You can find copies of my published work at:
Burgess, J., Albury, K., McCosker, A. & WIlken, R. (2022) Everyday Data Cultures, Polity Press.
McCosker, A. & Wilken, R. (2020) Automating Vision: The Social Impact of the New Camera Consciousness, Routledge.
McCosker, A., Vivienne, S., Johns, A. (2016) Negotiating Digital Citizenship: Contest, Control and Culture, Rowman & Littlefield International
McCosker, A. (2013) Intensive Media: Aversive Affect & Visual Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.
Journal articles, book chapters & reports by research theme
Digital Citizenship (Literacies, Social Inclusion & Participation in the Digital Age)
McCosker, A., Critchley, C., Walshe, J., Tucker, J., & Suchowerska, R. (2021). Accounting for diversity in older adults’ digital inclusion and literacy: the impact of a national intervention. Ageing & Society, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X21001550 - pdf
Suchowerska, R., & McCosker, A. (2021). Governance networks that strengthen older adults' digital inclusion: The challenges of metagovernance. Government Information Quarterly, 101649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2021.101649 - pdf
Bossio, D., McCosker, A., Schleser, M., Davis, H., & Randjelovic, I. (2021). Not that old person: Older people’s responses to ageism revealed through digital storytelling. Journal of Sociology, https://doi.org/10.1177/14407833211040111
McCosker, A., Tucker, J., Critchley, C., Hiruy, K., Walshe, J., Suchowerska, R., & Barraket, J. (2020). Improving the digital inclusion of older Australians: the social impact of Be Connected. DSS and Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. DSS, APO
McCosker, A., Suchowerska, R., Wilson, C. (2019) Digital Mentors: The Heart of the Digital Revolution, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. APO
Bossio, D., Exon, J., Schleser, M., McCosker, A., & Davis, H. (2019) The OPERA Project: Community co-design of digital interventions for primary prevention of ageism and elder abuse. Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. APO
McCosker, A., Teh, Z., Savic, M., Jayaraman, P. (2020) Co-Designing a Peer Support Platform for People with Low Vision & Blindness, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. APO
Davis, H., McCosker, A., Bossio, D., & Schleser, M. (2018). 60+ Online: Enhancing digital inclusion of seniors via mobile digital stories and social media participation. The Journal of Community Informatics, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.15353/joci.v14i1.3402
McCosker, A., Bossio, D., Holcombe-James, I., Davis, H., Schleser, M., & Gleeson, J. (2018) 60+ online: engaging seniors through social media and digital stories. Telstra and Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute, Melbourne. http://doi.org/10.4225/50/5acac04852868.
Savic, M., McCosker, A., and Geldens, P. (2016) ‘Cooperative mentorship: Negotiating social media use within the family’. M/C Journal. 19(2)
McCosker, A. (2016) ‘Managing cyberbullying: The three layers of control in digital citizenship’, in A. McCosker, S. Vivienne and A. Johns (eds), Negotiating Digital Citizenship: control, contest and culture. London: Rowman and Littlefield International, Ch 2. pp. 21-39
Vivienne, S., McCosker, A., and Johns, A. (2016) ‘Digital citizenship as fluid interface’, in A. McCosker, S. Vivienne and A. Johns (eds), Negotiating Digital Citizenship: control, contest and culture. London: Rowman and Littlefield International, Ch 1. pp. 1-17.
McCosker, A. (2015) ‘Social media activism at the margins: Managing visibility, voice and vitality affects’. Social Media + Society. 1(2)
Johns, A., and McCosker, A. (2015) ‘Social media conflict: Platforms for racial vilification, or acts of provocation and citizenship?’ Communication, Politics and Culture. 47(3), pp. 44-54
McCosker, A. (2015) ‘Untangling digital citizenship’. Review Essay, Cultural Studies Review 21 (2), 241
McCosker, A. (2014) ‘Trolling as provocation: YouTube's agonistic publics’. Convergence. 20(2), pp. 201-217.
McCosker, A. and Johns, A. (2014) ‘Contested publics: Racist rants, bystander action and social media acts of citizenship’. Media International Australia. No. 151, pp. 66-72.
McCosker, A. and Johns, A. (2013) ‘Productive provocations: Vitriolic media, spaces of protest and agonistic outrage in the 2011 England riots’. Fibreculture Journal. 22(FCJ-161).
