Michael Dick is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Information Studies at the University of Toronto, where he has research and teaching affiliations with the Faculty of Information and with the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology. Michael's research focuses on the political economy of Information and Communications Technologies and technological innovation. In particular, his dissertation examines the implications of copyright modernization in Canada on the creative industries sector. Previously, his research focused on the history of the Web, social media innovation models, and the implications of online networks on media production practices.
Michael holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York and Ryerson Universities and an Honours BA in Radio and Television Arts and English from Ryerson University. He has presented and published widely in leading academic and professional venues and, in addition to his applied research, he maintains currency in the field through his professional practice. Specifically, Michael provides research, strategic, and technical consulting services to a number of academic and industry clients in fields as diverse as intellectual property, technology policy, and corporate communications.