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.

Past Events

  • 23 May 2014

    Your Attention Please: Should human attention be treated as a scarce resource?

    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.

    Webcast available

  • 28 Feb 2014

    The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism

    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’.

    Webcast available

  • 6 Dec 2013

    New Media, New Civics?

    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.

    Webcast available

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.