Wilken, R., and McCosker, A. (2014) ‘Social selves’, in Stuart Cunningham and Sue Turnbull (eds) The media and communications in Australia, (4th edn). Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin. Chapter 17, pp. 291-295
Digital Technology & Health Participation
Wallace, C., McCosker, A., Farmer, J., & White, C. (2021). Spanning communication boundaries to address health inequalities: the role of community connectors and social media. Journal of Applied Communication Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2021.1934513
Albury, K., McCosker, A., & Evers, C. (2021). Men seeking women: Awkwardness, shame, and other affective encounters with dating apps. First Monday, 26(4). https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/download/11637/10101
Wallace, C., Farmer, J., White, C., & McCosker, A. (2020). Collaboration with community connectors to improve primary care access for hardly reached people: A case comparison of rural Ireland and Australia. BMC health services research, 20(1), 1-13.
McCosker, A., & Gerrard, Y. (2020). Hashtagging depression on Instagram: Towards a more inclusive mental health research methodology. New Media & Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820921349
Gerrard, Y., & McCosker, A. (2020) The perils of moderating depression on social media | If Instagram over-polices mental health content, it risks alienating people who use the platform to build community in healthy ways. WIRED 4 November 2020.
McCosker, A., Farmer, J. & Soltani Panah, A. (2020) Community Responses to Family Violence: Charting Policy Outcomes Using Novel Data Sources, Text Mining & Topic Modelling. https://apo.org.au/node/278041.
Albury, K., McCosker, A., Pym, T., & Byron, P. (2020). Dating apps as public health ‘problems’: cautionary tales and vernacular pedagogies in news media. Health Sociology Review, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2020.1777885
Albury, K, Byron, P, McCosker, A, Pym, T, Walshe, J, Race, K, Salon, D, Reeders, D, Wark, T, Botfield, J & Dietzel, C (2019), Safety, Risk and Wellbeing on Dating Apps: Final Report, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. https://apo.org.au/node/268156
McCosker, A., Albury, K., Pym, T., Byron, P. (2019), Swiping, Stealthing & Catfishing: Dating Apps in the Media, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. https://apo.org.au/node/258941
Shaw, F., & McCosker, A. (2019). Mental health support apps and ‘proper distance’: relational ethics in mHealth. Media International Australia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878X19848789
Wallace, C., Farmer, J., & McCosker, A. (2019). 'Boundary spanning practices of community connectors for engaging ‘hardly reached’people in health services'. Social Science & Medicine, 232, 366-373.
Wallace, C., Farmer, J., and McCosker, A. (2018) ‘Community boundary spanners as an addition to the health workforce to reach marginalised people: A scoping review of the literature’, Human Resources for Health, 16(1).
McCosker, A. (2018) ‘Engaging mental health online: Insights from beyondblue’s forum influencers.’ New Media & Society, 20(12) pp. 4748 – 4764
McCosker, A., & Hartup, M. (2018) Turning to online peer forums for suicide and self-harm support: “It does help having you guys”, Beyond Blue and Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute, Melbourne. http://doi.org/10.4225/50/5add34bd898a5.
McCosker, A. (2017). 'Tagging depression: social media and the segmentation of mental health.', in Digital media: Transformations in human communication, (2nd edn) Paul Messaris and Lee Humphreys (eds.), Peter Lang, New York.
McCosker, A. (2017) Networks of advocacy and influence: Peer mentors in beyondblue's mental health forums. Beyond Blue and Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute, Melbourne. http://apo.org.au/node/97236.
McCosker, A. and Darcy, R. (2013) ‘Living with cancer: Affective labour, self-expression and the utility of blogs’. Information, Communication and Society. 16(8), pp. 1266-1285.
McCosker, A. (2013). ‘Negotiating illness bloggers’ expressive worlds: adapting digital ethnography’. SAGE Research Methods Cases. Vol. 303, pp. 66-72
McCosker, A. (2008) ‘Blogging illness; recovering in public’. M/C Journal, 11(6)
Data & Society
Yao, X., McCosker, A., Albury, K., Maddox, A., & Farmer, J. (2021). Building data capacity in the not-for-profit sector: interim report. Swinburne University of Technology. https://apo.org.au/node/314477,
Albury, K., Aryani, A., Farmer, J., Kelly, J., McCosker, A., Silva, S., Tucker, J. & Woo, J. (2021). Data for Good Collaboration. Swinburne University of Technology. https://doi.org/10.26185/x93d-4v29
McCosker, A., Kamstra, P., De Cotta, T., Farmer, J., Shaw, F., Teh, Z., & Soltani Panah, A. (2020). Social media for social good? A thematic, spatial and visual analysis of humanitarian action on Instagram. Information, Communication & Society, 1-21.
