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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

27 Sep, 2016 Special Events

Jane Jacobs and the Digital City

in partnership with SPUR San Francisco 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

22 Feb, 2016 Art, Tech & Culture

Proxies and Placeholders

with Hito Steyerl, renowned German artist 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

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

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

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

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

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

06 Sep, 2012 History & Theory

Applied Topology

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

09 Nov, 2011 Special Events

The Extreme Art Roadshow

with Garth Johnson - writer, artist, and educator 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

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

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

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

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

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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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

22 Jan, 2024

Bad Moods

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WISH. 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

29 Nov, 2023

Apply for the 2024 AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship

Applications are due March 1, 2024. Read more

20 Jun, 2023

Welcoming Hannah Zeavin Back to BCNM! 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

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

21 Apr, 2023

Hannah Zeavin on Ordinary Unhappiness

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

06 Mar, 2023

Kate Mattingly Publishes Shaping Dance Canons 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

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

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

23 Dec, 2022

Ken Goldberg and AutoLab Featured in IEOR Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

16 Aug, 2022

Announcing Our Fall 2022 Class Grants

We're pleased to support Tom McEnaney's course on Sounding American. 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

07 Aug, 2022

Kate Mattingly Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University

 

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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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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

12 Jul, 2022

Hannah Zeavin on the Victim Cloud

Hannah writes for Harpers about gullibility in the golden age of scams. 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

16 May, 2022

Congratulating Our Spring 2022 Undergraduate Certificate Recipients

Project by Jessie Mindel with Selin Longmire, Angelica Song, Bradley Russo. 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

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

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

29 Mar, 2022

Announcing Our Summer 2022 Research Award Recipients

Image: Fei Pan 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

09 Dec, 2021

BCNM at 4S 2021

Amazing representation of BCNM presenting at 4S, the Society for Social Studies of Science!  Read more

27 Nov, 2021

ATC Video Now Online: Lisa Reihana 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

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

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

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

25 Jun, 2021

Neyran Turan's Venice Biennale Exhibition Featured in the News 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

18 Apr, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Joins BCNM

Hannah Zeavin, a lecturer in the English and History departments, has joined the BCNM Executive Committee.  Read more

14 Apr, 2021

Hannah Zeavin on Therapy Apps in KQED

Hannah Zeavin was invited as a guest in KQED's forum on the prevalence of therapy apps. Read more

09 Apr, 2021

Shannon Jackson Featured in Berkeley High Jacket

Berkeley High Jacket celebrated the women of Berkeley this March and spotlighted the incredible arts organization of Shannon Jackson. Read more

09 Mar, 2021

"What Can a Robot Do?" With Ken Goldberg

Professor Ken Goldberg recently delved into the connections between nature and technology in a Nero Magazine interview. Read more

02 Mar, 2021

Xiaowei Wang Publishes on Workers, Immigrants and the Settler Colonial State

Xiaowei Wang published a beautiful essay on their mother for Tank Magazine titled "The other mother: workers, immigrants and the settler colonial state." Check it out! Read more

02 Feb, 2021

Jen Schradie on The Current

Jen Schradie went on The Current podcast to discuss the recent insurrection in the US Capitol. Read more

22 Dec, 2020

Xiaowei Wang Published in Guernica

Xiaowei features in Guernica magazine with their piece "Future Fashions: The Pår". Read more

15 Dec, 2020

Review of Xiaowei Wang's Blockchain Chicken Farm in The Nation

Xiaowei Wang's book Blockchain Chicken Farm was recently reviewed by The Nation. Read more

12 Nov, 2020

Announcing our 2020 Undergraduate Cohort

Please join us in welcoming our 2020 cohort of Undergraduate Certificate in New Media students!

