Ph.D. Candidate, Associate Instructor
Research and Creative Interests
- new media
- political economy of media
- media history
- Media Industries
- advertising and consumer culture
- digital cultures
- media ecology
- political ecology of media
- MSCH-C249 Media Technologies & Culture (Fall 2021)
- GEOG-G306 Media and the Environment (Spring 2021)
- CLLC-L120 Introduction to Smartphone Studies (Fall 2020)
- MSCH-C207 Introduction to Media Industry & Management (Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
- MSCH-A315 Advertising & Consumer Culture (Fall 2017)
- Stratton, Cole. (2020). Platform politics: Software as strategy in Apple’s platform ecosystem. First Monday, 25(2).
- Stratton, Cole. (2017). Book Review: Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures, edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski. The Information Society, 33(1): 50–51.
- “The Political Ecology of iPhone 5c Polycarbonate,” Common Ground: The 5th Annual Media School Graduate Conference, 2021.
- “Ergonomics and the Multi-Scalar Design Politics of the Smartphone,” National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention, 2020.
- “The Smartphone as World-Ecology: Conceptualizing and Mapping the Planetary Processes in your Pocket,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference, 2019.
- “Towards a Political Ecology of the iPhone 5C,” Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting, 2018.
- “Accumulation by Connectivity: Infrastructure and Value in Facebook’s Global Expansion,” Landscapes, Space and Place (LSP) conference, Indiana University Bloomington, 2018.
- “Making Commerce Ubiquitous: Smartphones, Beacons, and the Practice of Connected Shopping,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference, 2017.
- “Being as Working: The Mobile Image Interface & Perceptual Capture in Modern Capitalism,” National Communication Association (NCA) conference, 2016.
- “Commerce by Design: Beacons, Smartphones & The Production of Networked Commerce,” IDRH Digital Humanities Forum, University of Kansas, 2016.
- “What is a Smartphone For? Power and Control in Apple’s Advertising,” Communications Crossroads Conference, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2015.
- “Ergonomics and the Multi-Scalar Design Politics of Everyday Life,” The Media School Arts & Sciences Colloquium, Indiana University Bloomington (4/17/2020).
- “VR Journalism: A New Medium + An Old Industry,” Kern Award Presentation, The Media School Arts & Sciences Colloquium, Indiana University Bloomington (4/5/2019).
- “The Smartphone Ecology,” The Media School Arts & Sciences Colloquium, Indiana University Bloomington (10/19/2018).
- “Locating The iPhone: The Cultural Materialism of Smartphones,” University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies Colloquium (3/13/2014).