastrophe

with Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil
Linguist, writer, translator, language rights activist and researcher ayuujk (mixe)
Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Alianza UCMX, Spanish & Portuguese, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program.  Read more

09 Nov, 2021 Special Events

Grad Chat: Advice on the Academic Job Market from Berkeley Alums

Featuring Margaret Rhee, Reginold Royston,and Ryan Shaw. Moderated by Clancy Wilmott.
Presented as a part of BCNM’s Grad Chats, a series focused on navigating the academic job market and career development with UC Berkeley grads. Read more

08 Nov, 2021 Commons Conversations

Seeing is Not Enough: Citizen Videography in Israel-Palestine

with Liat Berdugo
Artist and Writer, Associate Professor, The University of San Francisco Read more

28 Oct, 2021 History & Theory

Soul-Assemblage Media

with Professor Laura U. Marks
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Presented by The Department of Media Studies and co-sponsored by BCNM.  Read more

25 Oct, 2021 History & Theory

Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear in Conversation

with Kim TallBear
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

In conversation with Marcelo Garzo Montalvo
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University, San Marcos

Co-sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender, American Cultures, Anthropology, The Program in Critical Theory, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. Read more

25 Oct, 2021 Commons Conversations

Design Futures

with Eric Rodenbeck
Founder, Stamen Design

Moderated by Eric Paulos
Professor in Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS) Read more

04 Oct, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

Colonial Practices and Cultural Repression by the Municipality against the Community Museum of the Valle de Xico but “It is our 25th anniversary and we are still here.”

with Maria Thereza Alves
Artist
Moderated by Edgar Fabián Frias

Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, the Center for Race and Gender, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program. 
  Read more

01 Oct, 2021 Workshops

Refamiliarization: Day 3

Bread Symphony Workshop with Katya Rozanova, Emily Saltz, Ashley Lewis, and Max Horwich Read more

30 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization: Day 2

Event with Edgar Fabián Frías and short film screenings Read more

30 Sep, 2021 Special Events

The Digital Dead Yard: Articulating Caribbean Loss and Mourning Online

with Kelly Baker Josephs
Professor of English at York College, CUNY

Presented by Media Studies and co-sponsored by the African American Studies Department and BCNM. Read more

29 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization: Day 1

Curator tour, exhibition opening, performance, and screening Read more

28 Sep, 2021 Special Events

Refamiliarization

The New Media Working Group presents a week-long show of artworks that speculate on practices and technologies that interrupt the habituation compelled by COVID-era domestic data extraction and quotidian mediations. Read more

13 Sep, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

How Can a Maori Girl Recolonise the Screen Using Mighty Pixels

with Lisa Reihana
​Artist, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Presented with Berkeley Arts + Design and co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and The American Indian Graduate Program. Read more

31 Aug, 2021 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2021 Open House

Curious about BCNM? Join us this fall for an *online* open house with current faculty and students.  Read more

30 Aug, 2021 Commons Conversations

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora

with Cathy Thomas
Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderated by BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

01 Jul, 2021 Special Events

Black Feminist Cyborg Study: Panel and Celebration

BCNM is pleased to co-sponsor The Black Feminist Cyborg Study Session end of semester panel and celebration!  Read more

22 Apr, 2021 History & Theory

Indigenous Games

with Elizabeth LaPensée
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice.

Image credit: Elizabeth LaPensée Read more

15 Apr, 2021 Workshops

Grad Chat: Alt Ac Careers

BCNM hosts our Grad Chat on alt academic careers with UC Berkeley grads Jennifer Lowe, Dan Perkel, and Aylon SamouhaRead more

07 Apr, 2021 Special Events

Free Ekpar: Commemorating Five Years of Unjust Detention

Join Rayhan Asat (Harvard Law School ‘16) in commemorating the fifth anniversary of her brother Ekpar’s unjust imprisonment by the Chinese government. Read more

05 Apr, 2021 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sonic Image

with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Artist, Dubai

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arts Research Center, and the Department of Art Practice Read more

18 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Piracy & Capitalism Panel

with Jennifer Holt, Brewster Kahle, Alexander Dent, and Keller Easterling Read more

11 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy: Fandom & Race Panel

with andré carrington, Racquel Gates, Alfred Martin, and Rukmini Pande Read more

04 Mar, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “Studies in Unauthorized Reproduction”

with Kavita Philip

The President's Excellence Chair in Network Cultures at the University of British Columbia and a Professor of English with the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures Read more

01 Mar, 2021 History & Theory

A Conversation on Wildfire Ecologies

with Margo Robbins

Co-founder and President of the Cultural Fire Management Council

and Valentin Lopez

Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Presented in partnership with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays.

  Read more

25 Feb, 2021 Conference

Fandom + Piracy Keynote: “How should we theorize injury in fan studies?”

with Rebecca Wanzo

Professor and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Washington University in St. Louis Read more

18 Feb, 2021 Special Events

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL & IRL Spheres

with Janel Martinez, Zahira Kelly & Alan Pelaez Lopez

Hosted by the Center for Race & Gender and co-sponsored by the Multicultural Community Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley Center for New Media, UC Berkeley Womxn of Color Initiative, UC Berkeley Graduate Women’s Project, and the UC Berkeley Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy Project. Read more

18 Feb, 2021

Women in Tech Symposium – The New Era in Human-Computer Interaction,

We're co-sponsoring! Read more

03 Feb, 2021 History & Theory

Indigenous Cyber-relationality: Discerning the Limits and Potential for Connective Action

with Marisa Duarte
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, the School of Information, American Cultures, and the Center for Race and Gender. Read more

01 Feb, 2021 Special Events

Performing Cultural Exchange on Ohlone Homelands in Huichin

with Pauline Lampton, Director of Miriki Performing Arts

Corrina Gould, co-founder of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust

Erica Estrada, Northern Pomo Dancer

Presented with UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies in partnership with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays. Read more

16 Nov, 2020 Commons Conversations

Blockchain Chicken Farm and Grass Mud Horses

with Xiaowei Wang 
Writer and artist; author of Blockchain Chicken Farm

An Xiao Mina
Writer and artist; author of From Memes to Movements Read more

11 Nov, 2020

Clancy Wilmott: Green Parks, Red Dust: Maps, Visual Imperialism and the Cartographic imagination Read more

07 Nov, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

The Sinofuturist Trilogy: Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Geomancer, and AIDOL

with Lawrence Lek
Artist, Filmmaker and Musician

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the Department of Art Practice. Read more

05 Nov, 2020 History & Theory

World Re-Building: Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures

with Skawennati
Artist & Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art Practice and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. 

Image credit: Skawennati, "Renewal" 2016 Read more

03 Nov, 2020 Special Events

Visual Activism: Erin McElroy

With Erin McElroy
Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University

Presented by the Arts Research Center and co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

25 Oct, 2020 Special Events

Crisis and Creativity: Virtual Artists in Residence at UC Berkeley South Asia Art Initiative

With Mithu Sen

Performs conceptual and interactive multi-format byproducts which include drawing, poetry, moving images, sculptures, installations, sound

And Brendan Fernandes

Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts Read more

12 Oct, 2020 Commons Conversations

Cultural Heritage & Cultural Consumption

with Gu Jiang
National Center for Industry Research
Nanjing University Read more

01 Oct, 2020 Workshops

Grad Chat: Advice on the Academic Job Market from Berkeley Alums

Featuring Alenda Chang, Neha Kumar, and Aaminah Norris
Moderated by Jacob Gaboury, Assistant Professor of Film & Media Read more

21 Sep, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

Notes on the Role of the Artist when the world has always been on fire??

with Pope.L
Artist, Chicago

Presented by the Department of Art Practice Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Workshops

BCNM Student Orientation & Hangout

Join us for an online hangout with BCNM faculty and staff to learn more about new media at Cal! Read more

15 Sep, 2020 Special Events

SweetWire by Greg Niemeyer Live

with Greg Niemeyer

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10 Sep, 2020 History & Theory

A Conversation with the Sogorea Te' Land Trust

with Corrina Gould
Lisjan Ohlone leader and co-founder of the Sogorea Te' Land Trust
moderated by Marcelo Garzo Montalvo Read more

16 Apr, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Art & AI

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

with Christiane Paul
Chief Curator / Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Professor at The New School and Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Response from Claudia Schmuckli
Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Co-sponsored by AutoLab, Arts + Design, the Arts Research Center, Art Practice, BAMPFA, and held in conjunction with the DH Faire. Read more

15 Apr, 2020 Special Events

ONLINE: DH Fair Read more

13 Apr, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

ONLINE: Neural Abstractions

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

with Tom White
Artist and Researcher
Victoria University of Wellington School of Design

Cosponsored by Autolab and the CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) and held in conjunction with the DH Faire.

  Read more

06 Apr, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

POSTPONED: Notes on Recent Work of the Past Five Years

with William Pope.L
Artist, Chicago

Presented by the Department of Art Practice Read more

16 Mar, 2020 Commons Conversations

ONLINE: Expanded Internet Art

with Ceci Moss, curator, writer, education, LA

 

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom* Read more

12 Mar, 2020 History & Theory

ONLINE: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, this event has been moved to the online platform Zoom*

 

with Francesca Coppa, co-founder Organization for Transformative Works
and Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson, co-founders Transformative Works & Cultures

Co-sponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, the School of Information, the D-Lab, UC Berkeley Libraries, and the Department of Film & Media Read more

27 Feb, 2020 Special Events

Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture

With Horace Ballard
Curator, Williams College Museum of Art
Art History Lecturer, Clark Art Institute

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Read more

27 Feb, 2020 Special Events

Ordinary Media

with James Hodge
Associate Professor, Northwestern University 

Sponsored by the Department of Film & Media as part of the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  Read more

26 Feb, 2020 Special Events

The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

with Jen Schradie
Assistant Professor, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC) at Sciences Po

Co-Sponsored by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Read more

24 Feb, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

In Search for My Robot: Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

with Margaret Rhee
Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo; Visiting Scholar, NYU

Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature Read more

30 Jan, 2020 Special Events

Digitality, Racial Capitalism, and the Informatics of Value

with Seb Franklin
Senior Lecturer, King's College London Read more

27 Jan, 2020 Art, Tech & Culture

Dancing with Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems

with Amy LaViers
Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab

Co-sponsored by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

22 Jan, 2020 Commons Conversations

Digital Hijras: Intersex/ tions of Postcolonial and Queer Digital Humanities

with Rahul Gairola
Murdoch University

Co-sponsored by the Color of New Media Working Group. Read more

18 Nov, 2019 Commons Conversations

Insurgent Aesthetics: Flight, Freedom, and Fantasy on the Frontiers of US Empire

with Ronak K. Kapadia
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

Co-sponsored by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, the Center for Race and Gender, the Center for Middle East Studies, and the Gender and Women's Studies Department Read more

04 Nov, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

with Guy Hoffman
Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

Co-sponsored by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

21 Oct, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Non-Human Art

with Leonel Moura
Artist, Lisbon

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR), and FLAD — the Luso-American Development Foundation. Read more

21 Oct, 2019 Commons Conversations

On the Fringe of Minitel: Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

with Julien Mailland
Associate Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University Media School Read more

30 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM 2019 Seed Grant Talks

with Celeste Kidd
Psychology

and William White
Anthropology Read more

23 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies

with Marisa Morán Jahn
Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

Co-sponsored by the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series and the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

09 Sep, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Robots Are Creatures, Not Things

with Madeline Gannon
Artist / Roboticist, Pittsburgh, PA

Co-sponsored by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR) Read more

04 Sep, 2019 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2019 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house and meet our new Director, Abigail De Kosnik! Read more

09 May, 2019 Special Events

Critical Making 2019 Showcase

Check out the incredible projects from NWMEDIA C203, featured in the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase! Read more

29 Apr, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

Places in Space

Adam Savage
Mythbusters, CA

a conversation on the past and future of spacesuits with
Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor, UC Berkeley

In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One Read more

23 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DataEDGE 2019

The DataEDGE conference at UC Berkeley brings together senior industry and academic leaders for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of big data. Read more

18 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: 3D Printed Replicas of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities

with Rita Lucarelli
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

17 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Building and Preserving Collections for Digital Humanities Research

This session will feature panelists building collections and tools for local digital humanities projects.

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

15 Apr, 2019 Special Events

DH Fair: Reception and Poster Session

Please join us in kicking off the 2019 DH Fair by enjoying refreshments with colleagues while browsing posters on recent and current Digital Humanities work at Berkeley.

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

15 Apr, 2019

DH Fair: Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

with Zeynep Tufekci
Professor,  UNC

This event is sponsored by Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, the Library, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the Visual Resources Center. Read more

11 Apr, 2019 Special Events

Sarah Winchester and the Origins of Silicon Valley

with Homay King
Bryn Mawr College

Presented by the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Read more

04 Apr, 2019 History & Theory

The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe

with Stefanos Geroulanos
New York University

Presented by the Department of Rhetoric, in conjunction with the Berkeley Center for New Media's History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Department of History. Read more

03 Apr, 2019 History & Theory

The Human Computer in the Stone Age: Technology, Prehistory, and the Redefinition of the Human after World War II

with Stefanos Geroulanos
New York University Read more

01 Apr, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Body Without Borders

with Rhonda Holberton
Artist, Oakland

Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Read more

20 Mar, 2019 History & Theory

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

with Safiya Umoja Noble
University of California, Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the CITRIS Policy Lab Read more

18 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

with Morehshin Allahyari
Artist, New York
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Stanford University Read more

18 Mar, 2019 Commons Conversations

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

with Bonnie Ruberg
University of California, Irvine Read more

14 Mar, 2019 Special Events

Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

with Zizi Papacharissi
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University of Illinois-Chicago

Presented by TDPS Graduate Students, co-sponsored by BCNM Read more

06 Mar, 2019 Special Events

#Me Too in Hong Kong

with Gina Marchetti
University of Hong Kong

Hosted by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Department of Film Studies, and the Center for Chinese Studies. Read more

05 Mar, 2019 Workshops

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2019

The Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is an annual event hosted in March where Wikipedians can drop in to edit with other members of the community.  Read more

04 Mar, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

with Nnedi Okorafor
Artist, Olympia Fields, IL
In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One,the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English Read more

25 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

with Chico MacMurtrie
Artist, New York Read more

12 Feb, 2019 Special Events

DataEDGE 2019

The DataEDGE conference at UC Berkeley brings together senior industry and academic leaders for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of big data. Read more

11 Feb, 2019 Art, Tech & Culture

News of the Future and the Future of News

with Kevin Delaney
Editor, Quartz
In partnership with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Read more

08 Feb, 2019 Special Events

HIGH/LOW: Taste, Quality, and Resolution

Film & Media Graduate Student Conference
February 8-9, 2019 Read more

05 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Critical Practices 2018 Showcase

See the great projects of Critical Practices at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Winter Showcase! Read more

03 Dec, 2018 Special Events

Questioning New Media Performance Night

Join Professor Jill Miller’s Questioning New Media class for a thrilling evening of final presentations/performances. Read more

29 Nov, 2018 Special Events

Digital Workshops of the World: Software, Source Code and Skills Migration in the Global VFX Industries

with Leon Gurevitch

In partnership with the Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Read more

19 Nov, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

RESCHEDULED: Daemons Tools Art Tech

Due to air quality issues, this talk is being rescheduled for September 23rd, 2019. Please check back soon for more information! Read more

09 Nov, 2018 Commons Conversations

Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the 20th Century

with Lucia Allais
Associate Professor of Architecture, Princeton University Read more

29 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

with Kim Stanley Robinson
Author, Davis, CA
In partnership with the Department of Architecture's Studio One
  Read more

29 Oct, 2018 Commons Conversations

Immersive Media: Performance, Experience, & Audience

with Mona Kasra
Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia Read more

19 Oct, 2018 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

18 Oct, 2018 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

15 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Image and Amnesia

with Kerry Tribe
Artist & Filmmaker, Los Angeles
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

08 Oct, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

The Networked Avant-garde

with Kelani Nichole
Director, The Current; Founder, TRANSFER
In partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series Read more

04 Oct, 2018 History & Theory

Learning To Interact: Cybernetics and Play

with Timothy Stott
Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture
Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology Read more

24 Sep, 2018 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session 2018

Find out more about the certificate in new media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

14 Sep, 2018 Commons Conversations

Love bytes and intimate machines

Analysing news media representations of human- robot interactions
with Belinda Middleweek
University of Technology Sydney Read more

12 Sep, 2018 History & Theory

Architectural Intelligence

with Molly Wright Steenson
Associate Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University
In partnership with the Department of Architecture Read more

10 Sep, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Roxane Gay: With One N

with Roxane Gay
Author, Indiana Read more

21 Aug, 2018 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2018 Open House

Join the BCNM for our annual open house, filled with art, demonstrations, and new media programs from across campus! Read more

02 May, 2018 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Come to the free Critical Making Showcase at Jacobs Hall taking place Wednesday, May 2nd from 2-3:30pm as part of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Spring  Read more

27 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Berkeley Conference on Film and Media: Medium/Environment

Berkeley Film & Media’s 4th biennial conference seeks to bring together leading international media theorists working on questions of “environmental media” broadly conceived Read more

24 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Mapping as Research

with Trevor Paglen
Artist, CA

in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art, UC Berkeley

hosted by the Arts Research Center 
co-sponsored by BCNM, BAMPFA and the Department of Geography
Read more

16 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Abolition Feminisms

with Angela Davis
Activist and Professor, CA
interviewed by Leigh Raiford, Assoc. Professor of African American Studies and Malika Imhotep, PhD Candidate in African American Studies and Designated Emphasis in New Media
A 2018 Regents Lecture
  Read more

12 Apr, 2018 Special Events

EV’RY BODY, THIS TIME: A Sexuality Studies Conference

A conference free and open to the public hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, and co-sponsored by BCNM. Read more

09 Apr, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

new art, flag art, good art, portal art

with Ian Cheng
Artist, Los Angeles, CA
Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and as part of the Arts + Design Monday Nights at BAMPFA program. 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

05 Apr, 2018 Special Events

Neural Nets: Readings of Electronic Writing

With Alex Saum, Scott RettbergStephanie Boluk & more 

Presented in partnership with the Peder Sather Grant 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

19 Mar, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Yugoexport Is the Name of this Oral Corporation

With Irena Haiduk
Artist, Belgrade, Serbia
Presented in partnership with the Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series 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

06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Art + Feminism, Race, & Justice Editathon Read more

06 Mar, 2018 Special Events

#MeToo Hong Kong

05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Brotherhood is Powerful: The Pornography and Video Art of Norman Yonemoto

with Nguyen Tan Hoang
Associate Professor, UCSD

Co-sponsored with the Department of Ethnic Studies, Performance Studies Graduate Group, the Department of Film & Media Read more

05 Mar, 2018 Special Events

Work in the Intersections: A Black Feminist Disability Framework

with Moya Bailey
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Co-sponsored by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; the BAD CRIPP community forum; Professor Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies; and the Disability Studies Research Cluster 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

14 Feb, 2018 Commons Conversations

Commons Conversations: Adolf Loos After the Death of Adolf Loos

This talk revisits the life and work of Adolf Loos during the architect’s lifetime, but also beyond his death in 1933.  Read more

05 Feb, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Connectivity as a Human Right

with Nick Negroponte
Architect, MIT, Massachussetts 
Presented in partnership with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Read more

29 Jan, 2018 Art, Tech & Culture

Indexical Ambivalence

with Kris Paulsen
Associate Professor of History of Art and the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University
An Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium lecture. Presented in partnership with the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series as part of Monday nights as BAMPFA. Read more

06 Dec, 2017 Special Events

Critical Practices at the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Critical Practices, a hands-on studio design course, will present their work at the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase on Dec 6. Read more

04 Dec, 2017 Special Events

Tangible User Interfaces Showcase

Come see students' fantastic projects at the exhibition showcase by Tangible User Interfaces. 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

15 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Humanizando la Deportación/Humanizing Deportation: A Digital Storytelling Project

Witness the presentation of this fascinating ethical, and political archive on mass human displacement, this November Read more

14 Nov, 2017 Special Events

The Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Workshop

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
Read more

08 Nov, 2017 Special Events

Combinatory Digital Poetics in Electronic Literature and Film

with Scott Rettberg
Professor of Digital Culture, Norway.
Presented in partnership with Digital Humanities at Berkeley.
Sponsored by the Peder Sather Grant.
Read more

06 Nov, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

We Must Conjure Our Gods Before We Obey Them

With Michael Rock
Designer, 2x4, NY.
Presenting in partnership with the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning Read more

23 Oct, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Socially Engaged Internet-Art: Aesthetics of Information Ethics

with Paolo Cirio
Artist, NY
Presented in partnership with the Department of Art Practice 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

12 Oct, 2017 History & Theory

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

with Natasha Schull
Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Presented in partnership with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

  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 Sep, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

with Frank Foer
National correspondent for The Atlantic and fellow at the New America Foundation.
Presented in partnership with the Graduate School of Journalism Read more

25 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Tool Talk — Mario Krell, "Field Studies with Multimedia Big Data"

Learn about a new tool that allows researchers to leverage large user generated data, such as Flickr, without being experts in data processing. Read more

18 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Visiting Scholar Talk — Steffen Moestrup, "The Journalist as a Performative Persona"

BCNM Visiting Scholar Steffen Moestrup discusses his research on persona driven journalism. Read more

13 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Come and learn about the BCNM's Undergraduate Certificate program! Lunch provided. Read more

11 Sep, 2017 Special Events

Book Talk — Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation

with TF Tierney
Founding Director of URL: Urban Research Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Studies Read more

22 Aug, 2017 Special Events

BCNM Fall 2017 Open House

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house Read more

14 Aug, 2017 Special Events

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops! Read more

08 May, 2017 Special Events

DataEdge Conference

Leading experts will discuss ways in which organizations are addressing issues at large in our fast-changing social environment. Read more

03 May, 2017 Special Events

Spring Critical Making Showcase

Come celebrate the projects of Design Innovation students! Read more

02 May, 2017 Workshops

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

Hosted by Stacy Reardon and developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Scalar is a web platform for multimedia digital projects and academic texts. Read more

28 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Many-to-Many

Listening Session and Launch Party 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

24 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Parenting for a Digital Future

with Alicia Blum-Ross
Research Officer in Media and Communications at the LSE Read more

19 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Conveying Climate Change: New Media Art, Science, and Activism

with DJ Spooky Read more

17 Apr, 2017 Commons Conversations

Degrees of Visibility

with Ashley Hunt
co-director of the California Institute of the Arts' Photography and Media Program Read more

13 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Technology and Forensic Evidence: Chilean Human Rights Investigations

with Eden Medina
Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing, Affiliated Associate Professor of Law, and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington 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

06 Apr, 2017 Special Events

Nicholas de Monchaux on Local Code: 3659 Proposals about Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

Join BCNM at the Berkeley Art Museum and Film Archive with an author talk with Nicholas de Monchaux. Read more

04 Apr, 2017 History & Theory

Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe

with Jan De Vos
Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (BE) Read more

03 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Remapping History: The Unwanted Population - CANCELED

with Tiffany Chung, internationally noted cartographer Read more

02 Apr, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Mediating Reality: The New Role of Visual Journalism - CANCELED

with Richard Koci Hernandez, Emmy award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia Read more

21 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Drop in anytime; stay as long as you'd like! Read more

20 Mar, 2017 Special Events

Color of New Media 2017 Open House!

