In a new effort to establish another home for intelligent conversation on the web, the Intelligent Channel went live on YouTube this week. Launched as part of YouTube’s new original channels initiative, the Intelligent Channel presents luminaries from the educational, arts, and cultural worlds in intense conversations.[...]
Readers of Open Culture will appreciate how video has become, in many ways, our newest vernacular—growing in popularity every day, and estimated to reach 90 percent of worldwide web traffic by 2013. Yet so little of our moving image heritage is actually online.[...]
From Berlin, two initiatives from the Deutsche Kinemathek/Museum for Film and Television.
The first is a collection of private photos and home movies of the Berlin Wall, its eventual collapse, and the reunification that followed.
As a former Sovietologist (skills that today help me understand our public broadcasting system), I read with excitement the New Yorker’s article on the grand bells of Moscow’s Danilov Monastery and their return after 70-some years from the United States to Russia.[...]