Holograms ‘won’t replace live music performances’


James Rock, the man behind the company that makes holographic images of pop stars, says that they won’t replace live concerts in the future. Newsbeat visited the London offices of Musion Systems who have made “holograms” for Tupac, Madonna, Simon Cowell, will.i.am and Pixie Lott. Although the 3D images have been called holograms, they are in fact the result of an optical illusion. Known as Pepper’s Ghost, the illusion involves projecting the image on an angled piece of glass.

Video Interview w/ James Rock