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Digital Dissent

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, [...]

New Technology and Archaeology Symposium

An Interdisciplinary Symposium An event bringing together technology innovators, cultural heritage workers, and scholars in a conversation about scanning, visualization, [...]

Color of New Media 2017 Open House!

We’re excited to welcome graduate student admits to the Color of Media’s 2017 Open House! All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend and learn more [...]

Wild Robots: Bodies & Signs

On Wednesday, March 15, from 5-6 pm, at BCNM Commons, Ian Ingram, a Los Angeles-based artist will be presenting a body of his work. Ian Ingram is a Los Angeles-based artist [...]

Syncing… Subject, Media, Society.

BCNM is thrilled to co-sponsor the 25th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference, “Syncing… Subject, Media, Society,” which will take place this [...]

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

We’re thrilled to have NWMEDIA 190/290: Critical Practices featured in the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation 2016 Winter Design Showcase, an end-of-semester [...]

GIF Collider

———————- EVENT REVISITED POSTED ONLINE 11/1 ———————- On a rainy weekend, the BAMPFA screen [...]

PressForward Workshops

—– WORKSHOP REVISITED POSTED ONLINE 10/26 —– BCNM was pleased to partner with the University of California Davis Libraries and Digital Humanities at [...]

Women in Technology Symposium

Gender diversity among leadership teams and the broader workforce offers demonstrated advantages for innovative thinking, job satisfaction, and corporate bottom lines. Yet [...]

Fall 2016 Open House

Meet BCNM’s incoming director Nicholas de Monchaux and celebrate the start of the semester with the Berkeley Center for New Media’s annual open house! This is a [...]

BCNM at Graduate Programs Fair

During the summer sessions, more than 5,000 visiting international and domestic students come to our campus. This year, we also plan to invite students from neighboring [...]

MFA Graduate Artist Talks at BAMPFA

Each year, BAMPFA teams up with the University of California, Berkeley Department of Art Practice to exhibit the work of their graduates. BCNM Designed Emphasis students Lark [...]

Souvenirs Concert

  Souvenir: Music, Video & Performance inspired by the poetry of Aimee Suzara Aimee Suzara, Poet Hunt Scarritt, Actor Kaitlin Forcier, Video Joanne de Mars, Cello [...]

Souvenirs Concert

  Souvenir: Music, Video & Performance inspired by the poetry of Aimee Suzara Aimee Suzara, Poet Hunt Scarritt, Actor Kaitlin Forcier, Video Joanne de Mars, Cello [...]

The Origins of Japanese Comics, 1905-28

Between 1905 and 1928 manga emerged as a separate artistic medium in Japan in reaction to ponchie, a populist hybrid art form that flourished in the early and mid-Meiji [...]

Critical Making Showcase

NWMEDIA 203: Critical Making will showcase the incredible works they’ve designed over the semester on Thursday, May 5 from 2 – 3:30 PM! Check out live demonstrations [...]

eLit Final Showcase

BCNM’s Alex Saum-Pascual will be hosting the showcase for her Electronic Literature: A Critical Making and Writing Course. Students will present their elit art pieces [...]

Recasting the Tsar Bell

———response-2016-04-26———— Amongst all the activities on Cal Day, the Daily Cal featured BCNM’s unveiling of the Tsar Bell, [...]

Tsar Bell

Revisiting the Tsar Bell Does a bell have to ring before it is truly a bell? The Russian Tsar Bell is the largest confirmed bell ever cast at over 200 tons. But in 1732, [...]

Tsar Bell

Revisiting the Tsar Bell Does a bell have to ring before it is truly a bell? The Russian Tsar Bell is the largest confirmed bell ever cast at over 200 tons. But in 1732, [...]

Online Learning Collabosphere Workshop

Join Greg Niemeyer and John Scott for a workshop about online learning at the new ETS Academic Innovation Studio  April 4 from 2 to 3:30pm. Collabosphere is a new [...]

No Legacy Exhibition

———revisited-2016-03-17————- Last Friday, BCNM’s Alex Saum-Pascual opened the No Legacy electronic literature exhibition in [...]

Jacobs Institute Winter Design Showcase

On Wednesday, December 9, and Thursday, December 10, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will hold its first design showcase.  The presentations will feature demos [...]

