Yale University

In March 2016, Shared_Studios and Yale University began work on a research initiative designed to understand community perspectives on policing in the U.S.  Portals were placed in cities with high rates of incarceration and police-community interaction. The researcher was eliminated from the conversation, and individuals or small groups in different locations around the country were encouraged to step inside the Portal and answer a simple prompt: “What do you think of the the police?” These conversations were recorded and anonymized and are being used for a range of research applications, including a book forthcoming in 2020. Read more on their research here: