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Connect live and full-body, as if in the same room

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Eye Contact

Eye Contact

to build empathy and trust

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Life Size

to communicate via body language

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Free Movement

to sustain energy and spur insight

Enter a Portal and connect to people across the globe, as if you're in the same room

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It’s an amazing technology, making it seem like you’re standing right in front of me.

- Barack Obama
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UN Live Museum
United Nations
Juniper Networks
World Economic Forum
Andover Public Schools
National Geographic
Johns Hopkins University
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Obama Foundation
Yale University
Times Square Arts Alliance
Boston College
Oakland International High School
Gates Foundation
Harvard University
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
Biden Cancer Initiative
Aspen Ideas Festival
European Parliament
Marymount School
AIM Academy
Cornell University
St. Albans School of Public Service
Kabakoo Academy
Wellington College
Quicken Loans
Marin Academy
Parish Episcopal School
Sziget Festival
Skoll World Forum
Planet Word
Museo Tamayo
Gaza Sky Geeks
Gilman School
Reeperbahn Festival
University of Colorado at Boulder
Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design
Afghanistan National Institute of Music
Birch Wathen Lenox School
Inter-American Foundation
International Monetary Fund
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
U.S. Institute of Peace
Brooklyn Academy of Museum
Vanderbilt University
United World College
Federation Square
Yale University Art Gallery
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Women Moving Millions
Doha Debates
World 50
92nd Street Y
W Hotels
Heifer International
Northpark Mall
Rye Arts Center
Tokyo Midtown
Chicago Ideas Week
Texas State University at San Marcos
Imagination Celebration
MacArthur Foundation
Youth and Family Center
United Nations Population Fund
ReFocus Media Labs
New Lab
Alliance for Peacebuilding
The Africa Center
Lu Magnus
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Grand Central
Navy Pier
American University Katzen Arts Center
Grand Park
University of Maryland
Monroe Park

Portals exist around the world

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Powering transformative experiences

The Portal experience we had in US experience was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had.

It was very real, almost like he was standing right there in front of me. It made me so happy I cried.

This is an experience like no other....I was emotionally speechless

Shared Studios came highly recommended to us, and they greatly exceeded our already high expectations.

**Yunny Yip**, Dean of Students

Getting over fear is all you have to do to have a connection.

Portal invents a purer experience.

It has been such a gift to be witness to a growing, maturing, loving way of being in this young world.

Profoundly beautiful...exactly what social media technology should be used for.

I will be thinking about my conversation for a long time

This experience was so eye-opening. Inside the portal, time and place fade away.

By removing this technology from that context and placing it in “art” and making a physical space, Portal invents a purer experience.

I will be thinking about my conversation for a long time.

Thank you for a moving and provocative experience- and for democratizing the U.N.H.Q.

we laughed from our hearts, because we connected

Wow! It was like being there.

Fantastic concept + flawless execution

This portal is a gift, a treasure in time that I feel will one day be incredibly impacting!

His message - talk with refugees, not about them. Powerful.

This was a truly special experience.

Here’s one step closer to a more unified, tight knit, loving world and human race.

It is a jarring and real experience.

Best first date ever :)

As the translator, this was an amazing and the most eye-opening conversation I’ve had in so long.

I just witnessed my husband communicate with a refugee in Germany that moved me beyond comprehension.

Intimate – awkward – human – blessed.

I’ll never forget this day!

I felt as though we were breathing the same air.... The potential to bridge the gap between unlikely spaces, people and time with this project is remarkable!

This is really the most meaningful work I’ve seen at Twitter ever. So inspiring and so moving.

**Alex Josephson**, Global Head of Brand, Twitter

Portals is a game-changer for global education.

**John Kerry**, Former U.S. Secretary of State

A terribly important art exhibit that instantly breaks down the arbitrary borders we put between countries.

This has changed my life. We need a forever Portal!

This was the best hour of my life.

The Portal was a very unique and sublime experience.

The Portal is a place where you lose yourself — however momentarily — and exist in a space with no time, place, language, constraint.

The Portal is a gift of presence, connection and oneness.

Art can change the world – and this project is an epic fresh step.

Best birthday present I could get.

I felt honored that someone would want to take time out of their day to connect with me.

As an educator, constantly opening my students’ eyes to current happenings in the world...Before I can do that I need to open up my own.

A connection triggered. Lovely and almost ethereal.

I am forever grateful for this opportunity.

I am grinning. Overjoyed and inspired.

We saw a lot of killing in front of us in Mosul, but now we have a better life in the camp. I hope to come here every day and see my lovely friends in the Portal.

This experience was unimaginable and incredible.

Amazing how the first moments and awkwardness gave ground to joy

Amazing, incredible profoundly beautiful and connective experience.

We have leveraged their Portals network and Journeys to help our customers explore topics of interest to them while boosting our own brand in their eyes.

**Mike Marcellin**, Chief Marketing Officer of Juniper Networks

The Portal worked perfectly, like magic.

Mind blowing.... You are opening your soul and your thoughts to another human being.

Getting to know him briefly has been a highlight of my life.

It is an exquisite and unforgettable experience!

I wish this was compulsory education in high schools.

Best experience ever in my life entering this Portal and speaking with someone from Havana, Cuba.

This was one of the highlights of my life.

I know I will cherish and treasure this experience for my whole life.

I will be thinking about my conversation for a long time.

It's an amazing technology, making it seem like you're standing right in front of me.

**Barack Obama**, U.S. President

What the Portal does, is it doesn't just give you those faces. It's not a newspaper. You feel you are right there.

**Samantha Power**, USAID Administrator

I had goose bumps and wanted to reach out and touch the screen.

Inspiring and groundbreaking.

**Fareed Zakaria**, Author and CNN Host

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