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2007 November December New Media

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What’s New About New Media?

The Center for New Media is less concerned with whiz-bang technologies than with old values—truth, depth, reliability, authenticity, aesthetics, and public service. Early in his academic career, engineering professor Ken Goldberg faced a right-brain/left-brain fork in the road. As a kid growing up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the 1970s, he loved art. He loved studying art […]

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Opening The Creek

Back in the 1800s, Strawberry Creek ran through downtown Berkeley, where it was crossed by a bridge and a railroad trestle. The bridge and trestle are long gone, and the creek itself has been diverted into an underground culvert as it leaves the campus and meets Oxford Sttreet. Now some are hoping that the creek […]

Life Coach

Mike White was stunned when his staff of about 50 students presented him with a bottle of champagne and an autographed football this past summer at the Lair of the Golden Bear. Somehow, they had learned that the former Cal football player and head coach had been selected for induction into the Athletic Hall of […]

The Moon Man Returns

It’s not easy selling moon shares in today’s market. James Flowers, who plays chess on the corner of Bancroft and Telegraph, recognizes Barry McArdle immediately. “Hey, that’s the guy who used to sell land on the moon. I bought three acres!” he says. That was 30 years ago. Today, McArdle is a gray-haired man in a […]