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How is VNTANA Creating Social Augmented Reality with Hologram Technology?

How is VNTANA Creating Social Augmented Reality with Hologram Technology?

When fans wit­nessed the late rap­per Tupac Shakur appear­ing onstage with the still very alive Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachel­la back in 2012, there were prob­a­bly more than a few of them who thought they were hav­ing a Wood­stock “don’t eat the brown acid” moment. How­ev­er good or bad the drugs were at the fes­ti­val, how­ev­er, they weren’t respon­si­ble for see­ing a long-dead artist per­form­ing on stage. It was a holo­gram, and it was real­ly cool. 3D holo­grams have been part of our imag­i­na­tion and sci-fi cul­ture for decades. At this point it’s noth­ing spe­cial to see a movie where the bad guy thinks he’s got the drop on the good guy, only to find out he’s actu­al­ly shoot­ing at a holo­gram instead. But that’s the movies. See­ing Tupac rap­ping more than 15 years after his death is real life — sort of, any­way. And since then there have been oth­er pop cul­ture stunts with holo­grams as well. Now a com­pa­ny is bring­ing the holo­gram expe­ri­ence to the mass­es in a very cool way. VNTANA cre­at­ed their tech­nol­o­gy by hack­ing a first gen­er­a­tion Microsoft Kinect a few years ago. Then they sent a video of what they’d done…

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