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23 Oct, 2020

Xiaowei Wang on Science Friday

Silicon Valley move aside! Xiaowei Wang discusses how the Chinese countryside has become a new tech frontier. Read more

12 Oct, 2020

Architecture as Measure Reviewed in Architect Read more

11 Oct, 2020

Blockchain Chicken Farm by Xiaowei Wang Published Read more

24 Sep, 2020

Trevor Paglen's Bloom at Pace Read more

18 Sep, 2020

Neyran Turan Promoted to Associate Professor Read more

16 Sep, 2020

Praise for Trevor Paglen at CMOA Read more

08 Sep, 2020

Alex Saum-Pascual's Poetry in Perspektive

Alex Saum-Pascual published a poem and project titled "made to disappear" in Perspektive. Read more

03 Sep, 2020

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured in Wall Street Journal Magazine

Trevor Paglen was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal Magazine on his work in art and artificial intelligence. Read more

21 Jun, 2020

Highlights from Jane McGonigal's IBM Talk at CodeMotion

Jane asks: Can the innovation of games prepare us for the future? Read more

17 Jun, 2020

BCNM Around the Web June 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussions around the work of our faculty and alumni in June 2020! Read more

19 May, 2020

Abigail De Kosnik on ABC’s The Story of Soaps

BCNM's own expert, BCNM Director Gail De Kosnik, weighed in on the history of the soap opera for ABC! Read more

14 May, 2020

BCNM Around the Web May 2020

Check out the amazing work of our faculty and alumni in May 2020! Read more

30 Apr, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Combating COVID-19 in Science Magazine

Ken Goldberg recently wrote about combating COVID-19 with robotics in Science Magazine. Read more

29 Apr, 2020

Congratulating our 2020 Graduates

Photo: Bowen Wei. Read more

12 Apr, 2020

Trevor Paglen on Collecteurs' Substance 100

Trevor Paglen was recently included in Collecteurs' Substance 100 list, filled with their top 100 artists and activists. Read more

13 Mar, 2020

Ken Goldberg on How AI Amplifies Human Competencies

Ken Goldberg was interviewed on AI and machine learning for the Rotman School of Management's Winter 2020 magazine issue.  Read more

09 Mar, 2020

Commons Conversations Video Now Online: Rahul Gairola Read more

06 Feb, 2020

Commons Conversation Revisited: Rahul Gairola Read more

13 Jan, 2020

BCNM Around the Web January 2020

Check out the amazing talks and discussion around the work of our faculty, students, and alumni in January 2020! Read more

26 Dec, 2019

Revisited: Critical Practices Showcase Read more

04 Dec, 2019

Alum Kirsten Chen Co-Curates Momentum for Franchise Read more

02 Nov, 2019

BCNM Around the Web November 2019

More in the media from faculty Ken Goldberg, Alex Saum, Claudia von Vacano and Jacob Gaboury; and alumni Trevor Paglen, Bo Ruberg, Alenda Chang and Jen Schradie. Read more

01 Oct, 2019

Alum Trevor Paglen on Inside My Studio

“INSIDE MY STUDIO” WITH TREVOR PAGLEN featured on video series from Cultured Magazine. Read more

14 Sep, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kevin Delaney Read more

01 Sep, 2019

BCNM around the Web September 2019

More in the media from faculty Abigail De Kosnik, Nicholas de Monchaux, Ken Goldberg, and Tom McEnaney; and alumni Jenni Higgs, Andrea Horbinski, Jane McGonigal, Trevor Paglen, Ritwik Banerji and Jen Schradie.  Read more

20 Aug, 2019

Malika Imhotep in New Life Quarterly

DE student Malika Imhotep's review of Sula by Toni Morrison was in New Life Quarterly Read more

15 Aug, 2019

Jen Schradie's The Revolution That Wasn't Featured in the Washington Monthly

Richard John's article "Why the Left Is Losing the Information Age" showcases Schradie's research on digital activism and inequality. Read more

11 Jul, 2019

ATC 2018-2019 In Review

Check out the highlights and videos from a stellar season, featuring luminaries such as Roxane Gay and Adam Savage! Read more

03 Jul, 2019

Poetry by Malika Imhotep in Scalawag

Scalawag sparks critical conversations about the many Souths, amplifying voices of activists, artists, and writers to reckon with Southern realities as they are, rather than as they seem to be. Read more

