Newsweek: What We Saw At Art Basel Miami Beach, Ranked From Least To Most Ridiculous

By Ryan Bort December 9, 2015

4. A PORTAL TO ANOTHER WORLD
A "Portal" by Shared Studios is set up outside of the Sagamore Hotel. NEWSWEEK

A "Portal" by Shared Studios is set up outside of the Sagamore Hotel.
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One night outside the Sagamore Hotel on Miami Beach's famed Collins Avenue, I notice a shipping container covered in gold. The next morning, the doors to that container were open, and inside a handful of people were asking a girl in Bolivia how she celebrates Christmas. Shared Studios has set up other "portals" in locations around the world, offering those who enter the container an immersive face-to-face interaction with someone standing in another container halfway around the world. In September, Shared Studios dropped a portal in the U.N., allowing visitors to interact with a Zaatari refugee camp.
Two women observe a girl in Bolivia as part of the Shared Studios "Portals" display at the Sagamore Hotel. NEWSWEEK

Two women observe a girl in Bolivia as part of the Shared Studios "Portals" display at the Sagamore Hotel.
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