Journal

VSNU Digital Society Programme

The VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) has brought together leading researchers from all fourteen universities to work together to address the many pressing questions raised by the emergence of a digital society. Dutch universities benefit from an excellent digital infrastructure supporting education and research. The Netherlands has a long-standing culture of openness and […]

Copenhagen, 14-15 May

On 14 May, I’m heading off to Copenhagen to meet Professor Klaus Høyer and his colleagues working on the project, ‘Policy, practice and patient experience in the age of intensified data sourcing’. POLICYAID is funded by the European Research Council, started in June 2016. On Monday I will meet with the research group, and on […]

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 […]

Spring in Vienna & Berlin

In March and April, I’ll be attending wonderful events in Vienna and Berlin. On 15-16 March, the University of Vienna is celebrating 30 years of ‘Science & Technology Studies’. That’s an impressive achievement, given the ways in which universities tend to re-organise. I’ll be joining colleagues there, first, on 15 March to talk about ‘how STS […]

Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia

Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia

The conference will be held August 29 to September 1, 2018

Discussion about ‘Move fast and break things’ by Jonathan Taplin

On Friday February 2 (starting at 20:00), I’ll be taking part in a discussion with Jonathan Taplin, author of Move Fast and Break Things, How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy, an account of how the internet has been captured by the big tech companies. He argues that they have become engines […]

Dies Natalis events, Maastricht University

Dies Natalis events, Maastricht University

On 26 January 2018, Maastricht University will be celebrating its 42nd birthday. This year the theme is ‘The Future of a Data-Driven Society’.

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 […]