Questioning New Media Final Presentations

What do poetry, surveillance, and Barbie have in common? Find out at the final presentations and performances of BCNM’s graduate course, Questioning New Media. Join us on [...]

2015 Queerness and Games Conference

Now in its second year, the Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon) is a free, weekend-long, interdisciplinary event. The goal of QGCon is to create an open and inclusive [...]

Networked Boredom

The Berkeley Film & Media Seminar, the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the New Media Working Group present: Networked [...]

Welcome Back! BCNM’s Fall Open House

Celebrate the start of the semester with the Berkeley Center for New Media’s annual Open House! We’ll be serving refreshments and great new media conversation, [...]

WOW! Editing Group Information Session

Empower Women on Wikipedia by Becoming a Mentor with the WOW! Editing Group! The Women of Wikipedia (WOW!) Editing Group is a program aimed at creating a new generation of [...]

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Digital Humanities at Berkeley will be running a summer institute of intensive workshops led by UC Berkeley DH experts over the course of a week in August. With topics on [...]

Evento de Prueba

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QGCON Call for Proposals

Deadline: June 15, 2015 The Queerness and Games Conference: October 16-18, 2015, UC Berkeley The Queerness and Games Conference, an annual, community-oriented, [...]

Who Owns the Data?

Presented by CITRIS, in partnership with Inria and EIT ICT Labs, “Who Owns the Data?” will bring together data scientists, entrepreneurs, and representatives of [...]

Interface Aesthetics Course Exhibition

Interface Aesthetics, an I-School and BCNM course, will be having its course exhibition this Friday, May 8th at 12-2PM at 202 South Hall. How does good design enhance or [...]

Game Design Showcase and Arcade

The Game Design methods course (Practice of Art 178) will be presenting a showcase and arcade of student-created games on Wednesday, May 6 in 285 Kroeber Hall. The event will [...]

10th Anniversary Salon

The BCNM is an interdisciplinary community that draws together artists, humanists, and technologists to effectively analyze and shape developments in new media. This Spring, [...]

Tarek Atoui Concert

MATRIX 258 features the work of artist and electroacoustic composer Tarek Atoui, who initiates and curates multidisciplinary interventions, events, concerts and workshops in [...]

Count Me In: Walking & the City

During Fall 2014, a team of 23 graduate students and two professors worked with the city of San Leandro to develop digital tools to improve the way city residents live, move, [...]

QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

Now in its second year, QGCon is a free, weekend-long, interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBTQ issues and video games. The goal of QGCon is to create [...]

Image as Location Conference

When man-made images constitute the evidence of our environment and even our existence, how is our perception of the world manipulated and shaped? The Berkeley Center for New [...]

Fall Open House

Join us for light refreshments and conversation in the Commons to learn more about the Berkeley Center for New Media’s academic offerings and event programs. Faculty [...]

Maxine CD Release Party

BCNM DE Ritwik Banerji’s dissertation project Maxine is a collective of interactive music systems. On the 26th of June Maxine’s first CD will be released! Join [...]

@Berkeley: #MyFirstMOOC Screening

BCNM DE John Scott’s video piece @Berkeley: #MyFirstMOOC will screen at the PFA on May 9th! The video shared top prize in the Eisner Awards this year. The Eisner Prize [...]

Critical Making Final Class Exhibition

Critical Making students operationalize and critique the practice of making through both foundational literature and hands on studio culture. As hybrid practitioners, [...]

Mobile App Challenge Demo Day

To promote innovation, community service, and career development among UC Berkeley students, The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society [...]

The Authors Alliance Visiting BCNM

The Authors Alliance visits the Berkeley Center for New Media to discuss their vision for supporting authors. Authors, construed broadly to include all creators, create for [...]

Bone Flute to Auto Tune

What shapes our music technologies? How do our technologies shape our musical practices and thought? An exciting body of scholarship has addressed such questions for sound [...]

Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum

In April, ARC will present Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum. This event will include a series of artist-led workshops that develop exercises, prompts, or actions that [...]

THeory/Post Theory Rhetoric Conference

In the Humanities and Social Sciences today, “Theory” has provided the staging ground for debates over the methodological structure and interpretive purchase of a [...]

WikiWomen’s Edit-a-thon

Building on the momentum gained from WikiWomen’s History Month, we’re hosting a WikiWomen’s edit-a-thon to encourage more women to edit Wikipedia and [...]

