Wk 12 Location Based Gaming

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Ramtin Yousefi & Marta Troya smiling for the camera in the CSULB University Bookstore
Ramtin Yousefi & Marta Troya

Week 12

Marta Troya

Thanks to everyone for chatting with our visiting artist Marta Troya last week. She had a really great time talking with you and trying out the Turning Pages activity with you. I think most of you had a pretty good experience on Thursday.

Daniella Galindo wearing a CSULB "LB" scarf
Daniella Galindo

This Week: Location Based Gaming

For this week’s Art Experience we move on to Location Based Gaming (LBGs) and Alternate Reality Gaming (ARGs). These things can get pretty fancy, but our introduction will be relatively simple, we’ll try some Geocaching.

  • Visit the Week 12 Geocaching Art Experience page for full details.

Plagiarism

We’ve had multiple cases of plagiarism in your work. I shouldn’t have let it go this far and I’m stopping it now. Effective immediately, all participants in plagiarism will receive a 0 on the activity and -250 points on their final course grade.

Future Art110

IDK if you will consider yourselves lucky or unlucky but you are the last class to ever take the 100% F2F version of this class!

  • In the Summer I’ll be teaching a 100% online version of the class. It’s pretty cool for peeps who want to travel and still work on their degree.
  • In the Fall I’ll be starting the School of Art’s new Hybrid version of the course. We’ll have 2 sections each half the size of this one. We’ll only meet 1 day a week. What we’re doing on Thursdays this semester will be F2F on Wednesday afternoons in the Fall. What we’re doing on Tuesdays this semester will be online at the day & hour of the student’s choice in the fall.

It’s been great having you guys as the last 100% F2F class. And I’m excited to see how the hybrid format meets student life in 2016. LMK if you have any thoughts or suggestions! And if you’ve liked the class, of course please suggest it to your friends! As you already know, I’ll add everybody, even if the class is already “full”.

Jerry Pleitez holding a "Curious George" book in the CSULB University Bookstore
Jerry Pleitez

Points Update

Through the end of Week 11 we’ve had a total of 760 points available. Here’s how many points you should have on BeachBored now to be on track for each grade level:

760 points = 100% = “A+” – 29 peeps
684 points = 90% = “A” – 62 peeps – 29+62= 91
608 points = 80% = “B” – 17 peeps
532 points = 70% = “C” – 11 peeps
456 points = 60% = “D” – 5 peeps
455 points & below = “F” – 2 peeps

Based on these projected grades, the current overall class GPA is 3.51 which is down from last week’s 3.54 by 0.03

Discussion: Tupac Shakur & Hatsune Miku

As you might know, Tupac Shakur died in 1996 at the age of 25. 16 years later, in 2012, he had a sort of resurrection when he “performed” at Coachella. Coachella was founded in 1999, three years after Tupac died. Yet here he “performing live.”

Hatsune Miku doesn’t exist. Yet she sells out concerts and brings crowds to the brink of ecstasy.

Questions

One

The same technology that brought Tupac to Coachella brings Hatsune to concert venues around the globe. But just because it is the same technology doesn’t mean it is the same result.

How do you feel about these 2 performances? Would you consider either one “epic” or “fake”? Why? Are these 2 performances “the same thing?” Or are they different? In what way are they the same or different?

Two

What do you think Tupac would have thought about having someone create a performance “by” him for Coachella? Would he have liked the chance to appear before a new generation audience? Would he have thought it was fake and not what his art was about? If you were Tupac, what would you think?

Three

What person from world history, or from your personal family or friend history, would you like the chance to spend a few minutes with a hologram of?

Four

Last week we spent time with Marta Troya, an artist from London. Without modern travel technology like Jets and Ships, it would have been impossible for us to ever meet her. A few weeks ago we looked at the avatar artist Vanessa Blaylock. She and her work exist only in cyberspace. Tupac Shakur “performed” at Coachella in 2012, 16 years after his death. And Hatsune Miku continues to thrill sold out crowds in spite of never having lived.

What is reality in 2016? Is it different from the reality of your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents? Explain.

