Zach Melzer obtained a PhD in Film & Moving Image Studies from Concordia University. His research looks at the intersections between screens, urban heritage, smart cities, and media architecture in order to investigate the regulations and infrastructures of moving image technologies and cultures in public urban spaces. He teaches at Concordia University and is a member of the Media Architecture Institute.
PhD in Film & Moving Image Studies | Concordia University | Montreal | 2020
“On Emptiness: Spacing and Media Architecture" (co-written with Dave Colangelo) | The Routledge Companion to Media and the City (Brendan Kredell, Erica Stein, and Germaine Halegoua, eds.) | New York: Routledge | 2022
“Media Architecture as Privatization: Rethinking the Role of Space in the Media Architecture of Yonge-Dundas Square” | MAB20: Proceedings of the 5th Media Architecture Biennale: Futures Implied | Amsterdam, NL | 2021
“Urban Screen Media and Cultures" | The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication (Deborah Stevenson and Zlatan Krajina eds.) | New York: Routledge | 2020
“Territorial Expanded Cinema in the Neoliberal City: Curating Multiscreen Environments in Yonge-Dundas Square and Quartier Des Spectacles” | Canadian Journal of Film Studies 27.1 | 2018