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Robin McKenna’s GIFT Documentary Opens Today

Open Culture

At the 2017 Creative Commons Global Summit, we hosted a special session with filmmaker Robin McKenna that featured an early look at her then-in-progress documentary GIFT. McKenna’s film is now completed and opens today in select cities in the US. Inspired by The Gift, Lewis Hyde’s influential 1983 book about creativity and sharing (and an…

NY Times Magazine on Lewis Hyde


This past weekend, The New York Times Magazine published an excellent feature on author and scholar Lewis Hyde, best known for his book The Gift, a landmark assessment of the gift economy and the value of doing creative work in a commodity-driven culture. I read The Gift a few years ago, and pieces from it…