Andover Portal

Andover Portal

The Andover_Portal is hosted by Andover Public Schools, the Andover Coalition for Education, and the Andover Youth Services, along with community and corporate partners to celebrate Andover and the Merrimack Valley as a dynamic and diverse region north of Boston with a rich history of global influences.

The Andover Public Schools is committed to providing our students and neighbors with authentic and personalized learning opportunities that foster both local and global connections, which we like to call “Global Conversations.”

Colorado Springs, USA

Colorado Springs, USA

Imagination Celebration is hosting a Colorado Springs_Portal on the grounds of the The Citadel mall at the north entrance by the Food Court.  Colorado Springs is home to an iconic mountain, Pikes Peak; the Olympic Training Center: US Olympic Committee and many international nonprofit organizations. 

Imagination Celebration is a nonprofit connecting people of all ages to the brain-stimulating, life-enhancing, community-building power of creativity by inspiring artistic and intellectual curiosity; instigating community collaborations; and promoting life-long experiential learning to help us thrive in a changing world.   This pop-up public arts installation connects people of all walks of life around the globe - taking us to places that we may never travel to, other than through this Portal.  

One Imagination Celebration program, the What IF…Festival,  celebrates lifelong learning and engages the community with the innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pikes Peak region. The What IF… Festival, is a silo-busting, bridge-building, event fostering intellectual vitality by welcoming participants to creatively engage with businesses, nonprofits, artists, scientists, engineers, performers, athletes, educators, ranchers/farmers, architects, tinkerers, visionaries and students of all ages.

San Luis Obispo, USA (Cuesta College)

San Luis Obispo, USA (Cuesta College)

The Harold J Miossi Art Gallery is a gallery space presenting temporary exhibitions of contemporary art that show new and challenging work from national and international artists. We strive to be a collaborative and comprehensive program that engages our students and the public in exhibition, education and public art - fostering cross-disciplinary engagement and a deepened and diverse cultural understanding. We work to present our program in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can experience the work in an explorative and supportive community. The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, Room 7170, is located on Highway 1, halfway between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay in the courtyard of the Cultural and Performing Arts Center. Admission to the gallery is free. You will find a map of the SLO Campus under "Directions and Hours". Gallery Hours: The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am-4:00pm and the first and third Saturdays from 12:00pm-4:00pm during our exhibitions.

Malaga, Spain

Malaga, Spain

Our Portal in Málaga is located at an old tobacco factory now converted into a cultural and technological hotspot. Nowadays the complex has the Collection of Russian Museum, the Automobile Museum and the Digital Content Hub. Here, travelers and entrepreneurs blend everyday creating an open and relaxed vibe.

The Portal came to Málaga thanks to the Área de Cultura from the City Hall. 

Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide, Australia

Hybrid World Adelaide (HWA) is an exciting new technology festival and a first for South Australia. Across five days, a myriad of public activities, a conference and a development lab for new projects and inventions, explore the many ways the real and digital worlds are intertwined. Renewal SA is leading the urban renewal of Adelaide on behalf of the Government of South Australia. 

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

The Portal is located on the regional campus of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) in San Pedro Sula, the industrial capital of Honduras. UNAH is the leading institution of higher education in the country and maintains a strong commitment with honduran academy, research, science, culture and development. 

The Portal is run by the Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE), a youth development NGO located in the nearby city of El Progreso. OYE is dedicated to educate, empower and engage disadvantaged youth to break the cycle of poverty and become agents of change in their homes, schools and communities.

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) was founded in 1984 as a graduate school of theology, formerly known as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA). Today, the university is open to a wide range of studies from Science to Law, all contributing to it's stated mission: "To promote excellence in research, teaching and community service by preparing morally upright leaders based on the intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church."

Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazakhstan

The main theme of EXPO 2017 is “Energy of the Future”. It reflects the preoccupation of the international community with the problem of energy consumption, which is having an increasing impact on our planet. The main objective of the exhibition is to call for responsibility, to foster a discussion and to develop knowledge enabling people to plan and control energy consumption on our planet and to minimize damage to the environment.

