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The Harvard Crimson: Portals Project Connects Cambridge Students with Refugees

The Harvard Crimson: Portals Project Connects Cambridge Students with Refugees

Harvard Divinity School had a unique addition to its campus green this week: A metallic-gold shipping container equipped with immersive video technology, connecting Cambridge students with refugees from Iraq, Gaza City, Jordan, and Germany.

Artnet: Right Now, a Golden Shipping Container in Times Square Is Connecting People Around the World

Artnet: Right Now, a Golden Shipping Container in Times Square Is Connecting People Around the World

Times Square is affectionately known as the “crossroads of the world.” Now, one artist is trying to make New York’s legendary city square live up to its tagline.

Avenue Magazine: Things to Do the Weekend of 10/20

Avenue Magazine: Things to Do the Weekend of 10/20

Times Square Portal Exhibit Through November 21 Broadway Plaza, between 46th and 47th Streets

Catch a glimpse of life in various countries at the newest Times Square public art installation. Each week there will be a different theme for people to talk with others around the world regarding food, migration, performance and more. For more information visit here.

UPI: TimesSquare_Portal interactive art installation in New York

UPI: TimesSquare_Portal interactive art installation in New York

Shared_Studios Founder & Creative Director Amar Bakshi stands near a gold crate that allows Times Square visitors to interact with people across thirty locations in twenty countries as though they are in the same room stands in Times Square at a press opening for a new interactive arts installation titled TimesSquare_Portal on October 10, 2017 in New York City. TimesSquare_Portal will run from October 10 to November 21, 2017.

Untapped Cities: Gold Shipping Container in NYC’s Times Square is a Portal that Connects Americans to Others Around the World

Untapped Cities: Gold Shipping Container in NYC’s Times Square is a Portal that Connects Americans to Others Around the World

Amar Bakshi, creator of the global public art initiative Portals, is not as interested in how America sees the world — mainstream media is doing enough work on this narrative — as he is in how the world sees America. This is the theme of his work as a reporter for the Washington Post, for which he traveled all over the world looking for these perspectives, and he has now brought the same intent through his public art project, which now has a new site in Times Square.

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

USA.One: Times Square объединит мир с помощью видеочатов Источник

USA.One: Times Square объединит мир с помощью видеочатов Источник

10 октября на площади в центре Театрального квартала Нью-Йорка, а именно на Broadway Plaza между 46th Street и 47th Street установят торговый контейнер, который позволит жителям Нью-Йорка пообщаться с жителями десятков других стран.

AM New York: NYC events, concerts and more to hit this week

AM New York: NYC events, concerts and more to hit this week

Get a glimpse of life in another country in the middle of Times Square in this public art installation. Each portal is a storage container with a video screen inside. Via that screen, people can talk with others who are in other portals across the world. Each week will feature a different theme, including "public space," "food," "migration" and "performance." 

Paper Magazine: 10 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week

Paper Magazine: 10 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week

Interact with citizens of twenty countries from October 10 to November 21 via the "Times Square_Portal" in Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets. By entering a gold shipping container, you will come face-to-face with somebody in an identical space somewhere in the world — and then you can talk about weekly themes ranging from "Food" to "Identity" and "Gratitude." The portals were created by the artist Amar C. Bakshi, who'll be in the NYC "portal" on October 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Times Square Arts and Shared_Studios organized the event — go HERE for all the details.

The Scribe: UCCS Portal offers students experience to converse with international citizens, broaden global perspective

The Scribe: UCCS Portal offers students experience to converse with international citizens, broaden global perspective

    Even if they are thousands of miles apart, students can find something in common with one another, now thanks to the UCCS Portal.

    “I walked in, and we happened to be connecting to Gaza, Palestine,” said junior health sciences major Kennedy Watson. “I met a bunch of people from a local community and some college students who told me a little bit about their college.”

TimeOut New York: You can video chat with people from across the world in Times Square this fall

TimeOut New York: You can video chat with people from across the world in Times Square this fall

Times Square will be taking the phrase “Crossroads of the World” to heart this fall.

On October 10, a shipping container will set up shop in Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets, enclosing a life-sized live video chat that connects to dozens of cities across the world. Dubbed “The TimesSquare_Portal,” the project is produced by Shared_Studios and will run through November 21. During that stretch, attendees can chat with people (who will also be in similar shipping containers) in far-off locations like Kabul, Afghanistan; Gaza City, Palestine; and—er—Milwaukee. Those who are interested in chatting with a complete stranger on the other side of the planet can reserve spots online

GalleryTalk.Net: Zuviel des Guten ist auch ganz geil Reeperbahnfestival 2017

GalleryTalk.Net: Zuviel des Guten ist auch ganz geil Reeperbahnfestival 2017

Alle Jahre wieder stellt sich beim Blick aufs Programm das vertraute Gefühl der Überforderung ein, auf dem Reeperbahnfestival wird einfach unglaublich viel geboten. Von Musik bis bildender Kunst, Performance bis Lesung, Food Truck bis Live-Radio ist einfach alles dabei, was Spaß macht.

BroadwayWorld: TimesSquare Portal Brings the World to Times Square

BroadwayWorld: TimesSquare Portal Brings the World to Times Square

n partnership with Shared_Studios, Times Square Arts brings the TimesSquare_Portal to the Broadway Plaza between 46th & 47th Street, allowing Times Square visitors to interact with people across thirty locations in twenty countries as though they are in the same room. The interactive public art installation will run from October 10 to November 21, 2017. All are invited to book free timed reservations in the Portal at www.TimesSquarePortal.com. Walk-ins are also welcome.

KRCC: Colorado Springs Portal Forges Musical Connections Around The World

KRCC: Colorado Springs Portal Forges Musical Connections Around The World

Listen to the report here: http://krcc.org/post/colorado-springs-portal-forges-musical-connections-around-world

The Imagination Celebration is giving area residents the opportunity to connect to distant lands and cultures from right here in Colorado Springs. As part of the annual What If Festival in downtown Colorado Springs this Saturday, the Imagination Celebration has stationed a "portal" -- a golden shipping container outfitted with a camera, microphone, and an eight-by-eight-foot projection screen -- at the Pioneers Museum. The portal functions like a giant, community Skype box, linking up with other portals stationed in places as diverse as Gaza, Berlin, and Brooklyn.