The blog was originally a class project of Hank's, while he studied at the University of Montana, but eventually progressed into becoming a major environmental publication, which would grab the attention of Time. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience. "[13] The project, titled "Brotherhood 2.0", quickly grew an audience, leading to the Greens' success on YouTube. ", "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". 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. "[135] The Wall Street Journal also noted "The John Green bump", an effect which includes "a blurb or Twitter endorsement from Mr. Green", that, "can ricochet around the Internet and boost sales. Additionally, Hank Green helped Emily Graslie to launch The Brain Scoop, in early 2013. "[13], In 2008, Hank Green and fellow musician, Alan Lastufka, founded DFTBA Records. World History, Literature, Economics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Government are just some of the courses available to date. 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. Alkene Addition Reactions: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #16 Crash Course has over 10.7 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views. [4][8][9] This empire, including projects centered on education, gaming, and trivia, among others, has amassed an active fanbase known as "Nerdfighteria. [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. Additionally, Subbable presents a $0 subscription option, offering the subscriber access to special emails, behind the scene videos and live shows. Hi, I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History, and now that we have a Constitution, it’s actually United States history. "[111] Green incorporated this aspect of Earl's personality into the novel. "[101], Hank has spoken about human dreams of success. Hi, I'm John Green. [71], In a 2015 speech spoken to advertising executives at YouTube's Brandcast event, John stated, "I and the most passionate creators on YouTube ... we're not in the distraction business. In 2013, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries won an Emmy Award for Original Interactive Program. [66][67] In 2014, Pemberley Digital launched Frankenstein, MD, an adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios. Welcome to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information. "[98], John has also been recorded apologizing for a mistake. "[128] After receiving high ratings on his vlog centered on same-sex marriage, Hank stated, "It's stuff like that where I feel like we're making the world a better place, and resonating with how people feel about new cultural ideas, and really being a part of the cultural evolution toward a better way of understanding each other and the world. "The Green brothers say someone on Vine will make them irrelevant. At Crash Course, we believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free. So, you know my name and that this is an episode of Crash Course, but there's a lot that doesn't tell you. These artists were dropped from the label, and both Hank and John responded to these circumstances, and began working with a group of Nerdfighters, including "survivors of sexual abuse," to begin a "task force against abuse and assault. "[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. [7], Together, however, the two brothers are credited with creating what some have described as a "YouTube media" or "online multimedia" empire. "[122] John then defended Hank via a Tumblr post. Since 2011, brothers John and Hank Green have pioneered digital education with their series Crash Course on YouTube. [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. [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. William Henry "Hank" Green II (born May 5, 1980) is an American vlogger, entrepreneur, author, internet producer, and musician.He is known for producing the YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, where he and his older brother, John Green, regularly upload videos, as well as for creating and hosting the educational YouTube channels Crash Course and SciShow. I care how many people love what I make. [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. The channel is aimed at young people who have recently entered adulthood. [72][73] The money that users donate goes immediately and directly to each creator, minus 5% of revenue that goes to Subbable itself to pay for overhead and server costs and roughly 5% that goes to Amazon to process payments. [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. [15] John, in particular, has included themes of existentialism in his novels, notably, The Fault in Our Stars. [31] DFTBA Records' merchandise extends past music, and includes merchandise such as T-shirts and posters. We're in the community business, and number of eyeballs is a terrible metric for my business. "[12] The brothers have been described as, "one of the main voices in YouTube's vibrant education community. "[41], In 2009, John posted a video, expressing his frustrations with the usage of the word gay as an insult. [41] The graphics of Crash Course videos are created by Thought Café (formerly Thought Bubble).[42]. 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. Green adds to this, stating, "I was going to be a writer, and the great writers (I thought) transcend the minor quibbles of their historical moments. There is a certain branch of Christianity that has so effectively hijacked the word "Christian" that I feel uncomfortable sometimes using it to describe myself. [29] In 2009, the record label caught the attention of YouTube, who praised the label on its official blog. Posted on March 9, 2015.Filed under: 17th century America, American history, Truth v. Myth, What History is For | Tags: Anne Hutchinson, Colonizing America, Crash Course, Freedom of Religon, John Green, Pilgrims, Puritans, Roger Williams | . One such effect is that of the Green brothers' fanbase, Nerdfighteria, which has been utilized to accomplish charitable actions. He is a YouTube video-blogger, or "vlogger", with his brother, Hank Green. Course Description. Aliens, Time Travel, and Dresden -Slaughterhouse-Five Part I: Crash Course Literature 212. So, today we are going to learn one of the most important skills of 21st century life, and I don't say that lightly. Hank and John founded the event, believing that somebody else would do so eventually, and that video blogging was becoming more of an industry. ", "PBS Digital Studios Announced New Collaboration With YouTube Star and Best-Selling Author John Green", "Vlogbrothers launch Subbable, an alternative to YouTube subscriptions", "Can Subbable Change The Face of Online Content Creation? But in history, revolution means radical change, stark departures from the world that was, and the messy, often violent embrace of a new world. [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]. 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. [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. [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 which John Green teaches you about the Mexican-American War in the late 1840s, and the expansion of the United States into the western end of North America. 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. [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. 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. The first majorly successful Vlogbrothers video, "Accio Deathly Hallows", uploaded on July 18, 2007, was a song about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. [62], The first of these adaptations was The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube in early 2012. [47] The channel focuses on taxidermy, biology, and natural history. In 2011, he responded to his reluctance to answer questions regarding his religion, stating, "People are asking, because they want to inform their opinions of me with this little one word answer that says so very little about who I actually am. Hank, in particular, is a strong advocate of young Americans taking advantage of their right to vote. [21] The brothers have continued to work on the blog, with Hank stating, "I'm so happy that we get to keep doing vlogbrothers and that people still care about vlogbrothers," adding, "that's still the thing I do. Crash Course is an educational channel on YouTube created by John and Hank Green with Stan Muller and Nick Jenkins in the belief that high quality educational content should be available to everyone for free. "[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. [19], The Brotherhood 2.0 project would end on December 31, 2007, but the Greens announced on their final Brotherhood 2.0 vlog, that they would continue creating videos. "[118] Some of the questions Green and his fellow online personalities asked were collected from social media input. [49] In December 2014, the brothers sold the channel, for an undisclosed amount, to the Chicago-based museum. [52][53] Emerson College's Entertainment Monthly paper listed Mental Floss, as well as the aforementioned Crash Course as top five educational YouTube channels. [7] The distribution of merchandise is largely independent. [94], The Green brothers have discussed several educational, political, philosophical, and moral topics in their videos. Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel which was started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green who actually run another channel by the name VlogBrothers. 'Which is great. The content at the beginning was humanities and science courses. [25] Since its launch, VidCon has annually increased its attendance to become the largest in-person gathering of online video creators, viewers, and representatives. It has changed attitudes towards education by creating a community of learners who are looking for more than just help passing a test. 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. In fact, before I became a writer, I wanted to be a minister. The production company behind these is Pemberley Digital, which according to Hank Green's Reddit userpage, he helped co-create. So, the word revolution is a funny one, because it literally means a full turn of 360 degrees. [95][96] Additionally, the Greens have been described as "charismatic, real, charmingly nerdy, and unquestionably talented," as well as "funny – an insightful, inclusive, not mean kind of funny," by The Wire, a sister site of The Atlantic. 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). He acknowledges the intelligence and vulnerability that stem from those beautiful years when we are, for the first time, discovering the world and ourselves outside of our familial stories. SciShow, like Crash Course, was launched as an original channel. "[24], In 2010, VidCon was launched by the brothers. [125][126], Hank and John Green are supporters of LGBT rights. [64][65] Following the conclusion of the series, Emma Approved, a web series adaptation of Emma, another Austen novel, was launched in October 2013. "[36] These channels are operated under the company name of Complexly. 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. [32], In March 2014, several artists and creators signed under DFTBA Records were at the center of controversial sexual abuse cases. [1][2], John has risen from being a popular YouTube personality to Hollywood stardom with his breakthrough novel, The Fault in Our Stars, and its 2014 film adaptation. 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. In an interview with The Washington Post, John Green stated, "I think people support Crash Course and SciShow because they want for Crash Co… [15] Crash Course was funded by YouTube's $100 million original channel initiative. 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. Not eating.) [46] Hank Green also hosts the channel, although he is joined by co-hosts Reid Reimers and Caitlin Hofmeister. SciShow is a series of science-related videos on YouTube hosted by Hank and Michael Aranda. ", "John Green Talks 'Crash Course', 'Hank Games', And Hats in Reddit IamA", "Deal with John and Nerdfighters announced", "I am Hank Green, co-host of Vlogbrothers, Mental Floss, Crash Course, and SciShow. ", "John and Hank Green and Falling in Love With the World", "Sorry, the 'TFIOS' kiss isn't as groundbreaking as you hoped", "YouTube: Hank Green tells fellow creators to aim for '$1 per view, "I Don't Care How Many People Watch Something I Make. "[91] Daniel Biss, who serves as a member of the Illinois Senate's 9th district, has been referred to by John as, "Brotherhood 2.0's Resident Mathematician," and is also a member of the community. They just know what to do. [68], In 2014, The Art Assignment was launched by PBS Digital Studios, featuring John's wife, Sarah. [80] Prior to the deal, Hank was already on the Patreon team as an advisor.[80]. [55], In February 2014, Hank and John Green announced a new channel, How to Adult. "[28] One Nerdfighter has described their experience of VidCon stating, "it's just a three-day conference with just all nerdfighters and YouTubers. "[105] Green adds, "Science has given so much to the experience of being a creature on this planet. [17] By the end of 2007, the channel garnered 40,000 subscribers. In this episode of Crash Course, US territory finally reaches from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean. See more ideas about John green, Nerdfighteria, Hank green. "[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. Ever? [43] Several scientific fields are covered by SciShow. We need something to push us to work 16-hour days sometimes. AMA", "How 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' Won Over an Audience and the Emmys Jury", "Emma Approved: Creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Try Another Jane Austen Series", "Will you accept Sarah Urist Green's 'Art Assignment'? The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course World History #24. 