Addiction as metaphor for internet use

Back in April, I attended a wonderful workshop organised by Astrid Mager and Christian Katzenbach called, ‘“We are on a mission”. Exploring the role of future imaginaries in the making and governing of digital technology’. The title of my lecture was inspired by my yoga teacher, who once instructed us to ‘imagine you are an […]

Columns in Observant, Maastricht University newspaper

Columns in Observant, Maastricht University newspaper

Since the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year, I’ve been writing the occasional column for Observant, the independent newspaper of Maastricht University. It’s fun, reaching out to a different kind of audience – academic, but not necessarily research focused. Sticking to 400 words, and not including copious references and nuanced explanation is a challenge. My […]

Sally Wyatt - Teaching and PhD Supervision

Politics of Open Data

It’s taken a while (we first presented the paper at a conference in 2014), but it has now been published in a book called The Politics of Big Data. Big Data, Big Brother?, edited by Ann Rudinow Sætnan, Ingrid Schneider and Nicola Green (Routledge, 2018). Our chapter is called: Understanding the ‘open’ in making research […]

NWO Report on Dutch national digital infrastructure published

NWO Report on Dutch national digital infrastructure published

The report Excellent Research Requires Excellent Infrastructure has now been published, and is available in English and Dutch on the website of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The report advises the new Dutch government to make an extra €27 million per year available for the Netherlands’ national digital infrastructure. According to the NWO […]

SHI Book Prize

Together with Anna Harris (Maastricht) and Susan Kelly (Exeter), we have won the 2017 Sociology of Health and Illness book prize for our book CyberGenetics: Health Genetics and New Media (Routledge 2016). The award is given each year by the Medical Sociology group of the British Sociological Association for the book that makes ‘the most […]