When fallen legend Tupac Shakur was brought back to life as a dancing, rapping hologram at Coachella last year people were everything from shocked to amazed. The progress of projection technology has made the recreation of physical beings stunningly realistic, especially from a distance, but following the events at Coachella most the hype for the technology seemed to die down. That is, until now.
Last night, indie pop songstress Feist performed three simultaneous shows in various cities across the great nation of Canada. No, she didn’t split herself into three smaller Feists who then performed separate sets before rejoining as a single person, she actually used hologram technology instead. The results are as mesmerizing as Tupac at first, but for our dollar nothing can beat the real thing. You can view footage of the Toronto performance below, as well as a brief behind-the-scenes clip.
This ridiculous use of technology happened in conjunction with Samsung and a projection company called Musion, organizing Galaxy S4 launch parties. We don’t really cover cell phone news, so head here to learn more about their product.