Media Architectures Symposium

When and Where

Friday, March 22, 2024 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Center for Culture and Technology
39A Queen's Park Cres E, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3


Media Architectures Symposium

MARCH 22 | 9:30AM-4:30PM 

LOCATION: The Centre for Culture & Technology


“Media architectures” can be described as a theoretical approach toward the study of media as a structure for prefiguring, processing, and worlding environments. Functioning as both a noun or as a verb (as in, to “structure” or to “design”), “architectures” is a conceptual framework through which we interrogate medias of recursivity, contingency, and design in environmental and systems thinking. Bridging cybernetics and cinema studies, computational and elemental media, virtual and built environments, and more, our approach to media as architecture is one that demands a traversal across medium specificity and instead insists on approaching the question of media as cultural technique. That is, we are interested in how myriad medias architecture subjectivity, systems, and environments through deliberate technological design.
Featuring presentations by Weihong Bao (UC Berkeley), Peter J. Bloom (UC Santa Barbara), Nadine Chan (University of Toronto), Bree Lohman (University of Toronto), Reinhold Martin (Columbia University), Jeremy Packer (University of Toronto), and Christina Vagt (UC Santa Barbara). 

This day-long symposium presented by the Media Architectures working group, and co-sponsored by the Centre for Culture and Technology, the Cinema Studies Institute, the Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology, and the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs.


Registration and schedule here! 

Contact Information


Cinema Studies Institute, Center for Culture and Technology


39A Queen's Park Cres E, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3