Robots and New Media

For decades robots have diligently been tasked to perform a range of roles and duties largely scoped within industrial manufacturing. However, recent trends, motivated in [...]

Hack FSM

Take part in a hackathon in honor of the Free Speech Movement’s 50th anniversary! Students will design a new interface and research tools for the Free Speech Movement [...]

Impossible Hackathon

The Impossible Hackathon invites you to create an economy of kindness. Come build software, hardware, models, presentations… whatever your heart desires. Meet fun [...]


Advances in drone aircraft, networked cameras, and recent disclosures about the NSA’s international and domestic surveillance activities have stimulated public protests, [...]

Urban Data Canvas Hackathon

As we talk about streaming data from smart cities and the Internet of Things, certain questions emerge: What is important? Who is watching? How are we going to visualize real [...]

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! [...]


On February 4, 2014 the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, with support from the Berkeley Center for New Media, brings to the UC Berkeley campus the 2012 [...]

Townsend Book Chat: Polartides

Professor of New Media and Art Practice Greg Niemeyer is the Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM). His research focuses on the critical analysis of the impact [...]

“What is this sound?”

Composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada turns 70 this year and brings one of his unique, live sound experiences to the Berkeley Art Museum. Wada will be performing in [...]

The Queerness and Games Conference

The Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon) is back for its third year this October 17 & 18 at UC Berkeley!  QGCon is free and open to the public, but registration is [...]

Meet Your Bot Hackathon

The Turing Test Tournament designed and built for the 2013 On the Same Page program has been a huge success, but the TTT Team believes it can be even better with your help! [...]

BCNM Open House

Join us for light refreshments and conversation in the Commons to learn more about the Berkeley Center for New Media’s academic offerings and event programs. Faculty [...]

New Media Graduate Student Presentations

Three current DE students will give presentations of their research. We invite you to attend and participate in the conversation that will follow. Presentation abstracts [...]

What Can Digital Humanities do for You?

A round table, fair, and poster session about the digital humanities will be held to discuss faculty experiences with digital humanities, new opportunities in field, as well [...]

Wendy Chun, “Imagined Networks”

That we live in a networked society has become a cliché. From high-speed financial networks that erode national sovereignty to Twitter feeds that foster new political [...]

Hanna Rose Shell, “Camouflage Media”

This talk proposes a history and theory of the drive to hide in plain sight. Camouflage developed in counterpoint to technological advances in photography, innovations in [...]

Geoff Manaugh, “Applied Topology”

Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG) kicks off the 2012-13 History and Theory of New Media lecture series with his talk on “Applied Topology”. Geoff Manaugh is the author of [...]

Rita Raley, “Tactical Media”

Tactical media describes interventionist media art practices that engage and critique the dominant political and economic order. Rather than taking to the streets, the [...]

Wendy Ju, “How Motion Matters”

Wendy Ju, California College of Arts, “How Motion Matters” People use expressive motion every day, often without conscious thought. This talk will explore the [...]

Adrian Johns, “Media Piracy”

History and Theory Lecture: Adrian Johns on Media Piracy In 2011-12, arguments over the “Protect IP”/”Stop Online Piracy” (SOPA) bills in Congress [...]

Henry Jenkins, “Transmedia”

Prof. Jenkins is the most influential theorist of “transmedia storytelling.” According to Jenkins, “Transmedia storytelling represents a process where [...]

Asian Horror Cinema and Beyond

UC Berkeley will host a symposium on October 7th and 8th (Friday and Saturday), featuring contemporary works of horror cinema that explore issues of memory, desire, and media [...]

Curating People

This is the first in a series of convenings organized by the ARC Art + Time research group that will bring together artists, scholars and curators to discuss the blurring [...]

Futurefarmers Think Lodge*

Join us for an afternoon think lodge* that recaps the Futurefarmers’ research and concerns the methods used by artists and scientists to alleviate, amplify, condense, [...]

Stuart Candy, Arup

Stuart Candy is a Senior Foresight and Innovation Specialist at Arup, Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts, and Research Fellow of The Long Now Foundation. He [...]

Artist Lecture: Nao Bustamante

Nao Bustamante’s precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing. The New York Times says, “She has a knack [...]

Lisa Iwamoto, “Adaptations”

In architecture practice, “research” is conducted as a form of applied design. It is not fixed, scientific or determinative, but experimental and multivalent. At [...]

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