Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde appears in the following:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Public Imagination

Friday, January 18, 2013

On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. did what he’d done countless times before: he began building a sermon. And in his sermons King relied on improvisation, drawing on sources and references that were limited only by his imagination and memory. It’s a gift — and a tradition — on full display in the "I Have A Dream" speech, but it’s also in conflict with the intellectual property laws that have been strenuously used by his estate since his death. In a segment originally aired in 2011, OTM producer Jamie York speaks with Drew HansenKeith MillerMichael Eric Dyson and Lewis Hyde about King, imagination and the consequences of limiting access to art and ideas.

Charles Mingus - Prayer for Passive Resistance (Live at Antibes)

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Cultural Commons

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lewis Hyde, author of Common as Air: Revolution, Art and Ownership, discusses his new book about creative commons and intellectual property in the modern age.

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Creativity in the Modern World

Monday, December 17, 2007

We look into the importance of creativity in our consumer-driven culture. 25 years ago, Lewis Hyde’s bestselling classic book The Gift defended creativity’s place in a world overrun with commodities; he says his message is as relevant now as it was then.

The Gift is available for purchase at

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