Virtual Door: Vilnius has put up a statue that offers a “portal” to the Polish city of Lublin, allowing people to see each other in real-time.
Though 600 kilometers apart, a virtual door has been unveiled connecting the cities of Lublin and Vilnius together – the first such project anywhere in the world.
The portal resembles a virtual circular door and has a large screen and cameras, according to a press release by GoVilnius, the development agency of the Lithuanian capital.
“Humanity is facing many potentially deadly challenges; be it social polarization, climate change or economic issues, ”Benediktas Gylys, initiator of PORTAL, said in the press release.
“However, if we look closely, it’s not a lack of brilliant scientists, activists, leaders, knowledge or technology causing these challenges. It’s tribalism, a lack of empathy and a narrow perception of the world, which is often limited to our national borders, ”he added.
“From design and 3D modeling to digital content development and logistic challenges – a project like this requires a broad and multifunctional team,” Adas Meskenas, director of LinkMenų manufactures at Vilnius Tech university, said in the statement.