Not everyone had the opportunity to listen distinguished lectures of Michel Foucault. Espescially not if they where held in the 1980’s at Berkerly University. Zellerbach Hall filled up so fast that police officers had to close and secure the entrances. Same happened shortly later at the even smaller Wheeler Hall. All places were filled up – thousends wanted to listen to the French philsopher. Now, on december 20th the lecture appeared on youtube.com Foucaults lecture on “Truth and Subjectivity: the Stoic Practice of Self Examination” can now be re-listened freely, and has been commented by those who efficiently promoted the videos: OpenCulture – click here for the lecture.
Without focusing on the ongoing debate on open-access in culture and science I’d like to introduce a homepage which samples together open access lectures, readings, movies and literature from various disciplines. But it’s more than only science – also literature, such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, the painter van Dyck and more are available on the web portal.