University of Maryland

College Park Portal

at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
8270 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 201742

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 24:
 
8am- 9:45am - Herat
10am-1pm - Berlin

Tuesday, April 25:
11:30am-2:30pm - Kigali

Wednesday, April 26:
2-5pm - Mexico City

Thursday, April 27:
1-4pm - Boulder

Friday, April 28:
8am-9:45am - Herat
10am-1pm - Erbil

Saturday, April 29
10am-1pm - Berlin
1:30-4pm - Mexico City

Monday, May 1
8am-9:45am - Herat
10am-1pm - Erbil

Tuesday, May 2
1pm-5pm - Mission, Texas

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Colorado at Boulder

The CU Boulder portal installation is hosted by the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) and BoulderTalks, a CMCI center that fosters community and knowledge through democratic engagement. 

Shared_Studios Partners with Biamp

Shared_Studios Partners with Biamp

Shared_Studios, the global arts collective behind the public art initiative, Portals, is partnering with Biamp Systems to elevate the quality of audio used across the Portals network. Through Biamp’s Devio® technology, participants in various Portals experience conversations as they unfold, providing a real-time, real-life experience. This enables people at different points on the planet to seamlessly create, collaborate, and play as if they’re in the same room together.

Shared_Studios Partners with Zoom

Shared_Studios Partners with Zoom

Shared_Studios, the art and technology company behind Portals, today announces that it is partnering with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (https://zoom.us) to shift video conferencing quality across the Shared_Studios network into higher gear. This partnership will enable people across any distance to seamlessly create, collaborate, and play.

 

Rye, USA

Rye, USA

Established in 1960, The Rye Arts Center is the largest multi-arts center in the region. It is a community-based not-for-profit dedicated to inspiring interest and maximum participation in the arts in and around Westchester. They offer classes and lessons, performances, exhibitions, and a range of outreach programs.

TED2017: The Future of You

TED2017: The Future of You

TED2017: The Future of You is TED's flagship 2017 event. It's a week to explore the most pressing questions of our time and to imagine what our shared future might look like. From how we'll work to how we'll connect and interact to how we'll collectively thrive in a world full of change, TED will ask – and try to answer – the big questions of the moment.

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Los Angeles, USA (Grand Park)

Los Angeles, USA (Grand Park)

Grand Park is located in downtown Los Angeles between The Music Center and City Hall. The park is a dynamic, inclusive environment for community events, cultural experiences, festivals, holiday celebrations and many other activities that engage and attract visitors from all communities in Los Angeles County. Park visitors enjoy original programming, Music Center programming, outdoor activities, interactive events, entertainment and many other activities that benefit from the park’s multi-use lawns, stages and spaces. The Grand Park Portal brings an immersive space – a gold shipping container with screens and speakers – to connect Angelenos to faces and places that are curious about L.A. life.  Exchange thoughts, ideas, recommendations for music, recipes, and anything in between in this two-week activation APR 10 – APR 23.

Light City

Light City

Light City Baltimore features the BGE Light Art Walk with more than 50 attractions including illuminated visual artworks such as large-scale installations, projections, interactive technologies, performances and more. The original artworks are by local, regional, national and international artists selected by a jury through a call of entry. Learn more here.

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Colorado at Boulder

The CU Boulder portal installation is hosted by the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) and BoulderTalks, a CMCI center that fosters community and knowledge through democratic engagement. 

Located on the brick plaza between the Gold Biosciences building and Folsom Stadium on Colorado Avenue, the portal will connect to sites in Herat, Afghanistan; El Progreso, Honduras; Erbil, Iraq; Mexico City, Mexico and other locations.

Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Conference

Association of College & Research Libraries 2017 Conference

Our Portal at the Association of College & Research Libraries connected conference attendees to librarians around the world! The Association of College & Research Libraries is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA). ACRL currently has a membership of more than 11,000 members, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership.