Sigh. Just when I thought there couldn’t possible be any more ways to annoy me…alas! A Whitney Houston hologram is on the way!
It is working with the Houston estate and hopes to tour the product in 2016.
Hologram USA has patented what it calls a “high-tech version” of a 16th century illusion called Pepper’s Ghost.
It can cost “millions of dollars” to develop an image of a deceased star. The company told the BBC that members of the public often inquire about being turned into a 3D moving image too.
“I’m not sure if any have pursued it… for most people the cost is forbidding,” said head of marketing Owen Phillips.
The traditional Pepper’s Ghost illusion involves foil and glass, to which Hologram USA has added a patented blend of computer generated images (CGI), moving parts and audio material.
In its stable of so-called “holograms” are classic acts such as Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra and Liberace.
“[The hologram] is a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come.”
Eh. I don’t know about that Pat.
I just wish in the era of technology overload, we’d allow some things to be sacred, and just leave good enough, alone!