Welcome to the OII webcasts

Here you will find webcasts of the Internet pioneers, scholars and regulators who have spoken at the Oxford Internet Institute, covering areas such as: social media, internet regulation, safety and security online, e-government and democracy, civil society, open access, e-learning, citizen journalism, and the future of the Internet itself. You can browse all webcasts, search, or browse by category.

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Architecture, Bicycles and Rain...it's the Oxford Webcam. Pointing out of a second floor window of the Oxford Internet Institute, you can watch the Taylorian Institute (directly ahead) and the Randolph Hotel (to the left). The webcam is at: 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS.

Just Released

Interview with Barry Wellman on receiving a lifetime achievement award at the OII Internet Awards 2014.

Interview with Dame Stephanie Shirley on receiving a lifetime achievement award at the OII Internet Awards 2014.

Interview with Laura Bates on receiving an internet and society award at the OII Internet Awards 2014.

Interview with Beth Noveck on receiving an internet and society award at the OII Internet Awards 2014.

Interview with Matthew McGregor of Blue State Digital on the topics covered in his seminar "Digital strategy, social media and elections".

Interview with Tom Steinberg on the topics of his talk "There Ain't No 'e' in PPE - How do we fill the digital skills gap at the top levels of government and politics?"

This talk explores the emerging trends and forces that are radically reshaping learning and knowledge practices. The talk further explores the changing landscape of learning and knowledge practices with attention to motivations for contributing and valuing knowledge in crowds and communities, and the implications for future knowledge practices.

Mary Gray's keynote talk at the IPP 2014 conference held at the OII.

This panel examines online learning through comparing and contrasting the MOOC format with traditional online strategies. The discussion will focus on both quantitative metrics related to learning outcomes and research based, best practices in the literature.

Chris Lintott's keynote talk at the IPP 2014 conference held at the OII.

Welcome (Helen Margetts) and Plenary Panel: Crowd-sourcing for Politics and Policy (Andrea Calderaro, Rebecca Eynon, Vili Lehdonvirta, Dieter Zinnbauer, Chair: Helen Margetts)

In the last four years Colombia has experienced a digital revolution derived from an ambitious public policy plan called “Vive Digital”, which aims at reducing poverty, inequality and unemployment.

Connected Life is a day-long student-run conference dedicated to sparking exchange between disciplines and showcasing emerging internet research. 

Connected Life is a day-long student-run conference dedicated to sparking exchange between disciplines and showcasing emerging internet research. 

In this talk, Tim Wu will discuss the science of attention, the history of the attention industries, and some of the harms caused by overharvesting.

The value of not knowing something illuminates some basic assumptions about knowledge and allows us to ask a series of interesting questions about how the information society will develop.

This talk aims to provide a philosophical framework through which the current emphasis on data-intensive biology can be studied and understood.

Since our founding in 2001, the Internet has exploded. Digital connections are now embedded in almost This video introduces the Oxford Internet Institute, a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.

In this lecture, Professor Kitchin will discuss how cities are being instrumented with digital devices and infrastructure that produce ‘big data’.

This seminar in the ICT4D series will draw particularly on some of Professor Unwin's current work at the CTO, where his own personal contributions focus especially on the use of ICTs by people with disabilities.

In this seminar Professor Jon Agar will introduce the concept of working worlds, illustrate how they can be used to think about past and present science, and identify some problems and issues.

This seminar will investigate how different technologies were used by CDAC Network Members in the immediate response to Typhoon Haiyan

The presentation will use the history and development of ICT4D - and its relationships with both development policy and the ICT sector - as a framework to critique ICT4D approaches and consider the relevance of ICTs and ICT4D to the post-2015 development agenda.

Interview with Julian Huppert MP recorded before his talk "Privacy in a Digital Age", part of the OII's Policy and the Internet series.

This seminar will examine the Internet in a post-PRISM world, and ask if its power to tackle global poverty will be lost.

Visualization is a ubiquitous technology, just like telecommunication. However, unlike a telephone system, humans play an integral part inside the "box" of visualization. This poses a significant challenge in establishing a theory of visualization.

The presentation suggests applying the notion of activity systems and zones of proximal development, as conceptualized in Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), to the field of ICT4D

With the Millennium Development Goals about to reach their sell-by date, the new post-2015 development agenda is currently being formulated. This talk explores that agenda and its implications for ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) research priorities.

Ethan Zuckerman's talk will explore contemporary anxieties about "a crisis in civics" and look at the idea that civics is changing along with digital media to become more participatory and inclusive, but harder to understand and predict.

Cory Doctorow discusses the themes from his talk given in the OII Politics and the Internet seminar series. NB The interview for part 1 (Alec Ross) was not recorded.

A recording of this year's virtual open day for prospective students which was streamed live on 26th November 2013.