23 Mar, 2019

ATC Video Now Online: Kim Stanley Robinson Read more

21 Mar, 2019

Announcing our Spring 2019 Graduate Cohort

Art by Yuanpei Zhuang. Read more

19 Mar, 2019

Alum Jenni Higgs Published in Communications of the ACM

"It's About Power" by alum Jenni Higgs and Sepehr Vakil was published in the March 2019 volume of Communications of the ACM. Read more

26 Feb, 2019

DexNet 4.0 in IEEE Spectrum

The latest version of Dex-Net is featured in an article in IEEE Spectrum. Read more

11 Jan, 2019

Online Hate Index in the News

Claudia Von Vacano and Brittan Heller's research on hate speech identifying AI was recently covered in the California Magazine. Read more

01 Oct, 2018

Summer Research Dispatch: Yairamaren Roman Maldonado on Caribbean Literary Portrayals of New Media

This summer, Yairamaren Roman Maldonado explored how Cuban and Dominican Republican literary content use new media to reconfigure power relations. Read more

25 Jul, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Featured in Apollo Art Magazine

Jillian Caddell writes "Trevor Paglen reveals the hidden networks that rule our lives."

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27 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Exhibited at SAAM Read more

20 Jun, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen in Time Magazine's "How Drones are Revolutionizing Art"

Time magazine explores how drones are altering our perspective and fundamentally changing the terms of art. Read more

04 Jun, 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski at Mechademia 2018

Alum Andrea Horbinski presented "A Children's Empire: The Prewar 'Media Mix' of the Kodansha Club Magazines" at the Mechademic Kyoto conference. Read more

03 May, 2018

Congratulating our 2018 New Media Undergraduate Certificate Class

Congratulations to these four stellar women, who have made a big impact at Cal in the New Media space. Read more

18 Apr, 2018

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio One Course on Radical Futures in Landscape Architecture Magazine

Nicholas de Monchaux's Studio ONE master's program, which begins next school year, was featured in the Landscape Architecture Magazine.  Read more

02 Mar, 2018

Rue and Koci Hernandez on AR in the California Magazine

Professors Jeremy Rue and Richard Koci Hernandez were featured in an article in California Magazine on augmented reality. Read more

20 Feb, 2018

Announcing the Lyman 2018 Fellowship Recipients Read more

09 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen Profiled in The Economist

Alum Trevor Paglen and his art has been featured in The Economist Read more

25 Jan, 2018

Abigail De Kosnik & Alpha 60 in the California Magazine

Abigail De Kosnik discusses Game of Thrones and shares her pro-piracy argument with the data she has collected through her project titled "alpha60". Read more

28 Nov, 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Undergraduate Cohort

From sports and cultural data analytics to art and technology performances, from design to the philosophies around technology, these students are excited to dive into New Media on campus.  Read more

20 Nov, 2017

Welcome to Our Fall 2017 Graduate Cohort Read more

14 Nov, 2017

Niemeyer Receives Hewlett 50 Arts Commission Grant

Greg Niemeyer and collaborators DJ Spooky and the Internet Archive receive prestigious Hewlett 50 Arts Commission grant for data sonified hip-hop opera! Read more

22 Oct, 2017

Revisited: Frank Foer, "World Without Mind"

Revisiting Frank Foer's ATC speaker event about his new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. 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

18 Sep, 2017

Ian Cheng at MOMA

Upcoming ATC speaker and Cal alumnus Ian Chang talks to CALIFORNIA Magazine about his MoMA-exhibited art, his experience at UC Berkeley, and his professional and personal journey after graduation. Read more

20 Jun, 2017

WIRED Video Featuring Ken Goldberg Read more

15 May, 2017

Alum Tiffany Ng Featured in Diverse Issues of Higher Education

Alum Tiffany Ng is fundraising for minority students to have the opportunity to learn the carillon Read more

07 Mar, 2017

Revisited: "Ripped Off? Pirate Technologies, Jugaad Politics, and Postcolonial Modernities"

An amazing talk by Kavita Philip Read more

02 Mar, 2017

Video Now Online: "Our Landscape Futures"

Watch this event by Geoff Manaugh, New York Times-bestselling author on technology and utopias. Read more

