Bringing Musical Stars Back Via Hologram
“For those of us of a certain age, those artists are all passing. So, the idea that we can relive and recapture some of our youth, I think that’s what’s really drawing people to it,” said Todd Richmond, the director of the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Southern California.
Richmond spends a lot of time thinking about technology and art, and using a device to digitally scan actors for movies, video games, and even holograms.
“Pretty soon, you’ll be able to have performances for the songs you don’t have footage for, and you can have them singing songs that they never sang before,” Richmond said.
“So, someday not only could you have Tupac singing opera, but you could have Maria Callas singing hip-hop?” Pogue asked.