Learn more about the diverse ecology of new media activities happening on campus! Read more

15 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Wild Robots: Bodies & Signs

with Ian Ingram, LA-based artist Read more

03 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Designing for Truth

with Joris Maltha, CatalogTree co-founder Read more

02 Mar, 2017 History & Theory

The Pirate Function

with Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History  Read more

01 Mar, 2017 Commons Conversations

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

with Adam Greenfield, information architect and designer Read more

24 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference! Don't miss it! Read more

17 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Games and Politics Panel

with Bonnie Ruberg and Greg Niemeyer Read more

13 Feb, 2017 Commons Conversations

Our Landscape Futures

with Geoff Manaugh, NYT best-selling author Read more

11 Feb, 2017 Special Events

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

Prof. Niemeyer on the latest exhibition Read more

17 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Collecting the Uncollectible

with art collectors Pamela and Richard Kramlich in conversation with Larry Rinder, BAMPFA Director Read more

12 Jan, 2017 Art, Tech & Culture

Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini

with Tanya Zimbardo, a contemporary art curator based in San Francisco Read more

09 Dec, 2016 Special Events

"Rogue Archives" Book Launch: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom

"Rogue Archives" is authored by Prof. Gail De Kosnik Read more

08 Dec, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Designing Spatiality for New Media Art

with Andrew and Deborah Rappaport

founders of the Minnesota Street Project Read more

07 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Jacobs 2016 Winter Design Showcase

Jacobs Institute opens its doors to showcase students' final projects! Read more

05 Dec, 2016 Special Events

Reading Robot Poetry! or, How Robots Fall Out of Love

Celebrating the publication of alum Margaret Rhee's Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love Read more

28 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Deep Dreams: Between Inspiration and Hallucination

Mike Tyka in conversation with Josette Melchor Read more

26 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Local Code" Book Launch: a Conversation & Reading

with Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

17 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

The Peaks and Valleys of Kinetic Sculpture

with Reuben Margolin, American-born artist and sculptor Read more

13 Nov, 2016 History & Theory

Video Analytics: From Keywords to Keyframes

with Virginia Kuhn,

Associate Professor in the Division of Media Arts + Practice and Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC Read more

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

"Boom California": Launch Party for Special Global Urban Humanities Issue

We're celebrating the latest issue of BOOM California Magazine! Read more

10 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Sex, Lies, and Data Mining

with Luke DuBois, co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data Read more

09 Nov, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Unnatural: People, Energy and Materials in Three Acts

Ronald Rael is an applied architectural researcher, author, design entrepreneur, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture Read more

03 Nov, 2016 Special Events

Books in Browsers VII—Telling Small Stories

Don't let yourself or any book lover you know miss this summit in San Francisco, CA at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts! Read more

17 Oct, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Sculpture. Simulacrum. Ritual.

Tom Sachs
Sculptor, NY

In partnership with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Art Practice Department 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

29 Sep, 2016 History & Theory

A Workshop on Network Analysis for Film & Media

with Miriam Posner Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco Read more

27 Sep, 2016 Workshops

Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital Cities

Co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, and the School of Information's Center for Technology, Society, and Policy. Read more

22 Sep, 2016

& Media Student Conference

with Kristopher Fallon (Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis) and Jenny Odell (Digital Media Artist) Read more

13 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

23 Aug, 2016 Special Events

Fall 2016 Open House

This is a great opportunity to connect with faculty, students, and staff on campus who work in the new media space. Read more

11 Jul, 2016 Special Events

BCNM at Graduate Programs Fair

Learn about our Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate in New Media programs! Read more

03 Jul, 2016 Special Events

MFA Graduate Artist Talks at BAMPFA

Come check out these graduates' work! Read more

01 Jul, 2016 Special Events

46th Annual MFA Graduate Exhibition Reception at BAMPFA

Join these MFA graduates in celebration of their work on Friday and Saturday 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

07 May, 2016 Special Events

Souvenirs Concert

"Souvenir" is a multimedia performance inspired by the Aimee Suzara's work Read more

06 May, 2016 Special Events

The Origins of Japanese Comics, 1905-28

A presentation on the political origins of Japanese comic satire Read more

04 May, 2016 Special Events

Critical Making Showcase

Experience this season's NWMEDIA203 Showcase at Jacobs Hall Read more

22 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Change and Stillness: Bodies and Gestures within Sensor Technology

Two sessions of open lab, talk, and live demonstration of multi-disciplinary art Read more

21 Apr, 2016 Special Events

eLit Final Showcase

Prof. Saum-Pascual hosts a reading from her Electronic Literature: A Critical Making and Writing Course Read more

19 Apr, 2016 Special Events

telep0es1s: Experiments in Creative Literature

With Rui Torres

World-famous digital artist and professor Read more

16 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Recasting the Tsar Bell

A public presentation of what the largest bell of all time might have sounded like Read more

04 Apr, 2016 Special Events

Online Learning Collabosphere Workshop

A workshop on Collabosphere, a new online learning tool available through bCourses. Read more

17 Mar, 2016 History & Theory

Critical Play

Mary Flanagan will explore this rich history and point to the theoretical concerns that arise when playing critically.  Read more

04 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Beyond Pixels: The Hidden Traits of Great Designers

with Steve Johnson, LinkedIn's Director of User Experience Design Read more

03 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Library of the Future

A conversation with Jeffrey MacKie-Mason & Brewster Kahle Read more

02 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Right to Remember

with Brewster Kahle
The Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive brings an insightful lecture to BCNM, as part of the Regents Lecture Series. Read more

01 Mar, 2016 Special Events

Locking the Web Open: A Call for a New, Distributed Web

with Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive Read more

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist Read more

11 Feb, 2016 History & Theory

Machine Generated Culpability

with Ahmed Ghappour, law professor at UC Hastings Read more

01 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Four Thoughts about the Impact of Globalization on Artists

with Sarah Thornton, writer, ethnographer and sociologist of culture Read more

09 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Jacobs Institute Winter Design Showcase

Join us as we celebrate this semester's student work at Jacobs Institute! Read more

07 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Questioning New Media - Final Presentations

What do poetry, surveillance, and Barbie have in common? Read more

03 Dec, 2015 Special Events

Everything After: Opossum Impressions

An installation by Lark Buckinham, UC Berkeley MFA student Read more

30 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Material Evidence: Scientific Inquiry, Sensory Experience, and the Creative Process

with Adrien Segal

Oakland-based sculptural data artist and designer Read more

16 Nov, 2015 History & Theory

Design, Geopolitics, and Planetary-Scale Computing

with Benjamin Bratton, UCSD Professor and Design Theorist Read more

02 Nov, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Working the Stack: Exploits, Topologies, Ontologies

with Julian Oliver, a New Zealander, Critical Engineer and artist based in Berlin Read more

02 Nov, 2015 Special Events

Tarek Atoui Returns with MATRIX 258

Join us for public programs and performances by composer Tarek Atoui Read more

30 Oct, 2015 Workshops

Networked Surveillance: Masterclass with Julian Oliver

A crash course in reading network topologies as political control structures, with discussions Read more

29 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Exhibition Opening

Discover the amazing works Bay area artists have produced on the theme of transparency Read more

28 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Conference

An exciting, interdisciplinary symposium on secrecy, publicity, and authenticity 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 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference

Join us as we interrogate the historical, theoretical, and philosophical implications of precarious aesthetics Read more

14 Oct, 2015

Technology of Simulation

with Claus Pias, Leuphana University of Lüneberg Read more

12 Oct, 2015 Special Events

Non-existent at 82° 30′ N 108° 22′ W: Mirages, Digital Maps, and the Historical Problem of Location

In this time of hyper-locatability via digital maps, what kinds of places and things might still remain lost? Read more

28 Sep, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Everything I Know Will Be Yours: Surveillance In Plein Air

with Vito Acconci, American designer, architect, performance and installation artist Read more

24 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Networked Boredom: On the Desire for Connection

with Scott Richmond, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of English at Wayne State University Read more

14 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate in New Media Information Session

Find out more about the Certificate in New Media for undergraduates at Cal! Read more

03 Sep, 2015 Special Events

Welcome Back! BCNM's Fall Open House

Celebrate the new semester with us, here at BCNM Read more

21 Aug, 2015 Workshops

WOW! Editing Group Information Session

Empower Women on Wikipedia by becoming a mentor with the WOW! Editing Group Read more

17 Aug, 2015 Workshops

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Digital Humanities at Berkeley will be running a summer institute of intensive workshops led by DH experts Read more

31 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Books in Browsers Request for Proposals Deadline

The succesful conference is back for its sixth year. And it wants your submissions! Read more

01 Jul, 2015 Special Events

Manufacturing Transparency Call for Papers

The interdisciplinary conference is hosting a prize contest for best papers. Get writing! 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

14 May, 2015 Special Events

Who Owns the Data?

We're co-hosting keynote addresses, lightning talks, and panel discussions on individual agency in an increasingly digital world Read more

08 May, 2015 Special Events

Interface Aesthetics Course Exhibition

Join us in viewing this I-School & BCNM course exhibition Read more

07 May, 2015 Special Events

Critical Making Course Exhibition

Taught by Instructor Eric Paulos, GSI Emily Chen, and Lab Manager Chris Myers Read more

06 May, 2015 Special Events

Game Design Showcase and Arcade

Come to Kroeber to view student-created games! Read more

05 May, 2015 Special Events

2015 CITRIS Mobile App Challenge

A challenge to promote innovation, community service, and career development among UC Berkeley students Read more

01 May, 2015 Special Events

Precarious Aesthetics Conference Call for Papers Deadline

Deadline May 1, 2015 Read more

13 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

A Hack in the Odious Machine: Digital Organizing Tools for the Precariat

with Jesse Drew, UC Davis Professor, and Glenda Drew, artist and designer Read more

09 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Preserving Our Intellectual Legacies in the Digital Age

An Authors Alliance event presented by the Townsend Center for the Humanities Read more

08 Apr, 2015 Special Events

Design for All: Inclusivity By Design

with Pattie Moore, Designer and Gerontologist

  Read more

08 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Lunch with Product Design Pioneer Patricia Moore

A special opportunity for BCNM students and faculty to discuss inclusive design and share projects Read more

06 Apr, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

Reality Environments

with Jose Carlos Martinat, artist, and Enrique Mayorga, researcher Read more

05 Apr, 2015 Workshops

Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal

A Masterclass with Jose Carlos Martinat. Open to artists, inventors, and engineers Read more

03 Apr, 2015 Special Events

10th Anniversary Salon

Artists, humanists, and technologists interested in new media gathering for a fantastic night of conversation and food Read more

02 Apr, 2015 History & Theory

System Addict

A lecture on "Technologies of Humanity in Contemporary R&B Music"

by Alexander G. Weheliye, Northwestern Professor Read more

20 Mar, 2015 Special Events

Tarek Atoui Concert

A concert by electroacoustic composer Tarek Atoui. Co-presented with the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) and the MATRIX Program Read more

09 Mar, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

by Tarek Atoui, electroacoustic composer Read more

07 Mar, 2015 Workshops

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon

A MoMA Edit-A-Thon satellite event here on campus Read more

05 Mar, 2015 History & Theory

Against the Cultural Singularity

A lecture by Alan Liu, UCSB Profesor Read more

26 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Gamic Orientalism

by Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University Read more

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist Read more

19 Feb, 2015 History & Theory

Intermedia Dance

An HTNM lecture by Elizabeth Freeman, UCD Professor Read more

17 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Welcome to Braggsville: Author Talk

T. Geronimo Johnson in Conversation With April Sinclair Read more

10 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Queering Agriculture: Food Security in the Nation's Capital and the Crises of Reproductive American Familism

by Bailey Kier, PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park Read more

03 Feb, 2015 Special Events

Natural Frequencies: New Media Carillon Installation and Performance

A new media Carillon installation and performance in honor of the 100th Anniversary of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower (the Campanile) Read more

26 Jan, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

What Is a Work of Art in the Age of $120,000 Art Degrees?

An ATC lecture by Caroline Woolard Read more

20 Jan, 2015 Special Events

CITRIS Mobile App Challenge Info Session + Ideation Summit 2015

We're sponsoring a semester-long competition for the best mobile apps that address civic needs! Read more

11 Dec, 2014 Special Events

Count Me In: Walking & the City

Presented by students, faculty and staff from the Global Urban Humanities program, CITRIS, BCNM, and the CITRIS Social Apps Lab Read more

20 Nov, 2014 Workshops

Rights and Readerships: A Workshop

A partnership between Authors Alliance and BCNM 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

18 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Free Speech Movement – 50 Years Later @ UC Berkeley: Student Activism and Peer Advocacy

Join a lively panel discussion about contemporary, unconventional and "uncivil" campus protest, freedom of expression and the often onerous disciplinary apparatus: Occupy Cal; Privatizing UC; Protests against John Yoo; Israel & Palestine on Campus; and many more.

Panel
Carmen Comsti & Neil Satterlund, Lawyers/UCB Campus Rights Project Alumni
Dan Siegel, Civil Rights Lawyer/former UCB Student Leader
Josh Wolf, Freelance Journalist/former UCB Student Conduct "Defendant"
Terry Gross, Constitutional Lawyer/Counsel for Photographer Arrested at UCB Demonstration
Yaman Salahi, Civil Rights Lawyer/UCB Alumnus
Steve Rosenbaum, UCB Law Lecturer/Lawyer/Faculty Advisor
Brian Barsky, UCB Professor, Computer Science & Vision Science

Co-Sponsors
Graduate Assembly
ASUC Student Advocate's Office
Law & Society Graduate Ass'n
American Constitution Society
Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
Human Rights Committee
National Lawyers Guild
Restorative Justice Committee
Students for Economic & Environmental Justice
Data & Democracy Institute-Center for Info. Technology in the Interest of Society
Berkeley Center for New Media
UC Berkeley Faculty Association
Townsend Center for the Humanities Read more

17 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial

An ATC lecture by Rick Lowe Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Art Installation Opening: Leslie Dreyer's “Reclaim Disrupt”

An SF-focused project on hyper gentrification Read more

13 Nov, 2014 History & Theory

Cold War Multimedia: The Democratic Surround

An HTNM lecture by Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communication at Stanford University Read more

13 Nov, 2014 Special Events

Inter/nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World

"Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies," a lecture by Steven Salaita Read more

03 Nov, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Creative Interventions and Social Activation

A lecture by Cheryl Haines on her collaboration with Ai Weiwei, at the David Brower Center 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

22 Oct, 2014 Special Events

Image as Location Conference

When man-made images are the evidence of our environment and existence, how is our perception of the world shaped? Read more

04 Oct, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Embodying Liberation: A Dialogue on Community and Healing

A lecture by Brett Cook,  Read more

02 Oct, 2014 History & Theory

Cloud Policy

A lecture by Jennifer Holt (Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at UCSB) this October, held at Stephens Hall Read more

29 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

What is Missing?

This not-to-be-missed lecture by renowned American architect, Maya Lin Read more

15 Sep, 2014 Special Events

Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Learn how you can get involved this semester! Read more

08 Sep, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

The Death Throes of the Desert God

An ATC lecture by John Perry Barlow, cattle rancher and Grateful Dead songwriter Read more

26 Jun, 2014 Special Events

Maxine CD Release Party

The release of Ritwik Banerji's (DE) project, Maxine Read more

31 May, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

Lossy: On the Politics of Networked Flows and Degraded Systems

A part of our Arts and Technology Colloquium, Stephanie Syjuco - visual artist and educator - bestows a lecture Read more

09 May, 2014 Special Events

@Berkeley: #MyFirstMOOC Screening

Register for John Scott's (DE) screening here Read more

07 May, 2014 Special Events

Critical Making Final Class Exhibition

Experience this semester's student critiques of new media Read more

06 May, 2014 Special Events

Mobile App Challenge Demo Day

Sponsored by CITRUS, a semester-long competition for students! Read more

28 Apr, 2014 Special Events

The Authors Alliance Visiting BCNM

In discussion of a vision for supporting authors in a digital age Read more

24 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Bone Flute to Auto Tune

A conference on music, technologies, and the digital media that shapes it all Read more

19 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum

A practicum of artist-led workshops that develop exercises, prompts, or actions that engage questions of art, labor, and economics. Don't miss out! Read more

18 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Theory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

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

05 Apr, 2014 Workshops

WikiWomen’s Edit-a-thon

We're continuing Women's History month with this hands-on event! Join in at BCNM Commons. Read more

04 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Robots and New Media

A panel on our evolving relationship with AI, happening April 4th Read more

01 Apr, 2014 Special Events

Hack FSM

Participate in a hackathon in honor of the Free Speech Movement's 50th anniversary! First prize: a MacBook Air Read more

29 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Impossible Hackathon

We're bringing wifi, food, API's, an amazing community... You bring ideas help this "economy of kindness" Read more

17 Mar, 2014 Special Events

Prospective Student Open House

With a keynote address by Francesco Spagnolo, UC Berkeley Music Lecturer, "Mapping Diasporas: Jews, Material Culture, and the Digital Humanities" Read more

10 Mar, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

How Complicated Could a Metronome Be?

Witness this lectre by an American pioneer in the field of sound synthesizers, a part of our ATC series Read more

06 Mar, 2014 History & Theory

The Cybernetic Hypothesis

A History and Theory lecture by Alex Galloway, philosophy writer and programmer. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film and Media 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

24 Feb, 2014 Art, Tech & Culture

ULTRACONCENTRATED: Image, Media, Software

Casey Reas, LA-based artist and educator, talks about the possibilies of software in the visual arts Read more

22 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Urban Data Canvas Hackathon

We're hosting an app-only hack day to develop real-time data visualization pieces for displaying in downtown SF! Read more

15 Feb, 2014

Create Your Bot Hackathon

Learn how to build Chatbots with renowned artificial intelligence programmer and ChatScript language designer Bruce Wilcox as you compete to create the most human chatbot! Read more

06 Feb, 2014 History & Theory

Indigenous Circuits

A lecture by Lisa Nakamura, "Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture" Read more

05 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Computer Simulations and their Constructive Medium

Inge Hinterwaldner, a researcher at the University of Basel, talks about computer-based art and architecture Read more

04 Feb, 2014 Special Events

Homeboy

A film screening of Dino Dinco's "Homeboy" at the Durham Studio Theater Read more

12 Dec, 2013 Special Events

PIC Your Future Reception and Demonstration

A demonstration of PIC Your Future, a college readiness app being developed to harness the power of selfies Read more

04 Dec, 2013 Special Events

Townsend Book Chat: Polartides

Conversation with Professor Greg Niemeyer, BCNM Director 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

21 Nov, 2013 Special Events

Critical Time: Claudia La Rocco in Conversation with Shannon Jackson

Presented by The Arts Research Center Read more

18 Nov, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Your Presence is Required: Performance, Control, and Magnetism

A lecture by Laetitia Sonami -- composer, performer, and sound artist Read more

17 Nov, 2013 Special Events

“What is this sound?”

Composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada will perform a live sound experience at BAMPFA. Be sure to not miss out! Read more

14 Nov, 2013 Special Events

From Data Visualization to Data Manifestation

with Kevin Walker, Head of Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art Read more

07 Nov, 2013 History & Theory

Media Infrastructures

A History and Theory lecture by Lisa Parks, UCSB Professor and former Film & Media Studies Department Chair Read more

28 Oct, 2013 History & Theory

Forensic Architecture

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Eyal Weizman, architect, University of London Professor 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

23 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Creating Minds: An Academic Conference on Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

14 Oct, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Skin Play: Visual Ethics and ”Race” in Digital Art

with Jennifer Gonzalez, UCSC History of Art and Visual Culture instructor Read more

12 Oct, 2013 Special Events

Meet Your Bot Hackathon

Register here to help out with the Turing Test Tournament! Read more

19 Sep, 2013 History & Theory

Mia Laboro: How To Do Generative Humanities

with Peter Lunenfeld, UCLA Design Media Arts Professor Read more

16 Sep, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Avatar Syndrome: Past Imperative, Future Conditional

with Allan deSouza, UC Berkeley faculty and photographer Read more

26 Aug, 2013 Special Events

BCNM Open House

This event is open to students currently enrolled in a degree program at UC Berkeley Read more

14 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: “Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture”

How can we better understand how content circulates within contemporary networked culture? Participate in this exciting workshop with Sam Ford Read more

07 May, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Youth, New Media, and Social Reproduction"

A presentation by Jeremy Schulz, UC Berkeley Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study, on the multifaceted linkages between new media and social reproduction Read more

23 Apr, 2013 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop: "Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

A presentation on technology and embodied identities, by Eve Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Westfield State University Read more

18 Mar, 2013 Special Events

BCNM Spring 2013 Open House for Prospective Students

We invite you to learn about BCNM's academic offerings in New Media. Come hungry. Read more

17 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Learning Mode: College Readiness Hackathon

Develop a New Media app to make the college application process less harrowing in this CITRIS-sponsored Hackathon! 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

14 Mar, 2013 History & Theory

Amateurdom and Its Discontents

with Lisa Gitelman, media historian
Co-sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric Read more

14 Mar, 2013 Special Events

Disembodied: Literature and Transmission in a Digital Age

A day of presentations & panel discussions for Anthropology, Architecture, Area Studies, Comparative Literature, + Theology scholars. Don't miss it! Read more

04 Mar, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Of CAVES and Curiosity

Meredith Tromble (SFAI) and Dawn Sumner (UCD) on "Imaging and Imagination in Collaborative Research" Read more

04 Feb, 2013 Art, Tech & Culture

Social Prosthetics: Technology and the Human Form

A lecture by Kate Hartman, leader of wearable technology Read more

31 Jan, 2013 History & Theory

Media Materialities

An HTNM lecture by Stefan Andriopoulos, Germanic Languages Chair at Coumbia University Read more

24 Jan, 2013 Special Events

Streams, Gardens, and Clouds: Visualizing Dynamic Data for Engagement, Education and the Environment

A CITRIS Data and Democracy event to celebrate Data Innovation Day Read more

22 Jan, 2013 Special Events

"Aunt Charlies Lounge: Smoking Only," Video Art Exhibition

View new work by Jason Fritz at the BCNM Commons! Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

Listen to Alex Reben, engineer and artist, discuss the line that separates thought from data Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Needy Robotics and Our Intimate Interrelationship with Technology

Listen to Alex Reben, engineer and artist, discuss the line that separates thought from data Read more

11 Dec, 2012 Special Events

Hawking, Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject

A discussion in celebration of Hacia Mialet's book, Hawking, Incorporated. Featuring David Bates (Rhetoric) and Cori Hayden (Anthropology) Read more

10 Dec, 2012 Special Events

We Witness: A Panel on Digital Video, Social Media, and Political Protest

A panel of leading video activists, filmmakers, + technology developers on the implications for human rights investigations, advocacy campaigns, and social justice Read more

04 Dec, 2012

Lo-Fi & Hi-Touch In The Age of Hi-Tech

A lecture by Scott Doorley, creative director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford Read more

04 Dec, 2012 Workshops

Fantasy in Videogames and Cinema: The Ludic Body in Media Convergence

Christopher Goetz on fantasies shared between videogames and cinema, starting with The Matrix Read more

03 Dec, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Luminous Currents: Tracing Modernism from Bauhaus to Beehive

An Arts + Technology Colloquium lecture by JoAnne Northrup, former chief curator at the San Jose Museum of Art  Read more

27 Nov, 2012 Workshops

Provoking Reflection and Exploration with Aesthetic Interaction

Laura Devendorf will discuss AnyType, an Android application that generates unique typefaces from photographs of shapes that people find in their environment Read more

19 Nov, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Telesthesia: How Class and Power work in the Post-Internet Age

In this ATC lecture, McKenzie Wark (Associate Prof. of Media and Culture at the New School) will talk about the changing meaning of digital communication within class relations Read more

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

"Marry Me to the End of Love," an Interactive Performance

In this interactive performance, Baradaran will marry anyone he can convince to enter a temporary marriage Read more

15 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Visual Identities, Recorded Subjects and ‘Pant-Pages’ in Late Narratives in Spanish, from a Transatlantic Perspective

A lecture by Vicente Luis Mora, Contemporary Spanish Literature and New Technologies at Brown University Read more

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

FutARism: The Possiblities of Augmented Reality in Art Making

with Amir Baradaran, Media and Performance Artist, New York Read more

14 Nov, 2012 Special Events

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three DE students (Theater, Performance, Dance Studies; New Media) will present their research this past semester. Read their fascinating presentation abstracts here Read more

14 Nov, 2012

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three DE students (Theater, Performance, Dance Studies; New Media) will present their research this past semester. Read their fascinating presentation abstracts here Read more

13 Nov, 2012 Special Events

What Can Digital Humanities do for You?

