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    RJI Futures Lab #194: Immersive Video Conversations With Portals

    by Reuben Stern
    May 19, 2017
    Portal enables a unique form of video calling that allows you to talk to strangers around the world.

    Portals take video conferencing to the next level. The project combines new technology with a set of gold-painted shipping containers to enable people across the globe to converse as if they were side by side. Amar Bakshi, a former journalist who created the project, explains how it could expand upon traditional coverage of global news and events.

    Reporting by Sarah Sabatke.

    We're trying to take the benefits of globalization and interconnection, and we're trying to bring them to more people. – Amar Bakshi, Shared Studios CEO


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    Reuben Stern is the deputy director of the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and host and co-producer of the weekly Futures Lab video update.

    RJI Futures Lab web bannerThe Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab video update features a roundup of fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms. Visit the RJI website for the full archive of Futures Lab videos, or download the iPad app to watch the show wherever you go. You can also sign up to receive email notification of each new episode.

     

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