Press

ProgressTimes: From Mission to Berlin, MEDC Portal connects residents to people around the world Mar 31, 2017

Nuqat: Portal Founder Amar C. Bakshi on Spurring a Global Creative Economy Mar 28, 2017

Perdiz Magazine: Portals Mar 28, 2017

Future of Storytelling: A Doorway Into Future Discourse Mar 28, 2017

Rye's Hamletub: The Rye Arts Center’s Newest Public Art Installation Mar 28, 2017

Los Angeles Magazine: This Giant Gold Shipping Container Lets You Befriend a Stranger Halfway Across the World Mar 28, 2017

FastCompany: The Next Genius Idea Is Creating Global Empathy Mar 13, 2017

The Washington Post: An American in D.C. A refugee in Iraq. And a powerful exhibit that let them talk face-to-face. Feb 28, 2017

NPR Marketplace: Brooklyn and Berlin partner up to drive tech growth Feb 22, 2017

CBS: A Chance To Connect With The World In The Baltimore Portal Feb 20, 2017

WUSA: 'Portal' brings you face-to-face with Syrian refugees Feb 16, 2017

ABC: Portal that connects people around the world unveiled at Lexington Market Feb 15, 2017

Baltimore Magazine: Baltimore Portal Aims to Connect Locals with Strangers Around the World Feb 14, 2017

La Informacion: Myrna y Osama sí sueñan con estudiar desde el campo de refugiados Feb 1, 2017

Mumbai Mirror: Mumbai Marathon is On Its Way! Jan 26, 2017

Star World: Over 42,000 runners set to cross the finish line at the 14th edition Jan 26, 2017

AFAQS: chlorophyll Innovation Lab to host 'The Mumbai Portal' Jan 26, 2017

Everything Experiential: Features life-size portal to 20 cities around the world Jan 26, 2017

The Times of India: Over 42,000 to be at starting line for Mumbai Marathon Jan 26, 2017

The Hindu: Portal to connect strangers across continents Jan 26, 2017

ABC: Portals Humanizing Conflicts Around the World Jan 19, 2017

Al Jazeera: Is Interactivity the Future of Refugee Fundraising? Dec 24, 2016

Austin American-Statesman: Golden shipping container at St. Edward's University is a videoconferencing portal to the world Oct 28, 2016

Chicago Tribune: A portal in Daley Plaza can take you to Rwanda during Chicago Ideas Week Oct 13, 2016

Greenwich Free Press: Rejiggered Shipping Container Offers Wormhole Travel for Greenwich Academy Girls Sep 30, 2016

Technical.ly: The 16 best photos of the New Lab grand opening on Saturday night Sep 28, 2016

Greenwich Time: A Door to Human Connection Sep 23, 2016

Time Out Chicago: A 'portal' to the world will open in Daley Plaza in October Sep 21, 2016

Global Citizen: Displaced Iraqi Children Call on US Leadership for Help Sep 14, 2016

Hilltop Views: Inside the Portal Conversing with 2 Honduran Girls Sep 12, 2016

Jesuit Refugee Service: Iraqi Children Ask U.S. Lawmakers for Help Sep 9, 2016

UNICEF: Virtual Obama meets a young Iraqi entrepreneur Jul 14, 2016

Universal Cargo: Golden Shipping Containers Instantly Transport People To Other Parts Of The World Jul 12, 2016

Forbes: How Two Artists Are Using Shipping Containers To Talk To Refugees Around The World Jul 10, 2016

TipInfo: Milwaukee, Newark Make Community Connections Through A Digital Portal Jul 3, 2016

The Atlantic: Is Reason Losing Out to Instinct and Emotion? Jul 1, 2016

Aspen Public Radio: Portal project connects communities Jun 28, 2016

TMJ4-TV Milwaukee: High tech equipment aids crime prevention Jun 24, 2016

United Nations Radio: ‘Portals’ connects people from all over the world Jun 21, 2016

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United Nations: Exhibition ‘Refugees’ Opens at United Nations Headquarters on 20 June Jun 17, 2016

Vigin: The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is nearly here Jun 16, 2016

Brick City Live: 500 UNIted Newark x 500 Fathers of Milwaukee: Community engagement planned for June 17 in Military Park Jun 10, 2016

