Michael Longford
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Keywords – graphic design, photography, image culture, web design, networks, database, interaction design, WiFi, wireless networks, sensors, mobile phones

Michael Longford is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the Department of Design at York University in Toronto. He teaches courses in graphic design, digital media, and visual culture in the YSDN undergraduate and MDes graduate programs. He has also organized numerous workshops, artist talks, exhibitions and conferences devoted to design and new media.

His creative work and research activities reside at the intersection of photography, graphic design and digital media. He recently completed a three-year project as the co-principal investigator for the Mobile Digital Commons Network (MDCN), a national research network developing technology and media rich content for mobile devices. The MDCN is a joint research project launched by Concordia University and the Banff New Media Institute with partners at the Ontario College of Art and Design and York University. He is a founding member of Hexagram: Institute for Research and Creation in Media Arts and Technologies and served for three years as the Director for the Advanced Digital Imaging and 3D Rapid Prototyping Group. Currently, he is working with collaborators to establish a Mobile Media Lab at York, which will be co-located at Concordia.

He holds undergraduate degrees in photography (Ryerson University, 1985) and sculpture (York University, 1988). Upon completion of his M.F.A. at Rutgers University (1993), he attended the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (1994). He has exhibited and presented his work at national and international exhibitions and conferences.


webdesign: julien berthier| photography: michael longford|studio documentation: julie delisle