Professor Floridi shall introduce some of the topics he has analysed in his book, 'The Ethics of Information' (OUP 2013)

Simon Milner discusses the themes from his talk given in the OII Politics and the Internet seminar series. NB The interview for part 1 (Alec Ross) was not recorded.

Meet four of the Oxford Internet Institute's newest faculty members to discover what you could study here on our MSc or DPhil courses.

Mike Bracken discusses the themes from his talk given in the OII Politics and the Internet seminar series. NB The interview for part 1 (Alec Ross) was not recorded.

Introduction and guide to studying at Oxford.

MSc course convenor Ralph Schroeder discusses the OII's MSc course.

DPhil programme director Eric Meyer discusses the OII's DPhil course.

Victoria Nash talks to Alec Ross, recipient of an OII Internet and Society Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to digital policymaking.

Victoria Nash talks to Chris Lintott, recipient of an OII Internet and Society Award in recognition of Galaxy Zoo's outstanding contributions to research.

Victoria Nash talks to John Seely Brown, recipient of an OII Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to our understanding of technology.

Victoria Nash talks to Max Schrems, recipient of an OII Internet and Society Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to debates about personal privacy.

Vili Lehdonvirta summarises key areas of his research at the OII.

Luciano Floridi summarises key areas of his research at the OII.

Scott Hale summarises key areas of his research at the OII.

Rebecca Eynon summarises key areas of her research at the OII

Jonathan Bright summarises key areas of his research at the OII.

Lecture from the OII's MSc course on Internet Technologies and Regulation, on regulability and Internet exceptionalism.

Students and organisers discuss the OII Summer Doctoral Programme of 2013 in Toronto.

Andile discusses the topics covered in his seminar given at the OII.

Andile Ngcaba discusses the ability to address the challenge of the growth of Internet in Africa from multiple perspectives.

Discussion and launch of the 2013 Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) including panel session.

In this seminar Dr Brown and Professor Marsden will set out the key conclusions of their book and discuss the route ahead for Internet regulation.

Dame Lynne Brindley, former CEO of the British Library and recently elected Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, presents a set of key themes tied to the future of research libraries in the 21st Century

Sarah Thomas' response to Dame Lynne Brindley’s lecture on the future of research libraries.

Christine Borgman is the Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, and Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at Balliol College, University of Oxford. This webcast provides her response to Dame Lynne Brindley’s lecture on the future of research libraries.

Bill Dutton interviews the former CEO of the British Library before her talk at the OII on the future of research libraries in the 21st Century.

Stuart Dunn's talk from the event "Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities"

Alice Warley and Andrew Greg's talk from the event "Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities"

Kate Lindsay's talk from the event "Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities"

Laura Carletti's talk from the event "Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities"

Dr Chris Lintott's talk from the event "Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities"

Dr Tim Causer's talk from the event "Digital Impacts: Crowdsourcing in the Arts and Humanities"

James Evans discusses the topics covered in his lecture "Choosing the Next Experiment: Tradition, Innovation, and Efficiency in the Selection of Scientific Ideas"

Session One: 'The Participation Choice' - Holly Goodier

Project Pressure - the world's first crowdsourced glacier archive.

Session Two: 'Modes of Influence, Digital First and Best?' - Aleks Krotoski

Session Three: 'Innovative Ways to Drive Impact - What Might Just Work?' - Lisa Sargood

Bill Dutton interviews Professor Dieter Stein, based at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, before his talk at the OII on open access journal publishing.

In this talk, Dr Mark Thompson (University of Cambridge) will attempt to address some of the opportunities and contradictions presented and consider some emerging ways in which ICT4D researchers may contribute to the field.

In this talk, Professor Goodman will explain elements of what future-leaning astronomers mean by "Seamless Astronomy".

Drawing on case study material, this talk by Dr Don Slater (London School of Economics) focuses on ways in which definitions of 'media' and other technical objects act to promote or prevent 'connection'.

In early March 2012 the Kony 2012 viral video took the world by storm. Attracting over 70 million views in less than a week from its release it was equally criticized and admired as an example of the power of social media. In this talk, Dr Mirca Madianou (University of Leicester) will assess the optimism surrounding the opportunities that social media offer for humanitarian action.

In this talk, Mr Abdirashid Duale (CEO of Dahabshiil) will explore technology and regulation in the Somali territories of the Horn of Africa.

"Big Data" introduces you to the recent bestselling book by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier. The book examines the way big data changes how we live, work and think.

Victoria Nash talks to Pete Lomas, Founder and Trustee at innovative non-profit foundation Raspberry Pi, recipients of an Internet and Society Award in 2012 from the OII, in recognition of their exemplary efforts in using the Internet for the public good in Britain.

The OII's Founding Donor Dame Stephanie Shirley speaks about the sources of her innovation, the software house she founded back in 1962 and why she has already given away £65M to IT and autism projects.

OII Tour 2011