This is a weird cultural shift. At Crash Course, we believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free. Not eating.) Ever? On a number of occasions, one of the brothers was absent from a number of episodes (for example, during the publicity tours for Paper Towns, Turtles All The Way Down, and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing); various friends and family members of the brothers filled in on those occasions. Their YouTube channel, Vlogbrothers, has over 2,500,000 subscribers as of May 2015. ", "Best Sellers – Children's Chapter Books", "John Green and His Nerdfighters Are Upending the Summer Blockbuster Model", "A Novelist and His Brother Sell Out Carnegie Hall", "Green's success born of lessons learned hard way", "DFTBA: Behind the Vlogbrothers' Nerdfighters movement". [97] In their youth, the Greens' parents encouraged the brothers to discuss big issues at the dinner table, and John often argued about philosophy and ethics. Crash Course World History #7 In which John introduces you to quite a lot of Chinese history by discussing the complicated relationship between the Confucian scholars who wrote Chinese history and the emperors (and empress) who made it. In 2013, A. J. Jacobs of The New York Times reviewed Winger by Andrew Smith. [43] Among these are organic and thermodynamic chemistry, physics, geology, climatology, astronomy and astrophysics, evolutionary biology, psychology and several miscellaneous fields. Crash Course is an educational channel that was launched by Hank Green and John Green as an educational channel as part of YouTube's original channel program. John Green, Producer: Paper Towns. In June 2015, the brothers started a weekly podcast titled Dear Hank & John. That's all. [117] Though the approach was somewhat different from previous years, having the three conduct interviews continued the White House's efforts to "speak directly to the American people online. In an interview with The Washington Post, John Green stated, "I think people support Crash Course and SciShow because they want for Crash Co… John Green is a host and co-creator of Crash Course. [17] The New Yorker has described the community as "strikingly civil and constructive for an Internet subculture. Welcome to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information. I went and it was just the most overwhelming thing I've ever experienced, and I made a bunch of friends who I'm still friends with today. [102][103][104] However, in one video, John states that religion is a, "topic we've been reluctant to discuss over the years, mostly because the quality of discourse about religion on the internet is atrocious. In an interview with The Washington Post, John Green stated, "I think people support Crash Course and SciShow because they want for Crash Course and SciShow to exist and they believe in our mission to make educational content for free, for everyone, for ever. Now, with so many other sub projects, such as YouTube channels CrashCourse, SciShow and The Art Assignment, as well as podcasts like “Dear Hank and John” and “The Anthropocene Reviewed,” Hank and John have definitely made their mark on YouTube history. The topics on videos uploaded onto SciShow varied; for example, one video detailed the origins of "cute". "[101] John elaborated on his valuing of engagement and connection over raw viewing numbers stating, "I don't care how many people watch or read something I make. "[76], In March 2015, Subbable was acquired by Patreon. [94], The brothers are accepting of their mistakes, often discussing them in their videos and online posts. [110] Another theme in Green's works, including The Fault in Our Stars, is the complex imagination of others. [82][83] Nerdfighters have adopted the initialism "DFTBA", standing for Don't forget to be awesome, as their slogan. [22] Legally, Project for Awesome is a project of the Greens' Montana-based charitable organization, the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, Inc.[23] The most recent event occurred in 2018. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience. "[121] Acosta subsequently replied, "No sense of humor @hankgreen? John would host the channel's first series, The List Show. The first majorly successful Vlogbrothers video, "Accio Deathly Hallows", uploaded on July 18, 2007, was a song about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was launched in June 2013. [64][65] Following the conclusion of the series, Emma Approved, a web series adaptation of Emma, another Austen novel, was launched in October 2013. Hi, I’m John Green; this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to do some compare and contrast, because that’s what passes for hip in world history. In a message directed towards the Nerdfighter community, Hank explained his acceptance of his mistakes, stating, "Embarrassment really isn't about being wrong, it's about feeling wrong, and it is hard for me to feel wrong here, because you guys are nice," and later adding "Being wrong is part of what it is to be a person. Speaking about what subjects he would like to teach on the Crash Course channel, John stated, "I'm very interested in economics and personal finance (I sometimes post at