While reading the Wall Street Journal this morning, I came across this kind of creepy in an I’m-not-ready-for-this kind of way article by Ethan Smith about a “holographic” Tupac Shakur. The work was created by Digital Domain Productions, a digital production company founded in 1993 by James Cameron and two business partners.
I don’t know how I feel about this yet. On one hand, I’m a fiend for innovation. I also live for creative and highly orchestrated feats. “Virtual Tupac” is all of these.
Just look at this diagram from wsj.com.
And think of all the amazing projects we could create with this technology (that’s been around since the 1800s)!! Duh moment complete.
On the other hand, I’m the girl that avoids the Harold Washington animatronic exhibit at the DuSable Museum for African American History in Chicago. Who is next? Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix? Is there an issue with having a concert featuring a great artist posthumously? What do you think? Who would you go see?
Watch the video of the Coachella concert featuring the “holographic” Tupac at one of my favorite sources for art news WSJ Speakeasy.