Television

CBS New York: Happenings, October 10

CBS New York: Happenings, October 10

The TimesSquare_Portal is a project by Shared_Studios that will connect participants in the Big Apple with others in dozens of cities across the world. Other portals exist in diverse locations including refugee camps, art museums, and public plazas in locations such as Afghanistan, Kenya, Mexico, Spain, Vietnam, and more

NBC4: 'Golden Portal' Project Brings Strangers Together for Discussion

NBC4: 'Golden Portal' Project Brings Strangers Together for Discussion

A Yale Law research project titled "The Criminal Justice Dialogues" brings strangers from across the country together to discuss issues inside an air-conditioned "golden portal." Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News. 

NBC Bay Area: Crissy Field Portal Connects People from Across the Globe

NBC Bay Area: Crissy Field Portal Connects People from Across the Globe

Bay Area residents will soon have a new way to see the likes of Mexico City and Kabul – in a shipping container.

While modest from the outside, those who enter the stranded crate in Crissy Field will immediately be connected to participants in another country. The live broadcast will allow each party to engage and interact for 20 minutes, something that is usually impossible without a plane ticket. Language barriers will also be torn down by an interpreter.

KOAA: Downtown portal connects Colorado Springs to cities worldwide

KOAA: Downtown portal connects Colorado Springs to cities worldwide

You've probably seen it, the big golden box sitting out in front of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum downtown. Well, it's called a portal and was put there by the folks at Imagination Celebration ahead of this year's What If Festival.

CNN: The Portals Project: This gold box is 'better than Facebook'

CNN: The Portals Project: This gold box is 'better than Facebook'

Thousands of commuters buzz by it; dozens more see it from the Starbucks line less than 100 feet away. But only a few enter this gold box in the middle of downtown Los Angeles' Grand Park.

"That was amazing," Bernadine Harris said as she stepped out of the shipping container covered in gold paint.

Moments before, she was speaking live to an Iraqi refugee standing in front of her — on a large video screen.

The Better India: Empowering the Autistic through Cooking

The Better India: Empowering the Autistic through Cooking

These two women are giving young autistic minds all the opportunities they deserve and are enabling them to become self-reliant entrepreneurs with something as simple as cooking! Watch this episode of The Mumbai Porta to see how a woman in India and a woman in USA are working towards a common goal.