Geoffrey Long

I don't honestly remember when I first decided I wanted to be a professor. I remember thinking as a kid that having the summers off forever was an awesome idea, of course, but it wasn't until I was older that I discovered the joy of getting up in front of a room full of people and making them as excited about something as I was. I love showing people how amazing these subjects can be, batting ideas back and forth and getting them engaged in real conversations about fascinating topics.

I love teaching, learning what my students want to do and how I can serve as an accelerator to help them get there.

I love working with research groups, collaborating with others operating at the intersection of academia and industry to create new insights and opportunities together.

I love working to find insights into how arts and technology intersect, where entertainment and technology co-evolve, and working to disseminate those insights as broadly as possible, as accessibly as possible, and as engagingly as possible, through both publications and lectures and presentations.

Below is a list of my most recent academic affiliations.

2015-2018

PhD, Media Arts & Practice (expected)
University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts

2018

Adjunct Professor, Digital Liberal Arts
Whittier College

2017

Adjunct Professor, Game Art & Design
Woodbury University

2016-2017

Creative Director, World Building Media Lab
University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts

2013-2016

Creative Director, Technical Director and Research Fellow, Annenberg Innovation Lab
University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism

2007-2010

Communications Director and Researcher, Singpore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies

2005-2007

Researcher, Convergence Culture Consortium
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies

2005-2007

Master's Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies

1996-2000

Bachelor's Student
Kenyon College, English and Philosophy