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Something Tupac and Patsy Cline Share in Common

First Tupac joined Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on stage at Coachella 2012, and now Patsy Cline is hitting the stage once again — both of them as holograms. According to Rolling Stone, “the Patsy Cline project may prove to be one of [Hologram USA]’s longest holographic shows.” As Jim pointed out in his post Onstage Technology Can Do More Than Just Raise the Dead, we’re just starting to see the exciting possibilities of the holographic experience. Jim wrote: “It’s not …

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Breaking Non-News: Amy Winehouse Not Touring as a Hologram

When technologies are new, people naturally make small-minded, limited assumptions about them. It’s human nature. Apparently, some fans of Amy Winehouse have heard (and probably started) the rumors that she would be touring soon, despite having died a few years ago, in hologram form. I predict there will never be a successful tour of a major star in hologram form. The reason I say this is that as soon as the technology is good enough to deliver a high-quality “performance” …

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Onstage Technology Can Do More Than Just Raise the Dead

I love the fact that the technology being used to put realistic animations of deceased stars like Tupac and Sinatra onstage is based on an invention from the 19th century! This isn’t exactly new news. The Tupac thing first happened a couple years ago now, and it has not really progressed a lot since then. The market for bringing back the dead is bigger today than the technology can handle, but that won’t always be the case. We’ll be able …

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