How about a website with four hundred free online classes from well known universities like:
- “Introduction to Visual Thinking,” from Berkeley
- “Virgil’s Aeneid,” taught by a Stanford professor
- “Game Theory,” from Yale
- “Science, Magic, and Religion,” from a class at UCLA
What if the same website had classical audio books:
- Poets like Eliot and Ginsberg reading their own work.
- MP3’s of numerous authors: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Fitzgerald. Mary Shelley, Frank L. Baum. Wanna hear Beowolf, The Iliad, or Moby Dick on the morning commute?
- Or perhaps as you sit there in traffic you’d like to while away the time with Gibbon’s complete Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
On open culture you will also find free ebooks by a similar set of authors.
And 450 free movies, much like you see on TCM, but with some hard to find gems, like Luis Bunel’s 1930’s surrealist classic, L’age d’Or, or the 1902 French science fiction clip, A Voyage to the Moon.
On Openculture, you can also find free language lessons, free textbooks and other goodies.
But wait, there’s more!
I found the Openculture link on a wonderful WordPress Dailypost by Sylvia V., who lists a total of six sites where she goes for inspiration. Now, thanks to her info, we can do the same. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/inspiration-that-clicks/