Vertical Media Symposium

Fri Oct 21 2022 at 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
York University ,Toronto

Vertical Media Symposium
  • Date

    Fri Oct 21 2022 at 10:00 am to 04:00 pm

  • Location

    York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Canada

A day-long symposium that will take media studies to new heights.
About this Event

This one-day symposium on Vertical Media will bring together international scholars in the fields of Communication & Media studies who are focused on the relationship between verticality, technology, and power. Canadian Communication and Media theory has long focused on horizontal media and networks such as railroads, fur trade routes, and highway and telephone networks. The Vertical Media symposium will explore the epistemological and logistical issues raised by discourses of verticality and their manifestation in the structures used to organize and circulate ideas and information.

Location: York University Keele Campus, Founders Senior Common Room (FC 305)

Morning Session (10:00- 12:15)

Stephen J. Neville- Bunker Media

Aaron Dial- Hangtime Melancholia

Craig Robertson- Enormous Pile: Paper, Verticality & Information Excess

Rianka Singh- Platforms & the Feminist Politics of Elevation

Break (12:15-1:15) *Lots of options to purchase lunch at near by York Lanes*

Afternoon Session (1:20-3:20)

Orit Halpern- Extreme Ecologies

Ghislain Thibault
-Looking Down, Looking Up: The Shaping of Aerial Advertising Audiences

Lauren McLeod Cramer-
As Above, So Below

Ira Wagman-
The CN Tower & the Vertical Imaginary

Symposium Wrap-Up (3:30-4:00)