June 18, 2007

Matters of the mind. Where to find Highbrow videos Online

iq.jpg Want something more substantive than YouTube? Lee Gomes for the WSJ has pulled together some of the highbrow videos available on the Web.

"... Taking high-quality shows created for traditional TV and then showing them on the Web is the first, and most obvious, step being taken to raise the Internet's video IQ.

In a separate development, Web entrepreneurs are going the YouTube route, but with a high-IQ twist, creating entire sites devoted just to smart video.

One of the most ambitious is Fora.tv, a San Francisco-based outfit that wants to be the go-to site for speeches, panel discussions, symposiums and the like.

B>Fora has hundreds of videos on scores of topics, in the arts, current events, business, science and more. There's a session on feminism and other topics with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem; Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus discusses how microfinance can end poverty; and writer Ian Buruma talks about social tensions in modern Europe.

There are plenty of other smart video sites to explore: ResearchChannel.org, Research-TV.com, TotalVid.com, EnergyPolicyTV.com, UVu.Channel2.org, TED conferences, inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers and close to home, the presentations from the LIFT conference - where new technologies and their impact on our society are promoted and discussed.

[via seattlepi.com Buzzworthy Blog]

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