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Radio Berkman 154: A (Video) Day in the Life

May 27th, 2010

If a picture is worth a thousand words, and video moves at 30 frames per second, how many words could you get for 24 hours of footage?

Today’s guest started a project that may have the answer to that question.

The Global Lives Project picked ten subjects from around the world, followed each of them with a camera for 24 hours straight, and is now sharing the footage of their lives with the world, uncut, unaltered, in museum exhibits and online.

It’s fascinating enough as an art project. But for David Evan Harris – a trained sociologist and a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future – the project also raises interesting questions about the role multimedia can play in the more traditional world of academic research.

If you’re near San Francisco you can experience the Global Lives Project for yourself at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts until June 20, 2010.

Listen in here for a sneak preview.

or download
…also in Ogg!

Reference Section:
The Global Lives Project lives on the web here
It is also on display at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, here
David Evan Harris blogs here

CC Music this week:
Neurowaxx – Carioca & Pop Circus

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