r/personalfinance) and literature and philosophy and anthropology and the list goes on and on. In the video, John stated, "Ultimately, gay will never work as an insult, because it's not bad. Additionally, Hank Green helped Emily Graslie to launch The Brain Scoop, in early 2013. Professional YouTuber and guy who talks about science. "[102], On his website, John writes that he is a Christian, introducing a blog post with, "I don't talk about it very often, but I'm a religious person. He is also the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines.John talks about world history, US history, and literature on Crash Course. Regarding a scene in the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, in which the character Hazel Grace initiates a kiss, John stated, "I just want to point out one thing here: When was the last time the girl kissed the boy in a teen romance? "[8][10], On January 1, 2007, after being heavily inspired by the show with zefrank, the Greens launched the "Vlogbrothers" channel. The podcast now opens with a "dad joke" from Hank and something John would have tweeted during the week (he is currently taking a year away from social media). With hundreds of millions of views on our YouTube channel, Crash Course has a worldwide audience in and out of classrooms. "[13], In 2008, Hank Green and fellow musician, Alan Lastufka, founded DFTBA Records. [127][128] Arguing against those who say homosexuality is unnatural, Hank Green states that, "the most natural thing in the world is complexity, and gender, and sexual orientation are proven over and over again to not be firm lines." The podcast closes with a news segment with two standard topics: Mars, presented by Hank, and AFC Wimbledon, presented by John. "[24], In 2010, VidCon was launched by the brothers. Through the years, both Hank and John Green have passionately built their Brotherhood and channel by piggybacking off of each other. The two set off to give comprehensive 'courses' in subjects that they're knowledgeable about, with more staff and professional production than the video blogs that they're primarily known for. As a result, the channel was promoted through several platforms, including billboard ads, as well as a television commercial featured during the fifth season premiere of The Walking Dead. Hi, I'm John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and today we ' ll be discussing. [58] The game is often themed, and consists of five rounds of two statements each, relating to the theme, with one statement being true, and the other being false. [130][131] Nerdfighters use the collaborative nature of Nerdfighteria to schedule offline meetups, which on occasion, include the Greens themselves. [63] The Lizzie Bennet Diaries was a web series adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. "[107], The Greens have often discussed the topic of existential anxiety and an existential crisis. The Crash Course team has produced more than 15 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences. You can only live inside of your skin, your consciousness. [84][85] The community has also developed a hand sign, which is similar to the Vulcan salute seen in Star Trek. He is also the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History, and today we’re going to cram 150 years of American history into one video. [83], Nonetheless, Green's novels have been successful, leading him to be included on Time's 2014 "100 Most Influential People" list. "[59] Both Hank and John have been referred to as philosophers of sorts. John's devotion for both the video game series and English football has led to Nerdfighteria being an official sponsor of the real football club, AFC Wimbledon. [119] CNN's Senior White House correspondent, Jim Acosta was critical of the decision to have Obama be interviewed by the media personalities. Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211. [70], On July 26, 2013, Hank Green made a video announcing the introduction of Subbable, a crowdfunding system to support various web series (both entertainment- and education-oriented). The channel is aimed at young people who have recently entered adulthood. May 23, 2018 - Explore karissa Havard's board "John Green Crash Course" on Pinterest. One such effect is that of the Green brothers' fanbase, Nerdfighteria, which has been utilized to accomplish charitable actions. [94], The Green brothers have discussed several educational, political, philosophical, and moral topics in their videos. The two extensively work with each other in their lives and careers, having started their collaborative popularity with their "Brotherhood 2.0" project in 2007. Although he stood by his pro-evolution beliefs, he also apologized for his comments, stating, "It's a privilege to have a platform to talk about things you care about, but it's an irrevocable privilege. "[90] Another member of the community, Rosianna Halse Rojas, whom The New Yorker describes as a "pioneering nerdfighter," has the position of being John's personal assistant. So, today we are going to learn one of the most important skills of 21st century life, and I don't say that lightly. [125][126], Hank and John Green are supporters of LGBT rights. [49] The channel would upload videos from Montana, until Graslie became employed at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History. [5][6] Hank has also gained recognition for co-founding the record label DFTBA Records with Alan Lastufka. But I am a Christian. "[28] One Nerdfighter has described their experience of VidCon stating, "it's just a three-day conference with just all nerdfighters and YouTubers. The Greens serve as the channel's Executive Producers.