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Global art portals connect Cuesta to the world

REFILE - CORRECTING NAME OF PROJECT PARTICIPATED BY PRESIDENT OBAMAU.S. President Barack Obama participates in a Shared Studios Portal virtual conversation with entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Former President Barack Obama participating in the Global Portals at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Summit; such portals will be coming to Cuesta.
Photo credit to Shared Studios

By Rachel Barnes
Managing Editor of Content

Cuesta will be hosting a global public art initiative called Portals: Connecting the World: A Social Practice Exhibition this month.

Portals, inflatable gold containers that come with audio-visual technology, have the ability to connect people to other locations all around the world.

This is a chance to be virtually in the same room with someone from a vastly different background regarding many different topics including women’s health, art, and English.

“What’s missing from our Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, and newspapers is the sense of truly knowing someone, the feeling of human connection,” according to Emma Saperstein, the Harold J. Miossi art gallery coordinator.

Cuesta will be hosting a portal of its own to give students a chance to experience global connection. It will give access to many countries such as Iraq, Palestine, Panama, Mexico and many more.

The Portal was created by Shared Studios in 2014 to further connect people in a digital world. These portals have been to many locations including universities around the worlds and even  refugee camps in Syria. Cuesta will be hosting its very own portal to connect to such places.

The Harold J Miossi Art Gallery on campus will be housing the Portal from Feb. 22 to March 29. The full schedule and booking opportunities are at https://www.sharedstudios.com/cuesta/.