Critical Media Lab

University of Waterloo, Kitchener, Ontario
What the facility does

Studies impacts of technology on society, culture, and the human condition.

Areas of expertise

Researchers create “objects-to-think-with” that examine technological impacts on society.

Research services

Interface design, digital product development, content development

Sectors of application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Information and communication technologies and media

Specialized lab


Physical Computing Lab

Soldering stations, microcontrollers, sensors, etc.

Mobile Design Lab

Laptops, cameras, software, etc.

Augmented Reality Lab

Augmented Reality and Motion Capture Gear

Design Lab

Computers and software for multimedia design, animation, video

  • Communitech Corporation
  • Creative Enterprise Initiative
  • City of Kitchener
  • Hyperdrive
  • Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area
  • Yondr
  • Conestoga College