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Tupac at Coachella was not a Hologram

Last week I truly wanted to post video featuring the Tupac Shakur "hologram" presented at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. I was not able to do this however because of the expletive filled intro which would not have sat well with our publisher. It really does not matter because that video was seen everywhere alongside references to what was errroneously referred to as holographic technology.

Had I posted anything on the video, I would not have referred to the technology that produced the image as "holographic." What we all saw was a virtual approximation of the infamous deceased rapper. I now understand that it better serves the viewing public (who has proceeded to make incorrect comparisons to Princess Leia's holographic message to Obi-Wan Kenobi)to explain that it was not a hologram they saw, but a brilliant projector, computer and mylar screen setup.

AV concepts appears to use Christie Projectors. They also have provided this video to give us some insight into the technology that brought Tupac to life in Coachella and made the world sit up and take notice.