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Gaga, Bowie, the Grammys, and the Internet of Augmented Things (windowsitpro.com) 42

v3rgEz writes: Want to see the future of interoffice communications? Lady Gaga might be a surprising muse, but her tribute to David Bowie last night at the Grammys showcased the increasing sophistication of augmented reality dash - technology that might soon find its way into an office near you. In fact, just a few days ago, JPL opened up a little bit about how they were using the augmented reality, via HoloLens, to build virtual prototypes for engineers to kick around and play test, without having to physically fabricate a thing.
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Gaga, Bowie, the Grammys, and the Internet of Augmented Things

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    • by Anonymous Coward

      Oh, no... My butt trumpet is about to blow...

    • The technology is pretty cool. Are you saying it's shit just because it mentions something from popular culture?
      • by Archfeld ( 6757 )

        AC's posting here have raised trolling to an art, and often just post flame bait to try and lure someone into commenting back. The idea of the tech is sort of cool, the actual real world implementation was sadly lacking but it will get there, for better or worse. I personally think that for the most part the IoT is trendy and will likely fade into a niche market for a while yet, but heck I bought a Betamax and figured HDDVD was the way to go, so my track record is not good. As for Stefani Joanne Angelina Ge

  • Sorry Ms but you don't even come close to this, http://www.thatericalper.com/w... [thatericalper.com] and any attempt to do so just comes out looking like this https://static-secure.guim.co.... [guim.co.uk]
  • Trinity: Augment this ! (fires at Gaga, Bowie, the grammys)

    • by sconeu ( 64226 )

      I thought they were talking about all the boobs on the people at the Grammies

  • Augment this (Score:4, Informative)

    by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) on Tuesday February 16, 2016 @09:40PM (#51524337) Journal

    That Lady Gaga tribute to Bowie was absolutely awful. I don't care about the special effects. She trivialized and commoditized a great artist without adding any insight into his work. A medley of his hits from 30-40 years ago, with costume changes and effects. It might just as well have been some Branson, Missouri dinner show.

    There was a lot more going on in Bowie's music than just fashion and feather boas. My wife actually had to calm me down because I was about to kick over the TV.

    • by shess ( 31691 )

      Well, it was the grammy awards. Not sure why you'd expect anything better.

      • Well, it was the grammy awards. Not sure why you'd expect anything better.

        Grammy Award (as Oscar's) is a big opportunity (wasted, in this case) to let a good artistic performance be seen by many people, worldwide (the awards given are laughable ^^)

    • That Lady Gaga tribute to Bowie was absolutely awful.

      Well, David Bowie was unique. It wasn't just his style or persona, but his virtuosity; I remember watching him on Top of the Pops, him and his band playing together like a well oiled, classical orchestra of virtuosos, completely without all the electronic aids used by modern stage artists - no miming to a playback tape, no automatic correction of pitch or rhythm, but performed to absolute perfection. Anybody will sound like a fork grating over a dinner plate compared to that.

      • Anybody will sound like a fork grating over a dinner plate compared to that.

        it's not in question, but the quality of used/researched stuff from Bowie :P

    • by bkr1_2k ( 237627 )

      It's the Grammy's for fuck's sake. You shouldn't expect anything of value to come out of it, and the fact that you spent the time to watch it live says as much about your musical taste as anything in your post ever could.

      So they butchered Bowie. Would you really expect anything less? They butcher every great artist, given enough time. The show is there to monetize the music industry and nothing monetizes the music industry more than a death of a beloved musician. They'd have been fools not to do somet

  • by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Tuesday February 16, 2016 @10:17PM (#51524593) Homepage

    This has been around forever. and honestly that demo really sucked as it was not able to keep centered on her face. Come on all they needed was to put some IR reference reflectors and some nice fast galvo mirrors on that projector output to keep it within 1/6th of an inch of human movement.

    This is the EXACT same tech used to do Gorillaz stage shows.

  • >> at the Grammys

    The what?

    >> It's a big live music awards show.

    I didn't know that was still a thing. Is the Ed Sullivan show still running somewhere too?

  • I've read variations of this story for 30+ years:

    - 3D CAD program used to make a model of an object in software.

    - 'Virtual Reality' tool used to permit engineers to visualize this model creatively.

    - Improved objects...

    Seriously, none of this is new, just perhaps slightly more affordable for now. Cheaper next year.

    • by ceoyoyo ( 59147 )

      I went and watched the video (I only skipped the pretentious parts... "imagine with me..."). The tech they showed still looks really clunky. I remember the last time VR was on the edge of exploding. There seems to be a remarkable lack of progress since then.

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