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Ethan Tussey

Assistant Professor    Editor, In Media Res    
Education

Ph.D., University of California – Santa Barbara, 2012
M.A., UCLA
B.A., University of Arizona

Specializations

Ethnography of new media
Media industries

Biography

Ethan Tussey (Ph.D. University of California – Santa Barbara, 2012) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Georgia State University. His forthcoming book, The Procrastination Economy (NYU Press) examines mobile device use in the context of the workplace, the commute, the waiting room, and the living room. His work explores the relationship between the entertainment industry and the digitally empowered public. He has contributed book chapters on creative labor, online sports viewing, connected viewing, and crowdfunding to the anthologies Saturday Night Live and American TV (Indiana Univ Press, 2013), Digital Media Sport: Technology and Power in the Network Society (Routledge, 2013), Connected Viewing: Selling, Sharing, and Streaming Media in a Digital Era (Routledge, 2013) and Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics, & Digital Society (Peter Lang, 2015). He is also the Coordinating Editor of In Media Res and the co-founder of the Atlanta Media Project. He teaches classes on television analysis, cultural studies, and digital media. He has presented his research at multiple conferences including SCMS, Consoling Passions, and Flow.

Publications

Forthcoming    Book: The Procrastination Economy (NYU Press)

Forthcoming     Anthology Chapter: “Connected Commuting: A Study of the Mobile Media Habits of MARTA Commuters,” in Immersive Media. Ed Sharon Strover (Routledge, New Agendas Series).

April 23, 2015,    Anthology Chapter: “Fixing Television by Funding a Movie: The Crowdfunding of Veronica Mars,” in Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics and Digital Society. Ed Bertha Chin, Lucy Bennett, and Bethan Jones (Peter Lang).

December 16, 2013,  Anthology Chapter: “Connected Viewing on the Second Screen: Designing Apps for the Living Room,” in Connected Viewing: Selling, Sharing, and Streaming Media in a Digital Era ed. Jennifer Holt and Kevin Sanson (Routledge).

October 9, 2013,  Anthology Chapter: “Myths of the Internet Comedy Club: Andy Samberg and Emergent Practices of Digital Production and Labor” in Saturday Night Live ed. by Nick Marx, Ron Becker, Matt Sienkiewicz (Indiana University Press).

July 5, 2013,  Anthology Chapter: “Desktop Day Games: Workspace Media, Cross Platform Branding, and the Digital Baseball Fan,” in Digital Media Sport: Technology and Power in the Network Society ed. Brett Hutchins and David Rowe (Routledge).

October 2009 Article: “Foam Finger Cubicle: Selling ESPN360 as Workspace Media.” Flow TV Volume 10 Number 10

March 2007   Article: “Is that a Kevin Smith in Your Pocket? Notes on a (possibly) emerging platform.” Mediascape Volume 2 Number 1