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Saturday, May 20 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Amar C. Bakshi: Walking through the Internet and Connecting the World

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Amar C. Bakshi, Founder and Creative Director of Shared_Space Studios, will share the ideas and the story behind his company's innovative Portals project. Shared_Studios outfits gold shipping containers with immersive audio-visual technology and places these around the globe. When a guest steps into a Portal, he or she comes face to face with a stranger in an identical Portal on the other side of the country or the other side of the world. The Portals allow their occupants to speak to one another as if in the same room though in reality they may be separated by miles, borders, oceans, and legal regimes. Portals create a space for shared experiences, from collaboration between dance troupes and distant musicians, to conversations between a Holocaust survivor and Syrian refugees, to brainstorming sessions between between tech entrepreneurs in Gaza with those on the US-Mexico border. The possibilities are endless and the take away for Portals visitor after Portals visitor is that we are truly "stronger together."

While in NYC audience members can also experience a Portal for themselves at the New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Visit www.sharedstudios.com for more information and to reserve a spot.

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Amar C. Bakshi

Founder and Creative Director, Shared_Studios
Amar C. Bakshi is an artist whose work focuses on how to use technology to create new forms of digital-physical public spaces that challenge and subvert existing norms. As an artist, Amar treats the formation of institutions as, themselves, sites of creation. Through the Portals project... Read More →

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Shared_Studios is a multidisciplinary art, design and technology collective founded in 2014. With key innovations in hardware, software, and design, Shared Studios aims to build a global community to investigate how space is shared around the world. Through its Portals project, Shared_Studios... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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