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    marye
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    By request. One of the new folks, inspired by the appearance of three-dimensional Virtual Tupac at Coachella a few weeks back, and the fact that he himself came along too late to see Jerry, wonders if technology is going to make it possible to re-create entire holographic concerts for generations yet unborn. Thoughts?

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  • April 3, 2014 - 9:38am
    marye
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    yeah, I saw that...
    time will tell whether it's for real or just another April Fool...
  • April 2, 2014 - 8:32pm
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    I'm not sure if this is real or just an illusion but here you go. http://liveforlivemusic.com/news/the-dead-to-perform-two-exclusive-show…
  • May 23, 2013 - 6:37pm
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    3D
    Just visited Universal Orlando for the first time ... one of the shows featured a realistic projection of a "famous" star that appeared on stage; that was pretty neat. However, in general I don't like 3D movies, and didn't really like a 3D television I tried out in a store last year. For the most part I like the characters to stay in their space. For the recent Star Trek movie, I opted for the 2D version, since I didn't really like 'Avatar' 3D that much. I'm sure that new applications will be interesting, though.
  • June 8, 2012 - 8:41am
    marye
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    hm
    well, off the top of my head, it looks to me like it's a limited edition art print that the artist based on a fairly famous photo (by Annie Leibovitz, I think) of Jerry playing a banjo, and the market value is probably going to have to do with whose signature it is, how rare the print is, and how much demand there is for their work. I.e. Antiques Roadshow time! Now an original print of that photo in good condition, call Sotheby's...
  • June 7, 2012 - 10:33pm
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    HELP!?!?! Artwork help!!! Need Info!!!
    Can anybody help me get more info about this artwork i have.... Its got to be something good... Here is a link to one picture to start,,,, Thanks Kind people.... help a phellow phriend out!!! http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/20120606212715.jpg/
  • May 31, 2012 - 10:11am
    marye
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    yeah
    everyone would be wanting to download Hologram Jerry and have him in their living room. I suspect that this would be more or less unnerving depending on whether one had actually run into Real Life Jerry.
  • May 31, 2012 - 5:52am
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    I thought about Hologram Jerry too
    It would be a cool thing to see on stage, but only if it was free to the public and tastefully done :)
  • May 18, 2012 - 12:30pm
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    This sounds
    Intriguing, but also a little creepy to me. Watching a hologram of a dead musician "perform" on stage during a show? I'm not entirely sure of how I feel about that. It's one thing to see images on a video screen, even 3D real-as-you-can-get recorded performances -- that's the general nature of all recorded performances, even audio-only. But onstage, daring you to discern the real from the digital, live musicians interacting with a simulacrum? Give me real live humans creating real live music, please. I guess, anyway. Getting to "see" Jerry again? Maybe yes, maybe no. I still dunno.
  • May 18, 2012 - 9:13am
    marye
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    well, the funny thing is...
    back in the day, when I was editing that computer magazine and Barlow was hanging out with the virtual reality wizards, there really was a day when I was at Autodesk when Jerry was there playing with early virtual reality technology (as in, you put on the helmet and you're in the other world). It was a memorable day. Also a hoot. But I don't know if any archival files exist... Ah, those were the days.
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By request. One of the new folks, inspired by the appearance of three-dimensional Virtual Tupac at Coachella a few weeks back, and the fact that he himself came along too late to see Jerry, wonders if technology is going to make it possible to re-create entire holographic concerts for generations yet unborn. Thoughts?
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If a program could be made that has the memory of all the members of the band and could then project new versions of songs from a list fed into it, it might be really cool. It would be the ultimate jukebox. But, that really doesn't sound like something that might come true. A lot of effort with not that many people willing to pay for it. It would be easier for the holographs to play already completed shows but that does not make me excited enough to pay for it, Who knows? As usual, I'm probably in the minority... If I had a McMansion I probably would have a Grateful Dead party in my finished basement once a month with my machine.
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that people went seriously insane over Virtual Tupac at Coachella. Apparently it was good enough to make at least the somewhat distant-from-the-stage folks wonder if, against all odds...
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Thanks for posting this!! The idea in mind was actually a scenario where the current living original members would actually play live to a set previously performed with a hologram of Jerry ( and possibly Pig Pen etc. ) kinda like what DSO does. They could recreate a set from days of old with the current living members playing the set list live and the holograms performing from video/music archives. I know it's kinda far out but it would be a dream come true to a younger generation of Deadheads who never had the opportunity to see Jerry and other members. I appreciate any feedback. Much Luv!
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this technology will replace your television. Actual "3D" moving image transmission, without the need for silly glasses.
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back in the day, when I was editing that computer magazine and Barlow was hanging out with the virtual reality wizards, there really was a day when I was at Autodesk when Jerry was there playing with early virtual reality technology (as in, you put on the helmet and you're in the other world). It was a memorable day. Also a hoot. But I don't know if any archival files exist... Ah, those were the days.
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Intriguing, but also a little creepy to me. Watching a hologram of a dead musician "perform" on stage during a show? I'm not entirely sure of how I feel about that. It's one thing to see images on a video screen, even 3D real-as-you-can-get recorded performances -- that's the general nature of all recorded performances, even audio-only. But onstage, daring you to discern the real from the digital, live musicians interacting with a simulacrum? Give me real live humans creating real live music, please. I guess, anyway. Getting to "see" Jerry again? Maybe yes, maybe no. I still dunno.
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everyone would be wanting to download Hologram Jerry and have him in their living room. I suspect that this would be more or less unnerving depending on whether one had actually run into Real Life Jerry.
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well, off the top of my head, it looks to me like it's a limited edition art print that the artist based on a fairly famous photo (by Annie Leibovitz, I think) of Jerry playing a banjo, and the market value is probably going to have to do with whose signature it is, how rare the print is, and how much demand there is for their work. I.e. Antiques Roadshow time! Now an original print of that photo in good condition, call Sotheby's...
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Just visited Universal Orlando for the first time ... one of the shows featured a realistic projection of a "famous" star that appeared on stage; that was pretty neat. However, in general I don't like 3D movies, and didn't really like a 3D television I tried out in a store last year. For the most part I like the characters to stay in their space. For the recent Star Trek movie, I opted for the 2D version, since I didn't really like 'Avatar' 3D that much. I'm sure that new applications will be interesting, though.
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time will tell whether it's for real or just another April Fool...