Audio, video companies offer 'cultural feast'

Li Qian
Ximalaya FM and Bilibili are organizing multimedia programs to help people stuck at home keep their minds active. These include lectures from a renowned neuroscientist.
Li Qian
Audio, video companies offer 'cultural feast'
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Neuroscientist Mu-ming Poo gives an online lecture on Bilibili.

Audio, video companies offer 'cultural feast'
Li Qian / SHINE

Creative companies in the Pudong New Area have launched a “cultural feast” for people confined at home amid the epidemic.

Audiobook platform Ximalaya FM, which boasts 600 million users and 1 million hosts, has joined with biotech firm BGI in Shenzhen to launch a new program in which experts discuss the ongoing outbreak. It has also gathered 55 star hosts to record an audio guide about the virus.

Video-streaming and entertainment website Bilibili has launched a new channel where people can upload music videos meant to cheer Wuhan, vlogs recording the hard work of frontline medical workers and news clips with information related to novel coronavirus pneumonia.

Also, Bilibili has donated copyrights of several documentaries to Hubei Television Station for local people to watch.

On Monday, neuroscientist Mu-ming Poo started to give online lectures on Bilibili. By 3pm on Wednesday, over 8,000 people were following the lectures.

Poo is the academic director of the Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

In the videos, Poo summarizes his major lectures from international conferences and offers his own points of view on the development of neuroscience. Viewers can raise questions and exchange their ideas through real-time comments and Poo will provide answers.

Poo's lectures will run from 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday, until February 21 on Bilibili.

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