[57]. "[71][75][76] John emphasized the point of the crowdfunding system's voluntary nature, "If you're authentic toward your community and don't focus on the ads, your audience will support you. "[101], The Green brothers have discussed religion in their videos. "[99], Both John and Hank have expressed their liking for online video as a platform and culture. The 2014 event raised over $1 million, and may have been responsible for the IndieGoGo site-wide crash which occurred just as they broke the million-dollar threshold. [15] Crash Course was funded by YouTube's $100 million original channel initiative. Crash Course has over 10.7 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views. So, the word revolution is a funny one, because it literally means a full turn of 360 degrees. Aside from the aforementioned projects, the Greens also created a sub-project of Vlogbrothers called Truth or Fail, an interactive game show on YouTube. [112] Additionally, Green has stated, "while the world talks about young people's insularity and solipsism, they're creating a fascinating and complex world of deep engagement online, a world in which they are not just watching content but becoming part of it by being community members whose comments and fanfiction and artwork and passion have profound impacts on the broader culture. This crash course should … [52][53] Emerson College's Entertainment Monthly paper listed Mental Floss, as well as the aforementioned Crash Course as top five educational YouTube channels. The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook: Crash Course World History #27. Good luck", "Back off my brother or I will take you down, Acosta",, "See YA author John Green hang out with President Obama", "Nerdfighters club on campus celebrates love of nerd culture while fostering community", "Auburn Nerdfighters kick their way into becoming officially recognized", "Is this real life? [115] During this period, John "found politics boring and divisive," believing that politics and voting were a waste of his time. [32], In March 2014, several artists and creators signed under DFTBA Records were at the center of controversial sexual abuse cases. But the study of history allows you to empathize better, it allows you to think more complexly about others. [29] In 2009, the record label caught the attention of YouTube, who praised the label on its official blog. [47] The channel focuses on taxidermy, biology, and natural history. Among these channels include Crash Course, SciShow (including its Space and Psych spinoffs), The Brain Scoop (since spun off), Sexplanations, How to Adult, and Mental Floss. [60] However, the "hankgames" channel is still being used by John, as he continues to upload commentary over his FIFA gameplay. During the project's first year, Hank Green stated, "There were more than 400 videos posted, but several people focused on humanitarian organizations in Darfur, UNICEF, Autism Speaks, The Humane Society, Toys for Tots, World Wildlife Fund, I'm proud to say that it's a very long list. Alkene Addition Reactions: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #16 Prior to becoming a published novelist, Green wrote for the magazine, and attended Indian Springs School with the magazine's first editor, Neely Harris. [93] Celebrities, including British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, and American rapper Lupe Fiasco, who has compared Crash Course to crack, have also been documented as Nerdfighters. Since 2011, brothers John and Hank Green have pioneered digital education with their series Crash Course on YouTube. [84][89] Additionally, a charity foundation, This Star Won't Go Out (TSWGO), was founded by Wayne and Lori Earl, the parents of Esther Earl. I seriously think it might not have happened ever." From Science to Social Studies, Crash Course offers it all in quick-paced, imaginative videos aimed at learners of all ages. We need something to push us to work 16-hour days sometimes. [50] Regarding this transaction, Hank stated, "We helped create The Brain Scoop with Emily and Michael Aranda of our studio because she was just so passionate and enthusiastic about science, history, and her work. Hi, my name is John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History, and now that we have a Constitution, it’s actually United States history. "[4] The term has been criticized by Green himself, as he disagrees with the concept that he is singlehandedly responsible for launching any one individual's career, or propelling an individual to success. In this Crash Course series, John Green returns to teaching World History in his own quirky way from beginning to end. Course Description. [48] Prior to the channel's launch, Hank Green featured Graslie giving a tour of the University