The PORTAL project uses a physical multimedia fixture to virtually connect European cities over large distances. The portals, which act like public webcams, have a futuristic, sci-fi design reminiscent of technology from Doctor Strange or Stargate. The PORTAL project uses these massive circular doors that have integrated virtual technology to connect residents in real-time over the Internet.
The PORTAL project currently connects Vilnius, Lithuania to Lublin, Poland. The two portals in these cities are located in publicly accessible areas to encourage residents to make use of them. Benediktas Gylys, the PORTAL project's founder, aims to increase empathy and understanding between people in order to contribute to better long-term solutions for major societal issues. The PORTAL project has future plans to include connections between Vilnius and Reykjavik, Iceland as well as London, England.
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