Rowan Wilken

Journal article

Data cultures of mobile dating and hook-up apps: emerging issues for critical social science research

The ethical and social implications of data mining, algorithmic curation and automation in the context of social media have been of heightened concern for a range of researchers with interests in digital media in recent years, with particular concerns about privacy arising in the context...

Mapping the Melbourne sharing economy

This report presents findings from an analysis of the scale and scope of the sharing economy in Melbourne. The central aim of this report is to outline the breadth of the sharing economy in Melbourne, and to identify future directions for further investigation. The new...

Cultural economies of hard rubbish

This study examined informal practices of hard rubbish reuse (or ‘gleaning’) by households.

Framing the NBN: public perceptions and media representations

This report samples and analyses public perception and media representation of the National Broadband Network during the early stages of its discussion, installation, and adoption. Executive summary The success of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in fulfilling its ambition to connect every business and household...
Conference paper

Users and non-users of next generation broadband

This paper explores the contexts and motivations that underpin the uptake of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The findings are drawn from a mixed-methods research study of households using surveys and interviews conducted in 2011 and 2012 in an early release site of the NBN...