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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The conference will be held August 29 to September 1, 2018
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 […]
On 26 January 2018, Maastricht University will be celebrating its 42nd birthday. This year the theme is ‘The Future of a Data-Driven Society’.
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 […]