Academics in Media

I am routinely fascinated and annoyed by the way academia is represented in media. I have begun collecting images and bios of academics in media as I come across them, remember them or receive suggestions from colleagues, students, friends and family. If you are similarly interested check out my Tumblr page.

CNN Op-Ed

I wrote a CNN Op-Ed that addresses many of the fears people have about mobile device use while also introducing readers to the arguments in my book.

Rorotoko Interview

I was interviewed by Rorotoko about my new book. Check it out for an overview of some of the key themes.

Book Release and Promotion

The Procrastination Economy hit stores in February and I began promoting it by visiting Turner Classic Movies, University of California Santa Barbara, Cal State Dominguez Hills and Emory University. Thanks to all of the faculty, students and staff that organized these events and for spreading the word about my book.

Oxford Bibliography for Digital Media and Convergence Culture

Teaching a class on digital media and convergence culture? Putting together a comps list as you advance to your degree? I created a bibliography for Oxford University Press on the subject of Digital Media and Convergence Culture and I hope you find it useful.

Assessing Atlanta’s Ascent to Media Capital

I contributed a piece to the Atlanta Studies blog describing the work of the Atlanta Media Project and our new Atlanta Mobile Music initiative. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Atlanta Mobile Music

I’m pleased to announce that the Atlanta Mobile Music project is now live. This is a community project based on my research on the mobile habits of commuters. Our goal is to create a sense of community among MARTA commuters based on a shared love of music. You can learn more about the project by visiting the…

New Class: Convergence Culture Candidates

I am very excited to be teaching a new graduate class this summer and I wanted to share the syllabus.  The class teaches new media theory, media industries approaches, and cultural studies by examining narratives about the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Console-ing Passions 2017

I am excited to be presenting a paper and chairing a panel at Console-ing Passions 2017 at East Carolina University. My paper Are You Watching for the Right Reasons?: ABC/ESPN’s The Bachelor Fantasy League examines the development of reality television fantasy leagues. The paper answers highlights industrial assumptions about gender, competition, and reality television viewership…

Pre-Order The Procrastination Economy

I am ecstatic to announce that my book The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime (NYU Press, 2018) is now available for pre-order. Here is the catalog copy: How mobile devices make our in-between moments valuable to media companies while also providing a sense of control and connection In moments of downtime – waiting…