Global Lives Project - TEDx Presentation

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Slideshow given by David Evan Harris at TEDx October 24, 2010. Video of talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9UfHrkA_p4

Slideshow given by David Evan Harris at TEDx October 24, 2010. Video of talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9UfHrkA_p4

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  • 1. Experiments in Open Video: Making the Global Lives Project David Evan Harris // October 24, 2010 // TEDxSoMaFriday, January 14, 2011 1
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  • 3. The Idea Capture, on video, 24 consecutive hours of daily life of 10 people from 10 different places in the world. Their routines, tasks, struggles, and interactions. Record the experiences that define how human beings understand life. The life experiences will be shown in a video installation. It’s content: 240 hours of uncut footage A video library of human life experience.Friday, January 14, 2011 3
  • 4. The State of Affairs 38% of young Americans (18-24) consider speaking another language to be “not too important.” 89% of young Americans do not correspond regularly with anyone outside of the United States. 88% of young Americans cannot find Afghanistan on a map of Asia. Source: National Geographic-Roper Public Affairs Geographic Literacy Study (2006)Friday, January 14, 2011 4
  • 5. Why? Provoking people to rethink their relationship with the world. Inviting people to participate in the lives of others as intimate observers. Pushing the limits of technology & international collaboration as a vehicle for social change.Friday, January 14, 2011 5
  • 6. The Participants The Pilot Shoot:11/17/2004 2nd shoot: 05/29/2006 James Bullock Rael Feliciano San Francisco, CA, USA São Paulo, SP, Brazil Cable Car Operator Hip Hop Artist and RapperFriday, January 14, 2011 6
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  • 21. The Life Story InterviewFriday, January 14, 2011 21
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  • 23. Selection CriteriaFriday, January 14, 2011 23
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  • 26. The Exhibit Design by Roberto Corrêa in São Paulo, Gaurang Khemka in Hong Kong, and Daniel Markiewicz in New York. Not pictured: Cluster of computers.Friday, January 14, 2011 26
  • 27. THE EXHIBIT Design by Roberto Corrêa in São Paulo, Gaurang Khemka in Hong Kong, and Daniel Markiewicz in New York. Not pictured: Cluster of computers.Friday, January 14, 2011 27
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  • 30. Parallel Events Guided visits for student groups Lecture series on world affairs & global citizenship Video production workshops for additional shoots City-wide installations promote exhibitFriday, January 14, 2011 30
  • 31. Screening #1: São Paulo April 2008Friday, January 14, 2011 31
  • 32. Sneak Preview: United Nations University, Tokyo September 26, 2008Friday, January 14, 2011 32
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  • 34. World Premiere Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco February 20 - June 20, 2010Friday, January 14, 2011 34
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  • 44. Global Lives Website go to site Three video upload types + photos: 1) Edited shorts (max. 15 mins, 5 mins recommended) 2) Unedited 24 hour shoots 3) Life stories Growing video library of human life experience created, tagged, bookmarked and translated by collaborators around the world.Friday, January 14, 2011 44
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  • 60. The Collective More than 700 volunteers from thirty countries are enthusiastically involved with the project. CC license + non-profit communicates sharing economy of wikipedia & linux to fields of video & architecture. Giving talented professionals fulfilling creative opportunities and building new social networks.Friday, January 14, 2011 60
  • 61. The Collective 95% volunteer labor makes the project extremely capital efficient. For every dollar contributed, we produce 10 dollars of value in contributions of time, services, and equipment. Fundraising: 2005: $2,000 2006: $8,380 In-kind (services, equipment): 2007: $16,446 2004-2010: ≳ $2,000,000 2008: $32,602 2009: $41,411 2010: $91,715 Total: $192,554 Sweat EquityFriday, January 14, 2011 61
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  • 65. What Next? More exhibits around the world Website re-launch Feature-length documentary Teachers’ Toolkit More shoots ... a video library of human life experience.Friday, January 14, 2011 65