OII Bellwether Lectures
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The OII Bellwether Lectures bring world-leading intellectuals to Oxford to lecture on the social implications of the Internet, and its role in shaping our economic, political, and social future.
27 Feb 2015
Speaker: Professor Ross Anderson
In this talk Professor Anderson will discuss the Nuffield Bioethics Council's report into what happens to medical ethics in a world of cloud-based medical records and pervasive genomics.
17 Oct 2014
Speaker: Caroline Haythornthwaite
This talk explores the emerging trends and forces that are radically reshaping learning and knowledge practices.
23 May 2014
Speaker: Professor Tim Wu
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.
28 Feb 2014
Speaker: Professor Rob Kitchin
In this lecture, Professor Kitchin will discuss how cities are being instrumented with digital devices and infrastructure that produce ‘big data’.
6 Dec 2013
Speaker: Ethan Zuckerman
This talk will explore contemporary anxieties about "a crisis in civics" and look at the idea that civics is changing along with digital media.
About the Series
The Bellwether Lectures are a new series of flagship public lectures organized by the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. The series brings world-leading intellectuals to Oxford to lecture on the social implications of the Internet, and its role in shaping our economic, political, and social future. There will be two lectures per academic term, and six lectures per year.