Good gig, bad gig: working conditions in the global digital gig economy
ICT and Development
Talks from leading scholars and practitioners on the influence of new communication technologies on development processes.
Recorded: 8 August 2018
New research from the OII reveals poor working conditions for workers in the digital gig economy.
Recorded: 7 March 2017
The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to welcome Dr Savita Bailur from Caribou Digital for her ICT4D talk 'How do low-income users negotiate new practices of identity in a connected, digital age'.
Recorded: 27 February 2017
Urban centres, while benefiting from density and proximity of people, suffer from issues surrounding crime, congestion and density. In this talk, Dr Neave O'Cleary seeks to uncover the mechanisms behind the success of cities.
Spatializing publics: mobile social media, urban sociability and the materiality of civic engagement
Recorded: 21 February 2017
The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to share the talk 'Spatializing publics: mobile social media, urban sociability and the materiality of civic engagement' by Wendy Willems from London School of Economics and Political Science.
Big Data, Human Development and Valuing Voices: Innovation and Ethical Challenges in the Work of Africa’s Voices Foundation
Recorded: 8 March 2016
Africa's Voices Foundation is a non-profit spin-out from research at Cambridge University’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights that provides expertise for citizen engagement and social data analytics to development and governance actors.
Recorded: 9 February 2016
Discussion of efforts to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.
Recorded: 26 January 2016
This talk uses the lenses of data activism to take a critical approach to civil society's engagement with big data.
Recorded: 20 June 2015
This option course for the OII MSc in "Social Science of the Internet" introduces students to the debates and practices surrounding the uses of ICTs with a focus on the Global South.
Recorded: 3 March 2015
Over the past decade there has been a phenomenal growth in mobile phone and internet usage in Africa which has attracted substantial media and academic interest.
The (so far) grassroots success story of Farmerline, a social mobile tech enterprise for African farmers
Recorded: 28 February 2015
This talk will discuss some of Farmerline's success factors, including its locally adapted technological solutions and strong local outreach
Recorded: 24 February 2015
India's right to information movement demonstrated the potential to combat corruption through social audits – an exercise to share and verify public records with people.
Ethical Treatment of Data in New Digital Landscapes: bringing development practitioners and academics together
Recorded: 10 February 2015
How can NGOs like Oxfam come together with academics and practitioners alike to tackle emerging privacy and security challenges when it comes to effective management of data?
Recorded: 3 February 2015
During 2010, 18 workers attempted suicide at Taiwanese-owned Foxconn Technology Group's Chinese facilities, where Apple and other high profile branded products are produced and assembled.
Recorded: 24 June 2014
In the last four years Colombia has experienced a digital revolution derived from an ambitious public policy plan called “Vive Digital”, which aims at reducing poverty, inequality and unemployment.
Recorded: 11 March 2014
In this seminar, Tim Unwin will draw on his experiences at the boundaries between theory and practice, and explore themes including notions of empowerment, poverty, political violence, and challenges of implementing effective 'development' interventions.
Recorded: 25 February 2014
This seminar will investigate how different technologies were used by CDAC Network Members in the immediate response to Typhoon Haiyan, focusing particularly on how needs assessment data was collected, shared and acted upon.
Recorded: 18 February 2014
The presentation will use the history and development of ICT4D - and its relationships with both development policy and the ICT sector.
Recorded: 11 February 2014
This seminar will examine the Internet in a post-PRISM world, and ask if its power to tackle global poverty will be lost.
Recorded: 3 February 2014
The presentation suggests applying the notion of activity systems and zones of proximal development, as conceptualized in Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), to the field of ICT4D.
Recorded: 28 January 2014
This talk explores new post-2015 development agenda and its implications for ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) research priorities.
Recorded: 27 February 2013
In this talk, Dr Thompson 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.
Recorded: 20 February 2013
Drawing on case study material, the paper focuses on ways in which definitions of 'media' and other technical objects act to promote or prevent 'connection'.
Recorded: 13 February 2013
Dr Mirca Madianou assesses the optimism surrounding the opportunities that social media offer for humanitarian action.
Recorded: 6 February 2013
Seminar exploring technology and regulation in the Somali territories of the Horn of Africa.
Recorded: 30 January 2013
Professor Mansell discusses dominant approaches by intergovernmental agencies to information society policy and the prospects for introducing critical perspectives that acknowledge power relations.