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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

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

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

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

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

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

11 Nov, 2020

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

12 Oct, 2020 Commons Conversations

Cultural Heritage & Cultural Consumption

with Gu Jiang
National Center for Industry Research
Nanjing University 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

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

22 Sep, 2016

& Media Student Conference

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

23 Feb, 2015 Art, Tech & Culture

The Way Things Go

by Rirkrit Tiravanija, renowned Thai artist 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

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

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

24 Feb, 2011 Special Events

World Craft, Business and Culture of Gaming in East Asia

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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

26 May, 2024

Speculative geographies: Fictions and futures

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

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

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

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

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

30 Nov, 2023

Announcing Our Fall 2023 DE & Certificate Cohort

Haya Constellation Altar, 2019, Arianna Khmelniuk 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

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

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

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

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

25 Jul, 2023

The Future of Digital Space by Emma Fraser

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

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

19 May, 2023

Congratulating Our Spring 2023 Graduates

Art by Tiare Ribeaux. 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

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

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

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

23 Feb, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Lyman Recipient 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

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

27 Nov, 2022

Announcing Our Fall 2022 DE & Certificate Cohort

Valencia James: AI_am 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

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

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

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

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 Oct, 2021

Trevor Paglen on Time Sensitive

BCNM alumni Trevor Paglen was interviewed by Spencer Bailey for the podcast Time Sensitive. 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

02 Aug, 2021

Welcoming Emma Fraser 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

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

30 Apr, 2021

BCNM at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference

BCNM alumni and faculty present at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference! Read more

03 Apr, 2021

danah boyd on Democracy's Data Infrastructure

BCNM alum and media academic danah boyd co-authored an essay with Dan Bouk for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University titled, "Democracy's Data Infrastructure."  Read more

29 Mar, 2021

Announcing the Spring 2021 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort

Photo credit: Yuyao Jin Read more

24 Jan, 2021

Clancy Wilmott PI on Presidential Chairs Fellowship Read more

21 Dec, 2020

BCNM Fall 2020: Events In Review

We’re so thankful to everyone who tuned in for our events this past semester. Keep reading for a round-up of our events and speakers!  Read more

11 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Published Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Xiaowei Wang & An Xiao Mina on WeChat

Xiaowei Wang and An Xiao Mina publish "WeChat Has Both Connected Families and Torn Them Apart" in Slate. Read more

18 Sep, 2020

Neyran Turan Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

06 Jul, 2020

Neyran Turan Publishes Architecture as Measure Read more

03 Jul, 2020

Will Payne Appointed Assistant Professor at Rutgers University Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating our 2020 Graduates

Photo: Bowen Wei. Read more

13 Apr, 2020

Commons Conversations Revisited: Ceci Moss Read more

19 Mar, 2020

Welcome Clancy Wilmott Read more

10 Mar, 2020

Alum Trevor Paglen Now Showing at PACE

BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen recently joined PACE Gallery. Read more

06 Feb, 2020

BCNM at AAA 2019

DE Juliana Friend and alum Reginold Royston presented their riveting research at the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting last year.  Read more

27 Jan, 2020

Visit Xiaowei Wang's Exhibition '女 Nǚ: Other Half of The Sky' Read more

05 Nov, 2019

We're Hiring an Events Coordinator!

Join the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), an interdisciplinary research center that studies and shapes media transition and emergence from diverse perspectives. Through critical thinking and making, we cultivate technological equity and fairness in our classrooms, in our communities, and on the internet.  Read more

15 Oct, 2019

Xiaowei Wang Receives Mozilla Creative Media Award

The Creative Media Awards highlight how AI intersects with online media and truth and impacts our everyday lives. Read more

23 Sep, 2019

Open House Fall 2019 Revisited

This year's Open House was lead by new BCNM Director Abigail De Kosnik! Read more

10 Sep, 2019

Trevor Paglen as the Fall 2019 Lamar Dodd Chair at UGA

The University of Georgia awards Trevor Paglen with the Lama Dodd Professional Chair as he joins them this year to teach an interdisciplinary seminar. Read more

29 Aug, 2019

Orbital Reflector in College Art Association Reviews

Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector was reviewed in College Art Association Reviews Read more

21 May, 2019

New Trevor Paglen Monograph: From the Archives of Peter Merlin Read more

28 Apr, 2019

HTNM Revisited: Stefanos Geroulanos Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

26 Dec, 2018

Announcing Our Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research Fellows

Each year, undergraduates work closely with our graduate mentors on academic research. Read more

21 Dec, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen's Surveillance Art Featured on NPR

NPR brings Trevor Paglen's art to life in this great feature! Read more

04 Oct, 2018

Now Hiring: Assistant Professor in Geospatial Representation, Design, and Critical Cartography

Recruitment opens September 24th, 2018 and runs through November 5th, 2018. Read more

24 Sep, 2018

BCNM Students & Faculty Named GloUH Townsend Fellows

Great to see BCNM faculty and graduate students part of the Spring 2019 Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellows. Read more

30 May, 2018

We're Hiring! - Office Manager & Events Coordinator Wanted!

