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It’s Art… it’s Anthropology… it’s Tech… it’s…

2017 ANNUAL LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ***See Exhibit Hours and Visitor Information Below*** Dear Friends, This has been a phenomenal year for Global Lives. Our most ambitious and extensive exhibit yet is currently running in three different museums on the UC Berkeley campus. The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and the […]

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Global film project elevates the ordinary

This article by Kathleen McClay was originally published in the Berkeley News on Nov 29th, 2017. While an undergraduate at UC Berkeley in 2002, David Harris came up with the idea to record a day in an ordinary person’s life and share their specialness.  After graduating two years later, he recorded 24 hours with James Bullock, a cable […]

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Press Release: UC Berkeley Multivenue Exhibit 2017-18

Media Contacts: (BAMPFA) A. J. Fox · (510) 642-0365 · afox@berkeley.edu (Hearst Museum) David Tozer · (510) 642-3683 · dtozer@berkeley.edu (CITRIS and the Banatao Institute) Cheryl Martinez · (510) 642-1146 · cmartinez@citris-uc.org (Haas School of Business) Kim Girard · (510) 643-0259 · kim_girard@haas.berkeley.edu   Global Lives Project Receives Multivenue Presentation on UC Berkeley Campus Throughout 2017-18 […]

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My crazy year – from ‘brainchild’ to twins

I’m not sure how much you’ve followed Global Lives this year, as our inboxes and newsfeeds have been deluged with so much political tumult. As we close the chapter on a crazy 2016, I want to share a quick recap on what we accomplished with the generous support of our donors and why I am so optimistic […]

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*Official Selection NYFF* Global Lives @ Lincoln Center

World Premiere: Lives in Transit at New York Film Festival’s Convergence at Lincoln Center The Global Lives Project is pleased to announce that Lives in Transit, an immersive video installation, will premiere at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center as the centerpiece of the Convergence program, dedicated to the fast-evolving world of non-traditional […]

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Calling All Translators!

Global Lives is looking for native and bilingual Chinese, Hindi, Turkish, Kannada, Vietnamese, Spanish, Tibetan, French, Mandarin, Sundanese, Indonesian, Arabic, Sichuanese, and Korean speakers. What’s it like to be a cable-car brakeman in San Francisco? Or a hip hop musician in the periphery of São Paulo? How about a farmer at a state-owned plantation in […]

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Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, Barack Obama… and now Global Lives

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 […]

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HuffPo: Antidote to Terror: Teaching Empathy Through the Global Lives Project

The article below by Esther Wojcicki was originally published on the Huffington Post Part II Education does not have to reinforce the type of xenophobic thinking that devalues human life across political, religious and cultural borders. Education can liberate students from the pitfalls of stereotyping, and offer up opportunities for creative achievement and collaboration. The […]

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HuffPo: Global Lives “Antidote to Terror”

See the Original Article on HuffingtonPost.com As terror shook Paris two and a half weeks ago, I was in Brussels, wrapping up the latest leg of my book tour. I was staying less than a mile from Molenbeek, the neighborhood where the attacks on Paris were planned. During my trip, I spent quite a bit of time […]

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