Michael Longford is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the Department of Design at York University. His creative work and research activities reside at the intersection of photography, graphic design, 3D rapid prototyping and digital media. Recently, he completed a three-year project as the co-principal investigator (with Sara Diamond, OCAD) 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. Michael 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. He has also organized numerous workshops, artist talks, exhibitions and conferences devoted to design and new media.