A panel, fair, and poster session on this emerging interdiscilinary research field. Read more

13 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Anthropology as BIG DATA: Making the Case for Ethnography as a Critical Dimension in Digital Media and Technology Studies

Mary Gray, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, on big data in human comunication research Read more

06 Nov, 2012 Special Events

Designing for In-the-Moment Interactions with Robotic Agents

 

Leila Takayama, research scientist, on communicating with robots Read more

30 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Ephemeral Space: Networks of Social Media & Mobile Food Vending Practices

with Ginette Wessel, PhD Candidate of Architecture, on mobile food vendors and social media Read more

25 Oct, 2012 History & Theory

Imagined Networks

with Wendy Chun, Prof. of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University Read more

24 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Design Tools for Engineering for Both Big and Little Kids

with Saul Griffith, Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab Read more

24 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Design Tools for Engineering for Both Big and Little Kids

with Saul Griffith, Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab Read more

16 Oct, 2012 Workshops

New Media Working Group: Henry Witecki, Visual Artist, Oakland

Witecki, interdisciplinary artist and writer, will present his recent body of composite images, animations, and projections Read more

16 Oct, 2012 Workshops

New Media Research Workshop, “Getting Down and Dirty with Facebook Research”

Lindsay Bayham (Sociology) will share experiences of Facebook data collection with youth in Ghana Read more

04 Oct, 2012 Special Events

The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy

with David Karpf, Assistant Prof. of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University Read more

01 Oct, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Visualization and the Joy of Revelation

with Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, artists and lead researchers of Google's Big Picture" visualization research group Read more

01 Oct, 2012 Special Events

Tweeting Your Way to the White House: Social Media and the 2012 Campaign

Do new technologies help us talk across party lines, or do they contribute to more polarization? A panel of a professor, company founder,  and president of a social media company discuss. Read more

27 Sep, 2012 History & Theory

Camouflage Media

with Hanna Rose Shell, Associate Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT Read more

25 Sep, 2012 Special Events

Information Labor as Venture Labor: Policy Implications of Technology Industry Risk

with Gina Neff, Associate Prof. of Communication at the University of Washington Read more

17 Sep, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

A Tale of Two Eyes, One Brain, One Hand, and One Pen

with Ryan and Trevor Oakes, visual artists whose work has been featured in Chicago's Millennium Park and Palazzo Strozzi Museum in Florence Italy -- to name a few Read more

06 Sep, 2012 History & Theory

Applied Topology

with Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG and former senior editor of Dwell magazine Read more

22 Aug, 2012 Special Events

BCNM Open House for Prospective Students

Learn more about the Berkeley Center for New Media's academic offerings in New Media, this August Read more

02 May, 2012

Artist Talk at the BiD Lab with Walter Kim

Lunch and conversation with Walter Kim, artist and engineer based in San Francisco 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

26 Apr, 2012 History & Theory

Tactical Media

with Rita Raley, Associate Prof. of English, among other distinguished appointments Read more

26 Apr, 2012 Special Events

Swinging and Flowing: Inclusion and Diversity in the Age of Data

A symposium pondering the emerging hierarchies of an increasingly "data-driven" world," hosted right here at UC Berkeley Read more

23 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

On Vanishing: New Mythologies for Choreography in Museums

with Jonah Bokaer, international choreographer, media artist, and artist space developer Read more

16 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

Media Bichos and other Displays for Engaging People to Watch Videos in the Museum

with Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art in New York Read more

16 Apr, 2012 Special Events

From Chat to Interactives: The Evolution of the Digital Commons

A lecture by Laura Robinson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University Read more

12 Apr, 2012 Workshops

Mutated Text: a Cross-Genre Creative Writing Workshop

In celebration of "Improper Informalities :: Strange Writing :: Eclectic Ties"
  Read more

02 Apr, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

The Comatose, the Cadaver, and the Chimera: Alternate Anatomical Architectures

An Arts + Technology Colloquium with StellarcRead more

30 Mar, 2012 Special Events

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area

Hosted at SFMoMA, featuring Nicholas DeMonchaux and the work of Buckminster Fuller Read more

22 Mar, 2012 Special Events

Vancouver Conceptual Photography: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Screening of the documentary Picture Start, directed by Harry Killas Read more

19 Mar, 2012 Special Events

BCNM Open House for Prospective Students

Open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students and visiting prospective students. RSVP here 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

21 Feb, 2012 Special Events

How Motion Matters

with Wendy Ju, California College of Arts, Read more

16 Feb, 2012 Special Events

The Fog of Freedom

with Christopher M. Kelty, UCLA Associate Professor Read more

13 Feb, 2012 Art, Tech & Culture

All the West is Wasteland: Art in the Post-Agrarian Landscape

with Fernando Garcia Dory, artist and agro-ecologist Read more

09 Feb, 2012 History & Theory

Media Piracy

A History and Theory of New Media lecture with Adrian Johns (University of Chicago) Read more

02 Feb, 2012 Special Events

Transforming Community Through Pervasive Play

with Jeff Watson (USC) Read more

30 Jan, 2012 Special Events

Hybrid Assemblages, Environments, and Happenings: Technologies and Strategies for an Emerging Participatory Culture

with Eric Paulos (Carnegie Mellon) Read more

23 Jan, 2012 Special Events

Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy

with Howard Rheingold, independent scholar at Stanford's Department of Communication Read more

05 Dec, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Heaven Can Wait: The Revolving Restaurant as Hypercinema

Bull.Miletic: Synne Bull and Dragan Miletic, recipients of the Bay Area Video Coalition's "Video Maker Award" Read more

21 Nov, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Performance and Humor in the New Media Landscape

with Marc Horowitz, interdisciplinary artist. A part of Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Read more

18 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Lydia Liu, in conversation with Martin Jay and David Bates on her new book, "The Freudian Robot"

The author of "The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious" talking to Martin Jay (History) and David Bates (Rhetoric) Read more

09 Nov, 2011 Special Events

The Extreme Art Roadshow

with Garth Johnson - writer, artist, and educator Read more

03 Nov, 2011 History & Theory

Transmedia

A History and Theory of New Media lecture by Henry Jenkins (USC) Read more

31 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Present Continuous Past(s): The Centre Pompidou New Media Collection

with Christine Van Assche, Chief Curator and Curator of New Media at the Centre Georges Pompidou Read more

19 Oct, 2011 Special Events

Beyond Design Thinking

with Regina Connell, Editor in Chief of Handful of Salt, an online magazine that covers the craft of modern design Read more

13 Oct, 2011 History & Theory

How to Knit a Popular History of Media

with Kristen Haring (Auburn University) Read more

10 Oct, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Fear and Fun: Performing the Human-Machine Interface

with Kal Spelletich, SF-based artist 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

22 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Co-Imagining Futures

with Uday Danvadate, co-founder and CEO of SonicRim, a global design research consulting practice Read more

21 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Opening Reception and Artist Talk, Video Voyages

An evening at the BCNM Commons Read more

19 Sep, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Social Turns and Reciprocal Systems

with Shannon Jackson, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in the Arts and Humanities and Director of the Arts Research Center Read more

07 Sep, 2011 Special Events

Desirée Holman in Conversation with Sherry Turkle

artist Holman and MIT Initiative on Technology and the Self  at MIT Turkle Read more

06 Sep, 2011 History & Theory

Technology as the Architect of our Intimacies

with Sherry Turkle -- pioneering technologist; professor, author, consultant, researcher and licensed clinical psychologist Read more

04 May, 2011 Special Events

Regents Lecture: Green Technologies – Enabling the Radical Innovations to Come (Sooner!)

A special lecture by Bill Joy, renowned technologist and partner in leading venture capital firm KPBC's Greentech Practice Read more

03 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Finding Christopher Alexander’s Fifteen Fundamental Properties in the Berkeley Rose Garden

A unique field trip to the Berkeley Rose Garden, led by Maggie Alexander Read more

02 May, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

with Christopher Alexander, Prof. of Architecture here at UC Berkeley Read more

29 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Curating People

25 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Advancing the New Machine, Human Rights and Technology Conference

A symposium for anyone interested in uniting the tech-world and the human rights community Read more

25 Apr, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Pure Engineering – Decoupling Technical Innovation from Utility and Consumerism

with Raffaello D’Andrea, an artist and Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Read more

17 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Futurefarmers Think Lodge*

*(hint: think tank and sweat lodge) Read more

13 Apr, 2011 Special Events

Participation, Collaboration, and Engagement

with Parul Vora, Wikimedia Foundation Read more

12 Apr, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Patrick Vinck, Phuong Pham

"New Media and Human Rights Research Methods" Read more

30 Mar, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: On Common Ground, Paula Levine

Led by Paula Levine, artist and researcher whose experimental videos have shown in screenings in New York's Lincoln Centre Read more

28 Mar, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Sophie Calle, Artist Presentation with Q&A

Hosted at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. Arrive early to claim your seat! Read more

16 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Crossing Boundaries: News, Technology, & Audiences

Speakers from across UC Berkeley departments on social media and journalism. Read the distinguished roster in full here. Read more

14 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Fashioning Apollo – Spacesuits, Cities, and How to Dress for Tomorrow

A lecture by Nicholas de Monchaux Read more

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

Stuart Candy, Arup

A lecture by Stuart Candy - aSenior Foresight and Innovation Specialist at Arup, Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, and Research Fellow of The Long Now Foundation Read more

09 Mar, 2011 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: A Moving Image – Media and Metaphor in Stage Performance

An informal talk and screening led by Ellen Bromberg, Guggenheim Fellow, choreographer, and media artist Read more

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

07 Feb, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Surfaces of Constant Simultaneity

Jose Alvarez on his own personal journey of investigation into the realms of consciousness, mysticism, spirituality Read more

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

24 Jan, 2011 Art, Tech & Culture

Rhinoceros Beetles, Kissable Frogs and other Close Encounters with Biodiverse and the Tasty Future

An Arts, Technology, and Culture Colloquium lecture by Natalie Jeremijenko Read more

19 Jan, 2011 Special Events

Design Futures: Making Technology Meaningful – Bridging Research & Practice

with Dr. Jaspal Sandhu and Dr. Mahad Ibrahim (Gobee) Read more

06 Dec, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

User-generated Urbanism

with Matthew Passmore, an artist and a principal at Rebar, an art and design studio based in San Francisco Read more

17 Nov, 2010 Special Events

Artist Lecture: Nao Bustamante

Bustamante's precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing Read more

17 Nov, 2010 Special Events

New Media Research Roundtable: Futurefarmers Recent and Forthcoming Work — A Variation on the Powers of Ten

Futurefarmers is a group of artists, designers and architects who use various media to create work that responds to the time and place around them Read more

15 Nov, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

Architectural Communication in the Knowledge Economy

 

with Jeffrey Inaba, founder of INABA, an architecture firm based in Los Angeles Read more

11 Oct, 2010 Art, Tech & Culture

Art and the Utopian Imaginary

with Mark Tribe, artist and occasional curator whose interests include art, technology, and politics Read more

20 Sep, 2010 Special Events

Adaptations

A lecture by Lisa Iwamoto, partner of IwamotoScott Read more

2 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

08 Jun, 2024

Conference Grant Reports: Katherine Song at CHI 2024

Katherine presented Füpop! Read more

07 Jun, 2024

Bridging the brain

A class by Ken Goldberg and Lisa Wymore is featured in Berkeley Engineer! Read more

07 Jun, 2024

Design and the (De)Construction of Nature

Jillian (Lee) Crandall publishes a book chapter in "Imaginary Wilds: ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTIONS FOR THE THOMAS COLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE." Read more

03 Jun, 2024

About Inequalities and the Digital Divide

Alum Jen Schradie in a Sciences Po podcast with Sergei Guriev. Read more

02 Jun, 2024

Sarah Rosalena: In All Directions

An exhibition curated by alum Kris Paulsen. Read more

02 Jun, 2024

(Un)blocking Utopia

A new article from Jillian Crandall on Blockchain Imperialism and Crypto-colonialism in Global Development. Read more

01 Jun, 2024

Global Urban Greening Strategies: From policies to community action.

Alum Eleni Oikonomaki in Placemaking Week! Read more

01 Jun, 2024

Encoding Urban Ecologies

BCNM student Xinwei Zhuang and BCNM faculty Luisa Caldas published this article on Automated Building Archetype Generation through Self-Supervised Learning for Energy Modeling. Read more

31 May, 2024

Segregating the Suburbs in Postwar California

Alum TF Tierney on a history of Ladera Housing Cooperative, 1944-1950. Read more

31 May, 2024

Where the Model Ends

Fascinating new article from alum Alenda Chang on modeling in videogames! Read more

30 May, 2024

Alum Kris Paulsen Guest Edits Media-N

Featuring an essay by alumni Kris Paulsen and Kaitlin Forcier. Read more

29 May, 2024

Alum Alenda Chang Co-Edits The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies gathers leading work by critical scholars in this burgeoning field.  Read more

29 May, 2024

Promoting Green Transformations through Smart Engagement

Eleni Oikonomaki co-authors this paper on an assessment of 100 citizen-led urban greening projects. Read more

29 May, 2024

When Diane Tells Me a Story

A new article from alum Lashon Daley in Meridians. Read more

29 May, 2024

MARL: Multi-scale Archetype Representation Learning for Urban Building Energy Modeling

BCNM student Xinwei Zhuang and BCNM faculty member Luisa Caldas presented this paper at the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)! Read more

27 May, 2024

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

27 May, 2024

Alum Christo Sims in Public Culture

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

26 May, 2024

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

New paper from Ken Goldberg and team! Read more

26 May, 2024

Speculative geographies: Fictions and futures

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

25 May, 2024

Alum Jessica Hankey Published Supervision

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

24 May, 2024

Exhibition Ergonomics

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

23 May, 2024

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

15 May, 2024

A volcanic eruption severed communications in Tonga. The reason lay deep under the sea.

Berkeley News highlights the work of Nicole Starosielski and her students in building awareness of this hidden, yet essential, infrastructure. Read more

13 May, 2024

Video now online! Lauren Klein's Historical Data, Present-Day Harms: On the Uses and Limits of Data Science for the Study of Social Movements

Missed the talk with Lauren Klein? A recording of the lecture has now been uploaded to YouTube. Read more

08 May, 2024

Alum Naomi Bragin Publishes Kinethic California Read more

07 May, 2024

Alum Trevor Paglen Highlighted in Artnet

Trevor's work is spotlighted in Emily Steer's article on "How the Cosmos and Night Sky Inspire Contemporary Artists." Read more

06 May, 2024

Julia Irwin Awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship Read more

05 May, 2024

Congratulating Our Spring 2024 Undergraduate Certificate Recipients

We wish them well in their future pursuits! Join us in applauding their accomplishments! Read more

03 May, 2024

Congratulating Our Spring 2024 Graduates

Artwork "HAYA" (Life) by Arianna Khmelniuk, in collaboration with Eddie Farr; Photographer: Wyatt Kane. Read more

26 Apr, 2024

Beyond open access: Book publishing in a metric culture

New paper from Clancy Wilmott! Read more

26 Apr, 2024

BCNM at AAS 2024 Read more

25 Apr, 2024

New Summer Course: Indigenous Technologies

Sierra Edd (Diné) leads a new summer course on Indigenous Technologies! Read more

25 Apr, 2024

Tiffany Ng in XR/XF Read more

25 Apr, 2024

Diagnosing Resistance Read more

25 Apr, 2024

Canvas Rebel Spotlights Edgar Fabián Frías

Get to know alum Edgar Fabián Frías in a new article published by CANVASREBEL! Read more

25 Apr, 2024

Is social media destroying kids' mental health?

alum danah boyd in conversation with Taylor Lorenz. Read more

25 Apr, 2024

Created Equal: Can tech regulation solve mental health issues?

alum danah boyd talks the possibilities of tech regulation. Read more

24 Apr, 2024

Salon des Fantômes Published

by Alum Kyle Booten. Read more

23 Apr, 2024

Rashad Arman Timmons Awarded UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields. Read more

21 Apr, 2024

Clancy Wilmott Awarded UCHRI Grant

The University of California Humanities Research Institute facilitates experimental, interdisciplinary humanities scholarship through partnerships, research initiatives, and competitive grants. Read more

21 Apr, 2024

STITCH: Augmented Dexterity for Suture Throws Including Thread Coordination and Handoffs

A new paper from Ken Goldberg and team! Read more

20 Apr, 2024

Announcing BCNM's Spring 2024 Faculty Seed Grants

Congratulations Greg NiemeyerClancy Wilmott, and Emma Fraser! Read more

19 Apr, 2024

Ken Goldberg and Catie Cuan's Breathless Reviewed in Forbes

Teaching Machines To Be Human, And Humans To Live With Machines, an article by Benjamin Wolff. Read more

18 Apr, 2024

Alum Xiaowei Wang Interviews ATC Speaker Jen Liu

A video installation that gleans new meanings from endings, writes Xiaowei Wang for Bomb magazine. Read more

15 Apr, 2024

Video now online! Sylvain Parasie's Computing the News: Data Journalism and the Search for Objectivity

Missed the talk with Sylvain Parasie? The video is now uploaded to YouTubeRead more

09 Apr, 2024

Sacramento Paradox with Greg Niemeyer

Greg Niemeyer, Some Information Cannot Be Displayed, Digital print in etched glass frame, 2024. Read more

08 Apr, 2024

Video now online! Vincente Perez and Clarkisha Kent's Book Forms as New Media

Missed the talk with Vincente Perez and Clarkisha Kent? A recording of their conversation has now been uploaded to YouTube.

 

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07 Apr, 2024

Announcing our Summer 2024 Research Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2024 Summer Research recipients from Geography, Music, Education, Architecture, East Asian Studies, Public Health, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, and Film & Media.  Read more

07 Apr, 2024

Announcing the Summer 2024 BCNM Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, the Berkeley Center for New Media pairs undergraduates with a graduate student mentor, offering them the chance to complete real, graduate level research while at Cal. We are thrilled to announce this semester's Fellows. Read more

06 Apr, 2024

Mass Ornament, Exploded: TikTok Dance Challenges as Mass Culture

A new article from alum Renée Pastel in The Velvet Light Trap. Read more

05 Apr, 2024

Hannah Zeavin Talks to the Author of “The Riddles of the Sphinx”

Unsolvable Puzzles: Anna Shechtman on the Feminist Psychology Behind Crosswords Read more

04 Apr, 2024

BCNM Around the Web Spring 24

Check out our faculty and alumni around the web this Spring, 2024! Read more

04 Apr, 2024

Alum Edgar Fabián Frías' Art is on the Moon Read more

04 Apr, 2024

Announcing the 2024 AAPI Media Creatives Fellow

Congratulations to Yeonhee Choi! Read more

01 Apr, 2024

Zekarias Musele Thompson and Lee Crandall at the Living Room Light Exchange

Two of our grad students are featured at tonight's Living Room Light Exchange! Read more

31 Mar, 2024

Announcing Our Spring 2024 DE & Certificate Cohort

Art by Yangyang Yang. Read more

30 Mar, 2024

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2024

Check out the work Ken Goldberg is presenting at ICRA 2024! Read more

30 Mar, 2024

Scholars Engaging with The Distance Cure on Book Forum

In this forum, five scholars from different but intersecting fields of historical research engage with Hannah Zeavin and Jeremy Greene’s recent books on telehealth and telemedicine. Read more

22 Mar, 2024

Hannah Zeavin Interviews Alice Notley

Alice Notley, The Art of Poetry No. 116 Interviewed by Hannah Zeavin Read more

22 Mar, 2024

The Resource Bind: System Failure and Legitimacy Threats in Sociotechnical Organizations

A new paper by danah boyd published in Sociologica! Read more

22 Mar, 2024

danah boyd in conversation on tech & society

21 Mar, 2024

Video now online! Paloma Duong's Mediascapes of Postsocialism: Cuban New Media Cultures After the End of History

Missed the talk with Paloma Duong? A recording of the lecture has now been uploaded to YouTube. Read more

21 Mar, 2024

Announcing BCNM's Spring 2024 Conference Grant Recipients

The Berkeley Center for New Media is thrilled to provide small grants to our graduate students to help them share their innovative research at the premiere conferences in their field. Read more

15 Mar, 2024

Alum Andrea Horbinski on Dragon Ball Z Creator

Hear Andrea Horbinski speak about Toriyama's legacy. Read more

11 Mar, 2024

Big Give is coming on March 14 - Join me! Read more

11 Mar, 2024

Mirage: Cross-Embodiment Zero-Shot Policy Transfer with Cross-Painting

New paper from BCNM faculty member Ken Goldberg. Read more

11 Mar, 2024

BCNM at SCMS 2024

Check out the work of our students, faculty, and alumni at SCMS 2024! Read more

06 Mar, 2024

Trevor Paglen on A History of the World in Spy Objects Read more

04 Mar, 2024

Video now online! Christina Leza and Trevor Reed's Unsettling Sound Technologies: Indigenous Sonic Sovereignty and Border Politics

Missed the talk with Christina Leza and Trevor Reed? A recording of the lecture has now been uploaded to YouTube. Read more

24 Feb, 2024

Ken Goldberg and Jacobi Solving Singularities

Jacobi Robotics was founded by a quartet of UC Berkeley robotics students, along with professor Ken Goldberg. Read more

24 Feb, 2024

Robot Stitches Wounds

This robot sews up a wound with six stitches all by itself. Read more

24 Feb, 2024

Ken Goldberg at NeurIPS

Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 36 pre-proceedings (NeurIPS 2023) Read more

23 Feb, 2024

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured in El País

From secret CIA prisons to the images that train AI, this article shares how Trevor Paglen looks where we cannot see. Read more

23 Feb, 2024

Innovation in the Internet Age

Alum Edgar Fabián Frías talks to Sarah M. Chappell in The Think Piece podcast. Read more

22 Feb, 2024

The Immediates

Hannah Zeavin has a new article on the telepath and psychoanalysis in Tank. Read more

21 Feb, 2024

danah boyd Joins Computer History Museum Board

Our BCNM alumni are helping to steer one of the most important new media museums in the world. Read more

21 Feb, 2024

Alex Saum-Pascual in Conversation with Mercedes Bunz and Joan Fontcuberta

Mercedes Bunz, researcher in the fields of digital culture, and the photographer Joan Fontcuberta spoke with BCNM faculty member Alex Saum-Pascual about artificial intelligence and artistic creation. Read more

20 Feb, 2024

Trevor Paglen in Frieze LA 2024

Alum Trevor Paglen is featured in this latest program, exploring the interstices of natural, urban and digital worlds. Read more

20 Feb, 2024

Alum Trevor Paglen at the De Lange Conference Read more

15 Feb, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Lyman Recipient

Congratulations Vincente Perez! Read more

15 Feb, 2024

Video now online! Raven Chacon's What Gets Amplifed

Missed the talk with Raven Chacon, 2023 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize–winning composer, performer, and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation? A recording of the lecture has now been uploaded to YouTube. Read more

14 Feb, 2024

Brooke Belisle, BCNM alum, publishes Depth Effects: Dimensionality from Camera to Computation

Brooke Belisle, Associate Professor of Art at Stony Brook University and BCNM alum, has just published Depth Effects: Dimensionality from Camera to Computation, in which she traces A.I.-enabled techniques of computational imaging back to spatial strategies of early photography, analyzing everyday smartphone apps by way of almost-forgotten media forms.  Read more

13 Feb, 2024

Nicole Starosielski teaches Introduction to Digital Infrastructure this Summer

This summer, Professor Nicole Starosielski teaches Introduction to Digital Infrastructure. The challenge of this course will be not only to learn about the infrastructures that comprise the digital "cloud," but to develop innovative representations of them, based on your own original research into the internet’s “plumbing.” Read more

11 Feb, 2024

Living on the block: How equitable is tokenized equity? Read more

11 Feb, 2024

Clancy Wilmott in TedX Berkeley

A butterfly flaps its wings. The air ripples, and time flows. Months later, a typhoon starts brewing above the ocean. Read more

09 Feb, 2024

Video now online! Tim Evatt's Designing for Animation

Missed the Commons Conversation with Tim Evatt, Production Designer at Pixar Animation Studio? A recording of the lecture has now been uploaded to YouTube! Watch below as Tim Evatt discusses his passion for studying visual structure in film and how to start a portfolio for animation.