McCosker, A., Farmer, J., De Cotta, T., Kamstra, P., Jovanovski, N., Soltani Panah, A., Teh, Z., Wilson, S. (2018) Mapping Humanitarian Action on Instagram, Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute and Australian Red Cross, Melbourne. https://doi.org/10.4225/50/58225b8340e9a
McCosker, A. and Graham, T. (2018) ‘Data publics: Urban protest, analytics and the courts’, M/C Journal, 21(3)
McCosker, A. (2017). ‘Data literacies for the postdemographic social media self’. First Monday, 22(10)
Garrett, B. L., & McCosker, A. (2017). Non-human Sensing: New Methodologies for the Drone Assemblage. In Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research (pp. 13-23). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
McCosker, A. and Wilken, R. (2017) ‘“Things that should be short”: Perec, Sei Shōnagon, Twitter, and the uses of banality', in R. Wilken and J. Clemens, The Afterlives of Georges Perec, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press.
McCosker, A., and Wilken, R. (2014) ‘Rethinking “Big Data” as visual knowledge: The sublime and the diagrammatic in data visualisation’. Visual Studies. 29(2), pp. 155-164.
McCosker, A. and Milne, E. (2014) ‘Coding labour’. Cultural Studies Review. 20(1), pp. 4-29.
McCosker, A. (2013) ‘De-framing disaster: Affective encounters with raw and autonomous media’. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 27(3), pp. 382-396
Wilken, R. and McCosker, A. (2012) ‘The everyday work of lists’. M/C Journal. 15(5)
Visual Culture & Cultural Studies
McCosker, A. (2015) ‘Drone media: Unruly systems, radical empiricism and camera consciousness’. Culture Machine. 16, (2015)
McCosker, A. (2015) ‘Drone vision, zones of protest, and the new camera consciousness’. Media Fields Journal. 9.
McCosker, A. (2012) ‘Pain sense: Nociception, affect and the visual encounter’. Transformations. No. 22
McCosker, A. and Wilken, R. (2012) ‘Cafe space, communication, creativity, and materialism’. M/C Journal. 15(2)
McCosker, A. (2010) ‘Violent affect, aesthetic intimacy and salvific pain in The Passion of the Christ.’ Scope. 16(Feb)
McCosker, A. (2005) ‘A vision of masochism in the affective pain of Crash’, Sexualities, 8(1), pp. 30-48
McCosker, A. (2005) ‘Suffering with honour: The visual brutality of realism in the combat film’. Scope, 2(Jun)
McCosker, A. (2004) ‘East Timor and the politics of bodily pain: A problematic complicity’. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 18(1), pp. 63-79
McCosker, A. (2008) ‘Transformations of pain: Erotic encounters with Crash’, in V. Burr and J. Hearn (eds.), Sex, Violence and the Body: The erotics of wounding. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter 7, pp. 103-118
McCosker, A. (2004) 'Deleuze and the new camera consciousness'. Review essay, Cultural Studies Review, 10(2): 224-228
Bossio, D., McCosker, A., Milne, E., Golding, D., & Albarrán-Torres, C. (2019). Social media managers as intermediaries: negotiating the personal and professional in organisational communication. Communication Research and Practice, 1-16.
McCosker, A. (2017). ‘Social media work: Reshaping organisational communications, extracting digital value.’ Media International Australia, 163(1), pp. 122-136.
McCosker, A. and Dodd, A. (2013) ‘The future of sports delivery in Australia: NBN multicast, IPTV and the role of the ISPs’. Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy. 1(1)
McCosker, A., Reid, D. and Farrell, C. (2016) Social media industries: Bridging the gap between theory and practice. Report. Australian Policy Online, Melbourne DOI: 10.4225/50/573D0512BE854, http://apo.org.au/node/63948.
Teaching & Learning
Larcombe, W., McCosker, A. and O'Loughlin, K. (2007) ‘Supporting education PhD and DEd students to become confident academic writers: An evaluation of thesis writers' circles’. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 4(1), 55