of Montana's Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum on one of his Vlogbrothers videos. [56] The channel is "dedicated to teaching everything you need to know how to do as an adult that school never got around to." John Green is the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down, and the upcoming essay collection The Anthropocene Reviewed. "[103] Early in his YouTube career, John made jokes about Young Earth creationism, which offended some viewers. [132] Additionally, Hank has stated "We really believed in the importance of online video as a cultural form. [31] During an interview, Lastufka stated "Over the last few years I worked on the big ideas or product designs less and less, as my position transformed into brokering deals with brick and mortar stores and meeting with cart developers," and added "I would get a little jealous when art assignments that once went to me by default were being hired out because I just didn't have the time."[31]. Crash Course is one of the best ways to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube! [35], In June 2014, Lastufka announced that would be selling his entire stake in DFTBA Records, and resigning as the label's president, to pursue other projects. [116] Additionally, the Greens once created a YouTube channel, registered under the username, obamasidiots. "[120] In response to Acosta, Hank tweeted, "I think sometimes we need to think about how to involve people who are not reached by legacy media in the conversation. He is one half of the vlogbrothers on YouTube and co-creator of educational series Crash Course. Although, as John stated, "the project went nowhere," the channel was created to raise money for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. While the show is an immensely helpful tool for students and teachers, it also has a large viewership of casual learners who seek out online educational content independently. In 2013, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries won an Emmy Award for Original Interactive Program. 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The video was featured on YouTube's front page, earned over 1 million views, now has almost 2 million views, and introduced the brothers to the Harry Potter fandom. "[12] The brothers have been described as, "one of the main voices in YouTube's vibrant education community. "[15], Another influence is that of John's novels, which are of the young adult fiction genre. [51] The channel's success has been described as "somewhat of an outlier in the magazine industry," by The New York Times, as videos on the channel have outgained videos on other channels launched by magazine companies, such as Wired, and Vogue. See more ideas about John green, Nerdfighteria, Hank green. John Michael Green was born on August 24, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana. [80] Prior to the deal, Hank was already on the Patreon team as an advisor.[80]. [7], Together, however, the two brothers are credited with creating what some have described as a "YouTube media" or "online multimedia" empire. "[115] However, as Green matured during his adult years, he has developed a belief that, "the big questions—about our environment, our responsibilities to one another, our rights as citizens—are political questions. The Greens' portfolio of online work, which Hank describes as "a small YouTube network with about 15 channels," includes their main "Vlogbrothers" channel, SciShow, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, among several others. [106] At the same time, John disagrees with the notion that creationism should be brought back into schools' educational curriculums, stating, "What science has taught us does not invalidate religious faith, and to those evangelical Christians who believe otherwise, I would respectfully say that you are placing too much faith in the power of science. [15] However, John describes her as more than a PA, citing that, "she does many things—from project management to helping shape the strategic direction of our educational and charity projects. "[15], The Greens have also influenced online videos, prompting individuals to create their own vlogs. : YouTube turns the personal into public", "John Green is named to the TIME 100 Most Influential People List",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 04:59. "[13] The project, titled "Brotherhood 2.0", quickly grew an audience, leading to the Greens' success on YouTube. [73][75], Hank, who has been described as "idealistic" for the idea, explained that donations to projects on Subbable are voluntary, stating in his video, "We're asking, and this is weird, for you to pay for content because you want to, not because you're forced to. But he doesn't just listen to young adults. "[17] Activities, events, and community symbols and terminology have been noted by various media outlets. The Green brothers, John (born August 24, 1977) and Hank (born May 5, 1980), are two American brothers, entrepreneurs, social activists, and YouTube vloggers. Eventually, the channel's videos were predominantly uploaded by John to a point where Hank decided to create another gaming channel, called "Games With Hank", in 2014. So, you