Mar 15th 2010

2-5pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2010
301 Crosby Hall, South Campus
University at Buffalo

This half-day event brings together artists, architects and researchers to examine the evolving overlaps, intersections, and exchanges between the fields of Architecture and Media Art in the 21st century. As media, communication and information systems become embedded in and distributed throughout the material fabric of our daily lives, new opportunities (and dilemmas) emerge for the design and construction of the built environment. At the same time, these pervasive transformations in how we access, consume and produce contemporary media and information challenge traditional models for how we conceive, perceive and interact within physical space. Bringing together faculty from the departments of Architecture and Media Study at the University at Buffalo with faculty from the Media Architecture program at the Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar, Germany, this international gathering aims to highlight emerging transdisciplinary practices that integrate architectonic and medial space in the creation and construction of these emerging hybrid environments.

The program consists of a six presentations and pair of panel discussions accompanied by a live, networked event/performance involving students from both Buffalo and Weimar.

Dean Brian Carter, College of Architecture and Planning and Senior Associate Dean Charles Stinger, College of Arts and Sciences

“Micro Public Places”
Marc Böhlen, Associate Professor, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo

“Current Projects in Interface Design”
Jens Geelhaar, Professor, Faculty of Media, Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar

“Cosmopolli / An Atmospheric Commons”
Jordan Geiger, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo

“The Blind Screen”
Omar Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo

“Wandering Line: performing sites through sound”
Teri Rueb, Professor, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo

“MediaArchitecture at the Bauhaus”
Sabine Zierold, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Bauhaus–Universität, Weimar

Organized and moderated by:
Mark Shepard, Assistant Professor, Departments of Architecture and Media Study, University at Buffalo