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. In June 2015, the brothers started a weekly podcast titled Dear Hank & John. It was launched in June 2013. After some backlash, Green wrote, "In my exuberance for the film, I said something that was both flatly wrong and offensive, and I appreciate being called out on it, and I'm sorry. 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. : YouTube turns the personal into public", "John Green is named to the TIME 100 Most Influential People List", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Green_brothers&oldid=993549094, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 04:59. Prior to becoming a published novelist, Green wrote for the magazine, and attended Indian Springs School with the magazine's first editor, Neely Harris. 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. 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. "[103] Early in his YouTube career, John made jokes about Young Earth creationism, which offended some viewers. 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. May 23, 2018 - Explore karissa Havard's board "John Green Crash Course" on Pinterest. On the topic, Hank has stated, "There are problems with the institutions of dreams, [but] I am in favor of them. [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). "[33][34] Additionally, Hank posted a video onto the VlogBrothers channel, and in it, he discussed sexual abuse, sexual consent, as well as the culture surrounding sexual activities. The Greens serve as the channel's Executive Producers.[57]. John Green, Producer: Paper Towns. 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." [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. Hi, I'm John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and today we ' ll be discussing. Like, you end a revolution where you started out. Since late 2011 and early 2012, the two have been launching and working on several educational channels. "[87][88] Charitable events conducted by Nerdfighters include the aforementioned Project for Awesome, as well as loaning funds through Kiva.org, to entrepreneurs in developing nations. [30] DFTBA Records launched a series called The Warehouse on its YouTube channel, where it documents new products and announces events. 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. In this Crash Course series, John Green returns to teaching World History in his own quirky way from beginning to end. [56] The channel is "dedicated to teaching everything you need to know how to do as an adult that school never got around to." That's all", "Jim Acosta – No sense of humor @hankgreen? The Green brothers have been constantly seeking to educate their viewers on various topics. [3][4], Hank has also made himself individually known, having created "EcoGeek", a blog dedicated to environmentally beneficial advancements in technology. The project has donated to a variety of charity organizations. 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. [81] Taking a mainly humorous tone, each podcast opens with John reading a poem that he selected for the week before the brothers read a series of questions submitted by listeners and offering their advice. "[13], In December 2007, the two launched Project for Awesome, a charitable movement driven by the YouTube community. Writers focus on the big questions; politics, I thought, is about the small questions. 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. There were always people following us. [77][78][79] As part of the deal with Patreon, all 24 content creators signed to Subbable switched over to Patreon, and John joined Patreon as an advisor. 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. [37][38][39] Crash Course launched a preview on December 2, 2011. 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. "[50], Another educational channel, Mental Floss, based on a magazine of the same name, was launched in February 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. Today we’re going to look at the birth of America’s pastime (No, not baseball. I realize that we are all entitled to our own opinions and everything, but for the last election you guys were so much less political ...", "Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines", "The 7 YouTube Philosophers You Just Can't Miss", "Is 'The Fault in Our Stars' Author John Green His Generation's Pop Philosopher? Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211. Good luck", "Back off my brother or I will take you down, Acosta", https://web.archive.org/web/20150615030024/http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/post/108194824778/edwardspoonhands-just-had-a-brief-twitter, "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? "[17] Activities, events, and community symbols and terminology have been noted by various media outlets. [17] The New Yorker has described the community as "strikingly civil and constructive for an Internet subculture. [49] The channel would upload videos from Montana, until Graslie became employed at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History. The Seven Years War: Crash Course World History #26. 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. [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. Green's fans positively responded to video, suggesting for Graslie to host her own channel, leading Green to e-mail Graslie with an offer to assist her in the launch of this channel. [114] John has also advocated for this, and has written that for years after he turned 18, he did not participate in voting. This is a weird cultural shift. 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. This crash course should … 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. [110] Another theme in Green's works, including The Fault in Our Stars, is the complex imagination of others. He is one half of the vlogbrothers on YouTube and co-creator of educational series Crash Course. The Green brothers' videos have been able to connect with their viewers, which are individually referred to as "Nerdfighters," and collectively referred to as "Nerdfighteria. I try to take it seriously," adding, "It's wrong to make people feel other and separate. From courses like Astronomy to US History and Anatomy & Physiology it's got you covered with an awesome variety of AP high school curriculum topics. 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? [132] Additionally, Hank has stated "We really believed in the importance of online video as a cultural form. "[99], Both John and Hank have expressed their liking for online video as a platform and culture. Hank would add, "In the end, it's not about finding success, it's about building the number of things you're capable of, because then you could do more interesting things, and we need people to do interesting things in the world.