know my name and that this is an episode of Crash Course, but there's a lot that doesn't tell you. The Greens and Nerdfighters collaborate on various charitable endeavors, which the fanbase refers to as "decreasing" or "fighting world suck. [26][27] On VidCon's purpose, Hank Green stated "Even when VidCon was just 1,000 people in a hotel, it was our goal for the conference to reflect the growth and culture of the online video industry," later adding, "VidCon's exponential growth over the last four years is indicative of online video's impact on the entertainment industry and on our everyday lives. [44] SciShow landed a national advertisement campaign deal with YouTube, in 2014. [62], The first of these adaptations was The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube in early 2012. 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The money that users spend to support various projects goes into a "perk bank" and can be redeemed for creator-determined perks such as signed posters or shoutouts in videos. [69] John serves as an executive producer for the series. [120] Acosta stated, "None of them are professional journalists. We're in the community business, and number of eyeballs is a terrible metric for my business. YouTube's $100 million original channel initiative, "Do Other People's YouTube CPMs Look This Good? They have an estimated net worth of $2 million. Like, you end a revolution where you started out. "[36] These channels are operated under the company name of Complexly. SciShow, like Crash Course, was launched as an original channel. Geeky movement aims to fight 'world suck, "How Harry Potter Fans Are Changing Hollywood – And The World", "I hope Rosianna will forgive me posting this video she made six years ago after meeting Hank and me for the first time", "Q: This whole nerdfighters for obama is making us republican nerdfighters a git uncomfortable. "[133], The biggest problem with being alive is that you can only see the world out of your eyes. Today we’re going to look at the birth of America’s pastime (No, not baseball. Not football. [37][38][39] Crash Course launched a preview on December 2, 2011. [45] A spin-off titled, SciShow Space, launched in 2014, dedicating itself to space related news, discoveries and space related science. [13] Hank has been documented to be active in the crowdfunding field,[100] and would establish Subbable, allowing online content creators to have an alternative funding source aside from video advertising. [133] Shailene Woodley, who portrayed the main character of The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel Grace Lancaster, in the novel's film adaptation, wrote the piece on Time's list for Green, describing him as a "teen whisperer. He treats every human he meets as their own planet, rather than simply one of his moons. I Care How Many People Love What I Make", "John Green: The Fault in our Stars film is true to the book", "John Green: Writers Need to Get Political", "An Open Letter to Undecided American Voters", "Obama Will Give Exclusive Interviews To These Three YouTube Personalities", "State of the YOUnion: YouTube Creators Interview President Obama Live from the White House", "YouTube stars Mota, Hank Green and Glozell prepare to interview Obama", "White House sets digital-exclusive post-State of the Union interviews for Obama", "Hank Green – I think sometimes we need to think about how to involve people who are not reached by legacy media in the conversation. We need something to drive us to be better, and weirder, and different, but I think if we let that one thing drive us, it's a failure of imagination, and we miss opportunities." ", "Author/Creator John Green on Subbable and the Future of YouTube Advertising [INTERVIEW]", "John & Hank Green's Subbable Already Has $30K in Monthly Subscriptions", "Patreon Acquires Subbable, Offers $100,000 in Matching Contributions", "Patreon Acquires Subbable, Aligning the YouTube Stars", "Patreon Acquires Artist Subscription Competitor Subbable", "Patreon 'joins forces' with a YouTube colossus, the Vlogbrothers", "Intro to Nerdfighters 101: A John Green Primer", "John Green fandom 101: Nerdfighters, Vlogbrothers, and pizza", "Shailene Woodley, 'Fault in Our Stars' Movie Star, Learns Nerdfighter Salute (VIDEO)", "Nerdfighters: The Online Community Behind the Box-Office Hit", "Student nerdfighters unite! [49] In December 2014, the brothers sold the channel, for an undisclosed amount, to the Chicago-based museum. "[15], The topics of videos on the channel vary widely, as the Greens speak about whatever is on their minds at the time. [59] It featured Hank, his wife Katherine, John, and occasionally Charlie McDonnell and Michael Aranda playing video games such as Minecraft, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and FIFA 11. John talks about world history, US history, and literature on Crash Course. It has changed attitudes towards education by creating a community of learners who are looking for more than just help passing a test. [17] By the end of 2007, the channel garnered 40,000 subscribers. The Green brothers have been constantly seeking to educate their viewers on various topics.

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