The Berkeley Center for New Media and Arts Research Center are hiring an Office Manager and Events Coordinator to maintain and develop their programs. Read more

27 May, 2018

Revisited: Trevor Paglen on Mapping as Research Read more

27 May, 2018

Research Dispatches: Joyce Lee on Auditory Data Representation

Joyce Lee assisted Michelle Carney with her research on auditory data representation, as part of Lee's BCNM research fellowship.  Read more

18 May, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Monograph Published by Phaidon Read more

02 May, 2018

Will Payne at the American Association of Geographers 2018 Meeting

Will Payne was able to attend and present his paper at the American Association of Geographers Conference as one of the recipients of the Spring 2018 BCNM Conference Grant. Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux & Neyran Turan Receive Graham Foundation Award

Selected from more than 600 proposals, Nicholas de Monchaux and Neyran Turan were two of 74 recipients of a Graham Foundation grant.  Read more

09 Apr, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in MoMA

Paglen's work titled It Began as a Military Experiment (2017) is being displayed in New York's MoMA. Read more

06 Mar, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at the Cleveland Museum

Alum Trevor Paglen to speak at Cleveland Museum of Art Read more

05 Dec, 2017

Trevor Paglen and Art in the Age of Mass Surveillance in The Guardian

BCNM alum and artist Trevor Paglen and his art were featured on an article on art in the age of mass surveillance in The Guardian.  Read more

17 Nov, 2017

Architectural Digest Profiles Alum Trevor Paglen

After winning the 2018 MacArthur Genius Grant, BCNM alum Trevor Paglen sits down to speak with the Architectural Digest. Read more

07 Nov, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen in Conversation with Hito Steyerl in Porto

Trevor Paglen and Hito Steyerl participated in a Forum of the Future discussion. Read more

17 Oct, 2017

New York Times on BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen's Space Art

The New York Times features alum Trevor Paglen and his futuristic art.  Read more

12 Oct, 2017

Alum Trevor Paglen Named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow Read more

29 Aug, 2017

Greg Niemeyer & Ron Rael at Focus on the Visual Conference

This year's UC Berkeley Librarian Association conference turns its eyes to the digital humanities field Read more

11 Apr, 2017

Commons Conversations: Color of New Media Working Group Transcription

The “Color of New Media Working Group” met as a part of Commons Conversations to discuss the vertiginous political climate. Read more

21 Mar, 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 BCNM Conference Grant Recipients! Read more

17 Feb, 2017

Alpha60: Mapping Media Read more

08 Sep, 2016

Revisited: Masterclass: Designing Jane Jacobs' Digital City

We recap a masterclass around how technology functions in relation to Jane Jacobs' notion of community in cities Read more

26 Aug, 2016

Announcing the 2016-2017 History and Theory of New Media Season

his year, we are pleased to include hands-on workshops in our program, as well as a partnership with the Rhetoric Department to offer a mini-symposium on the Anthropocene Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Will Payne on Location-Based Services

Will Payne received a summer research award from the BCNM to support his dissertation research on location based services Read more

31 May, 2016

Abigail de Kosnik receives Berkeley Collegium Grant

Prof. De Kosnik received the Collegium's grant, Narrowing the Gap Between Teaching and Research Read more

19 May, 2016

Announcing Our 2016 Undergraduate Certificate Grads

We're so pleased to be able to share their achievements and wish them the best in their future projects! Read more

17 Mar, 2016

Announcing the Spring 2016 DE & Graduate Certificate Cohort Read more

01 Dec, 2015

New Undergraduates Announcement!

Congratulations to our latest new media undergraduate certificate candidates! Read more

14 Aug, 2013

Announcing the 2013-2014 History and Theory in New Media Lecture Series

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series is produced by the Berkeley Center for New Media with support from CITRIS (The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) Read more

07 May, 2012

Futurefarmers Powers of Ten Book Forthcoming from Sternberg Press

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Applications are now closed. Applications are due February 1, 2025.

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Applications for Summer 2025 are due March 13, 2025.

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Next deadline – October 1, 2024

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Applications are now closed. Applications are due February 1, 2025.

The Lyman Fellowship

Applications for Summer 2025 are due March 13, 2025.

New Media Research Fellowship

Next deadline – October 1, 2024

Conference Grants