Lectures and presentations in 2021

Upcoming June 16 – short welcome to the event marking the participation of Maastricht University in the Dutch Digital Heritage Network. You can sign up for the event here. June 23-25 – keynote lecture on afternoon of June 25. Title: Life in CORONA times: making sense with words, making data of senses. The workshop is […]

(Re-)Imagining new media – book chapter

This new book edited by Christoph Ernst and Jens Schröter has the subtitle, Techno-Imaginaries around 2000 and the case of “Piazza virtuale” (1992). The book focuses on the work of the media artist group Van Gogh-TV, particularly their interactive television project called Piazza virtuale. The book includes a long interview with the Van Gogh-TV group, […]

Sally Wyatt - Publications

Interview about open and FAIR data

In May 2021, was interviewed about fair and open data, part of a series produced by the weekly newsletter of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. You can read the full interview here.

Gender divide in citation practices

For many years, I have been interested in the gendered nature of citation. We know from years of scientometric research that there are big differences between disciplines in terms of quantity and style of citation practices. But I’m also interested in questions such as: Are men cited more often than women? Or differently? Do women […]

New publication about metaphors of the internet

Astrid Mager and Christian Katzenbach have jointly edited a special issue of New Media & Society, called: “We Are on a Mission”. Exploring Future Imaginaries in the Making and Governing of Digital Technology. I have contributed a short article in which I re-visit some of the early and recurring metaphors used to capture the internet […]

Kathleen Gregory to defend her PhD

At 16:00 (CET) on 2 March 2021, Kathleen Gregory will defend her PhD at Maastricht University. The title is Findable and reusable? Data discovery practices in research. The defence will be online, and can be followed from the comfort of your home here. The digital version of the thesis held by Maastricht University library is […]

Interview with Claudia Egher about writing

Before corona, I met with one of my (completed) PhD students, Claudia Egher. We met at my home (I said it was before corona), and she interviewed me about my writing process. We had a lovely conversation, on a topic that we do not talk about enough in academia. Claudia transcribed the interview and it […]

Finding your way in STS

This could certainly be seen as old news, but I only recently discovered that there are videos of the whole event. In 2017, Wiebe Bijker retired from Maastricht University, after a long and distinguished career. This could not go unmarked. Wiebe gave a farewell lecture, called “Constructing Worlds: Reflections on Science, Technology and Democracy (and […]

Gala van de Wetenschap

The annual Dutch celebration of research focuses on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. It will be held in a corona-safe location in Amsterdam on 26 November, and live-streamed. I am honoured to have been invited to be one of the speakers, alongside colleagues Rianne Letschert and Katleen Gabriels from Maastricht University, plus many more. More […]

Anna Bon – PhD defense

Anna Bon defended her PhD called Intervention or Collaboration? Redesigning Information and Communication Technologies for Development on 15 December 2020. It was a hybrid event, both online and live in the aula at Maastricht University. Together with Hans Akkermans (VU), I had the pleasure of supervising Anna’s work. A full copy of the final book […]