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Afterlife - Rapper Tupac rises from the dead for hologram show

Rapper Tupac Shakur died over 15 years ago in a drive-by shooting, but that didn't prevent him from performing at the Coachella music festival in California as a hologram. The virtual Tupac was put together by video technology firm AV Concepts with the help of James Cameron's visual effects company, Digital Domain. The hologram effect was created using a system developed by London-based Musion, which uses an advanced version of a 19th century magic trick called Pepper's ghost to make virtual images appear live on stage.

 

More information on this technology in the recent NewScientist issue:

http://tinyurl.com/72scz3k


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Michael Welker's insight:

Once again, great technology but an awful idea. It's just not right, espeacially for musicians. It's their music that they poured their soul into, and its not even real any more.

 

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Could Led Zeppelin Reunite Via Holograms? - TG Daily

Could Led Zeppelin Reunite Via Holograms? - TG Daily | OAA | Scoop.it


Could Led Zeppelin Reunite Via Holograms?

Still, there's always the hope that our favorite artists could return as holograms. There was the Tupac hologram that appeared at Coachella, and there was a hologram Elvis in the works too.

 


Via Annie Theunissen
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This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. You don't recreate a Led Zeppelin show with a hologram of John Bonham. Led Zeppelin is the greatest band to have ever produced music, you don't just bring back the dead for something fake. Sure you can remaster the tracks and re-release but not this.

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Michael Welker's comment, November 11, 2013 1:49 PM
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. You don't recreate a Led Zeppelin show with a hologram of John Bonham. Led Zeppelin is the greatest band to have ever produced music, you don't just bring back the dead for something fake. Sure you can remaster the tracks and re-release but not this.
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Afterlife - Rapper Tupac rises from the dead for hologram show

Rapper Tupac Shakur died over 15 years ago in a drive-by shooting, but that didn't prevent him from performing at the Coachella music festival in California as a hologram. The virtual Tupac was put together by video technology firm AV Concepts with the help of James Cameron's visual effects company, Digital Domain. The hologram effect was created using a system developed by London-based Musion, which uses an advanced version of a 19th century magic trick called Pepper's ghost to make virtual images appear live on stage.

 

More information on this technology in the recent NewScientist issue:

http://tinyurl.com/72scz3k


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Michael Welker's insight:

Once again, great technology but an awful idea. It's just not right, espeacially for musicians. It's their music that they poured their soul into, and its not even real any more.

 

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Move over, Hologram Tupac: Microsoft's working on 3D holographic avatars for ... - Digital Trends

Move over, Hologram Tupac: Microsoft's working on 3D holographic avatars for ... - Digital Trends | OAA | Scoop.it
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Move over, Hologram Tupac: Microsoft's working on 3D holographic avatars for ...

Via Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist
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This is cool, this take s the hologram idea and uses it in real time. It is not a recreation of something that was, is is people communicating in real time with each other in a more advance setting than just skype or Google Hangout.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:51 AM

Pretty cool and just another step in the sci-fi transformation of the real world - 

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Tupac hologram creators file for bankruptcy

Tupac hologram creators file for bankruptcy | OAA | Scoop.it

Digital Domain Media Group - the company behind the Tupac Shakur hologram that debuted at Coachella festival in April - filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday.


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What a surprise, you take an awful idea that costs tons of money and you file bankrupt.  The whole conept is great but its not right.

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Dan Marino lost $13.6 million in bankruptcy of Florida digital production company behind Tupac hologram

Dan Marino lost $13.6 million in bankruptcy of Florida digital production company behind Tupac hologram | OAA | Scoop.it

Via HuffPo:

 

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Less than a year after going public, the digital production company founded by director James Cameron has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and agreed to sell the core of its business to a private investment firm for $15 million.

 

The downward spiral was swift. The company went public just 10 months ago, selling nearly 5 million shares at $8.50 each, below the expected $10 to $12 range. Drifting to the $5 range by spring, the stock then spiked as high as $9.20 following huge reaction to the Shakur hologram, with the performance garnering 15 million YouTube hits within 48 hours and winning a top award at the creative marketing gathering Cannes Lions.

 

One of the biggest shareholders in the company is former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who is listed in bankruptcy filings as owning 1.6 million shares. From the high to Tuesday's closing price of 55 cents, his holdings have lost $13.6 million in value.

 

Digital Domain, based in Port St. Lucie, Fla., has studios in California and Canada that create digital visual effects, animation and digital production for the entertainment and advertising industries. The company had spent the past few years building a new animation studio in Port St. Lucie, using millions in incentives from the city and the state...

 

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Via Billy Corben
Michael Welker's insight:

I know the hologram was sucsesfull but its just not right in my mind, it's not the real thing, so to me its fake.

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