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Global Lives Project: Recording the lives of 10 people for 1 day

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The Global Lives Project is a global initiative created to showcase the lives of 10 different people from all over the world by following them and recording 24 hours of their day in video. These 240 hours of material will be shown at the same time in an installation where a person will be able to walk through 10 different rooms projecting each one of their lives, and a central hub where the 10 screens will be seen simultaneously. Following, their project presentation where they explain what their goals are, how they plan to reach them and more information on the project:

What they are attempting to do is showcase the diversity in the planet, to be able to show to any person how others live, unedited and unscripted. Not only will it be available during the installation, but the content will be online, as a sort of collaborative online video encyclopedia of human experiences.

They are also looking for video makers in Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa, exhibition hosts who could show the  20-meter diameter exhibit, translators and funders. More information can be found at their website. So far they have shot a pilot with a US cable car driver in San Francisco and a Brazilian musician/city permit inspector, as well as a shoot in Malawi and another in Japan.

  • Renata Avila

    I met them last iSummit and it was fascinating, especially that you can have simultaneous exhibitions everywhere, with same design and content. The infrastructure is open source.

  • Honora

    I want to be able to see this. Please give me directions.
    Easy directions—I’m not terribly electronically adept.


  • Thanks Juliana for this great article! It’s so exciting to see this in so many languages!

    We’re starting to post a lot of our video content online with a new interactive website:

    It’s all being produced and designed by volunteers, so if there are any drupal-savvy folks out there interested in helping us push the videos out faster, please do let us know!

    We’re also always looking for new translation volunteers. See:


  • Also, it’s worth mentioning that we’re currently seeking collaborators with video production experience in China, India, Eastern Europe, South East Asia and Central/North Asia.

    info [at] globallives [dot] org

    David Evan Harris
    Executive Director
    Global Lives Project

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