Associate Professor, Computational Arts
Michael Longford is a co-director of the Mobile Media Lab (MML), which comprises an interdisciplinary research team exploring wireless communications, rich media content development for mobile technologies, and locative media practices. He is co-editor of The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Media (2010) and North American editor for the journal Visual Communication published by Sage. His most recent project, Tentacles, uses a smartphone to create a multi-user ambient gaming experience projected into public spaces. Tentacles was included in the exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City in 2011. Professor Longford is a founding member of Hexagram: Institute for Research and Creation in Media Arts and Technologies in Montreal.