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…

Atlanta’s Mobile Music

I am very happy to announce that my colleagues Angelo Restivo, Jennifer Barker, and Alessandra Raengo successfully earned a CENCIA grant for the School of Film, Media, and Theatre. The grant will allow us to put on a major media conference and community event. My contribution to the community event will be an initiative of…

SCMS 2017

I will be presenting my paper and chairing a panel at SCMS 2017 in Chicago. The panel is provocatively titled Boardroom Fantasies and Sexy Models: Contextualizing Trends in Media Financing and Labor Agreements. If you have an interested in media studies, production cultures, distribution agreements, contracts, and financing you will not want to miss this…

Ask the Experts: 2017 Oscars Fun Facts

Every year, the Academy Awards draws in film-loving audiences and raises questions about the industry and the awards. Does controversy affect Oscar telecast ratings? Is the nomination process fair or is there room for improvement? And most importantly, who’s going to win? Recently, Ethan explored these issues as part of a panel of experts and…

Flow Conference 2016

  Flow Conference 2016 kicks off this week at the University of Texas at Austin. The biennial, roundtable-style conference runs from September 15, 2016—September 17, 2016 and provides an additional forum for discussion beyond the university’s monthly Flow Journal. At this year’s conference, Ethan will be co-presenting “Teaching Broadcast History to On-Demand Viewers” with Nedda…