My name is Michael Iantorno and I am a student, writer, audio producer, and game designer.
I am currently a master’s candidate in Concordia University’s Media Studies (MA) program, where my research-creation work focuses on video game hacking, fan cultures, media policy, and digital scholarship.
Prior to arriving at Concordia, I spent ten years working in the Toronto media industry – including a five year stint as an audio producer at Accessible Media Inc. My radio work encompasses live, serialized, and documentary programming, with a focus on advocacy and social justice issues. My projects have been recognized by the IAAIS, RTDNA, NCRA, and New York Festivals.
In my spare time, I tinker away at interactive media projects ranging from Super Nintendo hacks to roleplaying games and write blog posts and short features for a variety of platforms. My projects have received thousands of downloads and have been featured in festivals, books, courses, and blogs.
I am a cat-lover, dungeon master, vegan, cartoon aficionado, and generally okay dude. Feel free to get in touch if you want to chat me up about my work, interview me for a podcast, or berate me for not making my games quickly enough. You can also follow me on Twitter, where I generally post cat pictures and get really excited about games.