School of Media, Film and Music

Mr Russell Glasson

Post:School Tutor (Media and Film, School of Media, Film and Music)
Other posts:Associate Tutor (Media and Film)
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Russell Glasson (was Pearce) studied Information Systems at Birkbeck College, University of London (1998 - 2003), and worked in the video games industry (1996 - 2009).

In 2010, Russell used a variety of ethnographic and discursive methods t investigate the implications of digital distribution has for the professional standing of people who work in the Video games industries. 


For his doctoral thesis, Russell researched experiences of people who adopted electronic digital reading material to replace traditional material sources. Adopting a variety of ethnographic and discursive methods, this research project to explored how digital materiality has altered the experience of reading for pleasure.

He is a founding editor of Reframe, a publishing project for the University of Sussex, and is also an editor for Sequence_Serial.


I am a Student Tutor for

  • Digital Environments (P3062),
  • Digital Cultures (P3067)
  • Questioning the Media (P4006),
  • Debates in Media Studies (P4061).
  • Class and Popular Culture

In 2016 I was a visiting lecturer in TransMedia Cultures at the University of Brighton, and am currently visiting lecturer in Research Methods at BIMM. 

My research interests include the use of transmedia narrative in music films, the cultural dislocations associated with the accomodation of digital cultural experience, and digital and auto-ethnographies of digital communities. 


MA Digital Media, University of Sussex

PhD Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex


Member of THE CENTRE FOR MATERIAL DIGITAL CULTURE AND DIGITAL HUMANITIES (CMDC/DH) based at the University of Sussex. Previously, I have been involved in the staging of a number of conferences, including: 

Staging Illusion, 


The Tablet Symposium, 


I am part of the editorial team for Reframe, working in SEQUENCE_Serial and acting as technical editor on the forthcoming publications for Reframe Books.