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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The Oxford Internet Institute is a department of the University of Oxford, and a leading world centre for the multidisciplinary study of the Internet and society.
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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.
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.
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.
In this talk, Professor Robin Mansell (London School of Economics) discusses dominant approaches by intergovernmental agencies to information society policy and the prospects for introducing critical perspectives that acknowledge the power relations which inform information society strategies and actions.
"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.
This talk examines the challenges, tensions, and opportunities that confront efforts to develop new computational infrastructure in existing (read: historically and socially embedded) fields of science.
Recording of the live virtual open day which was broadcast on 4th December 2012.
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.
Companies are using social technologies to reach consumers in new ways, tapping into conversations to generate richer insights and create precisely targeted messages and offers. Over 70 percent of companies are using social technologies in some way, however very few come anywhere close to achieving the full potential benefit.
In this seminar Jay G. Blumler discusses the origins and sources of the appeal of the 'uses and gratifications' paradigm.
Denis McQuail's response to Jay G. Blumler's talk.
Recording of the live virtual open day which was broadcast on 6th December 2011.
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger interviews OII Lifetime Achievement Award winner Joi Ito.
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger interviews OII Lifetime Achievement Award winner David Clark.
Thinking about applying for our DPhil or MSc courses? Want to know more about what it's like to study at the OII? In this ten minute video, faculty and students talk about the OII's DPhil and MSc programmes.