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07 Feb, 2024

Hannah Zeavin Interviews Adam Shatz Read more

06 Feb, 2024

Nicole Starosielski in Elements Symposium Read more

30 Jan, 2024

BCNM Launches New Media Academy with Summer 2024 Indigenous Technologies Workshop

BCNM's New Media Academy launches this summer with a six-week Indigenous Technologies online workshop. Learn more and enroll now! Read more

29 Jan, 2024

Hannah Zeavin in Passerby with Monthly Recs

Each month, Passerby asks a writer to speak about what’s on their mind and share their tabs in our monthly recommendations. This month’s guest curator is our own Hannah Zeavin. Read more

29 Jan, 2024

Subsea Telecommunications Strategy

A report detailing best practices in Subsea Telecommunications Cable Sustainability from research from our own Nicole Starosielski's team! Read more

29 Jan, 2024

danah boyd on Data Impact

What is data science? How did we get to this point? And how will we use data science in the near and distant future? Read more

29 Jan, 2024

danah boyd at 4s East

This panel seeks to examine the role that institutional arrangements play in shaping science and technology by interrogating what happens when institutions are threatened or collapse. Read more

29 Jan, 2024

Techno-legal Solutionism: Regulating Children’s Online Safety in the United States

In this paper, alum danah boyd and Maria P. Agnel unpack the theory of change at the center of the “duty of care." Read more

25 Jan, 2024

Announcing BCNM's Spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, the Berkeley Center for New Media pairs undergraduates with a graduate student mentor, offering them the chance to complete real, graduate level research while at Cal. We are thrilled to announce this semester's Fellows. Read more

25 Jan, 2024

GARfield

Group Anything with Radiance Fields Read more

22 Jan, 2024

Bad Moods

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WISH. Read more

17 Jan, 2024

Summer Research Reports: Ellie Hoshizaki and the Vibe-o-meter

We're thrilled to support our students in their summer research. Read about Ellie Hoshizaki and the Vibe-o-meter! Read more

17 Jan, 2024

Conference Grant Reports: Elnaz Bailey at the Generative AI Conference Read more

15 Jan, 2024

Spring 2024 Designated Emphasis and Certificate Applications Now Open

Applications are due March 1, 2024. Read more

15 Jan, 2024

Why we don't have robot butlers yet Read more

29 Dec, 2023

Alex Saum-Pascual Awarded 2023 Peder Sather Grant

Alex was awarded a grant for "Transformation and Disruption: The Challenges and Opportunities of AI for Human Creativity." Read more

28 Dec, 2023

Ken Goldberg Isn't Afraid of Artificial Intelligence

Roboticist and artist Ken Goldberg takes the temperature of the current AI moment. Read more

28 Dec, 2023

Hannah Zeavin Talks Thinking with Freud

Indiana Public Media interviews Hannah Zeavin on psychoanalysis. Read more

28 Dec, 2023

Robotics Q&A with Ken Goldberg in TechCrunch

Ken Goldberg talks the future of robots with Brian Heater. Read more

28 Dec, 2023

Paglen on the Future of Photography Read more

24 Dec, 2023

Ken Goldberg in The Robot Report Year in Review

On this episode of the Robot Report Podcast titled, "2023 year in review: GenAI, humanoids dominate robotics industry", editors Steve Crowe, Gene Demaitre, and Mike Oitzman sit down and review their favorite robotics news stories from 2023. Read more

22 Dec, 2023

Optimal Arrangement and Rearrangement of Objects on Shelves to Minimize Robot Retrieval Cost

Ken Goldberg in IEEE Transactions! Read more

21 Dec, 2023

A Robot that Can Pick Your Clothes from the Floor?

Ken Goldberg has addressed "the teenage problem" with a cleaning machine robot!  Read more

21 Dec, 2023

Asma Kazmi Awarded 2023 Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead Microgrant

The award is offered by the New Media Caucus.  Read more

20 Dec, 2023

Seed Grant Report — Truth, lies, and misinformation during cognitive development

Celeste Kidd's lab received a BCNM Faculty Seed Grant for "Truth, lies, and misinformation during cognitive development." Read more about the results of the project! Read more

20 Dec, 2023

Alex Saum-Pascual on L&S in the Age of AI

Alex spoke about AI and Research Innovation Across Disciplines! Read more

20 Dec, 2023

Trevor Paglen Spotlighted in the SF Examiner

Alum Trevor Paglen's work is highlighted in an article by Max Blue. Read more

13 Dec, 2023

Interview with Edgar Fabián Frías in Bold Journey

Edgar talks art and their journey to reach their current practice. Read more

07 Dec, 2023

Congratulating Our Fall 2023 Graduates

Omnidirectional wifi speaker, Hae Sung Park. Read more

07 Dec, 2023

BCNM Around the Web Fall 2023

Check out our faculty and alumni around the web this Fall 2023! Read more

07 Dec, 2023

Ken Goldberg Joins The House Fund

Ken Goldberg partners with The House Fund, potential $115M to prospective Berkeley AI startups! 

 

 

 

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05 Dec, 2023

Apply to TA in Summer 2024

TA for Transforming Tech or Digital Infrastructures this summer! Read more

05 Dec, 2023

Seed Grant Report: Clancy Wilmott and Before You Were Here

Clancy Wilmott received a faculty seed grant to create a map using experimental techniques combining GIS, geocomputation and hand drafting. Read more

04 Dec, 2023

Ken Goldberg at CORL 2023

Check out the new papers Ken Goldberg and team presented at CoRL 2023! Read more

02 Dec, 2023

Announcing Our Fall 2023 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2023 cohort of Undergraduate Certificate in New Media students!  Read more

01 Dec, 2023

Alum Edgar Fabián Frías in New Art City

New Art City is a virtual exhibition toolkit for new media art with a focus on copresence and experiencing digital art together. Read more

30 Nov, 2023

Announcing Our Fall 2023 DE & Certificate Cohort

Haya Constellation Altar, 2019, Arianna Khmelniuk Read more

29 Nov, 2023

Apply for the 2024 AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship

Applications are due March 1, 2024. Read more

28 Nov, 2023

A fulfilling and comprehensive experience

Minh Anh Van reflects on her experience as the inaugural BCNM AAPI Media Creatives Fellow! Read more

27 Nov, 2023

Video now online! Jen Liu's The ghost in the machine is me.

Missed the talk with Jen Liu about her multifaceted GHOST_WORLD project, which proposes an intrinsically paradoxical task: to represent electronics workers through the digital imaging technologies that are designed to erase them, bridging the distance between labor and consumer through location-based AR? A recording of the lecture has now been uploaded to YouTube. Read more

27 Nov, 2023

Video now online! Jesse Colin Jackson Tectonic Echoes in the Information Age (ten years later)

Missed the discussion with Jesse Colin Jackson exploring the architectures we construct—from buildings to landscapes to virtual worlds—through objects and images made with digital visualization and fabrication technologies? A recording of the lecture has now been uploaded to YouTube. Read more

26 Nov, 2023

Bernard Stiegler Digital Inquiry Keynote

Stiegler made these remarks available for view in 2016.  Read more

07 Nov, 2023

Conference Grant Reports: William Morgan and Financial Rationalities

William Morgan traveled to Brussels to present a paper at the Intersetions of Finance and Society Conference. Read more

05 Nov, 2023

The Digital is a Ruin: Digital Space, Geography and the End of the World

Emma Fraser speaks on November 8th at the Geography colloquium. Read more

04 Nov, 2023

Announcing BCNM's Fall 2023 Faculty Seed Grants

This semester, the Berkeley Center for New Media was thrilled to support four faculty members in their scholarship through seed grants that will help catalyze their research in new media. We are excited to congratulate these amazing artists and scholars! Read more

03 Nov, 2023

Conference Grant Reports: Xinwei Zhuang at ACADIA

We are pleased to support our students sharing their work at the premiere conferences in their field. Xinwei Zhuang presented their paper on ""Encoding Urban Ecologies: Automated Building Archetype Generation through Self-Supervised Learning for Energy Modeling" at ACADIA.

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01 Nov, 2023

Announcing BCNM's Fall 23 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these students working in the fields of architecture, geography, engineering, and more! Read more

30 Oct, 2023

Summer Research Reports: Alexis Wood on Digital Landscapes in Northern California

We're thrilled to support our students in their summer research. Read about Alexis Wood on Digital Landscapes in Northern California.  Read more

26 Oct, 2023

Wish Wang on Community Design

Wish Wang received an undergraduate research fellowship and was mentored by Xinwei Zhuang. Read more

26 Oct, 2023

Alum Christine Dierk Leads Adobe's Project Primrose

Geeky Gadgets features Christine's latest project to create an interactive dress capable of changing patterns. Read more

26 Oct, 2023

Alexis Wood on Erosion as Method(ology) at NACIS 23

Alexis Wood (Department of Geography & BCNM DE) presented her paper, “Erosion As Method(ology): Theorizing and Mapping Structures of Feeling” at the at the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Annual Conference. Read more

26 Oct, 2023

Conference Grant Reports: Haripriya Sathyanarayanan on Showcasing Research, Art, And Intersections To Encourage Member Collaboration

Haripriya Sathyanarayanan traveled to La Jolla to present at the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA)​ Conference. Read more

25 Oct, 2023

What Should We Make of the Return of Sigmund Freud

A new article from Hannah Zeavin in The Chronicle of Higher Education Read more

24 Oct, 2023

Alum Trevor Paglen at the Shanghai Biennale Read more

22 Oct, 2023

Flying the skies to wire the seas: Subsea cables, remote work, and the social fabric of a media industry

BCNM faculty member Nicole Starosielski has recently published the research article, "Flying the skies to wire the seas: Subsea cables, remote work, and the social fabric of a media industry."  Read more

21 Oct, 2023

Elnaz Tafrihi on Insight XR

Elnaz received a summer research grant to work on an augmented reality project. Read more

19 Oct, 2023

Missing Objects Library Featured at Gray Area Festival 2023

Asma Kazmi speaks on a project she's leading with Jill Miller to build a web-based curated repository of hand-made digital objects. Read more

19 Oct, 2023

Alum Edgar Fabián Frías in Lush Computation

Edgar's work is featured in The M. Rosetta Hunter gallery at Seattle Central's latest exhibition. Read more

18 Oct, 2023

Unleashing Nostalgia

Emma Fraser's 'Video Games and Playful Media' Class Explores the Past and Future of Gaming.
Image Jami Smith/UC Berkeley Library. Read more

15 Oct, 2023

Julia Irwin on a History of Artificial Perception

Summer research from Julia Irwin on "Patterning Recognition: A History of Artificial Perception." Read more

14 Oct, 2023

Weiying Li on “Designing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) curriculum”.

Weiying Li received a BCNM 2023 summer research award. Read more

14 Oct, 2023

Spring 2024 Recommended Courses Now Online

We've scoured the listings for our favorite new media courses! Check them out in one handy place! Read more

14 Oct, 2023

Edgar Fabián Frías' Work at CalPoly

Edgar's work is featured in the exhibition Lifelike! Read more

05 Oct, 2023

World Building for Immersive Storytelling

Interview with Alex McDowell RDI Read more

28 Sep, 2023

BCNM at 4S 2023

Don't miss these great new media talks at 4S this year! Read more

20 Sep, 2023

Jaclyn Zhou and Caleb Murray-Bozeman to Lead New Media Working Group

We're thrilled to announce that Jaclyn Zhou and Caleb Murray-Bozeman are the new coordinators of the New Media Working Group! Read more

18 Sep, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Jarvis Scholarship Recipients

The generous Eugene Jarvis Scholarship was awarded to Kelsey Choe, Em Erce, and Anna Ma.  Read more

18 Sep, 2023

Announcing Our Fall 2023 Class Grants

We are pleased to Support Alex Saum-Pascual, Lisa Wymore, and Jacob Gaboury's courses.  Read more

15 Sep, 2023

Valencia James at Murphy & Cadogan Exhibition

Valencia James will be presenting a new iteration of their art installation, Landship Valiant Star at SomArts Gallery in San Francisco. Read more

15 Sep, 2023

A Memoir of Contested Illness That Takes On the Legacy of Hysteria

Emily Wells is interested in what her doctors see when they look at her: a depressed or anxious woman, perhaps even one who is faking sickness for attention. Read more

13 Sep, 2023

Gloria Emeagwali Video & Transcript Now Online Read more

08 Sep, 2023

Eric Paulos Named Faculty Director of Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Professor Eric Paulos has been appointed as the new Faculty Director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation (effective 1 July 2023).  Read more

04 Sep, 2023

Lyman Report: Rashad Timmons on Racialized Geography in Ferguson

With the support of the Lyman Fellowship, Rashad Timmons traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to engage in fieldwork and archival research for my dissertation. Read more

28 Aug, 2023

The Art of the Psyop Read more

28 Aug, 2023

How the Art World is Embracing AI

Alum Trevor Paglen features in new video published by cheddar news.  Read more

17 Aug, 2023

BCNM at SIGCIS 2023

BCNM is proud to highlight Hannah Zeavin and Nicholaus Gutierrez at The 14th annual conference of the Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society [SIGCIS]. Read more

17 Aug, 2023

Edgar Fabian Frias at Australia's TWFineArts

 

 

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16 Aug, 2023

Vincente Perez and Hip-Hop Poetics

Read about Vincente Perez's research into Hip-Hop poetics Read more

16 Aug, 2023

Jacob Gaboury Reviews Uncomputable

Jacob Gaboury has published a review of  Uncomputable: Play and Politics in the Long Digital Age by Alexander R. Galloway Read more

15 Aug, 2023

Valencia James & Landship Valiant Star

Read about Valencia James and Landship Valiant Star; a multimodal research project in which I am exploring the living history of the Barbados Landship. Read more

11 Aug, 2023

Dongho Shin on Digital Systems Generating Mnemonics

Read about Dongho Shin's project to develop digital systems capable of generating mnemonics—strategies that enhance memory retention, such as creating wordplay, narratives, and visuals. Read more

10 Aug, 2023

Rita Kuleva Video and Transcript Now Online Read more

10 Aug, 2023

BCNM Around the Web Summer 2023

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this Summer! Read more

27 Jul, 2023

Fall 2023 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for an incredible lineup of speakers this fall! Featuring multi-disciplinary visual artist Jen Liu, UC Irvine Professor of Electronic Art & Design Jesse Colin Jackson, Indigenous Technologies lectures by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Raven Chacon and Dartmouth Professor Martina Broner, an “AI & The Humanities” roundtable discussion with Black in AI co-founder Timnit Gebru, plus so much more! Read more

26 Jul, 2023

Announcing the 2023-2024 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Season

We are excited to announce the 2023-2024 season of our ATC lecture series, featuring Jen Liu, Jesse Colin Jackson, Valeria Luiselli, and more! Read more

26 Jul, 2023

Announcing the 2023-2024 History and Theory of New Media Season

We are excited to announce the 2023-2024 season of our HTNM lecture series, featuring Paloma Duong, Erik Davis, Lauren Klein, and more! Read more

26 Jul, 2023

Announcing the 2023-2024 Indigenous Technologies Season

We are excited to announce the 2023-2024 season of our Indigenous Technologies lecture series, featuring Raven Chacon, Christina Leza, Trevor Reed, and more! Read more

26 Jul, 2023

Announcing the 2023-2024 Latinx & Latin American Media Ecologies Season

We are excited to announce the 2023-2024 season of our Latinx & Latin American Media Ecologies lecture series, featuring Eduardo Costa, Martina Broner, micha cárdenas, and more! Read more

25 Jul, 2023

The Future of Digital Space by Emma Fraser

The future of digital space: Gaming, virtual reality, and metaversal thinking. Read more

19 Jul, 2023

Alum Bo Ruberg Promoted to Full Professor Read more

17 Jul, 2023

Ken Goldberg at RSS 2023

Ken Goldberg presented on Expanding Access to Robots for Education and Research in the workshop on lowering barriers for robotics research. Read more

17 Jul, 2023

Hannah Zeavin Talks #OverwhelmedMom

Hannah Zeavin joins Kathryn Jezer-Morton, Sophie Hamacher and Rea McNamara to discuss the intersection of parenting and technology. Read more

16 Jul, 2023

Artificial Intelligence Meets Medical Robotics

Ken Goldberg co-authors a perspective essay on artificial intelligence and medical robotics for Science AI. Read more

11 Jul, 2023

Rita Lucarelli Publishes the Oxford Handbook of the Egyptian Book of the Dead Read more

11 Jul, 2023

Cesar Torres at Creativity & Cognition 2023

Alum Cesar Torres presented multiple papers, including "Cogcues: Shifting Perception through Interactive Projected Cues in Still Life Drawing," which won a Best Paper Award. Read more

10 Jul, 2023

Alex Saum-Pascual & Shannon Jackson Named 2023 Townsend Fellows

The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities has encouraged an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship, fostered innovative research, and promoted intellectual conversation across academic fields. Read more

10 Jul, 2023

Real Life in Real Time Read more

06 Jul, 2023

Nicole Starosielski Joins BCNM Read more

05 Jul, 2023

Fall 2023 Designated Emphasis and Certificate Applications Now Open

Applications are due November 1, 2023. Read more

03 Jul, 2023

Bjoern Hartmann at DIS 2023

Herding AI Cats: Lessons from Designing a Chatbot by Prompting GPT-3 Read more

29 Jun, 2023

Conference Grant Reports: William Morgan on Autocatallaxy

William Morgan traveled to Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Beijing to conduct and present elements of his research as part of the Antikythera Program. Read more

29 Jun, 2023

Trevor Paglen & Eyal Weizman on Art, Surveillance, and Investigation

Trevor and Eyal discuss how art and architecture can be harnessed to challenge structures of power and state control. Read more

29 Jun, 2023

Edgar Fabián Frías' Art at Givenchy's Beauty Pride Gallery

Givenchy Beauty collaborates with three digital artists to each create a digital art piece on the metaverse platform. Read more

29 Jun, 2023

Greg Niemeyer on Art in the Age of Stable Diffusion

Watch Greg's talk at the Universität der Künste Berlin online now! Read more

28 Jun, 2023

Edgar Fabián Frías on the Salesforce Tower

For the entire month of June, alum Edgar Fabián Frías' art, "Hechizo Tuutú," was featured on the Salesforce tower! Read more

28 Jun, 2023

How AI can distort human beliefs

Celeste Kidd and co-author Abeba Birhane have a new article in Science on how models can convey biases and false information to users! Read more

27 Jun, 2023

BCNM's Big Wins 2023

We're so proud to share some our greatest successes from 2022-2023!  Read more

26 Jun, 2023

Ken Goldberg on Generative AI

Pieter Abbeel and Ken Goldberg on generative AI applications Read more

20 Jun, 2023

Welcoming Hannah Zeavin Back to BCNM! Read more

20 Jun, 2023

Trevor Paglen's PsyOps

We're moving from “surveillance capitalism” to an even more manipulative era, the artist said. Read more

20 Jun, 2023

In the Studio with Trevor Paglen

15 Jun, 2023

Announcing BCNM's New Director Tom McEnaney Read more

13 Jun, 2023

Michelle Carney Featured on People of AI Read more

13 Jun, 2023

Undergraduate Research Report: Isabel Li on Insight XR

Isabel Li worked with Elnaz Tafrihi on InsightXR, a project which aims to provide accessible, remote co-design in architectural contexts through mobile AR experiences. Read more

13 Jun, 2023

Paper Computing and Early Screenshot Cultures by Jacob Gaboury

The paper appears in the open access publication Screen Images. In-Game Photography, Screenshot, Screencast. Read more

13 Jun, 2023

Conference Grant Reports: Haripriya Sathyanarayanan at Elevate

We are pleased to support our students sharing their work at the premiere conferences in their field.  Read more

13 Jun, 2023

Hannah Zeavin on Thinking with Freud

Indiana Public Media published a podcast with Hannah Zeavin, one of the founders of Parapraxis, on psychoanalysis. Read more

13 Jun, 2023

Ken Goldberg Exhibiting Trees, Time and Technology

Trees, Time, and Technology: Ancient Wisdom for a Future Ecology Read more

13 Jun, 2023

Undergraduate Research Report: Xiaowen Yuan on Immersive Virtual Environments

Xiaowen Yuan worked with Haripriya Sathyanarayanan on a project based on virtual reality and built environment design. Read more

12 Jun, 2023

Nicholaus Gutierrez on VR's Mythic Past

The Ballad of Morton Hellig: On VR's Mythic Past was published in JCMS Journal! Read more

08 Jun, 2023

Spring 2023 Events Review Read more

08 Jun, 2023

Trevor Paglen in e-flux's Criticism

Trevor Paglen’s photography is suited to moments of acute representational crisis. It suggests a form of political engagement that both acknowledges our dire political circumstances and avoids the imaginative foreclosure enforced by a seemingly permanent state of exception.  Read more

08 Jun, 2023

Yairamaren Roman Maldonado Launches Escritura Publica

This public humanities project proposes to create a space where women can access creative writing and healing techniques as critical tools to address their experiences with different daily social problems on the island of Puerto Rico.  Read more

08 Jun, 2023

Jill Miller & Asma Kazmi Receive C/Change Grant Read more

08 Jun, 2023

Silayan Camson and the {m}aganda Digital Archive

Check out the awesome work our undergraduate certificate students are doing around Cal! Read more

08 Jun, 2023

Alex Saum-Pascual Co-Edits Special Issue of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies Read more

07 Jun, 2023

Real Life in Real Time Co-Edited by Bo Ruberg

Published by MIT Press, this new volume explores the cultural ramifications of online live streaming, including its effects on identity and power in digital spaces. Read more

01 Jun, 2023

Let's Give AI a Chance

Check out this new article from Ken Goldberg! Read more

01 Jun, 2023

Jacob Gaboury 2023 HCI History Award Winner Read more

01 Jun, 2023

Critical Computation on a Geographical Register

Clancy Wilmott has released a new research article titled "Critical computation on a geographical register." Read more

01 Jun, 2023

Shannon Jackson on the Relevance of Place Read more

01 Jun, 2023

Jingyi Li To Join Pomona as Assistant Professor

Congratulations to former undergraduate certificate student Jingy Li on joining Pomona as an Assistant Professor.  Read more

30 May, 2023

Undergraduate Research Reports: Riya Manimaran on Hybrid Learning

Riya Manimaran worked with Meg Everett on Hybrid Learning Environments. Read more

30 May, 2023

Conference Reports: Weiying Li at AERA 2023

Weiying Li shares her experience at the AERA 2023 Conference on “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth.” Read more

30 May, 2023

BCNM at HCI 2023 Read more

30 May, 2023

Conference Grants: Harry Burson at SCMS

Harry Burson presented his paper, "“Metaverse, Multiverse, Server-verse: Fantasies of Control and Connection”, at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) annual conference. Read more

26 May, 2023

Celeste Kidd's Research in Scientific American Read more

26 May, 2023

How Parenting Tech Opens the Door to State Surveillance by Hannah Zeavin

Published in Wired, the article explores the history and implications of parental surveillance technologies, focusing on baby monitors. Read more

26 May, 2023

Kimiko Ryokai & Team Awarded 1.29M

Kimiko Ryokai and team awarded $1.29M to center Indigenous youth in museum spaces Read more

26 May, 2023

Conference Grants: Katherine Song at CHI 23

Katherine presented "Lotio: Lotion-Mediated Interaction with an Electronic Skin-Worn Display" and "Vim: Customizable, Decomposable Electrical Energy Storage." Read more

26 May, 2023

Faculty Seed Grants: Asma Kazmi & After Jahangir Read more

26 May, 2023

Trevor Paglen on Art, Design, and Technology

Artists Trevor Paglen, Khyati Trehan, and Sebastian Errazuris discuss the metaverse, NFTs, A.I., and what it all means for the art world and debate What Technology Has in Store for Creative Work. Read more

25 May, 2023

Jacob Gaboury Co-Edits Critical Inquiry

Weihong Bao, Daniel Morgan, and our own Jacob Gaboury co-edited a special issue of Critical Inquiry on Medium/Environment. Read more

25 May, 2023

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2023

Ken Goldberg is presenting at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)! Read more

24 May, 2023

Clancy Wilmott Receives Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentorship Award

The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award honors members of the Berkeley faculty and teaching staff who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and supporting graduate students.  Read more

24 May, 2023

Conference Grants: Pratiti at BASAS 2023

Pratiti presented their work "Ghosts (of) in Calcutta: Viewing the Cities ‘Dead’" at the annual meeting of the British Association for South Asian Studies. Read more

19 May, 2023

Congratulating Our Spring 2023 Graduates

Art by Tiare Ribeaux. Read more

18 May, 2023

Congratulating Our Spring 2023 Undergraduate Certificate Recipients

We wish them well in their future pursuits! Congratulations Annie, Omeed, Silayan, and Sirui (Skylar)! Read more

11 May, 2023

Teddy Cruz & Fonna Forman Video & Transcript Now Online! Read more

10 May, 2023

Conference Grants: Eric Rawn at CHI 23

We are pleased to support our students sharing their work at the premiere conferences in their field. Eric Rawn presented my paper “Understanding Version Control as Material Interaction with Quickpose” at the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) CHI (Conference on Computer-Human Interaction) in Hamburg, Germany Read more

02 May, 2023

Celeste Kidd on Why Aren't Babies Little Adults

Why are babies small and grownups big? Why are babies so helpless, instead of little versions of adults? Do babies know they're babies? How do babies grow? How do babies learn to talk? Read more

30 Apr, 2023

Alex Saum-Pascual Featured in Caracteres

The exhibition runs from 04/21/2023 to 05/12/2023! Read more

24 Apr, 2023

BCNM at AERA 2023 Read more

24 Apr, 2023

Celeste Kidd on You Are Not So Smart Read more

24 Apr, 2023

Celeste Kidd Publishes on Why We Disagree So Often

Is a dog more similar to a chicken or an eagle? Is a penguin noisy? Is a whale friendly?

