I’ve been in Oxford for three weeks now, and I am surronded with great people; walking around the town every morning is great too — but it’s even better while listening to what really made this town proud: lectures. Understanding what someone has to contribute while passing in front of his or her College is a nice combination, and a great victory of technology over academic busy schedule.
If you too want to enjoy the soft-spoken, and brilliantly articulate tone I came to appreciate, listen to Oxford Internet Institute podcast (iTunes link).
- The first show is an introduction by Pr. Bill Dutton, the head of the OII; I beleive I’ve already mentioned it on this blog (or at least I should): it covers the importance of Internet for society for scholars to whom time taught to down-play the hype and understand the long term.
- The second was a real discovery for me: Dr. Bernard Hogan, a recent addition to the OII, explains the mechanism at play around social networks. Most of my research is based on those results, and I could not explain them better then Bernie himself.
Looking forward to far more recordings of this quality and insight,