As the spouse of a philosopher, I often find myself acting as a sort of ambassador for you lot. People don’t know what you do, what it is, or why it’s important.
And, while it’s fantastic that a group of cool kids write pieces for the NYT, those people I mentioned above—the ones who don’t know about you or your discipline-- are most likely not reading the NYT.
I don’t know how to solve that problem, but last fall when I was guest blogging here, I had some ideas for easy-to-digest promotional philosophy videos that I kept meaning to create and share. Brian's recent invitation to blog here again provided the right motivation to finally complete that little pet project.
I'm sharing two very short (30 second) promotional videos with you. I hope to have a third by week's end that focuses on female philosophers and promoting the discipline to young women and girls. There is a fourth, but I doubt I’ll get to it this time around.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The videos are intended for prospective students, although one could also target a general audience.
- The videos are shared under the creative commons license. Please feel free to use or modify these videos, but if you do so, please make them available to others.
- You can download the videos, saved as mp4s, here.
- The videos were created with VideoScribe. If you have the software, you can download the raw files (file extension scribe) here.
And here's the important part: because I love philosophy, I'm willing to donate my time to help anyone interested in creating some cool 30-second promos. You can reach out to me directly at the following email address: mycoffeepotproductions at gmail dot com
If you don't want to email me, but you have some ideas to share, use the comments!