Celeste Kidd and team say these absurd-sounding questions might help us better understand what’s at the heart of some of society’s most vexing arguments.  Read more

22 Apr, 2023

Alum Tiffany Ng Featured Artist on MUSFORUM

MUSFORUM is the online network for women organists. Read more

21 Apr, 2023

Hannah Zeavin on Ordinary Unhappiness

Hannah Zeavin and collaborator Alex Colston talk Freud on the podcast Ordinary Unhappiness! Read more

20 Apr, 2023

danah boyd Awarded Morrison Prize

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Program in Science, Technology, and Society awarded alum danah boyd its prestigious Morrison Prize and lecture. Read more

19 Apr, 2023

BCNM at CHI 2023

Check out the amazing work from BCNM faculty, students, and alumni at the ACM Computer-Human Interaction Conference of 2023! Read more

19 Apr, 2023

Alex Saum-Pascual in Poetry & the Senses Chapbook

The Arts Research Center published a chapbook featuring their 2020 Poetry & the Senses Fellows, including Alex Saum-Pascual! Read more

19 Apr, 2023

Faculty Seed Grant Report: Firetime Read more

18 Apr, 2023

Chris Goetz Publishes The Counterfeit Coin Read more

18 Apr, 2023

Celeste Kidd at BCCD Video

Check out the video of Celeste Kidd on truth, lies and misinformation during cognitive development. Read more

18 Apr, 2023

Alex Saum-Pascual Publishes Untitled (atomic) form 2

Alex published her latest work in the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. Read more

15 Apr, 2023

Announcing Our Summer 2023 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to Akira Ono, Isabel Li, Nika States, Reica Ramirez, and Wish Wang! Read more

15 Apr, 2023

Miyoko Conley's Human Museum at the Rorschach Theatre

Alum Miyoko Conley's play was presented as a reading earlier this month. Read more

14 Apr, 2023

Morgan Ames Publishes Algorithmic Modernity Read more

14 Apr, 2023

Making the Invisible Visible with Alum Trevor Paglen

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Cindy Cohn talks to alum and artist Trevor Paglen about mass surveillance. Read more

14 Apr, 2023

Grace Gipson at Culpeper Con

Alum Grace Gipson was the keynote speaker at this comic-con style event! Read more

13 Apr, 2023

Conference Grants: Alexis Wood at the AAG

Clancy Wilmott and Alexis Wood presented their upcoming paper, “All your base [maps] are belong to us,” at the 2023 American Associations of Geographers (AAG) meeting in Denver, Colorado on March 24th. Read more

13 Apr, 2023

Conference Grants: Meg Everett at the Society for Research in Child Development Read more

13 Apr, 2023

Visiting Scholar at BCNM: Xuan Wang

Xuan Wang was a visiting scholar at BCNM during 2022. Read more

13 Apr, 2023

Minh Anh Van Directs To the Water and Back

BCNM AAPI Fellow directs To the Water and Back! Read more

12 Apr, 2023

Osman Khan Video & Transcript Now Online! Read more

09 Apr, 2023

Announcing the 2023 AAPI Media Creatives Fellow

Congratulations to Minh Anh Van! Read more

06 Apr, 2023

Announcing the Spring 2023 BCNM Faculty Seed Grants

Congratulations Alex Saum-Pascual, Asma Kazmi, and Jill Miller! Read more

06 Apr, 2023

Work by Edgar Fabián Frías at the Riverside Art Museum

The exhibition Land of Milk and Honey takes place February 25–May 28, 2023. Read more

06 Apr, 2023

Now Hiring: Lecturer in New Media

Next review date: Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Read more

05 Apr, 2023

Conference Grants: Sophia Perez at the Indigenous Imaginarium Read more

05 Apr, 2023

CoRL Papers Published in Proceedings of Machine Learning

Ken Goldberg has been included in the Conference on Robotic Learning proceedings. Read more

05 Apr, 2023

Profile of Alum Edgar Fabian Frias in Voyage LA

Check out this new interview with alum Edgar Fabián Frías in VoyageLA! Read more

03 Apr, 2023

BCNM Around the Web April 2023

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this April! Read more

02 Apr, 2023

Kaitlin Forcier Reviews Surfing with Satoshi

Alum Kaitlin Forcier reviews Domenico Quaranta's Surfing with Satoshi: Art, Blockchain and NFTs in Media-N! Read more

02 Apr, 2023

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects Reviewed by April Riddle

April Riddle reviews Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects in Media-N! Read more

02 Apr, 2023

Ken Goldberg on Creative Robots for Nautil.us

Jeanne Carstensen spotlights Ken Goldberg's work on creative robots, the Kurzweil fallacy, and what it means to be human.

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31 Mar, 2023

BCNM Around the Web March 2023

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this March! Read more

30 Mar, 2023

Ken Goldberg on The Next Billion Cars

Ken Goldberg joins host Mark Pesce to discuss the future of autonomous vehicles. Read more

29 Mar, 2023

Kris Paulsen Co-Edits Media N

With Brian Michael Murphy, alum Kris Paulsen co-edits a special issue of Media N on Afterlives of Data. Read more

29 Mar, 2023

Ra Malika Imhotep Featured on Poetry.org

Alum Ra Malika Imhotep's poetry was originally published in Poem-a-Day on January 30, 2023. Read more

27 Mar, 2023

Fall 2023 Recommended Courses Now Online

We've scoured the listings and added our favorite new media classes in one handy place! Read more

23 Mar, 2023

Announcing Our Summer 2023 Research Award Recipients

We are thrilled to share our 2023 Summer Research Fellows from Architecture, Art Practice, Design, Education, Film & Media, Geography, and Theater, Dance and Performance Studies!  Read more

20 Mar, 2023

Abigail De Kosnik Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

The Academic Senate’s Committee on Teaching has awarded Director Gail De Kosnik a Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus' most prestigious award for teaching. Read more

20 Mar, 2023

Tracing the Roots of Computer Graphics: A Conversation With Jacob Gaboury

Jacob Gaboury, the author of “Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics” and 2022 Computer History Museum Book Prize winner, delves into the forgotten past of computer-generated images and their impact on our present and future. Read more

20 Mar, 2023

Valencia James Co-Curates The Parables Experience

The Parables Experience takes place at MozFest! Read more

17 Mar, 2023

Conference Grants: Rebecca Levitan at the Archaeological Institute of America

Rebecca presented her work "New Research on Roman and Late Antique Living Spaces" at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. Read more

17 Mar, 2023

Bo Ruberg Receives the Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award

SCMS recently announced the winners, including our own alum Bo Ruberg! Read more

16 Mar, 2023

Nettrice Gaskins Video & Transcript Now Online Read more

13 Mar, 2023

Announcing the Spring 2023 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working in the fields of Asian studies, education, computer science, geography, film & media, rhetoric, EECS, architecture, and more! Read more

13 Mar, 2023

Announcing Our Spring 2023 DE & Certificate Cohort

Image credit: Karthika Baiju. Read more

06 Mar, 2023

Sonia Katyal Receives Dukeminier Award

Sonia K Katyal receives Dukeminier award for her recent writing on gender, sexuality and AI alongside undergraduate Berkeley student Jessica Y Jung.  Read more

06 Mar, 2023

Kate Mattingly Publishes Shaping Dance Canons Read more

27 Feb, 2023

Rachel Chen to Join Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Doctoral student in specical education and new media Rachel Chen to join Nanyang Technological University in Singapore Read more

27 Feb, 2023

Ryan Shaw Publishes Conceptual Modeling as Language Design Read more

27 Feb, 2023

Hannah Zeavin on the Triumph of the Therapeutic

Hannah Zeavin talks with Alex Colston about navigating Rieff, Freud, and the conservative underbelly of psychoanalysis. . Read more

23 Feb, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Lyman Recipient Read more

15 Feb, 2023

Welcoming Raphael Cohen to BCNM!

Raphael Cohen will serve as the Center's Events Coordinator and Office Manager! Read more

07 Feb, 2023

Grace Gipson on Pop Junctions

On the Pop Junctions blog, BCNM alum Grace Gipson discusses race, fandom, and casting Halle Bailey in the the 2023 live action adaptation of The Little MermaidRead more

03 Feb, 2023

Jen Schradie on a Bottom Up Approach to Disinformation Research

Digital disinformation is changing society, but the societal 3 C's (class, community, and context) are changing disinformation, too. Read more

31 Jan, 2023

Billboard Features Jill Miller's Ariel Stinks

"Ariel Pink Used Jill Miller's Face on His Album Cover Without Permission, So She Responded With ‘Ariel Stinks’ NFTs" writes Billboard. Read more

31 Jan, 2023

Xiaowei Wang Receives Science & Literature National Book Award

Blockchain Chicken Farm has been selected as one of the three winners of the 2023 $10,000 science and literature awards! Read more

31 Jan, 2023

BCNM at SCMS 2023 Read more

30 Jan, 2023

Hannah Zeavin's Parapraxis in Vulture

In Parapraxis, Author Hannah Zeavin explores the question "What is psychoanalysis but the recuperation of history through its traumas and limits toward a curative and emancipatory end?” Read more

26 Jan, 2023

Indigenous Technologies Coordinator Sierra Edd Featured in Berkeley News

(Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small) Read more

25 Jan, 2023

Eric Paulos Receives CITRIS Seed Grant for Bright Blue Read more

23 Jan, 2023

Ariel Stinks Drop by Jill Miller Read more

19 Jan, 2023

Asian Americans in Hollywood Video and Transcript Now Online Read more

18 Jan, 2023

Jill Miller Presents Future Perfect Read more

18 Jan, 2023

Vincente Perez Receives Sundress Microgrant

The recipient of the Light Bill Incubator Microgrant is Vincente Perez. They will receive $500, a slot in Sundress’s reading series, and a residency at the Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville, TN. Read more

17 Jan, 2023

Ra Malika Imhotep, and Caleb Luna, “Body Language Sick and Disabled Crazy Femmes in Conversation”

Artists Ra Malika Imhotep and Caleb explore the beauty that lives within them through embodied study and research as well as everyday practices of solidarity and collective liberation Read more

09 Jan, 2023

BCNM at MLA 2023

Alumni Katherine Chandler, Alenda Chang, and Lashon Daley featured their research at MLA 2023. Read more

06 Jan, 2023

Gillian Rose Video & Transcript Now Online Read more

06 Jan, 2023

Andrea Horbinski at CasaCon22

Andrea Horbinski presented at CasaCon22 this past December. Read more

06 Jan, 2023

Kidd Lab at Cognitive Development Center Conference 2023

Celeste Kidd's lab presented at the Cognitive Development Center Conference 2023. Read more

06 Jan, 2023

BCNM Around the Web January 2023

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this January! Read more

05 Jan, 2023

Spring 2023 Designated Emphasis and Certificate Applications Now Open

Applications for Spring 2023 admittance are due March 1, 2023. Read more

30 Dec, 2022

Announcing Our Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to Isabel Li, Riya Manimaran, and Xiaowen Yuan! Read more

29 Dec, 2022

Conference Grants: Eric Rawn at SHOT 2022

Eric presented on his work "Making Sense, Crystallizing Reason: Towards An Intellectual History of Pervasive Computing at Xerox PARC" at the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting 2022. Read more

23 Dec, 2022

Digital Literature for the End of the World

Digital technologies, climate damage, algorithms, capitalocene, ecology, environmental studies, and digital literature! Read more

23 Dec, 2022

If Sex Workers Owned the Internet: a Juliana Friend Interview

If Sex Workers Owned the Internet: A Conversation with Senegalese Activists about Digital Privacy and Security Read more

23 Dec, 2022

Ken Goldberg Discusses the Biggest Robotics Trends of 2022 Read more

23 Dec, 2022

Hannah Zeavin on Bernadette Mayer

For Hannah Zeavin, Bernadette Mayer was the greatest minor American poet of the 20th century, and the 21st too, in which she has become less minor. Read more

23 Dec, 2022

Bo Ruberg on Computer Dating and the Classifieds

Computer Dating in the Classifieds: Complicating the Cultural History of Matchmaking by Machine Read more

23 Dec, 2022

Ken Goldberg and AutoLab Featured in IEOR Magazine

The fastest laundry-folding robot and other advances in automation. Read more

22 Dec, 2022

Fall 2022 Events in Review

Thank you so much for joining us for another semester of BCNM events! We've collected our event transcripts and videos so you can tune in to amazing lectures from Pua Case, BCNM alumni Ra Malika Imhotep and Caleb Luna, Visiting Scholar Gillian Rose, and more.  Read more

19 Dec, 2022

Kelli Moore Transcript and Video Now Online Read more

16 Dec, 2022

Conference Grants: Sophia Perez at the National Humanities Conference

Sophia presented on her work for the Northern Marianas Humanities Council. Read more

16 Dec, 2022

Yasnaya Aguilar Gil Video & Transcript Now Online Read more

15 Dec, 2022

Summer 2023 Courses: NWMEDIA 151AC

Transforming Tech: Issues and Interventions in STEM and Silicon Valley offered online with Matthew Berry! Read more

15 Dec, 2022

Summer 2023 Courses: NWMEDIA 90

Examining Sociocultural Issues through TikTok with Meg Everett Read more

15 Dec, 2022

Welcoming Our New Assistant Team

Welcome Evelyn Arroyo, Nadeen Mohamed, and Andy Bui! Read more

12 Dec, 2022

Xiaowei Wang and the Color of the Pandemic

What color was the pandemic for you? Read more

09 Dec, 2022

Grace Gipson Helps Launch Black Girls Magic in Media

This new curated Instagram account focuses on depictions of Black girls and women in the media. Read more

09 Dec, 2022

Darieck Scott on Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics

We were thrilled to co-sponsor "Keeping It Unreal: Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics," by Darieck Scott. Read more

06 Dec, 2022

We're Hiring an Events Coordinator & Office Manager in 2023

Join us at BCNM curating and offering an exciting array of programs, including our popular Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium and Indigenous Technologies program! Read more

06 Dec, 2022

Sophia Hussain to Join AK Press

We're so sad to bid farewell to Sophia Hussain but excited for her future endeavors at AK Press! Read more

05 Dec, 2022

Congratulating Our Fall 2022 Graduates

Congratulations to our Fall 2022 graduates, Rachel Chen, Amanda Barnett, Salih Berk Dincer, Jessica Kim, Yushu Kong, Hin Kwan Kwok, Choyang Ponsar, and Darice Wong! We are so excited to see their future successes. Read more

01 Dec, 2022

BCNM Around the Web December

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this December! Read more

29 Nov, 2022

Spring 2023 BCNM Events Read more

29 Nov, 2022

Announcing Our Spring 2023 Class Fund Recipients

We’re thrilled to be able to offer small grants to further support our faculty in their new media classes. Read more

29 Nov, 2022

Celeste Kidd on Attention & Curiosity

Are our core beliefs fixed or changeable? Celeste Kidd provides her thoughts in the generally intelligient podcast. Read more

29 Nov, 2022

Pablo Paredes on Discomfort by Design

Listen to Discomfort by Design to learn to cope and be resilient. Read more

29 Nov, 2022

Hannah Zeavin on the Composite Case

Hannah writes about the fate of the children of psychoanalysis for Parapraxis. Read more

28 Nov, 2022

Announcing Our 2022 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2022 cohort of Undergraduate Certificate in New Media students! Read more

27 Nov, 2022

Announcing Our Fall 2022 DE & Certificate Cohort

Valencia James: AI_am Read more

25 Nov, 2022

BCNM Now on Mastodon!

Find us at https://techhub.social/@bcnm Read more

18 Nov, 2022

BCNM at 4S 2022

BCNM students, faculty, and alumni are all participating in this year's 4S program. Read more

18 Nov, 2022

Sim2Real & Optimist with Ken Goldberg Read more

18 Nov, 2022

Web3 & Digital Democracy with Jen Schradie

McCourt Institute's “Web3 &” series continues, taking a specific look at digital democracy. The second event in the series will address the state of digital democracy in our current and future web paradigms, featuring alum Jen Schradie. Read more

17 Nov, 2022

Announcing the 2023 Eugene Jarvis Recipient

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Victor Tze and Winnona Li! Read more

17 Nov, 2022

BCNM at SIGCIS

Eric Rawn, Morgan Ames, and Jacob Gaboury were featured in SIGCIS 2022:UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Read more

17 Nov, 2022

Jacob Gaboury Awarded 2022 Computer History Museum Prize

Congratulations to Jacob Gaboury for receiving the 2022 Computer History Museum Prize! Read more

16 Nov, 2022

Grace Gipson on the Importance of Black Panther

The smartest person in the Marvel universe, how ‘Black Panther’ – and its sequel – changed Hollywood, and why representation in pop culture matters Read more

16 Nov, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Launches Parapraxis

A print magazine devoted to psychoanalysis called Parapraxis. Parapraxis aims to provide a home for psychoanalytic writing and creativity, addressed to the public. Read more

16 Nov, 2022

Alum Bo Ruberg on Queer Digital Humanities

The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Digital Humanities: Surveys key contemporary debates within DH, focusing on pressing issues of perspective, methodology, access, capacity, and sustainability. Read more

16 Nov, 2022

BCNM at the Bay Area Robotics Symposium

The 2022 Bay Area Robotics Symposium brings together roboticists from the Bay Area in an immersive program featuring BCNM professors.  Read more

15 Nov, 2022

BCNM Around the Web November

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this November! Read more

14 Nov, 2022

BCNM at CSCW 2022

Check out BCNM at the 25th ACM Conference! Read more

14 Nov, 2022

AmbiRobotics, Co-Founded by Ken Goldberg, Receives $32M Read more

12 Nov, 2022

Summer 2023 Research Award Application Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

09 Nov, 2022

BCNM at SHOT

The Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) encourages the study of the development of technology and its relations with society and culture. Read more

02 Nov, 2022

Clancy Wilmott at NACIS 2022

Clancy Wilmott and Alexis Wood spoke about Indigenous Cartographies for Alternative Futures at NACIS 2022. Read more

02 Nov, 2022

Ken Goldberg at CoRL 2022

Ken Goldberg is featured in the 6th Annual Conference on Robot Learning. Read more

02 Nov, 2022

BCNM at American Studies Association 2022

Ethnic Studies Associate professor Keith Feldman, History professor Hannah Zeavin, and writer and scholar Ra Malika Imhotep featured at American Studies Association 2022.  Read more

31 Oct, 2022

Commons Conversations Event Transcript Now Online: Ken Ueno

Check out the video and transcript from this incredible conversation. Read more

26 Oct, 2022

Now Accepting Applications for 2023 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2023. Read more

26 Oct, 2022

Alum Edgar Fabián Frías Co-curates TheyFriend

THEYFRIEND is the world’s first performance festival uplifting, centering, and celebrating nonbinary identity! Read more

26 Oct, 2022

BCNM at ACM 2022

The 7th annual ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication will feature Berkeley professors Eric Paulos and Bjoern Hartmann and other experts and enthusiasts from many areas of academia and industry, in order to explore the use of computational tools for the creation of physical things.  Read more

25 Oct, 2022

BCNM at AMS/SEM/SMT 2022

Alumni Ritwik Banerji and Sivan Eldar featured at the  American Musicological Society (AMS), Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), and Society for Music Theory (SMT) conference. Read more

24 Oct, 2022

BCNM Around the Web October

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this October! Read more

21 Oct, 2022

Christine Dierk at UIST 2022

Our alum Christine presents Project Primrose: Reflective Light-Diffuser Modules for Non-Emissive Flexible Display Systems. Read more

21 Oct, 2022

Melancholic Media by Hannah Zeavin

Zeavin publishes on virtual reality, traumatic loss, and magic in Media, Culture, & Society. Read more

21 Oct, 2022

Playing with "Real Women"

Our alum Bo Ruberg offers "A Sexual Prehistory of Realism in Video Games" on ROMchip, a journal of game histories. Read more

20 Oct, 2022

Pablo Paredes Joins the University of Maryland

Alum Pablo Paredes starts as an Assistant Professor at UMD this Fall. Read more

20 Oct, 2022

Pua Case Transcript and Video Now Online Read more

19 Oct, 2022

Ken Goldberg at ISRR 2022

Ken Goldberg and team present at the 2022 International Symposium on Robotics Research. Read more

19 Oct, 2022

Clancy Wilmott Awarded Hellman Fellowship

The Hellman Fellows Fund supports promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research. Read more

19 Oct, 2022

The Harms of Targeted Weight Loss Ads with Liza Gak

BCNM DE Liza Gak joins Data Skeptic to discuss her research on harmful weight loss advertising. Read more

14 Oct, 2022

Conference Grants: William Morgan at SLSA 2022

William Morgan, a Fall 2021 Conference Grant recipient, presented “Are You R(obotic)? Can Visiting an AI Mind Tell Us Anything About Our Own?” at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts annual meeting. Read more

13 Oct, 2022

A Century of Women & the Carillon

Alum Tiffany Ng is the PI on this beautiful new digital humanities project. Read more

13 Oct, 2022

Hear about Bo's Sex Dolls at Sea

Alum Bo Ruberg talks to the Sex Industry Book Club about their new book Sex Dolls at Sea: Imagined Histories of Sexual Technologies! Read more

13 Oct, 2022

Lashon Daley Starts a Book Vlog

BCNM alumni Lashon Daley's first vlog is up! Read more

13 Oct, 2022

Tom McEnaney on the Problems of Removing Accents from Call Centers

Tom speaks on the issues involved in filtering accented speech in a talk with KQED. Read more

13 Oct, 2022

The Digital Production Gap in the Algorithmic Era

Our alum Jen Schradie published this as chapter 28 in Part V Social Inequalities in the Digital Landscape of The Oxford Handbook of Digital Media Sociology. Read more

13 Oct, 2022

Psychoanalysis and the Future of the Clinic

Hannah Zeavin was featured in the event on September 29, 2022. Read more

12 Oct, 2022

Bruno Latour In Memoriam

Image caption: Video still of Bruno Latour lecturing at UC Berkeley, Oct. 17, 2005 Read more

12 Oct, 2022

Sarah Sterman Joins UIUC

Congratulations to Sarah Sterman on being named a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Read more

11 Oct, 2022

Announcing the Fall 2022 BCNM Faculty Seed Grants

Art by Clancy Wilmott. Read more

11 Oct, 2022

Edgar Fabián Frías Starts Mutant Musings

Alum Edgar Fabián Frías launches a new channel and discusses cryptoart and censorship. Read more

06 Oct, 2022

Announcing the Fall 2022 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working in the fields of geography, Indigenous languages, technology, computer history, archaeology and more! Read more

06 Oct, 2022

New Media Experimental Art Studio

Join us for this brand new class this Spring 2023!  Read more

06 Oct, 2022

Apply for the AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship

We are thrilled to launch the inaugural UC Berkeley Center for New Media AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship. Applications are due March 1, 2023. Read more

06 Oct, 2022

Are Spotify’s Vibes the End of Segregated Listening?

Our faculty member Tom McEnaney published this article with Kaitlyn Todd in Public Books, a magazine of ideas, arts, and scholarship . Read more

05 Oct, 2022

Apartheid Drone

Alum Katherine Chandler writes on infrastructures of militarism and the hidden genealogies of the South African Seeker. Read more

05 Oct, 2022

Queering Digital Culture

A great new course being offered by Emma Fraser this Spring 2023! Read more

04 Oct, 2022

Apply Now for the Spring 2023 New Media Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Choose from projects on hybrid learning, immersive environments, and InsightXR. Applications are due November 1, 2022. Read more

04 Oct, 2022

Spring 2023 Recommended Courses Now Online

We've scoured the listings and added our favorite new media classes from across campus! Read more

03 Oct, 2022

You help BCNM drive interdisciplinary innovation

The Berkeley Center for New Media builds more just and equitable futures. Read more

02 Oct, 2022

Hannah Zeavin in Committable

Hannah features as a guest on Committable discussing crisis hotlines and the evolution of mental health services. Read more

29 Sep, 2022

Asma Kazmi Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

27 Sep, 2022

BCNM Statement in Solidarity with Iranian Protestors

As educators and researchers at UC Berkeley Center for New Media we stand in solidarity with Iranian women who are demanding their basic human rights. Read more

16 Sep, 2022

Hot and Cool Mother Receives Disability History Association Outstanding Article Award

Congratulations to Hannah Zeavin, winner of the 2022 DHA Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award for “Hot and Cool Mothers”!  Read more

16 Sep, 2022

Materialidad digital, algoritmos y otras abstracciones modernas.