Aztec Container: People Walk Through Shipping Container Portals to Connect to Distant Cultures Jun 8, 2016

AP: Experimental Installations Put the Social in Social Science, 5/30/2016 [Print]

NJTV News: Through Newark Art Installation, a Portal to the World, 5/17/2016 [TV]

Next City: Gold-Painted Shipping Containers Create a Global Public Space, 5/11/2016 [Print]

NJ.com: What is the Portal and Why Is it in Newark? 5/10/2016 [Print]

The Stanford Daily: Crothers Portal Connects Students Worldwide, 5/6/2016 [Print]

Angela's Capsule: I TELEPORTED in Kigali, 5/5/2016 [Video]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Artist's Portals to Connect Milwaukee and Newark, 4/12/2016 [Print]

Yale News: Step Inside the Portal and Enter a Global Gateway, 4/12/2016 [Print]

WSHU Public Radio: Digital Portal Connects New Haven with Northern Iraq, 4/11/2016 [Radio]

The Muse: How a Shipping Container Can Connect You to Anyone in the World, 2/29/2016 [Print]

artnet News: An Artwork Links Miami to Afghanistan, Iran, and Mexico City, 12/7/15 [Print]

Haute Living: Inside the Sagamore Hotel Art Events, 12/15/15 [Print]

artnet News: Best of Art Basel in Miami Beach, 12/8/15 [Print]

Newsweek: What we saw at Art Basel Miami Beach Ranked from Least to Most Ridiculous, 12/9/15 [Print]

The Miami HurricaneArt Basel Project ‘Portals’ hosts International Conversations, 12/8/15 [Print]

KALW: A Public Art 'Portal' Connects Bay Area Residents to Citizens Across the World, 12/3/15 [Radio]

Miami Art Watch: Art at the Sagamore: The Portal, 12/2/15 [Print]

Miami Herald: Best bets for Art Basel Week Miami 2015, 11/27/15 [Print]

BrokeAssStuart: SF Portal Connects You to People Around the World, 11/9/15 [Print]

FOX: Creating global community center one conversation at a time, 10/11/15 [TV]

Newsweek: Digital Portal Lets U.N. Visitors Step Inside Za'atari Refugee Camp, 9/23/15 [Print]

Quartz: The UN is using virtual reality and an immersive “wormhole” to connect diplomats with Syrian refugees 9/21/15 [Print]

The Tennessean: Step into gold box at Vanderbilt, be transported to Mexico, 9/16/15 [Print]

Juxtapoz: Portals Opens Gateway from SF to Tehran, 9/16/15 [Print]

McClatchy: Who’s that in the room with me? A virtual stranger, 9/15/15 [Print]

Washington Post: Portal on U-Md. campus connects Americans to strangers worldwide, 9/14/15 [Print]

Baltimore Sun: Portal on UMD campus connects Americans to strangers worldwide, 9/13/15 [Print]

SF Weekly: Chat Live With Cuban (or Afghanis, or Iranians) in Shared Studios' Portal at Proxy SF, 9/8/15 [Print]

PSFK: Step Inside an NYC Shipping Container and Chat With Someone in Tehran, 9/8/15 [Print]

7x7: #SFPortal Connects Locals With Strangers Around the Globe, 9/8/15 [Print]

Shipped: Step Inside A Shipping Container Portal, 9/4/15 [Print]

Washingtonian: This Art Installation Uses Shipping Containers to Introduce You to People Around the World, 9/2/15 [Print]

Hoodline: A 'Portal' To Other Countries Opens Today In Hayes Valley, 9/1/15 [Print]

Creative Disturbance: Amar Bakshi discusses Art, the Law, Diplomacy and the Sharing of Linked Virtual Spaces, 8/25/15 [Podcast]

Hoodline: PROXY 'Portal' To Create Conversations With Strangers Across The Globe, 8/19/15 [Print]

PBS Newshour: Strangers step inside this portal to make global connections 8/11/15 [TV]

CityKickstarts: How Portals is forging connections in the most unlikely places, 8/1/15 [Print]

ABC News: Thinking Inside the Box, 7/28/15 [TV]

Wichita Eagle: Art project that connects people shows promise for telemedicine 7/24/15 [Print]

