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Skype Advice Portal

May 12, 2013 | By | 2 Comments


Skype Advice Portal is an interactive video installation, created for the ‘Can You Hear Me? I Can See You!’exhibition at FACT Liverpool.


If you could send a message of advice to someone in the future or the past, what would you say?  To whom and to when would you send it? Send your 20 seconds of wisdom through space-time using Skype Advice Portal. All you need is a device with a webcam, mic, and of course, Skype. Here is a step by step guide:

  1. Sign into your own Skype account and make a video call to Advice Portal (username: adviceportal). ACCEPT incoming video.
  2. You will be greeted by a portal resident, and asked to leave your message
  3. make sure your head is in the oval frame
  4. Leave your message after the beep – you only have 20 seconds – so choose your words wisely
  5. watch your message back, then hang up


All messages sent through the Skype Advice Portal are collated and automatically (and randomly) re-presented within the FACT Connects exhibition space as a sci-fi inspired video installation.

Portal guardians reserve the right to remove or edit offensive or inappropriate messages, so please, respect this amazing space-time technology and use your words for good!


  1. This is a really cool idea and I wish you the best of luck with it.

    • Sam

      cheers mate 🙂 hope you can get to see it. you can experience part of it remotely anyways 🙂

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