A Portal has opened in Stamford that can connect residents to people all over the world. Created by Shared_Studios and currently located in Latham Park, the Portal is a physical space that connects users through live feeds of people from other countries shown on full-body screens, creating the illusion users on both sides are in the same room together.
The Gaza City chat was part of a whirlwind two-day around-the-world tour for kids from AIM Academy, who staged a boisterous dance party with young people who happened by a Portal at Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria. Then, they communed with Syrian refugees who’ve been photographing life in their Greek camp — all while never leaving their bubble on the Montgomery County campus.
Με 40 ηλεκτρονικές συνδέσεις από όλο τον κόσμο και κέντρο τη Μυτιλήνη το διεθνές δίκτυο «Portals» (σ.σ. Πύλες Επικοινωνίας) είναι ένα μοναδικό δίκτυο που συνδέει ανθρώπους σε όλο τον κόσμο, σε πραγματικό χρόνο, σαν να βρίσκονται μαζί στο ίδιο δωμάτιο.
Head to Downtown Tempe to experience the Portal, a dazzling gold shipping container boasting an exciting immersive, interactive audiovisual experience connecting to a network of sites around the world. Don't miss this incredible project linking communities around the world, allowing us to engage and connect with one another on a new level.
A large, gold shipping container sits on a sidewalk in Tempe, oddly out of place. Upon walking up the ramp and into its dark interior, one finds something completely unexpected: the other side of the world.
Shared Studios’ Portal Project, the brainchild of founder and creative director Amar Bakshi, aims to utilize technology to bring the world together through simple conversation.
"The Portal is physically a gold shipping container equipped with highly immersive audiovisual technology" Julie Kent, a spokeswoman for the Downtown Tempe Authority, explained. “It felt like it really matched what we do here in the City of Tempe -- being an innovative city and ASU being an innovative University.”
For two weeks, students, teachers, parents and community members will have access to the Shared Studios portal at Winthrop Elementary School. Ipswich residents of all ages come face-to-face with someone in other parts of the world thanks to the portals. They contain video and audio hookups to facilitate real time conversations with people connected through various networks all over the world.
If you’ve walked by Klyde Warren Park this week, you might have noticed a large gold shipping container situated amidst the greenery. Although the shimmery exterior is intriguing in itself, we’re here to recommend that you take the time to step inside—that’s when the magic really comes alive.