Alex Saum-Pascual's Materialidad digital, algoritmos y otras abstracciones modernas is featured in Hispanic writings from the exocanon. Read more

16 Sep, 2022

Inserting Intersectionality and Blackness in Comics

Alum Grace Gipson is featured in "Teaching with Comics". Read more

16 Sep, 2022

Live play, live sex: The parallel labors of video game live streaming and webcam modeling

Alum Bo Ruberg's article is featured in Sexualities. Read more

16 Sep, 2022

Why ‘environments’ in games are always historical: a provocation

Emma Fraser is featured in Historical Games Network. Read more

11 Sep, 2022

Xiaowei Wang Fellow at the National Center on Race & Digital Justice

Shout out to Xiaowei Wang for being a fellow at the National Center on Race & Digital Justice! Read more

11 Sep, 2022

Summer Research Report: Amanda Barnett

Read about Amanda's preparation for a Spring 2023 exhibit at Wing Luke Museum, Seattle’s Asian Pacific American history museum. Read more

11 Sep, 2022

BCNM 2021-2022 Publications Read more

10 Sep, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Reviews Lauren Berlant's New Book

Berlant’s new book, On the Inconvenience of Other People, serves as a sequel of sorts to Cruel Optimism, the work that guaranteed Berlant’s fame beyond the academy. Read more

10 Sep, 2022

Celeste Kidd's "Learning with certainty in childhood"

Celeste Kidd and Carolyn Baer published "Learning with certainty in childhood" in Science Direct. Read more

10 Sep, 2022

Summer Research Report: Irma Barbosa

Read about Irma's work titled "Ternura means Tenderness". Read more

01 Sep, 2022

BCNM Around the Web September

Check out the great work of our faculty and alumni around the web this September! Read more

31 Aug, 2022

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2022

Ken Goldberg and team present four papers at the 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)! Read more

31 Aug, 2022

Applications for our Fall 2022 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to help defray the costs associated with sharing their work at conferences. Read more

30 Aug, 2022

Summer Research Report: William Morgan

Read about William's work across the globe, from cybernetics to AI in science fiction! Read more

27 Aug, 2022

Fall 2022 Designated Emphasis and Certificate Applications Now Open

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media! Applications due November 1, 2022. Read more

25 Aug, 2022

Undergraduate Research: Jesse Clements

Jesse worked on Tory Jeffay's dissertation "The Forensic Imaginary." Read more

25 Aug, 2022

Summer Research Reports: Kevin CK Lo

Musician Kevin CK Lo worked towards building a modular geo-spatial web template. Read more

24 Aug, 2022

Summer Research Reports: Rebecca Levitan

Rebecca works on the digital documentation of ancient art! Read more

24 Aug, 2022

danah boyd & Morgan Ames on the Future of the Metaverse

Elon University published a report on "The Future of the Metaverse," featuring BCNM experts. Read more

23 Aug, 2022

Summer Research Report: Lani Alden

Digital preservation and database building formed the basis of Lani's work on kabuki performances in the early twentieth century. Read more

23 Aug, 2022

Michelle Carney Featured in Women in AI Ethics

This interview with alum Michelle Carney is part of Women in AI Ethics (WAIE)’s “I am the future of AI.” Read more

22 Aug, 2022

Summer Research: Fei Pan Read more

22 Aug, 2022

danah boyd on the Harvard Data Science Review Podcast

danah boyd discusses "Differential Privacy for the 2020 U.S. Census: Can We Make Data Both Private and Useful?" Read more

18 Aug, 2022

Lyman Report: Julia Irwin

Julia's dissertation is titled "Patterning Recognition: A History of Automated Visual Perception." Read more

18 Aug, 2022

Trevor Paglen & Experimental Geography

Listen to the Atlast Obscura podcast to hear BCNM alum discuss government surveillance, AI, and place! Read more

17 Aug, 2022

Justin Berner Appointed Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Justin Berner joins NYU Shanghai as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. Read more

17 Aug, 2022

danah boyd Featured in People of ACM

"I approach technology as a tool and an intervention. Certain futures are made easier because of technology, and certain futures get more complicated. We can make bets about the probabilities of certain futures, but we cannot see the future. We can only introduce other interventions." Read more

16 Aug, 2022

Ritwik Banerji Appointed Assistant Professor at Iowa State University Read more

16 Aug, 2022

Announcing Our Fall 2022 Class Grants

We're pleased to support Tom McEnaney's course on Sounding American. Read more

15 Aug, 2022

BCNM at ASA 2022

The 119th American Sociology Association annual meeting took place in Los Angeles on August 5-9. Read more

15 Aug, 2022

Summer 2022 Research with Haripriya Sathyanarayanan

Read more about Haripriya's work on Spatial Perception of the Pediatric Built Environment and Patient-Centric Design Read more

12 Aug, 2022

Vicente Perez featured in Poetry Online

Vicente's Poem "I'm on a Therapist's Queue" was this weeks feature in poetry.onl Read more

12 Aug, 2022

BCNM Around the Web August 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this August! Read more

11 Aug, 2022

Queer Affects at the Origins of Computation

Jacob Gaboury's new article appears in the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. Read more

11 Aug, 2022

Ken Goldberg's Knot Untying Robots Featured in New Scientist

Matthew Sparkes features the work from Ken Goldberg's lab in "Robot unties knotted cables but can't pick them up off the floor" for the New Scientist. Read more

10 Aug, 2022

Ken Goldberg at CASE 2022

The 2022 IEEE 18th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) took place in in Chengdu, China and Mexico City, Mexico.  Read more

10 Aug, 2022

Beyond Counting Accountability

Xiaowei Wang has a new article in Just Tech. Read more

09 Aug, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Receives Silvers Award

The Silvers Grants for Work in Progress are given annually to support writers working on long-form essays or full-length book projects in the fields of literary and arts criticism, political analysis, and social reportage. Read more

09 Aug, 2022

Conference Report: Molly Nicholas at Creativity and Cognition

Molly Nicholas and team received a Best Paper Award for "Creative and Motivational Strategies Used by Expert Creative Practitioners." Read more

08 Aug, 2022

In the Flickering Light

Hannah reviews the history and evolution of the digital in her article for The New York Review, In the Flickering Light. Read more

07 Aug, 2022

Macaques preferentially attend to intermediately surprising information

New research from Celeste Kidd published in Biology Letters. Read more

07 Aug, 2022

Big Gaming Questions with Alenda Chang

Alenda Chang joins in an asynchronous roundtable discussion with Tara Fickle, Gregory Grieve, and Chris Patterson on Gaming Plus Project. Read more

07 Aug, 2022

Kate Mattingly Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University

 

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06 Aug, 2022

The United States in Collapse

Gail De Kosnik writes for the Buffet Institute for Global Affairs. Read more

06 Aug, 2022

I'm Baby: Digital Reproduction in the Metavese

Hannah Zeavin has a new article out in The Baffler. Read more

05 Aug, 2022

Reginold Royston at Ghana as Crossroads 2022

Alum Reginold Royston presented Digital Diaspora / Digital Ambivalence. Read more

05 Aug, 2022

Data & Truth with danah boyd

Hear alum danah boyd speak about data and truth on Gnovis with Huseyn Panahov. Read more

04 Aug, 2022

BCNM Around the Web July 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this July! Read more

02 Aug, 2022

Why Are Pictures of Space So Powerful?

Trevor Paglen is interviewed for VICE Magazine.

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01 Aug, 2022

This is Womenspace: USENET and the Fight for a Digital Backroom

Hannah Zeavin's latest publication appears in Technology and Culture. Read more

01 Aug, 2022

Wireless Heater Made From a Leaf Skeleton Is Fully Biodegradable

Katherine Song's research is featured in IEEE Spectrum! Read more

28 Jul, 2022

Xiaowei Wang Co-Editor of Logic Magazine

Congratulations and best wishes to Xiaowei Wang who will co-lead Logic Magazine's pivot to becoming the first queer Black and Asian tech magazine. Read more

27 Jul, 2022

Camille Crittenden explains a technology Californians use without knowing it

The Fresno Bee goes in depth on blockchain with Camille Crittenden's expertise. Read more

27 Jul, 2022

Jane McGonigal Talks Future Thinking with Gwyneth Paltrow

She features on Gwyneth Paltrow's podcast The Goop. Read more

22 Jul, 2022

Fall 2022 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers! Featuring BCNM poet alums Ra Malika Imhotep and Caleb Luna, UCB Professor of Music Ken Ueno, Indigenous Technologies, and more!  Read more

22 Jul, 2022

Tiffany Ng Named Chair of Organ Department

Alum Tiffany Ng leads the Organ Department at the University of Michigan. Read more

22 Jul, 2022

Hannah Zeavin on the Power of Teletherapy

R.H. Cohen interviews Hannah Zeavin on her book The Distance Cure for Public Books.  Read more

22 Jul, 2022

How to Predict the Future on Ted Interviews

Listen to the TED interviews podcast of alum Jane McGonigal sharing how to predict the future. Read more

21 Jul, 2022

Announcing the 2022-2023 History and Theory of New Media Season

We are excited to announce the 2022-2023 season for the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series, featuring Kelli Moore, Gloria Emeagwali, Gillian Rose, and more!  Read more

21 Jul, 2022

Soulcraft: Theorizing Black Techne in African and American Viral Dance

The latest paper from alum Reginold Royston in Social Media + Society. Read more

21 Jul, 2022

Is Oakland's School Choice System Fair

Tonya Nguyen's research with Samantha Robertson and Niloufar Salehi is featured in Oaklandside. Read more

20 Jul, 2022

Announcing the 2022-2023 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Season

We are excited to announce the 2022-2023 season for our ATC Lecture Series! Featuring Teddy Cruz and Fonna Foreman, and artsits Nettrice Gaskins and Osman Khan. Read more

18 Jul, 2022

Ken Goldberg at RSS 2022

Ken Goldberg and team won a Best Systems Paper Award for "Autonomously Untangling Long Cables" at Robotics Science and Systems 2022.  Read more

18 Jul, 2022

Disruptive Ruptures: The Necessity of Black/Girlhood Imaginary

Lashon Daley published with Kenly Brown and Derrika Hunt in Meridians journal. Read more

17 Jul, 2022

The Distance Cure Reviewed in The Nation

Danielle Carr review's Hannah Zeavin's "The Distance Cure" in The Nation.  Read more

17 Jul, 2022

Ken Goldberg at WAFR 2022

The 15th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics was held on June 22-24, 2022.  Read more

17 Jul, 2022

Jen Schradie on the Far Right's Efforts to Overturn Roe

L'Obs interviewed Jen Schradie on the far right's organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more

15 Jul, 2022

Tory Jeffay Named Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth

Tory's dissertation was titled “The Forensic Imaginary: Visual Media and Evidentiary Culture.” Read more

14 Jul, 2022

Exhibition at Antenna by Ra Malika Imhotep

Check out Ra's work July 9th – August 28th in New Orleans. Read more

13 Jul, 2022

Seitu Jones Transcript & Video Now Online

Revisit this great event with Seitu Jones on "George's Blues: An Investigation of George Washington Carver’s Legacy as an Artist and Cook" Read more

12 Jul, 2022

Hannah Zeavin on the Victim Cloud

Hannah writes for Harpers about gullibility in the golden age of scams. Read more

12 Jul, 2022

Adam and Zack Khalil Transcript & Video Now Online

Revisit this great event with Adam and Zack Khalil on "Culture capture, additive defacement, and other tactics towards realizing Indigenous futures.” Read more

11 Jul, 2022

Jane McGonigal on KQED's Mind Shift

Paul Darvasi interviews alum Jane McGonigal on "Harnessing the power of future-forecasting to help invent a better world." Read more

10 Jul, 2022

#BlackGamersMatter: Gaming and the Black Imaginary

Dr. Grace Gipson speaks on Black gamers as part of Temple University's series on Digital Humanities and Afrofuturism. Read more

09 Jul, 2022

Taking Aim at Gun Violence

Camille Crittenden asks how engineers, computer scientists and technologists might engage more actively in creating solutions. Read more

08 Jul, 2022

Abigail Lomibao on the Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Abigail was mentored by Haripriya Sathyanarayanan on of immersive virtual environments. Read more

08 Jul, 2022

Image Objects Reviewed by Kyle Stine

Jacob Gaboury's book Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics was reviewed in Film Quarterly. Read more

07 Jul, 2022

Abigail De Kosnik Mercator Fellow at Goethe University

As part of her Fellowship, Gail is giving a lecture on July 11th! Watch it online! Read more

07 Jul, 2022

Ra Malika Imotep Awarded President’s Postdoctoral Fellow Read more

07 Jul, 2022

A Decade of Innovation from the CITRIS Invention Lab

CITRIS celebrates the tenth birthday of the Invention Lab - co-founded by our own Eric Paulos. Read more

07 Jul, 2022

BCNM at ICA2022

Alumni Christo Sims and Jen Schradie presented at the International Communication Association's 2022 conference. Read more

01 Jul, 2022

Interactive Mixed-Dimensional Media for Cross-Dimensional Collaboration in Mixed Reality Environments

Björn Hartmann co-authors this new paper with Balasaravanan Thoravi Kumaravel. Read more

01 Jul, 2022

Jane McGonigal on Whether Games Can Prepare Us for Catastrophes

Alum Jane McGonigal features on Steve Levitt's popular podcast. Read more

01 Jul, 2022

BCNM Around the Web June 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this June! Read more

30 Jun, 2022

Alum TF Tierney Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley

Welcome back to Berkeley, Thérèse! Read more

29 Jun, 2022

The Sky Above the Clouds

Ken Goldberg is among the authors of this paper on how the cloud ecosystem, barely over fifteen years old, could evolve as it matures. Read more

29 Jun, 2022

We're Prone to Adopt Popular Beliefs

Celeste Kidd's lab is featured on Berkeley News in the article titled "Like it or not, we’re prone to adopt popular beliefs, even fake ones." Read more

26 Jun, 2022

With the rise of the extreme right, a low intensity conflict is raging in the US

Alum Jen Schradie is interviewed in Le Monde about shootings in America targeting African Americans and Latin Americans.

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24 Jun, 2022

Liat Berdugo Transcript Now Online

Revisit this great event with Liat Berdugo on "Seeing is Not Enough: Citizen Videography in Israel-Palestine." Read more

23 Jun, 2022

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 BCNM Events in Review

Check out our roundup of the last year of BCNM events, featuring event details, video recordings, and transcripts! Read more

22 Jun, 2022

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature Reviewed in the Journal of Environmental Media

Read the review by Kara Stone of "Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games" Read more

21 Jun, 2022

BCNM Spring '22 In-Person Graduation

As a celebration of our Spring 2022 BCNM graduates, we hosted a successful in person event for them on May 2nd, in which they were presented with BCNM certificates. Read more

21 Jun, 2022

FogROS brings robotic cloud computing to the Robot Operating System

Ken Goldberg and team published a new article featured in TechCrunch. Read more

20 Jun, 2022

Christo Sims on Green Magic

Alum Christo Sims discusses Technologies of Enchantment at Apple's Corporate Headquarters on Public Culture. Read more

20 Jun, 2022

Morgan Ames on the Received Wisdom Podcast

Where did the One Laptop Per Child project go wrong? Morgan Ames gives some answers. Read more

20 Jun, 2022

Alenda Chang on Reimagining the History of Media Studies

BCNM alum Alenda Chang's Reimagining the History of Media Studies through Games, Play, and the Uncanny Valley is in the amazing lineup for the recently published Uncanny Histories in Film and Media! Read more

19 Jun, 2022

Alenda Chang on Ecology & Technology

Watch Alenda Chang present at Penn State on ecology and technology! Read more

19 Jun, 2022

Damon Young Edits Special Issue of Representations

Damon Young, with Debarati Sanyal and Mario Telò, edits a special issue of Representations on Proximities — Readings with Judith Butler. Read more

19 Jun, 2022

Trevor Paglen and the Art of Security

Shane Harris speaks to artist Trevor Paglen on Chatter to explore themes of surveillance, security, and secrecy.  Read more

16 Jun, 2022

Conference Report: Haripriya Sathyanarayanan at EDRA53 Health in Design

Haripriya shared her research at the Environmental Design Research Association Health in Design conference. Read more

15 Jun, 2022

Grace Gipson on Respectability Politics

Twitter was on fire after #theslap incident and alum Grace Gipson analyzes some of what's going on. Read more

15 Jun, 2022

Porch Sit with Ra Malika Imhotep

Watch a replay of this Porch Sit with Ra Malika Imhotep discussing gossypin'. Read more

15 Jun, 2022

Michelle Carney on Bringing ML and UX Together

Alum Michelle Carney speaks to the Experiencing Data podcast about her mission to bring machine learning and user interface design together. Read more

14 Jun, 2022

Edgar Fabián Frías at TheyFriend

Edgar Fabián Frías was featured in the 2021 TheyFriend Nonbinary performance festival and you can see their work online! Read more

13 Jun, 2022

Conference Reports: Haripriya Sathyanarayanan on Patient-Centered Care

Haripriya presented her research at the The Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care. Read more

12 Jun, 2022

Alenda Chang on the Damaged Planet

BCNM alum Alenda Chang presented at day two of The Damaged Planet, a conference presented by Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM). Read more

10 Jun, 2022

BCNM's Big Wins 2022

We're so proud to share some our greatest successes from 2022!  Read more

09 Jun, 2022

Clancy Wilmott Awarded 2022 PBK Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Clancy Wilmott on being a warded a Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Excellence Award for the branch of Northern California! Read more

08 Jun, 2022

Nour El Rayes Joins the Peabody Institute Read more

07 Jun, 2022

BCNM Best Paper Award at Creativity & Cognition 2022

BCNMers Molly Nicholas, Sarah Sterman, and Eric Paulos received a Best Paper Award for "Creative and Motivational Strategies Used by Expert Creative Practitioners." Read more

03 Jun, 2022

Malika Imhotep Discusses gossypin

Ra Malika Imhotep joins Lost City Books to discuss her new collection, gossypin. Read more

03 Jun, 2022

Commons Conversations Event Transcript Now Online: Wendy Chun Read more

02 Jun, 2022

Conference Reports: Katherine Song at CHI 2022

Katherine presented "Towards Decomposable Interactive Systems: Design of a Backyard-Degradable Wireless Heating Interface." Read more

25 May, 2022

The Craft of Forecasting Our Possible Futures

Antonia Violante is in conversation with Jane McGonigal on Behavioral Scientist.  Read more

24 May, 2022

Morgan Ames on The Legacy of OLPC

Morgan Ames features on The Real Python podcast discussing charismatic pitfalls in teaching programming! Read more

21 May, 2022

BCNM Around the Web May

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this May! Read more

17 May, 2022

Congratulating Our Spring 2022 Graduates

Art by Edgar Fabián Frías Read more

16 May, 2022

Congratulating Our Spring 2022 Undergraduate Certificate Recipients

Project by Jessie Mindel with Selin Longmire, Angelica Song, Bradley Russo. Read more

14 May, 2022

Jane McGonigal on Metaphysical Milkshake

Rainn and Reza sit down with futurist Jane McGonigal to ponder, "How Can You Tell The Future?"  Read more

14 May, 2022

The Illusion of Digital Democracy with Jen Schradie

In this short teaser for her book, The Revolution That Wasn't, Jen Schradie asks whether the internet is conservative. Read more

13 May, 2022

Bo Ruberg Publishes Sex Dolls at Sea Read more

12 May, 2022

The Distance Cure Wins Courage to Dream Book Prize

Congratulations to Hannah Zeavin for receiving the Courage to Dream Book Prize for her book The Distance Cure! Read more

11 May, 2022

Jen Schradie on How Technology Favors the Powerful

Grégoire Barbey intervews alum Jen Schradie for Heidi.news on how the internet is dominated by conservative ideology. Read more

11 May, 2022

Grace Gipson's Course Featured in VCU News

We love learning about our alumni's courses across the country! Check out this feature in Viriginia Commonwealth University News about Grace Gipson's Humanizing the Black Female Voice in Television. Read more

11 May, 2022

Sonia Katyal on LGBTQ+ Rights

As every day we hear new reports of laws limiting LGBTQ+ rights, UC Berkeley professors weigh in on the current experience of our LGBTQ+ community. Read more

10 May, 2022

Conference Reports: Vincente Perez at Silly Media

Vincente presented "life is like a party shawty: Teezo Touchdown on Respectability, Quality, and Representation" at the Silly Media conference at the University of Chicago. Read more

29 Apr, 2022

Edgar Fabián Frías Performs in HI, Solo #11

HI, SOLO is a bi-annual performance series conceived by Alexx Shilling and Devika Wickremesinghe. Read more

29 Apr, 2022

Epistemic Disconnects Surrounding the US Census Bureau’s Use of Differential Privacy

Our alum danah boyd published an article in the Harvard Data Science Review with Jayshree Sarathy.

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28 Apr, 2022

Jane McGonigal on the Next Big Idea Club

Alum Jane McGonigal shares five key insights from her new book, Imaginable. Read more

28 Apr, 2022

Akemi Nagashiki on the Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Akemi was mentored by Haripriya Sathyanaryanan on graduate level research, supporting Haripriya's project on spatial design in pediatric healthcare spaces. Read more

28 Apr, 2022

Conference Grant Reports: Elisa Giardina Papa at the Venice Biennale Read more

28 Apr, 2022

The Queer Posthumanism of Video Games that cannot be Played

Bo Ruburg published an article in Convergence, offering a queer reading of Brent Watanabe’s 2016 video game–based art piece San Andreas Deer Cam, a mod of Grand Theft Auto V in which a computer-controlled deer wanders the game’s extensive open world.  Read more

28 Apr, 2022

People Are Not Fixed Media by Ritwik Banerji

Ritwik published an article illustrating the Fixed media which are the dominant media form social scientists and humanists use to depict human practice.  Read more

28 Apr, 2022

Lina Matine on the Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Lina Matine worked with Harry Burson on his research into the development of “Ambisonics". Read more

21 Apr, 2022

Mary Smith Reviews the Queer Games Avant-Garde

Bonnie Ruberg's The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games is reviewed in Communication Booknotes Quarterly. Read more

21 Apr, 2022

Bo Ruberg on Hot Tub Streaming

Bo Ruberg discusses Hot Tub streaming and what it brings to erotic lesiure culture. Read more

21 Apr, 2022

Noura Howell on Cracks in the Success Narrative

Noura Howell reflects on her failures in design research practice in "Cracks in the Success Narrative: Rethinking Failure in Design Research through a Retrospective Trioethnogrpahy". Read more

21 Apr, 2022

Jill Miller presents “Dog Pack” with collaborator Melody Chang at ICASF

https://www.jillmiller.net/media#/dog-pack/ Read more

20 Apr, 2022

The Distance Cure Reviewed in The Jacobin

Hannah Zeavin's new book focusing on psychoanalysis and mediation is featured in the Jacobin. Read more

20 Apr, 2022

Abigail De Kosnik and Jaclyn Zhou on Diversity on Streaming Platforms in Pandemic Times

Abigail De Kosnik and Jaclyn Zhou present diversity Scores for films and television series on major streaming platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Read more

20 Apr, 2022

Eric Paulos on Plastic Dynamism

Eric Paulos speaks on the creative process of not only making but also unmaking. Read more

19 Apr, 2022

BCNM at Data and the Metaverse

BCNM shares their expertise at "Critical Data Futures: Art, Life, and Data in the Metaverse."  Read more

19 Apr, 2022

Jane McGonigal on the Michael Shermer Show

In Imaginable, Jane McGonigal draws on the latest scientific research in psychology and neuroscience to show us how to train our minds to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable. Read more

19 Apr, 2022

Algorithms Adore Extreme Right Content

Jen Schradie demonstrates that the Web benefits conservative messages. Read more

19 Apr, 2022

How to Future Proof your Life with Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal is featured in this VOX interview with Sigal Samuel. Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Haripriya Sathyanarayanan Awarded the Helen Wallace Dissertation Award

The Helen Wallace Dissertation Award aims to advance and elevate graduate-level research at the intersection of MCAH, innovation, and technology. Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Greg Niemeyer Awarded Peder 2022 Sather Grant

Congratulations to Greg Niemeyer for receiving a $25,000 grant for network visualizations! Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Jen Schradie on the French Presidential Election

Interview with researcher Jen Schradie. Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Seed Grant Report: Jill Miller and My Mother's Titanium Hip

Photo credit: Jill Miller. Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Greg Niemeyer Awarded Pro Helvetia Grant

Greg received a Pro Helvetia Grant for Data Art about Water in Africa! Read more

18 Apr, 2022

Haripriya Sathyanarayanan Awarded the GMZ Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Haripriya for receiving an award in Health Facility Planning & Design! Read more

14 Apr, 2022

Alex Saum-Pascual in Digital Art During the Pandemic

Digital Art During the Pandemic features an interview with Alex Saum-Pascual. Read more

14 Apr, 2022

Ra Malika Imhotep poetry in Scalawag

Ra Malika Imhotep's poem "I Claim No Specific Religion" is featured in Scalawag. Read more

13 Apr, 2022

Behind French election tweets, the far right is hidden in plain sight

Jen Schradie explains how digital democracy is functioning in France this election cycle for the Conversation. Read more

13 Apr, 2022

Jenna Burrell on the Datafied State

Jenna Burrell shares a new Data & Society research agenda in the earliest stages of discussion and planning.  Read more

13 Apr, 2022

BCNM Around the Web April 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this April 2022!

