Two Oakland Neighborhoods Connect Through a 'Hole in Space'

In Oakland, California, there is a tale of two cities.But for seven nights in late January, the two neighborhoods were suddenly linked when two cross-town storefronts became gigantic video-chat portals. Using Skype, back-projection, and some well-secured audio equipment, artistsMaya Gurantz and Ellen Sebastian Chang created “A Hole in Space“: Rockridge residents could see a live feed of a block in East 14th by looking in the windows of a soon-to-open hardware shop. People in East 14th could stroll past the front of the Youth Employment Project for a real-time feed of that spot in Rockridge. Everyone could watch, hear, and talk to whoever was on the other side, from 5:30 to 11 p.m …READ MORE