CBC: Beyond the headlines, what life is really like in Iran, 6/24/15 [Radio]

Huffington Post Impact: 'Portals' Opens New Channel Between U.S. and Iran, 6/24/15 [Print]

Al Jazeera: The Washington DC Portal, 6/15/15 [Video]

Washington Post: At Woodrow Wilson Plaza, a Portal to connect with faraway strangers, 6/14/15 [Print]

Monocle: The Portal, 6/11/15 [Radio]

Patch: From Georgetown to Afghanistan: Artist Creates Connections, 4/13/15 [Print]

Georgetown Hoya: 7,500 Miles in 15 Minutes, 4/10/15 [Print]

Huffington Post: Wormhole in a Cargo Container, 3/23/15 [Print]

Huffington Post, Step Inside A Shipping Container And Speak Face-To-Face With Strangers Around The World, 3/18/15 [Print]

Yale Herald: Take Me to Tehran, 3/6/15 [Print]

Yale Daily News: YUAG 'portal' connects New Haven, Iran, 2/24/15 [Print]

Vulture: Skyping as Art, 12/16/14 [Print]

DNAInfo: Talk to People in Iran Through New Lower East Side Exhibit, 12/4/14 [Print]

New York Times: A New Exhibition Offers a Virtual Link to Tehran, 12/3/14 [Print]

Vanderbilt News: Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City bridges cultures with video technology, 9/11/15 [Print]

WBAL: Portals connect people a world apart, 9/17/15 [TV]

Hyperallergic: A Portal to the Other Side of the Earth, 9/16/15 [Print]

DCist: 'Portals,' An Art Project Connecting Strangers Across The Globe, Returns Next Week, 9/4/15 [Print]

WAMU: A Shipping Container-Turned-Art Project Connecting People Across the Globe, 7/3/15 [Radio]

DCist: Close Encounters: From The Inside Of A Shipping Container To Havana, 6/16/15 [Print]

Foreign Policy:  The Gold, Skype-Equipped Shipping Container Being Used to Connect America With Iran, 6/15/15 [Print]

GW Hatchet: Repurposed train cars make an otherworldly art exhibit, 5/18/15 [Print]

Blouin ArtInfo: “Portals” Public Art Project Seeks to Connect Havana and DC, 3/19/15 [Print]

ArtNews: Art Portal Edition [Print]

New York Times:  The Iran Nuclear Talks, and a Matter of Trust, 3/27/15 [Video]

NPRArt Installation Opens Passage To A Different World, 1/7/15 [Radio]

CNN: A Portal to Iran, 12/16/14 [TV]

PRI: This New York art installation opens up a new gateway to Tehran, 12/8/14 [TV]


Artforum: Barely Legal, 3/4/15 [Print]

The Art Newspaper: Artists create new medium by making and breaking law, 4/1/15 [Print]

Yale Daily News: Art and Law Come together at weekend conference, 2/25/15 [Print]

Clancco: Art and Law In Dire Need of Relevancy, 3/5/15 [Print]


NPR: Blogger Researches 'How the World Sees America', 3/23/08

CSPAN: Interview About How the World Sees America [TV]

CSPAN: Interview on the Future of Journalism [TV]

CNN: Interview About Turkish Views of America [TV]

WBUR: The New Anti-Americanism, 11/7/07

Gallup: Interview About World Views of America [TV]

NPR: Anti-American Ambivalence, 3/28/08 [Radio]

BBC: How the World Sees America [Radio]

WBAI: Wake Up Call [Radio]

Washington Post: Online Conversation between David Ignatius and Amar on Anti-Americanism, 3/27/07

PMc Magazine: Truth and Perspective, 6/12/12

Religion Writer: Part I, An interview with Amar on British v. American religiosity 

Religion Writer: Part II, An interview with Amar on religion and anti-Americanism in Pakistan 

World Politics Review: On the 23-Year-Old Global Reporter, 5/18/07

Just On Apprentice: On learning about lives for the religious person, 3/28/08

Indian New England: Voicing the World's Ire, 9/16/07

Harper's Magazine: Ahmed Rashid and the Bushies, 8/22/07 

Harvard Crimson: Big Men on Campus, 6/7/06

The Millions: On a dream job