Nathaniel Tkacz

Staff details

Position Associate Co-Head of the Department
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Nathaniel Tkacz

Nate Tkacz is a Professor of Digital Media and Culture. His broad interest is in understanding how digital technologies produce or (re)shape culture and society. He has approached this interest in a number of ways, for example, through a study of how digital networks change the conditions of knowledge production (through studies of Wikipedia or dashboard interfaces), or through studies of how apps transform our relationship to money and finance (banking apps), or governance and health (covid apps). His research aims to combine critical and technical understandings of media with creative methodological approaches.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. 2012

Teaching and Supervision

Supervision: I am able to supervise students in digital media and culture, including studies of platforms, social media, apps, data, AI, software, interfaces, digital commons, social media alternatives, digital media and everyday life and digital economy/finance.

Module Leader: MC71210A: Digital Culture: Critical Theory

Further profile content

Research projects

2022-2023: Researching Platform Migration? Twitter decline and the rise of Mastodon
Pilot study of users who left Twitter (X) and moved to Mastodon

2022-2023: Wikipedia and the nation’s story: Towards equity in knowledge production
A study of Australian national history on Wikipedia

2020-2020: COVID-19 App Store and Data Flow Ecologies
A global study of Covid Apps

2018-2022: Waterproofing Data
A large ESRC-funded (Belmon Forum) international study of the production and circulation of flood-related data.

2014-2016: Interrogating the Dashboard: Data, Indicators and Decision-making
A ESRC-funded study of information dashboard across numerous organisational and personal settings.

2012: MoneyLab
A research network for experimental digital economies