Date: 5 May 2021
Speakers: Professor Victoria Nash, Professor Philip Howard, Professor William H. Dutton, Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Andrew Graham
A panel discussion, with OII Directors past and present, reflecting on what the OII has achieved in the last 20 years, and how it hopes to address current and future technology challenges going forward.
Date: 3 May 2021
Speaker: Ronald Niezen
The first Oxford Digital Ethnography Talk of Trinity Term
Date: 28 April 2021
Speakers: Professor Ralph Schroeder, Professor Ian Milligan
The OII is delighted to welcome Ian Milligan from the University of Waterloo, hosted by Professor Ralph Schroeder. Ian's research focuses on historians use of web archives, as well as the impact of digital sources on historical practices more generally.
Date: 20 April 2021
Speaker: Dr Fabian Stephany
Fabian Stephany provides a video abstract of his new paper with Big Data & Society
Date: 25 March 2021
Speaker: Professor Vili Lehdonvirta
Blockchain — or distributed-ledger — technology stands at the intersection of three great themes of modern society: democracy, money and technology. Sociologist Vili Lehdonvirta and others discuss progress on this technology.
Date: 17 March 2021
Speakers: Professor Philip Howard, Dr Charles Kriel, Katharina Gellein Viken
A unique discussion and Q&A with the co-directors and star of ‘People You May Know’, Dr Charles Kriel & Katharina Gellein Viken.
Date: 10 March 2021
Speakers: Professor Philip Howard, Katherine Maher
The Oxford Internet Institute welcomes Katherine Maher, CEO and Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, hosted by Professor Philip Howard, Director of the OII.
‘From facial recognition technology to children online: regulating data protection in 2021’ with Elizabeth Denham CBE
Date: 3 March 2021
Speakers: Professor Victoria Nash, Elizabeth Denham CBE
The Oxford Internet Institute is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Denham CBE, the UK Information Commissioner, hosted by Professor Victoria Nash
‘What is “urban data justice”?: Defining, conceptualizing, and exploring data use, re-use, and refusal for racial justice’
Date: 24 February 2021
Speaker: Dr Matthew Bui
What is the role of (open and big) data in enacting, facilitating, and/or limiting racial justice within an increasingly datafied society? This talk explores the relationship between marginalized communities of color and data.
Date: 22 February 2021
Speaker: Professor Simone Natale
Professor Simone Natale argues that AI resides also, and especially, in the perception of human users. This talk presents materials from his new monograph, Deceitful Media: Artificial Intelligence and Social Life after the Turing Test.
Root Systems, Land Cultivation, and Hurricanes: The Benefits and Limitations of Applying Ecological Metaphors to Information Dysfunction
Date: 17 February 2021
Speakers: Felix Simon, Professor Whitney Phillips, Professor Ryan M. Milner
The OII welcomes Professor Whitney Phillips and Professor Ryan M. Milner, co-authors of 'You Are Here: A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech, Conspiracy Theories, and Our Polluted Information Landscape' hosted by Felix M. Simon of the OII.
Date: 15 February 2021
Speaker: Dr Fabian Stephany
Plamadiso Talk by Fabian Stephany, organized by Research Group 3 @ Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
Date: 10 February 2021
Speakers: Professor Victoria Nash, Tristan Harris
The OII welcomes Tristan Harris, star of The Social Dilemma, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, and former Google Design Ethicist. In conversation with Professor Victoria Nash, Deputy Director and Senior Policy Fellow at the OII.
OxDEG: The performance of (many) selves in everyday digital life: immersive cohabitation and self-portraiture as a viable ethnographic method
Date: 8 February 2021
Speaker: Dr Joshua Bluteau
Dr Joshua Bluteau will discuss his paper 'The performance of (many) selves in everyday digital life: immersive cohabitation and self-portraiture as a viable ethnographic method'.
Date: 4 February 2021
Speakers: Professor Gina Neff, Julia Slupska, Scarlet Dawson Duckworth, Folami Prehaye
For the Reconfigure: Feminist Action Research in Cybersecurity Report Launch, authors Julia Slupska, Scarlet Dawson Duckworth, and Professor Gina Neff, were joined by Folami Prehaye, Activist & Founder of Victims of Image Crime.
Date: 3 February 2021
Speakers: Professor Gina Neff, Dr Francesca Sobande
As part of the Next Gen series the OII brings you Dr Francesca Sobande, hosted by Professor Gina Neff, this session focuses on the digital experiences of Black women in Britain and the rise of brand “woke-washing”.
Date: 27 January 2021
Speakers: Professor Philip Howard, Dr Aliaksandr Herasimenka
In this webinar, Dr Herisamenka presents recent research into anti-vaccination communities on social media and their content.
Date: 25 January 2021
Speakers: Dr Andrew Schrock, Cyd Harrell, Alex Blandford
Dr Andrew Schrock, Cyd Harrell & Alex Blandford discuss the ways that qualitative research, political power and technology meet in government internet projects.
Date: 20 January 2021
Speakers: Professor Andrew Przybylski, Dr Niklas Johannes
The OII hosts their Director of Research, Professor Andrew Przybylski, and Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr Niklas Johannes. Discussing their recent ground-breaking study which revealed time spent playing video games can be good for your wellbeing.
Date: 2 December 2020
Speakers: Dr Scott A. Hale, Tim Hwang
The OII welcomes Tim Hwang, discussing his new book ‘Subprime Attention Crisis’ with Dr Scott A. Hale, This session is a deep-dive conversation exploring how the modern online advertising economy really works.