demona dragon wrote:
You. Broke. My. Brain.
its pretty different...
Touring via Hologram?
How does a touring musician continue in the face of free Internet music (declining overall sales) with less travel/costs yet replicate the experience of the live show (fan interaction, quality of the sound etc)? Some famous and popular artists can play multiple shows at one venue (or in the case of Vegas, have fans fly to them and, in unusual cases play for years).
Perhaps one future – beyond web streaming where the quality of PC sound cannot be controlled- might be having the artist(s) projected as a live, real-time hologram into a sound stage/venue. Along with the projected image, all sounds would also be transmitted to the venue, that would have superior, predefined sound systems-- as to produce the same live experience - mistakes and all.
Don’t laugh too much. Imogen Heap is contemplating a music/concert (Thames?) barge. The show would be set up on a traveling barge; the barge is the venue. She would visit different towns/cities never having to leave the stage. That may work well on the Mississippi and other large US rivers too. (Rock the Riverboat!).
Could a virtual, holograph concert be that far away and coming to a town near you? Perhaps movie theatres, with augmented sound systems, may be the concert halls of the future
The living room option is probably (and eventually) the best. One problem (of probably many problems) how does a performer control the in-home quality aspects ? Each home might need to have standardized holographic projectors and quality, standardized sound systems. The holo projections could probably be proportioned to the size available.
I think due to initial consumer costs, dedicated venues may happen first (and you get the real crowd/beer on your feet experience) plus control over quality of sound and image.
This past week, I spoke about this with a local talent booking agent for a Denver venue. He knew of the Japanese hologram show and thought it interesting. He pointed out that a single performance could be played once, to a worldwide audience. One show for world-wide audience: think of the revenue !
Getting back to the programmed computerized Japanese article, unless the hologram/program had the A.I. of HAL from '2001 A Space Odyssey' , I would not want to see/hear that show. Rather perhaps I’d go to see a projected, live person hologram (but the quality would need to better than Princess Leia or the Jaws 19/BTTF Part II shark).
The future so bright, I gotta wear shades....