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Berkeley Big Bang 08

Sensors and Sensibilities: Panel

June 2, 2008; 6 Minutes; Video

Berkeley Big Bang 08 was three days of new media and art hosted by BAM/PFA and the Berkeley Center for New Media, timed to link with 01SJ: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge, a new media art biennial taking place June 4–8, 2008 in San Jose. Occurring together for the first time, these two events combined to create one of the nation’s largest gatherings of new media art, a virtual “big bang” of innovation and creativity.

The Berkeley Big Bang program included a two-day symposium on new media, art, science, and the body in partnership with Berkeley Center for New Media and Leonardo: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology; a campus media lab demonstration and open house; and an alternate reality game. Berkeley Big Bang was presented in tandem with BAM/PFA exhibitions of work by media artists Trevor Paglen, Jim Campbell, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Scott Snibbe.

Eric Paulos, Senior Research Scientist, Intel Research Berkeley
ncy Van House, Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley

Panelists respond to the keynote and go beyond, exploring physical computing in an urban environment and how multi-sensory media practices change social connections.