Infrastructure at Play – Winter 2019 Exhibition

Critical Media Lab 151 Charles St. West, Kitchener, ON

Join us for Infrastructure at Play, the annual Critical Media Lab exhibition featuring projects developed independently and in classes. Featured in the show are Fine Arts students taught by Dr. Jessica Thompson (Fine Arts), Dr. Dan Vogel (Computer Science), Dr. Lois Andison (Fine Arts), Dr. Rob Gorbet (Knowledge Integration), as well as English students taught …

The Nature of Experiment

Hagey Hall 200 University Avenue, Waterloo, Canada

THE NATURE OF EXPERIMENT: INTELLIGENCE, LIFE, AND THE HUMAN Mary Shelley’s famous invocation of human experimentation gone wrong is 200 years old, but remains as vibrant an analysis of the human implication of scientific insight as it did when it was first published; perhaps more so in an age on the verge of breakthroughs in …

Critical Tech Talk 2: Wendy Chun

The SECOND event in this series of honest talks about innovation features Wendy Chun, Director of the Digital Democracies Institute.

Critical Tech Talk 3: AI Five Ways

As artificial intelligence grows more prevalent every day, even to the point of making life-and-death decisions for humans, principles of Responsible AI must be implemented to ensure safety, dignity, privacy, and autonomy for all. In this roundtable discussion, hear from five experts across different professional and disciplinary backgrounds on their approaches to the field and …


Critical Media Lab Showcase

Critical Media Lab 151 Charles St. West, Kitchener, ON

The Critical Media Lab is thrilled to invite our colleagues and friends to our project showcase. Student work from ENGL 494, CS 889, and the XDM master’s program will be on display. Please join us to celebrate the creative and critical works of our fantastic students! This event will be held in Area 151 at …

Getting started with micro:bit workshop

Critical Media Lab 151 Charles St. West, Kitchener, ON

In-person workshop at the Critical Media Lab (151 Charles St W, Kitchener) Friday, March 8 at 1:30 PM This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in getting started with microcomputers but doesn’t know where to begin. For better or worse, microcomputers like the RaspberryPI and Arduino have become synonymous with maker culture and …