Walter J Ong Award for Fellow Professor Luciano FloridiThe OII is delighted to announce that Professor Luciano Floridi, Fellow of St Cross, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute has received the Walter J Ong Award for his ‘exemplary record of scholarship and innovation in works such as Information – A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2010) and especially, The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality (OUP 2014); seminal and groundbreaking works that span the bridges between philosophy and media studies’.

The Walter J Ong Award is given by the Media Ecology Association for Career Achievement in Scholarship in Media Studies. Previous recipients of the award include Sherry Turkle, John Miles Foley, James Carey, Elizabeth Eisenstein and Denise Schmandt-Besserat.

Professor Floridi will deliver the Walter J Ong Award Lecture in 2016 and will speak at the annual St Cross London Winter Drinks on Tuesday 15 December on ‘Artificial Intelligence: Should You Be Worried?’.