The Portal Project: Video Windows Between Cultures
Laura Zadoff, Columbia University, United States ; Serge Patzak, Freeze Pictures, United States ; Danielle E. Kaplan, Columbia University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper describes the pilot portal project, involving development of public installations in two distant locations, which will act as portals into each other. The current state of the world is calling for new means of world-wide communication and understanding. The Portal Project is a work in progress. Its objectives are to connect people and places, and to encourage broad cultural and environmental observation and reflection. Portals will be supported by a network of cameras streaming live video which is received and projected by plasma screens in other locations and collectively displayed at a website. The video installations will promote awareness and communication among participating foreigners.
Zadoff, L., Patzak, S. & Kaplan, D.E. (2002). The Portal Project: Video Windows Between Cultures. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1561-1562). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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