This site, home of Open TV Community, is as important as the videos we release. Here we will present all original programming. We will also release behind-the-scenes information to give you a clearer sense of how even small projects involve complex collaborations. We’ll have a calendar of events where you can see Open TV artists and allies in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. We’ll spotlight the people and organizations that create and support our productions. We’ll publish provocative essays from scholars, artists, activists and critics about media and culture. 


We’ll be relying on diverse forms of financing, primarily non-profit grants. Our start-up funds come from Northwestern. We are a research project experimenting with media distribution, production and consumption. WeAreOpen.TV will provide a site to understand the dynamics of releasing independent productions through global networks. Everything on the site is data for developing best practices and deeper understanding of the value of production created by those historically and currently excluded from mass distribution. Participation on WeAreOpen.TV will serve as data to help us understand new media distribution. We do not collect, publish or share identifying information. All research will be summarized and, as often as allowed, re-published on WeAreOpen.TV, where you can write and we can respond to your comments, questions and critiques. 

If you’re reading this in 2015, congrats! You’ve stumbled on a new experiment in television. Please forgive we’re not running 100%. We’re a long way from full capacity. Lucky for you, you can help us grow! 

There are so many ways to get involved, and they’re pretty easy. 

If you’re interested in joining our productions, send us your information! While we are already in development on a number of projects, each is in process and can change shape with the right talent. I can be reached at developer@weareopen.tv. If you’re just curious what we might cook up, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram or Twitter. When you see something curious, delightful, or horrifying on this site, comment! We read all the comments and want your input to help us develop. If you see something you like, share it! Whatever you say, please share it.