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Global Lives Exhibit at Google

Photo: Global Lives exhibit at the Googleplex, Mountain View, CA.

About six years ago, I met Steve Grove. Steve has held many roles over the years at YouTube and Google, pioneering the use of online video as a platform for participation in politics globally. Steve has used YouTube and Google Hangouts to produce participatory interviews with the likes of Barack Obama, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and Anne-Marie Slaughter. Steve’s and my paths have crossed many times over the years, thanks to his deep engagement with and commitment to media and the nonprofit sector.

I’m proud to say that, earlier this month, Steve interviewed Global Lives Filmmaker, Naomi Ture and myself at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. The video is now available for your watching pleasure:

As you consider making donations this holiday season, please have a watch. Global Lives needs your support now more than ever, so thank you in advance for considering making a donation today. – David

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From YouTube Channel, Talks@Google:

The Global Lives Project is a video library of life experience around the world, featuring more than 500 hours of footage of the daily life of 20 people from 17 countries.

The Global Lives Project is a three-time National Endowment for the Arts award recipient, and has been exhibited and screened at dozens of venues worldwide including the Smithsonian, United Nations University and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

This talk happened at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA.

About the Speakers:

David Evan Harris

Executive Director and Founder, Global Lives Project
Research Director, Institute for the Future
Chancellor’s Public Scholar, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

David Evan Harris is a sociologist, artist and curator. In 2004, he founded the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience around the world produced by thousands of collaborating filmmakers, photographers and translators. The Global Lives Project has been screened and exhibited as a video installation in museums, galleries, public spaces and schools around the world, including at the Smithsonian, United Nations University, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).

At the Institute for the Future (IFTF), David leads research on the future of media, governance, philanthropy and social movements. In 2014, he became curator of the Future Gallery, an exhibit space in downtown Palo Alto featuring the work of artists from around the world whose work challenges viewers to think critically about the future. David joined IFTF in 2008.

At UC Berkeley, David is the Chancellor’s Public Scholar. In 2016, he will teach Social Movements and Social Media, a course offered through the Center for Social Sector Leadership at the Haas School of Business. He previously taught Scenario Planning and Futures Thinking.

Naomi Ture
Global Lives Vietnam Filmmaker, 2013

Naomi Ture is a nationally award-winning documentary filmmaker. With credits as Producer, Director, DP, Writer and Editor, Naomi has been involved in every aspect of production. Most recently as Director of Photography for Time Warner’s BATKID BEGINS (2015), Naomi filmed the touching true story of a boy battling cancer, whose wish to become Batman became a global phenomenon.

In 2013, Naomi produced & directed a Global Lives 24-hour shoot based in Vietnam, portraying Lê Huyền, a young woman who lives and works on a sand barge in the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam.

About the Host

Steve Grove leads a team at Google called the News Lab, focused on empowering innovation at the intersection of media and technology. They tackle this in three ways: through developing Google’s tools for newsrooms around the world; by expanding Google’s data journalism efforts through Google Trends, and through a series of programs that tackle the biggest opportunities facing media today.

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