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Facebook Is Counting On Postcards To Prevent Future Election Interference

Under fire for its role in the presidential election, the social network giant unveiled plans involving snail mail to verify the identity of advertising buyers and stop future foreign manipulation.

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Memoirist Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge Ph.D.

Growing up, Tara Westover had no birth certificate, never saw a doctor and didn't go to school. She writes about her awkward transition into the mainstream in Educated: A Memoir.

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ER Reduces Opioid Use By More Than Half With Dry Needles, Laughing Gas

Opioid prescriptions in one of the busiest emergency rooms in the U.S dropped 58 percent in the first year of an unusual program to help stem the opioid epidemic. More hospitals are copying the model.

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Ghanaian Fans Have One Nit To Pick But Otherwise Adore 'Black Panther'

Action movies are as popular here as anywhere else. But this one has a special resonance.

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The Motorola Moto X4 Is Almost Half-Off Right Now

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:41
Moto X4 is a fantastic phone at $400, and it's a steal at $250.
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So How Excited Is Nigeria About Its History-Making Women's Bobsled Team?

Well, maybe not quite as excited as the U.S. seems to be.

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The Global Lives Project: A Platform for Building Empathy & Connection

Subtitle featuring founder and Executive Director, David Harris Teaser

How can a multimedia project build empathy and connect the experiences of humanity around the globe?

Parent Event Berkman Klein Luncheon Series Event Date Feb 27 2018 12:00pm to Feb 27 2018 12:00pm Thumbnail Image: 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Harvard Law School campus
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A
(Room 2019, Second Floor)
RSVP required to attend in person
Event will be live webcast on this page at 12:00 pm

The Global Lives Project presents 24-hour-long videos of daily lives of individuals from around the world both online and through in-person exhibits. This 15-year project is an online and real-world collaboration between thousands of filmmakers, photographers, translators and everyday people from around the world.

The project's latest exhibit, Lives in Transit, showcases unedited footage of the daily lives of transportation workers from around the world, including Vietnam, Nepal, Turkey, China, India, South Korea, Colombia, Spain and Canada. The exhibit premiered at Lincoln Center for the New York Film Festival, and previously showed at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the CITRIS Tech Museum, and will show later this year at the Smithsonian.

Lives in Transit is currently on display at the Harvard Science Center through March 2018.

David Evan Harris, Global Lives Project Founder, will speak about the evolution of the project, and its ambitious goal of connecting the diverse experiences of humanity around the globe, and building empathy.

About David

David Evan Harris is Founder and Executive Director of the Global Lives Project, Chancellor’s Public Scholar at UC Berkeley, and Research Director at the Institute for the Future. David is a cross-disciplinary mediamaker, working at the intersection of art, activism and academic inquiry on the politically charged questions surrounding globalization and social justice.

David wrote and directed newscasts for CurrentTV; and penned articles and shot photos for the BBC, the Guardian, Adbusters, Focus on the Global South, AlterNet, and Grist. He has spoken publicly about his work to audiences at the Smithsonian, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, United Nations University, Apple, Google, Adobe, and numerous other venues around the world. He speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. David founded the Global Lives Project in 2004 and holds a BA in the political economy of development and environment, with a minor in forest science, from UC Berkeley and an MS in sociology from the University of São Paulo.

Exhibition & Reception

The Global Lives Project: Lives in Transit is a large-scale video installation featuring 24 hours in the daily lives of individuals who move people and things around the world.

The exhibit is on display at the Harvard Science Center through March 2018.

A small reception will be held on Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Harvard Science Center lobby.

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Anthem Says Eye Surgeons Should Monitor Cataract Anesthesia Themselves

The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand most of the time during the common surgery.

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Trump Administration Wants To Let Insurers Offer Plans With Fewer Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would expand short-term policies that don't have to meet the Affordable Care Act's benefit requirements.

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The Math Behind Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Map Getting Overturned

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:21
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court issued a new congressional map on Monday. These are the experts who helped make it happen.
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Destination: History

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:51
On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history by becoming the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the place we call home--planet Earth.
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'No Words Will Do Justice': Onslaught On Syrian Suburb Kills Scores Of Civilians

The rebel-held enclave outside Damascus, one of the few left in Syria, has been bombarded by pro-regime forces recently — and UNICEF and other aid groups have struggled to describe the carnage.

(Image credit: Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images)

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In Los Angeles, Dreamscape Immersive's Location-Based VR Brings You Into a New World

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:00
There’s far more immersive potential in a dedicated VR facility than what’s currently possible in your living room.
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At The Winter Olympics, Robots Are Here To Help. But Don't Assume They Work All Hours

Directions, weather reports and water bottles are a few things robots are delivering at the Olympics. They're also helping South Korea present itself as a tech-savvy nation with an eye on the future.

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Work From Home Tips: Videoconferencing, Standing Desk

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:00
Whether you’re Zooming it in or not sitting down on the job, here’s how to do it right.
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Top Stories: More Women Seek Office; Trump Backs Romney Senate Run

Also: Pro-Syrian fighters kill dozens of civilians in heavy bombardments; potential flooding may come to the central U.S. today; and students will lobby for gun control at the Florida state capitol.

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Toddler Milks: Filling A Nutritional Need Or A Marketing Niche?

When parents transition a baby from breast milk or formula to cow's milk, it can seem like a big jump. We talk with a researcher who looked at just what's in the array of toddler drinks on the market.

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Winter Olympics 2018: The Physics of Blazing Fast Bobsled Runs

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:00
Four-person bobsled teams go faster than two-person teams—but why?
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Maduro Calls Out President Trump On Twitter, Requesting 'Dialogue'

The U.S. has put sanctions on the Venezuelan president and labeled him a "dictator." Nicolas Maduro's tweet Monday came not long after he was uninvited from a summit of Western Hemisphere countries.

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Russian Curler's 'B' Sample Confirms Doping Result; Bronze Medal In Jeopardy

"We express our sincere regret over the fact of this incident," the Olympic Athletes from Russia team says. The team says it will investigate, to see how a banned drug came to be in his system.

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