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13 Apr, 2022

BCNM at CHI 2022

Congratulations to the incredible students, faculty, and alumni who represented BCNM at CHI 2022! Read more

13 Apr, 2022

Andrea Gagliano on Data Science and Design

Andrea Gagliano is featured in the first MLUX Seattle meetup. Read more

13 Apr, 2022

Abby Yue Gao's Wildfire Disaster Response in Berkeley News

Berkeley Alumnae Tackle Language Gaps in Wildfire Emergency Communication. Read more

12 Apr, 2022

Ken Goldberg at ICRA 2022

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2022! Read more

08 Apr, 2022

Imaginable Featured in Big Think

Helplessness isn't learned — it's an instinctual response that can be overcome. Read more

08 Apr, 2022

Jane McGonigal on Cultivating Optimism

Jane McGonigal was interviewed on The Tim Ferriss Show on discussing how to become the expert of your own future and cultivate optimism. Read more

06 Apr, 2022

The Urgent Future Questionnaire by Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal published the article "The Urgent Future Questionnaire" on Porchlight. Read more

05 Apr, 2022

Digital Intimacy in Real Time

Bo Ruberg published on Live Streaming Gender and Sexuality in Television & New Media.

 

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05 Apr, 2022

Liza Gak Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship & Tonya Nguyen Receives Honorable Mention

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. Read more

05 Apr, 2022

Who's Listening When You Call a Crisis Hotline

Hannah Zeavin and Yana Calou published the article in State of Mind. Read more

05 Apr, 2022

Anisse Gross Reviews Imaginable

Alum Jane McGonigal's “Imaginable” is reviewed in the Datebook. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Therapy With a Human Face by Hannah Zeavin

The feminization of therapy is crucial to understanding how it became both devalued and out of reach. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Women in Energy Make a Powerful Case for Inclusion

Camille Crittenden publishes an article on the Berkeley Blog on women in energy in honor of Women's History Month. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Hannah Zeavin in N+1 Mag

Hannah Zeavin is featured in N+1 Mag for publishing the article "Unfree Associations". Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Michelle Carney on Building More Human, Helpful, and Ethical Systems

Michelle Carney talks us through tactics for building more human, more helpful, and more ethical AI + ML systems.  Read more

01 Apr, 2022

The Wall Street Journal Reviews Imaginable

Emily Bobrow writes "Jane McGonigal Believes Games Can Change the World" for the WSJ. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Image Objects Reviewed in Artforum

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects is reviewed by Michael Eby in Artforum, discussing how digital graphics remade the material world. Read more

01 Apr, 2022

Media Crease Video Now Online Read more

01 Apr, 2022

NYT Review of Imaginable

Dawn Chan reviews Jane McGonigal's IMAGINABLE: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything ― Even Things That Seem Impossible Today.
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01 Apr, 2022

Michelle Carney Celebrated as a Trailblazer

Google Developer Studio celebrated global women in tech and trailblazers in honor of women's history month, featuring our own alum Michelle Carney! Read more

31 Mar, 2022

Bo Ruberg on Queer Gaming Practices on Arebyte

Bo Ruberg talks about how LGBTQI+ game makers are reimagining the medium of video games. Read more

31 Mar, 2022

Jen Schradie on the 2022 Elections

Olivier Clairouin interviews Jen Schradie for Le Monde on whether the Right has won the fight for the internet in advance of the 2022 elections. Read more

30 Mar, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Awarded Inaugural Timothy Shary Prize

The Timothy Shary prize for Best Essay published in Children’s and Youth Media is awarded by The Children and Youth Media Special Interest Group at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Read more

30 Mar, 2022

BCNM at SCMS 2022

Amazing BCNM representation from students, faculty, and alumni at SCMS 2022! Read more

30 Mar, 2022

Pop Mythology Reviews Imaginable

'Imaginable' is the most important book you’ll read this year! Read more

29 Mar, 2022

Announcing Our Summer 2022 Research Award Recipients

Image: Fei Pan Read more

28 Mar, 2022

Not a TikTok War

Ukrainians are rallying global support via social media. But don’t call it a TikTok war, writes alum Jen Schradie for the Washington Post. Read more

24 Mar, 2022

Bo Ruberg in Problematic Pleasures in Digital Games and Play

Alum Bo Ruberg joins Christopher Patterson, Aaron Trammell, and Kishonna Gray to discuss the diverse and not always harmless ways that pleasure moves us in and through play. Read more

23 Mar, 2022

Announcing Our Spring 2022 DE & Certificate Cohort

Secondary Gaze, by Jiaxuan Ren. Read more

23 Mar, 2022

BCNM at Meantime

Edgar Fabián Frías and Jill Miller present at ICA SF's Meantime. Read more

23 Mar, 2022

Announcing the Spring 2022 BCNM Faculty Seed Grants

Art by Greg Niemeyer. Read more

22 Mar, 2022

Bo Ruberg in Conversation on Queer Gaming

Alum Bo Ruberg chats about queer gaming with designers Jess Marcotte and Dietrich Squinkifer. Read more

21 Mar, 2022

Fall 2022 Recommended Courses Now Online

Check out new media classes taking place across campus! Read more

12 Mar, 2022

Announcing the Spring 2022 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working in the fields of architecture, technology, cognitive science, and more! Read more

11 Mar, 2022

Andrea Horbinski Translation of 2B-Dan in Mechademia Read more

11 Mar, 2022

Sonya Katyal, Trevor Paglen, and Ken Goldberg in conversation with Kate Crawford

Sonya Katyal, Trevor Paglen, and Ken Goldberg discuss epistemology and politics in artificial intelligence with Tanner lecture recipient Kate Crawford. Read more

11 Mar, 2022

Asian Americans in Hollywood Video Now Online Read more

10 Mar, 2022

This Thursday - 24-hour Matching Gift Opportunity for AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship

Help BCNM unlock $5,000 by making a gift of any size during Big Give  Read more

08 Mar, 2022

Nabeel Siddiqui Reviews Image Objects

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects was reviewed in Information & Culture by Nabeel Siddiqui. Read more

08 Mar, 2022

To Practice an Understanding that the World is Made with Alenda Chang

Natalia Zuluaga in conversation with Alenda Y. Chang and Jason Edward Lewis on Shift Space 2.0. Read more

07 Mar, 2022

Sophia Hussain in The Poetry Project

Sophia Hussain is featured in the remembrances of Etel Adnan!

 

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04 Mar, 2022

Jen Schradie in A Section of Now

Jen Schradie's work is featured in A Section of Now: Norms and Rituals as Sites for Architectural Intervention. Read more

02 Mar, 2022

BCNM Around the Web March 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this March! Read more

02 Mar, 2022

Shira Abramovich Reviews Imaginable

Jane McGonigal's latest book Imaginable was reviewed by Shira Abramovich on Reboot.  Read more

01 Mar, 2022

Ken Goldberg on Simulating Polyculture Farming

Check out Ken Goldberg's article on Simulating Polyculture Farming to Learn Automation Policies for Plant Diversity and Precision Irrigation! Read more

01 Mar, 2022

Grace Gipson in Black Feminist Futures Series

Grace Gipson was featured in a conversation on the topic of Black Women and Theories of the Future! Read more

28 Feb, 2022

Hannah Zeavin at Town Hall Seattle

Hannah Zeavin discusses her book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy with Town Hall Seattle. Read more

28 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg in the International Journal of Robotics Research

Ken Goldberg's work was recently featured in the International Journal of Robotics Research. Read more

25 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg on Comparison of Novel Shielded Nasopharynx Applicator Designs for Intracavitary Brachytherapy

Ken Goldberg applies new designs to improve patient outcomes. Read more

25 Feb, 2022

Grace Gipson on Hollywood's History of Portraying African Americans Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Commons Conversation Video Now Online: Wendy Chun Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Announcing the 2022 Lyman Recipient Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Announcing Our Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to Abigail Lomibao and Jesse Clements! Read more about their projects here! Read more

24 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg on Accelerating quadratic optimization with reinforcement learning

Check out Ken Goldberg's paper on Neural Information Processing Systems! Read more

19 Feb, 2022

Ra Malika Imhotep in the Performance of Labor

Ra Malika Imhotep curated and co-hosted a Black feminist panel discussion on The Performance of Labor/ The Labor of Performance.  Read more

18 Feb, 2022

HTNM Video Now Online: Yásnaya Aguilar Gil Read more

16 Feb, 2022

Announcing Our Spring 2022 Class Fund Recipients

This semester, we were thrilled to support our students in digital storytelling. Read more

15 Feb, 2022

Vincente Perez in River & South

Vincente Perez's "Neighborhood Séance" was featured in River & South's 2021 year review! Read more

15 Feb, 2022

Edgar Fabián Frías on Making Room For Your Art

Edgar Fabián Frías shared their "Time Magic, NFTs, and Unlearning Capitalist Panic" in the podcast. Read more

15 Feb, 2022

Assisting Polyculture Farming in Africa with Ken Goldberg

Check out Ken Goldberg's latest publication in IEEE Africon! Read more

11 Feb, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Interviews Hannah Black

Hannah discusses Black's novella on the pandemic, anti-police riots, love, and aliens. Read more

11 Feb, 2022

BCNM Around the Web February 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this February! Read more

11 Feb, 2022

Hannah Zeavin in Continuum Innovation

Hannah's book 'The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy' is featured in Continuum Innovation. Read more

11 Feb, 2022

Kaitlin Forcier in Media N

Kaitlin Forcier's High-Tech Orientalism and Science Fiction Futures in Astria Suparak’s "Virtually Asian" is featured in Media N on the issue of Art and the Technologies of Race. Read more

10 Feb, 2022

Bo Ruberg Publishes the Mystery of the Missing AIDS Crisis

The article appears in American Literature and argues that the AIDS crisis indicates the "present absence of queerness in video games." Read more

10 Feb, 2022

Ken Goldberg at CoRL 2021

Ken Goldberg and team present "Dex-NeRF: Using a Neural Radiance Field to Grasp Transparent Objects" at the Conference on Robotic Learning. Read more

09 Feb, 2022

Mechanical Search on Shelves Using a Novel "Bluction" Tool

A new paper from Ken Goldberg and team. Read more

07 Feb, 2022

Andrea Horbinski Reviews Fandom: Now In Color Read more

05 Feb, 2022

Bo Ruberg Publishes Trans Games Studies

Bo Ruberg's Trans Games Studies has been published in University of Michigan's Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. Read more

05 Feb, 2022

Applications for our Spring 2022 Conference Grants Now Open

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to help defray the costs associated with sharing their work at conferences. Read more

02 Feb, 2022

Gossypiin Featured on BookRiot

'Gossypiin' by Ra Malika Imhotep is recommended as the poetry book that captures the black experience on BookRiot. Read more

02 Feb, 2022

Clement Hil Goldberg Receives Creative Capital Award

Congratulations to Clement Hil Goldberg's 'Let Me Let You Go' for receiving the Creative Capital Award which supports artists who are pushing boundaries and asking challenging questions! Read more

02 Feb, 2022

Jane McGonigal Publishes Imaginable

Jane McGonigal is unusually adept at anticipating events that most of us can't even fathom. In this eye-opening, actionable book, she teaches you how to widen your peripheral vision, extend your imagination farther into the future, and conceive of the inconceivable. Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear Transcript and Video Now Online

Check out the updated transcript and video for Kim TallBear's “Beyond Settler Sex and Family”. Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Maria Thereza Alves Transcript and Video Now Online

Check out the transcript and video for Maria Thereza Alves' “Colonial Practices And Cultural Repression By The Municipality Against The Community Museum of the Valle De Xico but “It Is Our 25th Anniversary And We Are Still Here.” Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Welcoming Xuan Wang: Visiting Scholar from China

Wang Xuan is the director of the technical department of the Library at Communication University of China and the former associate director of the technical department of the Media Museum. Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Welcoming Liu Ruoxin: Visiting Scholar from China

Ruoxin Liu is an associate professor at the New Media Research Institute of Communication University of China. Read more

31 Jan, 2022

Publisher's Weekly Review of Imaginable

Publisher's Weekly published a book review on Jane McGonigal's 'Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready—Even Things That Seem Impossible Today'. Read more

27 Jan, 2022

Jen Schradie on the Shadow of January 6th

Jen Schradie joins The Debate on France 24 to talk about the impact a year later of the Capitol insurrection. Read more

27 Jan, 2022

Hot and Cool Mothers by Hannah Zeavin

Hannah's latest article appears in Differences, a journal of feminist cultural studies. Read more

27 Jan, 2022

Reginold Royston on Podcasting Africa: Pedagogy, Research and Praxis

Reginold Royston discusses pedagogy, research, and praxis in a roundtable discussion with the African Studies Association. Read more

27 Jan, 2022

Xiaowei Wang on Blockchain Chicken Farm at the Minderoo Center

Xiaowei explores the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China in this event with the Minderoo Center for Technology and Democracy. Read more

26 Jan, 2022

Vincente Perez Reads for Poetry & the Senses

BCNM DE Vincente Perez was a Poetry & the Senses Fellow in Fall 2021 and read work produced over the semester.  Read more

26 Jan, 2022

2022 Robotics Predictions with Ken Goldberg

The Robot Report shares robotics predictions from industry experts, including our own Ken Goldberg. Read more

25 Jan, 2022

BCNM in 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics

Women in AI Ethics recognizes BCNM faculty and alumni in their list of honors, including Jenna BurrellMorgan Amesdanah boyd, and Michelle Carney! Read more

25 Jan, 2022

Beth Piatote in Evergreen

“Secondary Infection” by Beth Piatote appears in Evergreen: Grim Tales & Verses From the Gloomy Northwest. Read more

23 Jan, 2022

An Ode to Handwriting by Greg Niemeyer Read more

22 Jan, 2022

BCNM Around the Web January 2022

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this January! Read more

20 Jan, 2022

Alex Saum-Pascual in Hyperrhiz

Potential Ideas and Other Things that Live in Your Gut appears in Hyperrhiz 24's Fall issue. Read more

20 Jan, 2022

Announcing Our Fall 2021 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Congratulations to Lina Matine, Akemi Nagashiki, and Abigail Lomibao! Read more

20 Jan, 2022

Spring 2022 Applications for the Designated Emphasis and Certificate Now Open

The Berkeley Center for New Media is now accepting applications for admission to the Designated Emphasis (DE) in New Media and the Graduate Certificate in New Media programs. All applications for Spring 2022 admittance are due March 1, 2022. Read more

16 Jan, 2022

Abigail De Kosnik on Race & Fandom

Abigail De Kosnik joins "How Do You Like It So Far?" to discuss race in fandoms and fan studies. Read more

13 Jan, 2022

Alenda Chang Reviews Feral Atlas

Alenda Y Chang's review of Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene is featured in the Winter 2021 issue of the journal: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the EnvironmentRead more

12 Jan, 2022

Decal Alert: Writing in the Age of the Internet

Interested in the intersection of literature and technology? Take a deep dive into the field of "electronic literature"! Read more

10 Jan, 2022

Common Conversations Event Transcript Now Online: Eric Rodenbeck

We're pleased to share the transcript of our Common Conversations event with founder of Stamen Design Eric Rodenbeck. Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Spring 2022 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers! Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Dark Matters Reviewed in The Whole Note

The Whole Note reviews BCNM alumn Tiffany Ng's Dark Matters. Read more

06 Jan, 2022

Announcing the Eugene Jarvis Recipients

The generous Eugene Jarvis Design Innovation scholarship was awarded to Ashley Mackenzie Reed and Choyang Dhontso Ponsar! Read more

04 Jan, 2022

BCNM at MLA 2022

Check out our faculty and alumni at this year's Modern Language Association annual conference. Read more

04 Jan, 2022

Andrea Horbinski Reviews Japan's Green Monsters

BCNM alumn Andrea Horbinksi reviews Japan's Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaiju Cinema in H-Net Reviews' December 2021 edition. Read more

04 Jan, 2022

Hannah Zeavin Reviews Diminished Faculties Read more

04 Jan, 2022

HTNM Indigenous Technologies Event Transcript Now Online: Lisa Reihana

We're pleased to share the transcript of our Indigenous Technologies event with Maori artist and filmmaker Lisa Reihana. Read more

03 Jan, 2022

Alex Saum-Pascual in Texts of Discomfort

Alex's electronic literature appears in the new anthology Texts of Discomfort. Read more

03 Jan, 2022

Offline Meta-RL for Safe Adaptation and Fault Tolerance

Ken Goldberg and team publish a new paper on Offline Meta-RL for Safe Adaptation and Fault Tolerance. Read more

02 Jan, 2022

Jacob Gaboury Book Chat at the Townsend Center

Jacob discusses his new book Image Objects (MIT, 2021). Read more

01 Jan, 2022

Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft Reviews the Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's new book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy is reviewed in Book Forum. Read more

31 Dec, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías in In Collaboration with Earth

Edgar Fabián Frías joined the exhibition In Collaboration with Earth at Gearbox Gallery which ran December 6–17, 2021 Read more

29 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg on The Golem & AI

Ken Goldberg discusses artificial intelligence in relation to the classic film, The Golem. Read more

28 Dec, 2021

Tiffany Ng on Diversifying Carillon Repertoire

Modern-day carillonists are now facing the challenge of reclaiming the instrument to better represent and speak to our diverse community. Read more

27 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web December 2021

Check out the great work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web this past December 2021! Read more

26 Dec, 2021

New Paper on Learning Efficient Grasping Sets

Ken Goldberg's lab publishes "LEGS: Learning Efficient Grasping Sets for Exploratory Grasping." Read more

20 Dec, 2021

Alex Saum-Pascual and the New Poetics at BAMPFA

Watch Alex talk discuss her creative path of subversion in poetry. Read more

16 Dec, 2021

Congratulating Our Fall 2021 Graduates

Congratulations to our Fall 2021 graduates! They have extended their studies with a suite of new media projects. We are so excited to see their future successes Read more

15 Dec, 2021

Edgar Fabian Frias in UncannySFValley

Edgar's work on Astral Projection appears in Casey Kauffmann’s curated exhibition within NFT Oasis, Everybody’s Doing The Emails. Read more

14 Dec, 2021

Andrew Key Reviews The Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy is reviewed in The Point Magazine. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 DE & Certificate Cohort

Art by Xincun Du. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Laura Cushing-Harries Reviews The Distance Cure

Hannah Zeavin's book is reviewed in The Polyphony: Conversations Across the Medical Humanities. Read more

13 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Real2Sim Featured on TechXplore

Ingrid Fadelli writes "Real2sim2real: A self-supervised learning technique applied to planar robot casting" featuring work by Ken Goldberg. Read more

12 Dec, 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2021 Undergraduate Certificate cohort! Read more

12 Dec, 2021

An Ode to Responsible Data Science

Alum danah boyd gives the plenary at the Microsoft Research Summit on Statistical Imaginaries. Read more

11 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg Featured in the San Francisco Examiner

Veronica Irwin introduces the Berkeley professor who’s helping robots get a grip. Read more

11 Dec, 2021

Review of Trevor Paglen's San Jose Art Exhibition

Letha Ch’ien reviews the art installation in San Jose that sounds off on the ‘weirding of truth’ each day at noon. Read more

10 Dec, 2021

Is the Future of Mental Health Care Digital? With Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin talks about her book The Distance Cure on Al Jazeera's The Stream. Read more

10 Dec, 2021

Conference Grant Reports: Juliana Friend on Wearing Illicit Images

Juliana attended the 2021 meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Conference and presented a paper entitled, “Wearing Illicit Images: Fabrics of Pornography and Citizenship in Senegal." Read more

09 Dec, 2021

Whiteness as Improvisation, Non-Whiteness as Machine by Ritwik Banerji

Published in Jazz & Culture.  Read more

09 Dec, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Grasping in Science News for Students

"Easy for you, tough for a robot" spotlights the research of Ken Goldberg and team. Read more

09 Dec, 2021

BCNM at 4S 2021

Amazing representation of BCNM presenting at 4S, the Society for Social Studies of Science!  Read more

08 Dec, 2021

Introducing Lashon Daley's Critical Conversations in Children's Literature

Developed by alum Lashon Daley, this web series bring together children’s literature authors and scholars to discuss critical topics brewing within the field. Read more

08 Dec, 2021

Bo Ruberg's Queer Games Avant-Garde Reviewed

Daniella Gáti reviews Bo's book for Information and Culture Read more

08 Dec, 2021

BCNM Around the Web November 2021

Check out the work of our students, faculty, and alumni around the web! Read more

07 Dec, 2021

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Liat Berdugo Read more

07 Dec, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías in Shoutout LA

Meet Edgar Fabián Frías | Contemporary Artist, Psychotherapist, Brujx & Educator Read more

07 Dec, 2021

Morgan Ames Wins the 2020 Sally Hacker Prize

The Sally Hacker Prize was established in 1999 to honor exceptional scholarship that reaches beyond the academy toward a broad audience.  Read more

06 Dec, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Maria Thereza Alves Read more

06 Dec, 2021

Trevor Paglen in Productive Image Interference

Trevor Paglen's work is exhibited at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf until February 6th. Read more

06 Dec, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Wins the 2021 Brooke Hindle Award

The Society for the History of Technology awards $10,000 for the Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology. Read more

05 Dec, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías in Transcendence

Art by Edgar Fabián Frías. Read more

05 Dec, 2021

Bo Ruberg on Video Games to Play at the End of the World

Bo Ruberg gave the First Forum 2021 Graduate Student Conference Keynote address on October 21, 2021. Read more

05 Dec, 2021

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Eric Rodenbeck Read more

04 Dec, 2021

Jen Schradie Interviewed on Why the Internet Favors the Right

Listen to Jen Schradie in conversation with Xavier de la Porte on France Inter on Why the Internet Favors the Right. Read more

04 Dec, 2021

Laptops Alone Can't Bridge the Digital Divide by Morgan Ames

The failures of One Laptop per Child have much to teach us about fixing educational inequities, Morgan Ames writes for Technology Review. Read more

04 Dec, 2021

HTNM Video Now Online: Kim Tallbear Read more

29 Nov, 2021

Trevor Paglen and Hito Steyerl in Conversation Read more

29 Nov, 2021

Greg Niemeyer on the Advisory Board of Roar

Roar, building a "music metaverse," raised $7million in their first round of funding. Read more

27 Nov, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Lisa Reihana Read more

27 Nov, 2021

Alenda Chang on Ecological Crisis and Video Games

Computer games can address ecological concerns. But is a game only ecological if it explicitly deals with environmental issues on the content level? Read more

26 Nov, 2021

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects Reviewed in Critical Inquiry

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan reviews Jacob Gaboury's newest book, Image Objects! Read more

22 Nov, 2021

Summer 2022 Research Award Applications Now Open

We're pleased to offer awards of $1,000 and $500 to our graduate students this summer to help support their research projects. Read more

22 Nov, 2021

Bo Ruberg Promoted to Associate Professor

BCNM alum Bo Ruberg has been promoted to Associate Professor at UC Irvine! Read more

