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.

San Francisco, USA

San Francisco, USA

The Parks Conservancy’s signature project, Crissy Field was transformed starting in 2001 from a former military airfield into a vibrant environmental showcase through the generosity of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and Colleen and Robert Haas, as well as thousands of community volunteers and donors. Today, the restored Crissy Field is a stunning place to walk or bike on a flat, hard-packed promenade with iconic views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. A beautiful, and much-loved trail winds through Crissy Field between Marina Green and Fort Point.

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.

Colorado Springs, USA

Colorado Springs, USA

This Portal is hosted by Imagination Celebration, producer of the annual What IF…Festival of Innovation and Imagination.  Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Committee, the Olympic Training Center, and a famous 14,114 foot mountain - Pikes Peak - known as America’s Mountain.  The Colorado Springs Portal is on the grounds of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, which portrays the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region in exhibits emphasizing the unique character of this uncommon Front Range community.

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.

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions, and information. The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Their mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.

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.

South by Southwest

South by Southwest

SXSW is a festival in Austin Texas with more than 30 years of history. Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors gather at SXSW to promote new technologies, art, culture, music and cinema. In one week SXSW with more than 350 thousand people from 89 countries. Last year, SXSW’s social media reached over 78.7 million people. Our Portal Screen at Casa Mexico connects to our Portal at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Each day there will be concerts, performances, classes, dances, cocktail hours and more.

Grand Park

Grand Park

April 10 - 23, 2017

Grand Park will host a two-week long chat with the world.  Audiences can sign up for an appointment to speak with someone around the world about life, food, family, the weather or any other topic they want to discuss with the opportunity to gain a new perspective on other communities far away.  The portals are gold shipping containers equipped inside with immersive audio and video technology.  Individuals can meet face-to-face with someone in a distant portal and have real-time conversations as if he or she were in the same room.  Each portal is staffed by a Portal Curator who provides translation as needed. Grand Park’s Writers’ Workshops and Lunchtime Concerts will be “broadcast” during this timeframe so that participants in other portal locations can enjoy these events from afar.