About

The Take is a platform for commentary and discussion by the Guggenheim’s invited guests, staff, and Web site visitors inspired by YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video. The Take features writings by scholars, artists, and other experts on topics including online video, digital content, the history of video art, and the effects of the Internet on art and culture.

Developed by YouTube and the Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with HP, YouTube Play aims to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video, regardless of genre, technique, background, or budget. Visit youtube.com/play to learn more and submit a video.

The Take does not represent the official views of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Any views expressed on the Take are those of the individual post author or commenter only.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you participate in the Take, you are responsible for your comments and for complying with the overall Terms and Conditions of Guggenheim.org.

Q: How do I submit a video to YouTube Play?
A: To submit a video to YouTube Play, and for detailed criteria and instructions, please visit youtube.com/play.

Q: What kinds of comments will be posted to the Take?
A: The museum would like to elicit comments representing a wide range of views that relate directly to the posts and subsequent dialogue on the Take. Comments should be thoughtful, concise, and polite, and no abusive commentary will be permitted. Once a comment is posted, it cannot be edited or retracted by its author.

Q: Why are comments moderated?
A: By reviewing comments, we ensure that they contain substantive remarks that advance the discussion taking place. Our goal is to provide visitors to the Take clear, intelligent commentary that will engage and inform. Any repetitious comments, either by the same or different participants, may be omitted to streamline the conversation and keep the commentary fresh.

Q: Are comments edited?
A: We reserve the right to edit comments accepted for posting, including to verify and make accurate quotes or excerpted material, to correct obvious typographic errors, and to remove promotional material.

Q: When will my comment appear online?
A: Comments will be posted during business hours. There will be a delay between submission and posting, and not all comments submitted will be posted.

Comments about the Guggenheim
We welcome all opinions, but those offered in the Take should relate directly to the ongoing discussion rather than to museum policy or other subjects.

General guidelines
Site visitors contributing comments are requested to stay on topic and advance the discussion. We reserve the right to block users and delete comments for any reason including obscenity and abusive or antisocial behavior. For more information, see our full Terms and Conditions.

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