Yesterday, Telstra chief technology officer Dr. Hugh Bradlow hosted the Adelaine conference as a hologram. Positioned 725km away in Telstra’s Melbourne office, his image was projected in high definition onto a transparent screen.
In an Australian first, Dr Bradlow’s life-sized, real-time hologram walked, talked and interacted with business executives at an Adelaide conference while he stood in front of cameras in Telstra’s Melbourne office.
The technology created by British company Musion Eyeliner has already enabled former US vice president Al Gore to speak to the Live Earth concert’s London audience from Tokyo and retailer Target to host a model-less virtual fashion show in New York last year. [via news.com.au]
It’s not Rimmer quite yet, but we’re getting there. The images projected with the Eyeliner system are projected as two-dimensional images into their stage set; a transparent screen that can be up over 100m in length. A stereoscopic 3D effect is accomplished with this transparent screen and a single projector.