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Michael Iantorno

PhD Candidate, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University

I am a FRQSC-funded doctoral candidate in Concordia University’s Communication program where my dissertation research focuses on videogame afterlife, fandom, and intellectual property law. My ongoing projects include:

• Cataloguing early videogame consoles and home computing technology, while running programming (workshops, game jams, and lectures) focused on hacking, modding, and homebrewing.

• Studying online communities that maintain and iterate upon videogame consoles that have passed their commercial lifespans, primarily through the lens of Super Nintendo ROM hacks, reproduction cartridges, emulators, and randomizers.

• Working with Game Arts International Network to investigate the state of unions and co-operatives in the North American videogame industry.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Concordia University


  • 2019 
    Concordia University, Communication