25 Jan, 2017

Greg Niemeyer on Hippie Modernisms at BAMPFA

19 Jan, 2017

BCNM Alum Trevor Paglen in New York Times

Trevor Paglen was featured in the New York Times article "A String Quartet Concert, With an A.I. Assist" Read more

19 Jan, 2017

Ken Goldberg featured in Fast Company

The BCNM professor and his research in Dex-Net was recently featured in the article "Why It's so Hard for Robots to Get a Grip" Read more

24 Oct, 2016

Cesar Torres at UIST

The BCNM was thrilled to provide Cesar Torres (EECS) with a conference travel grant Read more

09 Sep, 2016

Lashon Daley reads Mr. Okra in Confetti Park

Lashon Daley is a BCNM DE student and working on a PhD in Performance Studies Read more

01 Sep, 2016

Announcing Jane Jacobs and the Digital City Symposium

This event is a partnership between BCNM and the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Read more

30 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Andrea Horbinski and Japanese Manga

Horbinski researched at the Harvard Yenching Library on Japanese Manga Read more

25 Aug, 2016

Summer Research Report: Grace Gipson and the Popular Culture Summer Workshop

Gipson received a summer research award from the BCNM to support her dissertation research by attending the Popular Culture Summer Research Workshop Read more

11 Jul, 2016

Ken Goldberg and the relationship between Man and Robot

24 Jun, 2016

California Report Card Featured in The Promise of Berkeley

The California Report Card was developed by BCNM Professor Ken Goldberg and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Read more

18 Jun, 2016

Ken Goldberg and robotic system changing laparoscopic surgery

The article discussed Goldberg's work in human-machine collaboration Read more

07 Apr, 2016

Announcing 2016 Summer Research Awards

We are thrilled by the ambitious and innovative work these students are all completing Read more

23 Nov, 2015

Announcing our Newest Cohort of Designated Emphasis and Graduate Certificate Students

We know these students will contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary life of the Center Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Meet Ashley Ferro-Murray

Ashley Ferro-Murray was three when she took her first ballet lesson — she hasn’t stopped dancing since, no matter the obstacle she’s faced. Read more

17 Nov, 2015

Ken Goldberg in "The Best Advice in Six Words"

14 Oct, 2015

Alumnus Jane McGonigal's "SuperBetter" on Living Gamefully

BCNM alumnus Jane McGonigal's book SuperBetter has been reviewed in The New Yorker by Nathan Heller Read more

01 Sep, 2015

Summer Dispatches 2015: Andrea Horbinski Read more

29 Jul, 2015

Smart Chairs in California Magazine

27 Jul, 2015

Ken Goldberg on Robots and the Cloud in Time Magazine Read more

08 Jun, 2015

Niemeyer Lighting Design in San Francisco Magazine

29 Apr, 2015

Announcing our Spring 2015 Graduating Class

We'll miss their energy and their intellectual curiosity around BCNM, but wish them all the best in their new endeavors and look forward to the amazing intellectual, artistic, and technological contributions we know they will produce Read more

06 Apr, 2015

Summer 2015 Research Awards

BCNM is proud to announce the recipients of its Summer 2015 Research Awards! Read more

11 Feb, 2015

Joseph Akel on the New York Times

03 Sep, 2014

Announcing the 2014-2015 Season of the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

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

10 Jun, 2014

Joseph Akel in the Paris Review

Joseph is a PhD candidate in the Department of Rhetoric Read more

19 May, 2014

Cyberphysical Democracy: Online Platforms and Offline Action

Follow Camille Crittenden on Twitter: www.twitter.com/data_democracy Read more

29 Oct, 2013

Revisited: Creating Minds

Creating Minds, an academic conference on reading and writing in the digital age had over 300 attendees throughout the day's talks and panels! Read more

21 Dec, 2012

Body Conscious Design, Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Featured in Taiwanese Design Magazine La Vie

Hsin-Hsien Chiu, Ph.D. candidate in Architecture with a Designated Emphasis in New Media Read more

Applications for Summer 2025 are due March 13, 2025.

New Media Research Fellowship

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AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship

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New Media Research Fellowship

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AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship