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2219, 14 May 24

Dublin-NYC Portal Shut Down


That didn’t take long. Less than a week after two public sculptures featuring a livestream between Dublin, Ireland, and New York City debuted, “inappropriate behavior” in real-time interactions between people in the two cities has prompted a temporary shutdown.

The two sculptures, “The Portals,” are round, lens-like installations with a 24/7 video link to allow residents and visitors in the two cities to interact with each other. Social media videos have shown people flashing body parts to people on the other side. The installation does not include audio.


2219, 14 May 2024


  1. Merlin

    Oh, ffs, what did they expect? What kind of idiots didn’t anticipate at least some lewd antics from NYC critters? If they expected puritan behavior they should have put it in Omaha.

    A few boobs and moons never hurt anybody.

  2. jonnyv

    “A few boobs and moons never hurt anybody.” -The motto of this website. :) HEY-O!

    But in seriousness, it was not just the NYC people, it was both sides that were “abusing” the feature. I think it had to be expected like Merlin said. If not, someone didn’t put ANY thought into it.

  3. MjM

    A fine example of the state of civilization (um…. if you could call it that).

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