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Teachers are banging down our door—Help!

Since 2004, our volunteers have produced eighteen videos of 24 hours in the lives of people around the world. Global Lives videos form the basis of cross-cultural awareness and empathy for thousands of students. Teachers have been demanding our materials for years, and now they’re quite literally banging down my door (our education committee meetings […]

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‘Lives in Transit’ Update and Highlights from 2013

The newest Global Lives Project Lives in Transit video series is nearly complete!  We’re eager to share a sneak preview from our latest shoot as well as highlights of our work over the past year. Lives in Transit intimately captures the daily routines and rituals of people whose lives center around transport, a critical issue […]

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AIGA (re)design award 2013

Method Inc. and the Global Lives Project are honored to have won an American Institute of Graphic Arts award for the best (re)design of a website in 2013! The website, GlobalLives.org, initially soft launched in February of 2012.  It was immediately recognized for its ingenuity, and it received generous grants from the National Endowment for […]

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Global Lives Spreads Empathy in Education

Global Lives is excited to announce that Education Fellow, Nicole Moore will present the new educational materials we’ve worked so hard to create at two education conferences in the next few months! First up is CETPA (California Educational Technology Professionals Association), on November 22nd, in Pasadena. The theme of this conference is Enhancing Education through Innovation. Nicole’s […]

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Calling all Portuguese-English translators!

What’s it like to be a cable-car conductor in San Francisco? Or a hip hop musician in the periphery of São Paulo? How about a farmer at a state-owned plantation in a Sudanese village of Indonesia? Global Lives Project wants to document 24-hours in the lives of people around the world in order to cultivate […]

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Global Lives at Georgetown

David Evan Harris, the Executive Director of the Global Lives Project, will be giving two talks at Georgetown University on Tuesday, October 15th. In collaboration with Professor Henry Schwarz of the English Department and his class on literature, media and social justice, these talks are aimed to enlighten and inspire students and the public alike. […]

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Global Lives, Gangnam Style

Geun Bum Choi (co-worker of Seunghwan Seo, our on-screen participant) and Rachel Gist (producer) follow Seunghwan from the grocery store to the pastry shop to pick up food for a wedding.    One of the reasons I love films is because they can be a microcosm of our experience of life. Both watching and making […]

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South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival: Globally Empathetic, Standards-Based Web Lessons

Hey everybody! Help support Global Lives in the panel picking process for 2013’s South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival (SXSWedu)! As you may know, Global Lives began its pilot education program this year taking footage from our 24-hour shoots into classrooms worldwide to help spread cross-cultural empathy and media literacy in education. From second-graders […]

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Global Lives Joins the Circus!

Exciting news from Lives in Transit! Global Lives’ 24-hour shoot in Spain is gearing up for action, and this time we’re running away with the circus… literally! Our On Screen Participant, Lara Aragon, is one of the few female clowns in Spain today and is an heiress of a long family tradition of circus performance. […]

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