Sally Wyatt in Oxford in June – can now be seen online

At the end of June, Sally Wyatt visited Oxford to attend two different workshops on the same day. In the morning and early afternoon of 28 June, she participated in an international workshop at the Saïd Business School, organised by Steve Woolgar and colleagues, called ‘How’s my feedback?’ The workshop explored the proliferation of online rating schemes. Almost everything can now be evaluated on the web, from books and hotels to doctors and teachers. Some applaud such schemes for the ways they engage people as consumers, patients or citizens, while others criticise the reductionist logic and alleged lack of accuracy and legitimacy. Sally was the discussant for Andrew Balmer’s (Sheffield University) presentation about his life on The whole session can now be seen online at:

Later in the afternoon, Sally crossed Oxford to participate in a seminar about the ‘The Future Internet: The Social Nature of Technical Choices’, organised by the Oxford Internet Institute. [] Together with Professor Robin Williams (Edinburgh University) and Professor Jonathan Cave (Warwick University), Sally took part in the closing debate about whether the future internet will be driven by technical or societal concerns. The full debate can be found online at: