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Cloud Empires and The Cryptographers’ Quest to Replace Politics with Technology

Lecture Series Autumn 22


Prof. Dr Vili Lehdonvirta

Vili Lehdonvirta is a Professor of Economic Sociology and Digital Social Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. His research into the intersection of digital technologies and economic organization has been supported by the European Research Council, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and other science funding agencies. He has served on the European Commission’s Expert Group on the Online Platform Economy and the High-Level Expert Group on Digital Transformation and EU Labour Markets. His previous book Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis was published by MIT Press in 2014 and translated to Chinese and Japanese. Lehdonvirta was born in Finland and worked as a software developer before his career in social science.


Time TopicSpeaker Recordings
18:00 – 18:15Introduction and WelcomeProf. Claudio J. Tessone
(Universität Zürich)
18:15 – 19:00Cloud Empires and The Cryptographers’ Quest to Replace Politics with TechnologyProf. Dr Vili LehdonvirtaRecording
19:00 – 19:30Q&A
19:30 – 20:00Apéro