Digital Archiving Resources

Everyone Around You Has a Story the World Needs To Hear

Title

Everyone Around You Has a Story the World Needs To Hear

Subject

Archives

Description

This TEDtalk outlines Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps, argument for the construction of a digital archive that aims to capture the voices, and stories of all of humanity. He argues that by the interview itself becoming the central focus of the work of StoryCorps, instead of focusing on a figure in history, the StoryCorps project aimed to create transformational experiences for participants while collecting and archiving the stories and conversations of others in the Library of Congress. StoryCorps has grown to include well over 100,000 participants, constituting the largest collection of human voices every created. In response to receiving the TED prize he was asked to come up with a brief wish for humanity: “that you will help us take everything we’ve learned through StoryCorps and bring it to the world, so that anyone, anywhere can easily record a meaningful interview with another human being which will then be archived for history.

Creator

Isay, Dave

Date

2015-03-20

Contributor

Foley, Christopher

Type

Video

Bibliographic Citation

Isay, Dave. “Everyone Around You Has a Story the World Needs To Hear.” Presentation at TED 2015, Vancouver, Canada, March 16-20, 2015. Web.

Files

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Citation

Isay, Dave, “Everyone Around You Has a Story the World Needs To Hear,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/236.