David is founder of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience around the world, produced by thousands of collaborating filmmakers, photographers and translators. David was appointed as Chancellors Public Scholar in 2015 at UC Berkeley, for his teaching work at the Haas School of Business. David teaches courses on Civic Technology; Social Movements and Social Media; and Scenario Planning and Futures Thinking. As Research Director at the Institute for the Future (IFTF), David conducts research on the future of philanthropy, media, governance, and social movements. David has presented his work to audiences at the Smithsonian, Harvard, Stanford, Apple, Google, Adobe, United Nations University, among other institutions. His writings have been published by the BBC, Guardian, Adbusters, Focus on the Global South, Hivos, Alternet, Grist and translated into dozens of languages.
On October 4, the Global Lives Project is launching a campus-wide, site-specific video installation which will evolve over the course of the 2017-18 school year. The exhibit will showcase 24 hours in the daily life of 20 people from 17 countries around the world. Exhibit locations include the CITRIS Tech Museum (Sutardja Dai Hall), the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and the Haas School of Business. David founded the Global Lives Project in 2004 and has collaborated with more than 2,000 filmmakers, photographers, designers, programmers and everyday people to produce dozens of exhibits and screenings worldwide, at venues including the Smithsonian, United National University and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Global Lives fuses elements of new media art-installations, experimental sociology, documentary film, and empathy education. David will present the context and thinking behind the current exhibit and take questions from the audience. This is exhibit is supported by the CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative, the David Eckles Fund for Diversity and Social Impact, the Haas School of Business Center for Social Sector Leadership, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Adobe Foundation.
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