Actors, both virtual and ‘real’ share the stage

In a theatrical first, actors working in real time from remote locations recently were beamed onto a stage where they performed with live, in the flesh actors for an audience that experienced one seamless, three-dimensional show, according to the University of Central Florida….”We are not talking about holograms yet or the kind of imagery that requires funky glasses,” UCF professor John Shafer, a member of the cast, told Discovery News. “(But) what we have done for this production has indeed pushed the envelope significantly. The production is a small historical step forward on several levels.”

Read Virtual and Live Actors Join on Stage from Discovery News plus a description of the enabling technology from New Scientist.

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