Meet Mexico City residents without taking a flight from the USA!

Flying to Mexico is so 2014. A new initiative at Vanderbilt University in Nashville is allowing people to chat with citizens of Mexico City without leaving the campus grounds.

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Image by Esparta Palma / CC BY 2.0

A gilded shipping container, called The Portal, lets Nashvillians talk for twenty minutes to their southern neighbours using sophisticated audio and video technologies. Despite launch problems last Friday (caused by storm-related technical difficulties) the project will continue until the 12th of October. Read more: vanderbilthustler.com

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