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Michael Iantorno

Concordia University
PhD Candidate
Montreal, QC, Canada

Michael Iantorno is a FRQSC-funded PhD candidate in Concordia University’s Communication program whose doctoral research explores videogame afterlife, fandom, and intellectual property law. His ongoing academic projects involve studying socioeconomic class in games, cataloguing and archiving early home computer technologies, and investigating the production of bootleg Super NES / Super Famicom cartridges. He is currently a student representative for the Technoculture, Art and Games Lab, an active member of Dr Mia Consalvo’s mLab, and a research assistant at the Residual Media Depot.

In addition to his academic work, Michael is also a game designer, radio producer, and writer. His first videogame hack, HyperBound, was featured in Anna Anthropy’s Rise of the Videogame Zinesters, his radio programs have earned multiple honours at the New York Festivals, and his writing has been featured in journals and magazines. To learn more about his work, visit: www.michaeliantorno.com