Technological advances lead us to they change, (which we sometimes resist) is accelerated and we must adapt quickly, as a response to survive when we were lucky. History, with its perspective, will be able in the future to analyze and explain the positive and negative aspects of these aspects in the life of society. The art Nor is she alien to this whirlwind of new gadgets and creativity soaring, achieving a goal Aesthetic overwhelming, including the use of computers with infinite 3D effects.
But today I would like to emphasize a certain work that leads us to remember that not so long ago, we were sitting in the cinema watching something like this, we knew it was just a fantasy. So I will describe to you”outlet“: a sculpture Of impeccable design, a huge circle of concrete and steel embedded in a flat rectangular base appears to rest slightly on the sidewalk, in the center of which is large Screen Also circular (like a cell phone). Given its forms, we can define it as simple and devoid of any superfluous element. It has a camera that works the same way it does when making video calls. This display connects cities together, in real time without interruption 24 hours a day. It is not a technically complicated thing, what makes it amazing is its functionality and concept.
It is an ambitious and innovative project that unites art and technology through a sculpture, or rather several copies of it placed in different cities. This is how people looking through the statue will see the other city and can relate to each other. Then there are unexpected encounters, conversations, games, dances, or any spontaneous human contact that arises. The breadth of the screen allows everything to be on a large scale. Space is like science fiction And the inhabitants of the city, without the intervention of social networks or selection algorithms, will appear on that screen we are looking at. The area and division of that square will be the same size, extending one to the other, giving us the feeling of being able to cross over to the other side.
The first connects Vilnius, the capital Lithuania, with the Polish city Lublin. In the future “outlet“It can (to unite forever) reach Reykjavik (Iceland) and London (UK). We hope that this project will be developed in many other cities, because in addition to all that has been said, it is built on the basis of a wonderful concept that the ideologist explains better than any other person.
Developed by Social Innovation Group Benedict Gillies Foundation (Promoting Science, Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Tolerance) and Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania). Benedictus Gillis, who heads the Foundation, defines himself by saying that his homeland is the earth, his race is a man, his political view is freedom and his religion is love. The idea of Portal rests on these four words: a free man on earth is united in love with his fellow men.
This work achieves a perfect synthesis of arts, science and technology, based on the concept of the union of peoples. The same Depth He is amazed at people’s reactions, that even the most serious people who would not welcome any stranger fall into this unique experience.
in the period of isolationoutletHe suggests, despite not being able to get on a plane, to get acquainted with other cities and peoples. It is undoubtedly an avant-garde work due to the number of variables that support it and the concept it contains, which Gillis himself clearly expressed: “Humanity faces many life-threatening challenges, be it social polarization, climate change, or economic problems. However, if you look closely, the reason for these challenges is not a lack of great scientists, activists, leaders, knowledge or technology. It is tribalism, a lack of empathy and a narrow worldview, which is often confined to our national borders. That is why we decided to bring the idea of Portal to life: it is a bridge that unites and an invitation to overcome prejudices and disagreements of the past. It is an invitation to transcend us and they.”
One can only hope thatoutlet“I have reached many cities.