About

Ethan Tussey (Ph.D. University of California – Santa Barbara, 2012) is an Assistant Professor of Film and Media at Georgia State University. His book, The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime (NYU Press, February 2018) examines mobile device use inTussey Headshot Disneyworld 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), Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics, & Digital Society (Peter Lang, 2015), Point of Sale: Analyzing Media Retail (Rutgers Univ Press, Forthcoming 2018) and The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies (Routledge, Forthcoming 2018).

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, media industries and digital media. He has presented his research at multiple conferences including SCMS, Console-ing Passions, and Flow. He can be contacted at etussey@gsu.edu and on Twitter @etussey.


Selected Publications

The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime (NYU Press, Forthcoming 2018).

“Transmedia Sport,” in The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies, eds. Renira Rampazzo Gambarato and Matthew Freeman, (Routledge, Forthcoming 2018)

“Get Your Cape On: Target’s Invitation to the DC Universe,” co-written with Meredith Bak in Point of Sale: Analyzing Media Retail, eds. Derek Johnson and Daniel Herbert (Rutgers University Press, Forthcoming 2018).

“Connected Commuting: A Study of the Mobile Media Habits of MARTA Commuters,” in Immersive Media. ed. Sharon Strover (Routledge New Agendas Series, Forthcoming 2018).

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

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

“Myths of the Internet Comedy Club: Andy Samberg and Emergent Practices of Digital Production and Labor” co-written with Ethan Thompson in Saturday Night Live eds. Nick Marx, Ron Becker, Matt Sienkiewicz (Indiana University Press, 2013).

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

Full Curriculum Vitae

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