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Amy Winehouse on tour as a hologram: Chips with Everything podcast | Technology

In November 2018 Imperial College Business School announced that its students will be the first in the world to have live lectures delivered to them via hologram.

Just a month before that, it was announced that Amy Winehouse would be going on tour in 2019. The singer, who died seven years ago, will appear on stage as a hologram.

The man behind holography, Denis Gabor, is unlikely to have imagined that his technology would be used as it is today, both for lessons taught by absent academics and to help celebrities return to the stage for global tours, even after their death.

This week we chat to Laura Barton about Amy Winehouse’s upcoming tour, and we head over to the Business School to find out more about its plans for the technology.

Imperial College Business School hosts several media representatives to showcase the holographic technology that they are now using to aid lectures and conferences, 30 November 2018

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