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Touchable Holograms

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Touchable Holograms

Postby skynet » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:52 am

This should be interesting. Holograms you can touch? That could change a lot of how we interact with life and each other.

Well, there is also the theory that life as we know it is a 3D hologram projected from a very distant 2D source somewhere out at the edge of the universe, so maybe we're just creating a smaller local version of what reality actually is.

Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms

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Re: Touchable Holograms

Postby Charles » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:46 am

Speaking of holograms, I was aware of this yesterday and planned on posting it on the forums. I was looking for info as to what it pertained to since it was new on YouTube and getting a lot of views.

AWN published an article about it today with reference as to what it's about.

It's an amazing performance featuring Tupac Shakur, who is dead, with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.

The performance was at the Coachella Valley Music Festival. The hologram was created by Digital Domain.

Here's the video followed by the story. The lyrics are harsh and not suitable for kids and adults who don't like this kind of stuff, but the imagery is astonishing.


Digital Domain Reunites Holographic 2Pac

By Dan Sarto
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

VENICE, California - During their sold-out set at the Coachella Valley Music Festival, headliners Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg wowed fans when they were joined onstage by Tupac Shakur via a holographic projection. This incredibly realistic likeness of 2Pac was created by Hollywood vfx studio Digital Domain, and reunited the legends in an exclusive, original performance of “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.”

“Virtual” 2Pac is the vision of Dr. Dre, who, with Philip Atwell of Geronimo Productions and Dylan Brown of The Yard, worked with Digital Domain to create this exclusive performance for fans. Digital Domain created the Academy Award-winning CG likeness of Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and of Jeff Bridges for TRON: Legacy, Kevin Bacon for X-Men: First Class, Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and others.


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