The Internet Turns 40: Midlife Crisis or Grand Challenge for Computer-Mediated Communication?

Steve Jones

Monday 10 May 2010 11:15 - 12:45

Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS

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On October 29, 1969, Leonard Kleinrock's research team at UCLA transmitted a message from a computer to another one located at Douglas Engelbart's Stanford University research lab. That transmission was the first to send a message via ARPANET using packets, just like messages are sent via today's Internet.

The presentation will use the occasion of the Internet's fortieth birthday to discuss research being undertaken at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and its consequences for future forms of computer-mediated communication and for the Internet.

This is the first in an occasional series of lectures on Internet Studies.

About the speaker

Steve Jones

University of Illinois at Chicago