22 Nov, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías on Social Media and Queer Invention

BCNM graduate student Edgar Fabián Frías co-hosted an episode of the podcast Queer Chaos, discussing social media and queer invention. Read more

21 Nov, 2021

Wendy Lotterman Reviews the Distance Cure in Critical Inquiry

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy was reviewed by Wendy Lotterman in Critical Inquiry. Read more

21 Nov, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep on Black Poetry Read more

21 Nov, 2021

Morgan Ames Wins Computer History Museum Prize Read more

21 Nov, 2021

Asma Kazmi in Suspended Matter

Art by Asma Kazmi Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Noura Howell Joins Georgia Tech

BCNM alum Noura Howell has joined Georgia Tech as an assistant professor in Digital Media. Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Grace Gipson on the Portrayal of Women in Media and Entertainment

BCNM alum Grace Gipson was featured on a panel discussing women in media and entertainment at the University of Rochester. Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Grace Gipson on Humanizing the Black Experience

BCNM alum Grace Gipson gave a lecture about representations of the Black experience for the Freedom School 3.0 lecture series. Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Conference Grants: Vincente Perez on ANAGRAMMATICAL (DIGITAL) BLACKNESS

Vincente Perez, a Fall 2021 Conference Grant Recipient, presented "ANAGRAMMATICAL (DIGITAL) BLACKNESS: BLACK TWITTER, SIGNIFYIN', AND THE MUNDANE" at the 22nd annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Read more

16 Nov, 2021

In the Pursuit of Knowledge, There Be Dragons by danah boyd

BCNM alum danah boyd was the keynote speaker at IEEE VIS 2021. Read more

16 Nov, 2021

Shadow Visions by Xiaowei Wang

BCNM D.E. and Geography PhD Xiaowei Wang's essay "Shadow Visions" was published in DING Magazine. Read more

14 Nov, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Lyman Fellowship

Applications are due February 1, 2022. Read more

14 Nov, 2021

BCNM at UIST 2021

Eric Paulos, Björn Hartmann, Jingyi Li and Molly Nicholas at the 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Read more

11 Nov, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Individualized Stress Detection Using an Unmodified Steering Wheel

BCNM alum Pablo Paredes co-authored a research study on detecting stress levels through steering wheel angle data. Read more

11 Nov, 2021

Jacob Gaboury's Image Objects Reviewed on GlassTire

BCNM faculty Jacob Gaboury's book Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics was reviewed in GlassTire. Read more

11 Nov, 2021

Hannah Zeavins Has Some Deep Thoughts on Teletherapy

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavins was featured on Thoughts on Record, the podcast of the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Read more

09 Nov, 2021

Morgan Ames Joins BCNM Executive Committee Read more

05 Nov, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2022 Faculty Seed Grants

BCNM is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2022 Faculty Seed Grants! Read more

27 Oct, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on New Books Network

Hannah Zeavin was interviewed by J.J. Mull about her book The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy (MIT Press, 2021). Read more

27 Oct, 2021

danah boyd Joins Georgetown as Visiting Distinguished Professor

BCNM alum danah boyd has joined Georgetown University for the year as a distinguished visiting professor. Read more

27 Oct, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Marketplace on Ambi Robotics

Marketplace spoke with BCNM faculty Ken Goldberg about Ambi Robotics, which he co-founded.  Read more

27 Oct, 2021

Malika Imhotep Publishes Gossypiin Read more

27 Oct, 2021

R Stuart Geiger at CSCW

BCNM alum Stuart Geiger presented at the 2021 Conference for Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) about the labor behind maintaining free and open-source software projects. Read more

26 Oct, 2021

Returning to the Concert Hall by Camille Crittenden

Returning to the Concert Hall by Camille Crittenden Read more

26 Oct, 2021

ATC Revisited: Maria Thereza Alves Read more

25 Oct, 2021

"Trevor Paglen: Vision After Seeing" Opening Reception at the Athenaeum

"Trevor Paglen: Vision After Seeing" Opening Reception at the Athenaeum Read more

25 Oct, 2021

SDSU Interviews Lashon Daley on Children's Literature

Lashon describes her journey into writing Children's Literature, and publishing of "Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables" in 2016.  Read more

23 Oct, 2021

Eric Paulos' Adroid Featured in Spectrum Video RoundUp

Eric Paulos' Adroid features on IEEE Spectrum's "Video Friday: Dusty at Work > Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos". Read more

20 Oct, 2021

The Immune Sequence by Hannah Zeavin Read more

20 Oct, 2021

Bo Ruberg at AOIR Online

Bo Ruberg speaks at AoIR 2021 on the relationship between video games and political participation. Read more

20 Oct, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías at Wxtch Craft

Edgar Fabián Frías was featured in the opening lecture of the Fall Cycle of Wxtch Craft - Studium Generale lecture series 2021-22. Read more

20 Oct, 2021

BCNM at SLSA 2021

BCNM's Kris Paulen, Jacob Gaboury, and Hannah Zeavin presented at SLSA2021 "ENERGY": 34TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND THE ARTS. Read more

20 Oct, 2021

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Jahara Cayabyab on Designing Hospital Spaces

Jahara Cayabyab was an Undergraduate Research Fellow under Haripriya Sathyanarayanan last year, assisting in research about hospital design in pediatric spaces.  Read more

20 Oct, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías Cultural Ambassador for SFAC

Edgar Fabián Frías was selected as a cultural ambassador for the San Francisco Arts Commission.  Read more

18 Oct, 2021

On the Wings of Ada Lovelace by Camille Crittenden

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, Camille Crittenden wrote an important reflection on increasing equity in STEM for the Berkeley Blog. Read more

18 Oct, 2021

Grace Gipson Making Our Stories Visible

Grace Gipson recently presented a compelling and thorough lecture on Black experiences portrayed in television.  Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Rogue Archives Reviewed in S-USIH

BCNM director Abigail De Kosnik's 2016 book Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom was reviewed by Michael J. Kramer of The Society for U.S. Intellectual History. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías in Monolith

BCNM graduate student Edgar Fabián Frías will be exhibiting their installation project as part of the group exhibition Monolith presented by Southern Exposure. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Jenna Burrell Promoted to Professor of Information

BCNM executive commitee member Jenna Burrell has been promoted to full professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information.  Read more

14 Oct, 2021

The Mutant Magic of Edgar Fabián Frías

BCNM graduate student Edgar Fabián Frías was featured on an episode of podcast The Spiritual Gaze. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Trevor Paglen on Time Sensitive

BCNM alumni Trevor Paglen was interviewed by Spencer Bailey for the podcast Time Sensitive. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías on GIPHY Arts

BCNM graduate student Edgar Fabián Frías was interviewed alongside Nicky Rojo about their participation in GIPHY Arts' first book, Frame by Frame. Read more

14 Oct, 2021

BCNM Around the Web October 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this October! Read more

13 Oct, 2021

Announcing the Fall 2021 Conference Grant Recipients

Congratulations to these amazing students working on media literacy, ethnographic research, philosophical arguments, and more! Read more

08 Oct, 2021

Reginold Royston on New Orality in the African Mediascape Read more

08 Oct, 2021

Vincente Perez on Declarations of Interdependence Read more

07 Oct, 2021

Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora: Cathy Thomas Transcript and Video Now Online

Check out the updated transcript and video for Cathy Thomas's “Echolocating the Caribbean Diaspora”. Read more

02 Oct, 2021

Grace Gipson on Shang-Chi Read more

02 Oct, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Empathy

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin discusses empathy as a computational model in a guest post for AI Now Institute. Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Spring 2022 Recommended Classes Now Available

Check out new media classes across campus! Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Eric Paulos on Kaleidescope

Eric Paulos received a 2020-2021 BCNM faculty seed grant for his work developing Kaleidoscope. Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Jenna Burrell Joins BCNM Executive Committee

We extend a warm welcome to Professor Jenna Burrell, who has joined BCNM's executive committee. Read more

27 Sep, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Ambi Robotics Raises $26 Million

Professor Ken Goldberg's robotics startup, Ambi Robotics, has secured $26 million in funding. Read more

25 Sep, 2021

The Therapist Will See You Now. But Where? By Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin discusses INSERT in Future's Gaming, Social, Virtual Worlds Newsletter. Read more

25 Sep, 2021

BCNM Around the Web September 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this September! Read more

23 Sep, 2021

BCNM at SIGCIS 2021

Jacob Gaboury and Hannah Zeavin presented at the Special Interest Group for Computing, Information, and Society 2021 conference! Read more

23 Sep, 2021

ATC Revisited: Lisa Reihana Read more

20 Sep, 2021

A New AI Lexicon: Care Read more

19 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Rashad Timmons on Slave Labor in Railway Construction

Rashad Timmons received a Summer 2021 BCNM Research Grant. Read about his important archival work investigating the role slave labor had in building mid to late 19th century railways.  Read more

19 Sep, 2021

Pablo Paredes on Mobile Stress Management

Pablo Paredes co-authored a research study on using Chatbots to aid in stress management. Read more

18 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías & Charlie Amáyá Scott on Ancestors

Edgar Fabián Frías and Charlie Amáyá Scott speak on connecting to their ancestors in "You Are Also Your Ancestors". Read more

18 Sep, 2021

The Distance Cure: Hannah Zeavin & Fred Turner at Gray Area

BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin chats about her new book, The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy in a conversation with Professor Fred Turner and Gray Area. Read more

14 Sep, 2021

Playing Nature Reviewed in Media + Environment

BCNM alum Alenda Chang's 2019 book Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games was reviewed Media+Environment.  Read more

14 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías Featured in Frame by Frame

Current MFA Candidate Edgar Fabián Frías was recently published in Frame by Frame, a GIF-based book. Read more

11 Sep, 2021

The Distance Cure Reviewed in The Baffler

The Baffler reviews BCNM faculty Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy. Read more

06 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Julia Irwin & the Gilbreth Archives

Julia Irwin received a BCNM 2021 Summer Research Award. Read about her great work researching and writing about the archives of industrial psychologist Lillian Moller Gilbreth and her husband Frank B. Gilbreth. Read more

06 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Erica Deeman, Fast Fashion, & Jamaica

Erica Deeman received a BCNM 2021 Summer Research Award. Read about her great work exploring the cultural heritage of her ancestors and expressing her findings through a video performance. Read more

04 Sep, 2021

Ken Goldberg at IROS 2021

Several papers co-written by Ken Goldberg were presented at IROS 2021. Read more

04 Sep, 2021

Lyman Report: Lashon Daley

Lashon Daley shares how the support of the Peter Lyman felowship has opened up more resources for her to focus on her research. Read more

02 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabian Frias Speaks to Bunny Michaels about Queer Ancestors

The conversation with Bunny Michaels is part of Edgar's Queer, Trans & Gender Variant Ancestors Project.  Read more

02 Sep, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Couple's Therapy in the LA Review of Books Read more

01 Sep, 2021

Summer Research: Rachel Chen on Embodied Platforms for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Rachel Chen received a BCNM 2021 Summer Research Award. Hear about her great work developing a platform for non-speaking children on the Autism spectrum. Read more

01 Sep, 2021

Edgar Fabian Frias Speaks to Michael Espinoza about Queer Ancestors

Edgar Fabián Frías and Michael Espinoza speaks on identity and ancestry in "I Am A Spiritual Being Because Of My Queerness". Read more

01 Sep, 2021

E&T Reviews Hannah Zeavin's The Distance Cure Read more

30 Aug, 2021

Summer Research: Hala Kaddoura on Joy

Hala Kaddoura received a BCNM summer research award to advance her art practice. She traveled to Lebanon to begin a new project on joy. Read more

30 Aug, 2021

Jane McGonigal on Slaying Stress

BCNM alum Jane McGonigal was recently featured on the 3 Books podcast, where she discussed how she designs games to help people develop resilience and positive attitudes in the face of life's challenges.  Read more

30 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin in Conversation with Grace Lavery at The Strand Read more

29 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on How Therapy Isn't Available to All - Even with Zoom

Hannah speaks on the acessibility of mental healthcare in the face of teletherapy with The Guardian. Read more

29 Aug, 2021

Engineering and Art: An interview with Ken Goldberg Read more

29 Aug, 2021

BCNM 2020-2021 Publications Read more

28 Aug, 2021

Pablo Paredes Joins UMD

Pablo Paredes will join The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies in July 2022 as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. Read more

27 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on LitHub's Seven Questions

5 Authors, 7 Questions, No Wrong Answers, featuring Alexandra Kleeman, JoAnna Novak, Andrew Palmer, Rafia Zakaria, and our own Hannah Zeavin. Read more

26 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg at ICML 2021

Check out the amazing work from Ken Goldberg and team at the International Conference on Machine Learning 2021!  Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Reginold Royston on Podcasts and new orality in the African mediascape

BCNM alum Dr. Reginold Royston's article on podcasting in African cultures was published in New Media and Society.  Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Dan O'Neill Joins BCNM Executive Committee

We extend a warm welcome to Associate Professor Dan O'Neill, who will be joinging BCNM's Executive Committee. Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías and Rainbow Visions at ESMOA

Edgar Fabián Frías speaks on creative ingenuity and reframing traditional ways of thinking with ESMoA in "Rainbow Visions Prismatic Beings". Read more

23 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg and a Roadmap for US Robotics

Ken Goldberg co-authored the recently published "A Roadmap for US Robotics - From Internet to Robotics 2020 Edition". Read more

21 Aug, 2021

BCNM Around the Web August 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty and alumni around the web this August! Read more

21 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on The Distance Cure with Adam Savage

Hannah Zeavin features on KQED Broadcast to speak with Adam Savage about The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Mental Healthcare in the Washington Post

The U.S. has never tried a comprehensive approach to mental health care, writes Hannah Zeavin the Washington Post. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Disruptive Fixations Reviewed in Anthro Book Forum

Disruptive Fixations, a book on techno-idealism by alum Chrsito Sims, was given a glowing review in the Anthropology Book Forum. Read more

20 Aug, 2021

Summer Research Dispatch: Tonya Nguyen on Mutual Aid Organizations' Use of Technology

Tonya Nguyen shares her findings on how mutual aid organizations can scale effectively, especially when making decisions about the technology they should use and its impact on their communities. Read more

19 Aug, 2021

Undergraduate Research Dispatch: Jessie Mindel on Kaleidoscope

Jessie Mindel was a recipient of this year's BCNM research fellowship, assisting Molly Nicholas and team on building a new web-based, collaborative design classroom tool. Read more

19 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Autolab at CASE

Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented a slew of new papers at the 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). Read more

19 Aug, 2021

BCNM Students Win 2021 Cadogan Awards

Art from Edgar Fabián Frías Read more

18 Aug, 2021

Announcing Our Fall 2021 Class Fund Recipients

This semester, we're supporting the History and Theory of New Media, Locative Media, Adversarial Networks, and Against Innovation. Read more

18 Aug, 2021

Grace Gipson's Favorite Comic Book Characters

Grace Gipson chatted with the Chicago Humanities Festival on comics, characters, and authors! Check it out! Read more

18 Aug, 2021

Edgar Fabián Frías at Techno-Intimacy

Edgar Fabián Frías presents work at MOCA Jacksonville's latest exhibition Techno-Intimacy, on show until February 13th! Read more

17 Aug, 2021

Summer Research Dispatch: Edgar Fabián Frías and the Queer, Trans & Gender Variant Ancestors Project

You can now watch Edgar's conversations with leading artists on Queer, Trans & Gender Variant Ancestors. Plus, look out for billboards near you! Read more

16 Aug, 2021

Tiffany Ng Receives Henry Russell Award Read more

16 Aug, 2021

Vincente Perez Named Poetry and the Senses Fellow Read more

14 Aug, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Latent Space Safe Sets for Long-Horizon Visuomotor Control of Iterative Tasks

Ken Goldberg and his colleagues present Latent Space Safe Sets, a promising strategy for safe learning in high-dimensional state spaces. Read more

14 Aug, 2021

Alenda Chang's Argument for the Environmental Digital Humanities Read more

07 Aug, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Teletherapy at the Psychotherapy Action Network

Hannah Zeavin recently joined two other panelists to discuss the promise and peril of teletherapy in PsiAN Forum Live: "Teletherapy -- Where do we go from here?". Read more

06 Aug, 2021

Clement Goldberg Selected PAGE Quarter Finalist

Clement Goldberg was selected as a Quarter Finalist for the the 2021 PAGE Awards! Read more

06 Aug, 2021

Sivan Eldar Receives Fedora Opera Prize Read more

02 Aug, 2021

Welcoming Emma Fraser Read more

01 Aug, 2021

Jen Schradie on the Digital Production Gap in the Algorithmic Era

Jen Schradie's co-authored article on digital inequlities and content production was published in the Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media.  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 BCNM Events

Mark your calendars for this incredible line up of speakers and online events! Featuring more events from our Indigenous Technologies Initiative, the artists Lisa Reihana and Maria Thereza Alves, and more.  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Announcing the 2021-2022 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Season

We are excited to announce the 2021-2022 season for the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium!  Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Announcing the 2021-2022 History and Theory of New Media Season

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. Read more

30 Jul, 2021

And now for something different! Eric Paulos on Capturing the Cosmos Read more

30 Jul, 2021

Pablo Paredes on the Invisible Future of Health Monitoring

Pablo Paredes features on Stanford Medicine Center for Digital Health's The Invisible Future of Health Monitoring. Read more

29 Jul, 2021

Camille Crittenden: Keep Public Meetings Open Through Technology

Camille published this important call to California to keep public meetings open with the technologies we've used during the pandemic.  Read more

29 Jul, 2021

Nicholaus Gutierrez Joins Wellesley

Congratulations to Nicholaus Gutierrez who will be teaching cinema and media studies this year at Wellesley. Read more

28 Jul, 2021

De La Pauvreté, De L'Image Riche by Jacob Gaboury

Jacob published De La Pauvreté, De L'Image Riche in LA HAUTE ET LA BASSE DÉFINITION DES IMAGES: Photographie, cinéma, art contemporain, culture visuelle. Read more

27 Jul, 2021

BCNM's Big Wins 2021

It was a whirlwind year for BCNM and we're so proud to share some of our greatest hits from 2021.  Read more

27 Jul, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep in Our Work is Everywhere

Ra Malika Imhotep was published in this volume, an illustrated oral history of Queer and Trans resistance. Read more

26 Jul, 2021

Lashon Daley on Black Ballerinas in Picture Books

Lashon Daley writes about rupturing the color line in American children’s literature. Read more

26 Jul, 2021

We're Hiring: Fall 2021 Work Study Student Assistant

Join the BCNM Events & Communications team! Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Ra Malika Imhotep at A Studio in the Woods

Ra Malika Imhotep was awarded an Emerging Writers’ Artistic Residency at A Studio in the Woods. Read more

25 Jul, 2021

BCNM at DIS 2021

Molly Nicholas, Eric Paulos, and alum Cesar Torres all featured amazing new work at DIS 2021. Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Publishes The Distance Cure Read more

25 Jul, 2021

Afro-Latinx Feminisms in the URL and IRL Spheres Now Online

BCNM was thrilled to cosponsor this great event from the Center for Race and Gender, now viewable online! Read more

24 Jul, 2021

Janaki Vivrekar on Transforming Social Media Interfaces with Embodied Constraints

Janaki Vivrekar discusses the critical designs that make up our digital social media experiences in her new technical report. Read more

23 Jul, 2021

BCNM Around the Web July 2021

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this July! Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Jacob Gaboury Publishes Image Objects Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg Co-Author on Optimization for Imitation Learning

Ken Goldberg co-authored a paper with Zaynah Javed, Daniel S. Brown, Satvik Sharma, Jerry Zhu, Ashwin Balakrishna, Marek Petrik, and Anca D. Dragan on Policy Gradient Bayesian Robust Optimization for Imitation Learning. Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Gail De Kosnik Awarded American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award Read more

22 Jul, 2021

Review of the Queer Games Avant Garde in Journal of Play Read more

21 Jul, 2021

Applications for our Fall 2021 Conference Grants are now open!

BCNM students are invited to apply for small grants to help defray the costs associated with sharing their work at conferences. Read more

20 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg's AmbiRobotics Receives Robotic Business Review Innovation Award Read more

20 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Insights Robotics

Ken Goldberg speaks on opportunities for robots in the e-commerce supply chain in an interview with RoboGlobal Insights. Read more

10 Jul, 2021

KC Forcier Reviews Beyond the Uncanny Valley

Film & Media student Kaitlin Forcier reviews de Young museum's Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI. Read more

10 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Robots and Creativity

Ken Goldberg speaks on creativity in artificial intelligence in Nautilus' Robots Can't Dance. Read more

06 Jul, 2021

BCNM at ELO 2021

The Electronic Literature Organization's annual conference was online again in 2021! Alex Saum-Pascual and alum Kyle Booten presented work at the distributed program. Read more

06 Jul, 2021

Fall 2021 Applications for Designated Emphasis and Certificate Now Open Read more

05 Jul, 2021

Juliana Friend at the LavLang Conference

Juliana Friend receieved a BCNM Conference Grant to help her attend the 27th Annual Lavendar Languages and Linguistics Conference. Read more

05 Jul, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Grasping and Picking Winners

Ken Goldberg describes the complicated technology that goes into robotic grasping mechanics in COSMOS' new article. Read more

04 Jul, 2021

Bo Ruberg on Making Players Care

Bo Ruberg & Rainforest Scully-Blaker publish Making players care: The ambivalent cultural politics of care and video games in the International Journal of Cultural Studies! Read more

30 Jun, 2021

Fandom + Piracy: Event Videos and Transcripts Available Read more

28 Jun, 2021

Playing Nature Reviewed on Gamers with Glasses

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games was recently reviewed by Gamers with Glasses. Read more

26 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg & the CDL Reading Group on Klara and the Sun

Ken Goldberg joins Geordie Rose and the CDL Reading Group to discuss the complexities of human-like grasping in robotics. Read more

26 Jun, 2021

Lashon Daley Appointed Assistant Professor Read more

26 Jun, 2021

Grace Gipson on Outkast and the Rise of the Hip Hop South

Grace Gipson published an article on Southern hip hop in the Black Perspectives blog.   Read more

25 Jun, 2021

Lashon Daley's Coming of (R)Age

Lashon Daley's article on Black girl rage in film and literature has been published in the UChicago Journal of Women and Culture in Society. Read more

25 Jun, 2021

Neyran Turan's Venice Biennale Exhibition Featured in the News Read more

25 Jun, 2021

Tiffany Ng Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

23 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Art Robot Death

Ken Goldberg was recently interviewed by the Art Robot Death podcast. Check it out! Read more

22 Jun, 2021

Playing Nature Reviewed in Critical Inquiry

Alenda Chang's Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games was recently reviewed in journal Critical Inquiry. Read more

22 Jun, 2021

Spring 2021: BCNM Events in Review Read more

19 Jun, 2021

Berkeleyside Features Lashon Daley's Bearettes Read more

19 Jun, 2021

BCNM Around the Web June

Check out the amazing work of our faculty, students, and alumni around the web this June! Read more

19 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg on Soft Robotics Podcast

BCNM affiliate Ken Goldberg was recently featured on the Soft Robotics Podcast.  Read more

19 Jun, 2021

Transcript Now Online: Indigenous Games

Check out the transcript for Elizabeth LaPensee's "Indigenous Games"! Read more

18 Jun, 2021

Noura Howell on Calling for a Plurality of Perspectives on Design Futuring

Artwork by Noura Howell Read more

15 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg and Team on Orienting Novel 3D Objects

Ken Goldberg and team recently published a paper titled "Orienting Novel 3D Objects Using Self-Supervised Learning of Rotation Transforms." Check it out! Read more

14 Jun, 2021

Jacob Gaboury on Digital Visual Material: Surfaces

Jacob Gaboury recently spoke about "As Below, So Above: Surface and Depth in the Computational Image" at the Digital.Visual.Material symposium. Read more

12 Jun, 2021

TF Tierney Receives Graham Foundation Grant

BCNM Alum and architecture professor emerita at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign T.F. Tierney was awarded a research and development grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Read more

12 Jun, 2021

jazmin caldéron torres and between starshine & clay

BCNM alum jazmin caldéron torres's collective, Lead to Life, premiered its newest ritual film, "between starshine & clay" in May! Read more

11 Jun, 2021

Ken Goldberg's Autolab at ICRA 2021

Check out these great papers from Ken Goldberg's AUTOLAB presented at the International Conference on Robots and Automation 2021!