Group 1

Ooi Jing Huan
Crysta Tim
Colleen Siongco
Hannah Mandias
Amber Bolden
Reuben William Dyce

Group 2

Annie Ronning
Hilario Saucedo
Francisco Miranda
Elijah Yee
Leon Phung
William Luna

Group 3

Tiffany Van Gilder
Katherine Pantoja
Anthony Sanchez
Lainie Le
Madison Braverman
Christopher Chadwick

Group 4

Ngozi Ekwedike
Katherine Shinno
Valentina Ramirez
Dominique Gomez
Alfonso Madrigal
Helen Lee

Group 5

Gina Householder
Tyler Kedis
Jennifer Lee
Valerie Laslo
Jennifer Garcia
Florenz Francis Baltazar

Group 6

Ashley Batres
Bianca Dominquez
Sam Tan
Nancy Tran
Enrique Vega
Destiny Farihi

Group 7

Cassandra Topete
Aaron Dela Rosa
Joshua Hyun
Maison Chiu
Tareena Woods
Shannon McGuinness

Dominique Gomez trying on a CSULB "LB" cap in the University Bookstore
Dominique Gomez

Group 8

Daniella Garcia
Cheryl Peng
Molly Poyer
Natalie Guevara
Alyssa Castro
Haley Anderson

Group 9

Symone Pallett
Julio Garcia
John Stouras
Jhonatan Ramos
Justin Marquez
Elidia Ramirez

Group 10

Gabriela Hernandez
Mia Miller
Jesus Viramontes
Francesca Butler
Jamie Filosa
Alanna Godinez

Group 11

Leah Perez
Adilene Leon
Charles Watson
Glenda Castillo
Christopher Williams
Enrique Plascencia

Group 12

Bez Middleton
Carlos Nava
Elizabeth Moledo
David Brown
Tiffany Tran
Alexander Lucero

Group 13

Kyle Shishido
Eduardo Castillo
Xiomara Brenes
Dorothyrose McMahon
Rebekah Johnson
Rosa Velazquez

Group 14

Carlos Cucufate
Leslie Echiveste
Meng Chu
Devon Carus
Jazlyn Tabar
Andrew Andrade

Justin Marquez playing the ukulele in the CSULB Bookstore Guitar Store
Justin Marquez

Group 15

Vanessa Betancourt
Megan Stevens
Kordell Tan
Rejina Hernandez
Peter Bay
Aaron Valenzuela

Group 16

Christine Kim
Christopher Moore
Jayson Fields
Brandon Nhem
Catherine Chin
Jerry Pleitez

Group 17

Ramtin Yousefi
Jessica Addonizio
Erick Diaz
Aaron Satterfield
Nicole Chovit
Maria Barreda

Group 18

RaVen Montgomery
Marilyn Try
Martin Diaz
Oscar Alvarez
Gregory Plantenga
Ciprian Robielos

Group 19

Brianna Hastie
Daniella Galindo
Kimberly Gutierrez
Regan Cameron
Lorena Rubalcava
Hunter Mervosh

Group 20

Daniel Bursch
Marlon Fernandes
Margarita Reyna
Christian Aguirre
Andrew Hana
Anthony Estalilla

Group 21

Carlos Madrigal
Patrick Dong
Jonathan Behzadian
Kyu Jung Lee
Shayenne Prasad
Cynthia Esquivias

Dorothyose McMahon at the CSULB Bookstore. Photo by Ooi Jing Huan
Dorothyose McMahon at the CSULB Bookstore. Photo by Ooi Jing Huan

20 Comments

  1. Group 4:
    Ngozi Ekwedike
    Alfonso madrigal
    Valentina Ramirez
    Dominique Gomez
    Helen Lee
    Katherine Shinno

    Our group thought that Tupac would appreciate the performance. If he wouldn’t have liked it his friends probably wouldn’t have liked it either. The performance was both for him and for his fans.
    We thought it was crazy that the performance was sold out because she isn’t human, but we thought that the group of people who support her are very niche/are part of a very specific subculture. She is weird to us but she may fulfill certain things they would want in a performance that they can’t get from a human performer. We found to interesting how both Tupac and Hatsune both draw huge crowds although one was a real person and the other was completely fabricated.

  2. We think these performances were very cool and unique. But we think the Tupac performance was so special because it has the element of surprise. We could not see this being a touring thing in the United States because in all reality it is just a video. We think the more it is used the more uncool it will become. If Tupac were looking down and see this performance I think he would like it. He would enjoy seeing people enjoying his work and still jamming out. They are appreciating his art in a new technology advanced way. They are showing the world a new side of music and how it never dies. The legend lives on.
    Brianna Hastie
    Daniella Galindo
    Kimberly Gutierrez
    Regan Cameron
    Lorena Rubalcava
    Hunter Mervosh
    Daniel Bursch

  3. We think that these type of concerts are pretty cool but people do it more for the party feel other than going to see a cartoon like figure perform. That’s the way it is in music festivals because now a days people go to enjoy the music but they also go to have a good time, to take pictures, to dance and do other things. If that were the case people could watch these type of performances at home. We thought that Tupac probably wouldn’t have been ok with someone impersonating him. As a group we wouldn’t mind seeing some of our favorite artists that have passed as a hologram not really performing in a concert but them in their daily lives.

    Leslie Echiveste
    Carlos Cucufate
    Meng Chu
    Devon Carus
    Andrew Andrade

  4. These two performances were based on music and were hologram performances. The differences among both performances was one was based on an actual person while the other was a fictional, animated character.

    2.We believe Tupac would feel very appreciative that his music has lived on very strong after his death and that many people do continue to listen to his music. Its an amazing feat that his music is so present even in the after life.

    Our group believed that speaking to any hologram would be a close representative of the actual person but still wouldn’t be the person. But we’d enjoy the presence of any past significant leaders such as MLK and Mohandas Ghandi
    Reality has changed to digital reality, where as the people who have died or aren’t actual people but animated characters are respected in the same way.. It is kind of mind blowing that people would be head bashing and going to an all out concert who isn’t actually there.

    Carlos Madrigal
    Patrick Dong
    Jonathan Behzadian
    Kyu Jung Lee
    Shayenne Prasad
    Cynthia Esquivias

  5. Their both real and fake.. The person was really there but not at the same time. Depends on what the person likes.. Their both different in other ways.
    He would enjoy it.. It would have an impact on a new generation. The fact that someone would make a holla gram of him just shows how important and influential her really is, and why the world loves him.
    Hitler. We would totally pick his brain. And see why he did the things he did.
    Yaa I definialty think this generation is differnt then our grandparents.. And it would be the same with our grandchildren.. I think technology is what changes the generation.. 40 years ago nobody had cell phones.. Even 15 years ago.. Now my 6th grade cousin has an iPhone with unlimited access to anything.

    Anthony Estalilla
    Andrew Hana
    Marlon fernandes
    Margarita Reyna

  6. Group 3

    Both of theses performances are epic in their own ways. The performance of the hologram of Tupac was epic in the way that it was able to expose this artist that has passed to a younger generation that was never able to experience this artist. For the performance of Hatsune, it is epic because it brings life to a fictional character that many people feel a conection to and enjoy this fictional artist.

    Tiffany Van Gilder
    Katherine Pantoja
    Anthony Sanchez
    Lainie Le
    Madison Braverman
    Christopher Chadwick

  7. Overall, we thought that this virtual reality technology is pretty amazing. It was cool that Tupac was brought back to life in concert because he actually existed and people could experience him even though he is no longer with us. Most of us, however, thought that the Hatsune Miku concert was kind of ridiculous because she isn’t even a real person and people actually pay to see a live animation. We feel that Tupac would have probably liked being shown in concert so that his music could mean something to a new generation of audience. He would be excited that his music is still being listened today in modern generation his message is still being passed around. Spending time with a family member or friend who has passed away as a hologram would be a real tease because it wouldn’t really be them and you’d only have them for a few moments and its not like they’d have memory like you do. It would bring back unnecessary pain of remembering what it was like to be with that person. It wouldn’t feel the same talking with a hologram family member because the person would have to program some sort of speech for the hologram to reply back to you.

    Group 15
    Kordell Tan
    Rejina Hernandez
    vanessa betancourt
    Aaron Valenzuela

  8. Group 6

    Ashley Batres
    Sam Tan
    Nancy Tran
    Enrique Vega
    Destiny Farihi

    The Tupac seemed a little more realistic because it was based off of a real person, versus the other one which seemed more fake since it wasn’t real; it was an anime. They’re different because people at Coachella didn’t willingly pay to “see” Tupac while people, while for Hatsune Miku, they willingly paid to have an experience that might not be as real.

    We felt that Tupac wouldn’t have appreciated the performance since he wasn’t really pro-pop culture and was really for the ghettos and that life associated with it and the people at Coachella are stereotypically rich kids on drugs who attend the concert for the aesthetics. They were also capitalizing on his fame, which isn’t really a respectable thing. Although, it might’ve had positive intensions, those negatives follow that intent.

    We think that we really wouldn’t want to meet a hologram of someone because it’s an animation and not the real thing. It wouldn’t be able to develop the same responses, feelings, or emotions of a real person since in the end, the animation is a product of technology which is limited to programming and not the spontaneity of a person’s brain and personality.

    The reality in 2016 is very connected to technology compared to that of our parents and grandparents. In today’s world, everything we do eventually goes through some sort of technology whether it’s a text, email, etc. Where as when our grandparents were young, there were no text messages or emails to communicate amongst them. To connect this to the two videos shown this week, it would have never been possible for our grandparents to experience animated performances.

  9. Group 7
    Cassandra Topete
    Aaron Dela Rosa
    Maison Chiu
    Tareena Woods
    Shannon McGuinness

    For the most part, our group was surprised that that many people would show up to see holographic performances. Based on both performances, there is a huge difference from both concerts. During Coachella, the appearance of Tupac was seen more as a homage considering that he was alive at one point in life. It brought a nostalgic feeling for people to see him “rise from the dead”. On the other hand, the Hatsune Miku isn’t actually a person; thus making the performance more of “wonder” through a innovation of technology/holographic.
    Based on the tribute, Tupac would’ve been pleased with the performance. In a way, people see his performance as a way for people to remember his legacy.
    The group has thought of a personal family. It would be nice to see a holographic form of our past-loved one (even though they’re no longer alive). Having them appear allows us to remember them; just like Tupac and how his appearance reminded people of his legacy.
    Reality in our generation consists of technological advances, modern political & international terrors, and the advent of social media. This is drastically different from our parents’ & grandparents’ considering how they lived in a different era of history. For example, for them, their everyday norm consists of physical mail for communication. As for us, sending mail via the Internet is a new reality as compared to the past. Although we might have similar experiences, the reality our generations live as compared to our parents are drastically different.

  10. Oscar Alvarez

    Group 18
    RaVen Montgomery
    Marilyn Try
    Martin Diaz
    Oscar Alvarez

    We thought that both performances were very similar to one another. The main difference is probably the fact that Tupac was a person and they brought him to virtual reality whereas the second performance was performed by an anime character who was given vocals and a fan base.

    We thought that Tupac would appreciate the virtual performance but to an extent. He made music for people to hear what he had to say but since he’s gone, people can easily use his virtual performance to make money.

    Our group felt that we wouldn’t really want to meet anyone because at the end a hologram is not living and not having its own thoughts. We would be speaking to a representation that someone had of that person. Although it would be interesting to speak to people like Jesus or Muhammad Ali.

  11. We thought that the two performances were different because the purpose was for different causes. The Tupac Coachella performance was more of a memorial for his career, while Hatsune was more of an experience. While Tupac was already alive and had a legacy and career, Hatsune was created solely for entertainment purposes.

    We thought that Tupac would have liked the Coachella performance in his honor. Most people’s careers tend to die out when they pass away, but this gave a new life to Tupac’s legacy and allowed for his music to appear before a new generation that never got the chance to experience it.

    Reality in 2016 has developed and changed drastically within the last decade. The advancement in technology has allowed for greater interaction between not only people, but ideas, religions, cultures, etc. We get to talk to people from all around the world and travel to places with ease. Just a few decades ago, it wasn’t even possible to send an email. Our generation may not realize the drastic changes, but when you imagine yourself in your parents and grandparent’s shoes, the world was completely different within a span of a few decades.

    Group 13
    Rebekah Johnson
    Eddie Castillo
    Xiomara Brenes
    Kyle Shishido
    Rosa Velazquez

  12. We were kinda split down the middle, some of us thought it was cool and others thought it was a little bit weird. It did look realistic but it might have been different in person. We could only tell Tupac wasn’t real when snoop was there next to the hologram, because of the difference between their skin textures. Yet for the anime performance it was for the fans like a dream come true. So it is a benefit for the fans because they would never have thought going to a concert to see her perform “live”. Yet personally we wouldn’t pay money to see an anime character.
    We think this wasn’t really Tupac’s style and he wouldn’t have liked it. His legacy should be living through his past performances, doing the hologram for the hype of the people wasn’t really necessary. We believe that if people truly appreciated what’s he done when he was alive, then they would’ve respected him as someone who has passed.
    Most of us agreed that we would want to see ancestors or family members to get to talk with them and to hear about experiences from their lifetime. We believe that our ancestors would enjoy to learn about how much technology has advanced over these past few decades.
    We think everything is different from what our parents and grandparents saw, reality included. We were all born into different generations with different expectations. Our current generation is more excepting of the adapting form of reality, and reality can be whatever you make it.

    Group 8
    Daniella Garcia
    Cheryl Peng
    Molly Poyer
    Natalie Guevara
    Alyssa Castro
    Haley Anderson

  13. The performances are both similar because people go to these shows for the community experience instead of just to see the artist live. Both are epic. The Hatsune performance draws huge crowds to the show and the Tupac performance was unexpected and a lot of people were amazed to see an artist that was so popular perform on stage

    We seem to be split on our opinion of whether Tupac would have liked the performance. On one hand he may be upset that Coachella took his image to entertain their guests. On the other hand friends of Tupac, Snoop and Dre were on stage with him and they would be the first ones to shoot down the idea if they thought that Tupac would be against the performance. The hologram was a surprise and its not like they used that to sell tickets to the event.

    We think that artists would be the most interesting to see a hologram of. We already know how they perform on stage and how they sound so we can use that image to recreate them. It doesn’t seem right to reinvent someone by a hologram that you have a personal connection to.

    Group 17
    
Erick Diaz
    
Aaron Satterfield
    
Nicole Chovit


  14. Elijah Yee
    Annie Ronning
    Leon Phung
    Hilario Saucedo

    We feel as if the Tupac hologram was more “epic” due to the fact that he was a real person who created his own music. Tupac was an icon with a huge following who lived a real life. Bringing back an icon who has died is truly an amazing experience for those who can never again experience Tupac in real life. However, we felt that Hatsune Miku was “fake” because she was never real, and never lived a real life. She is a figurehead for those who have created the music for her. Yet Tupac recreate an image, but one from a real person and another is animated.

    We felt Tupac would have been honored to still be demanded even long years after his death. To still be demanded and cheered on after his death, Tupac would be very proud and honored for his staged Coachella performance. Just like Disney’s cartoon, the one who create may gone but the fame of their works will goes on.

    We thought that meeting Walt Disney would be an amazing and inspiring person to meet. With one of the biggest companies in the entire world, it would be quite an experience to see the roots of Disney again by meeting the founder himself.

    Reality today in 2016 is highly influence by advanced technology. What we even consider art is sometimes technologically advanced, such as avatar artist Vanessa Blaylock. Another example is our art experience this week, as we are studying alternative reality game design. Our grandparents would view this very differently, as they would consider art much more traditional and physical. This is because reality for them was as influenced by technology as it is today.

  15. Symone Pallett
    Julio Garcia
    John Stouras
    Jhonatan Ramos
    Justin Marquez
    Elidia Ramirez

    Group 9

    In these two performances we watched even if one was based on a real person and another was based on a character it is epic to see that they can make things like this happen. Even if it is fake it still brings live audience together. This is basically bringing our imagination to a reality where it can be in front of us. We can imagine all these things in our mind but then to bring it to the physical world is epic. If someone that you really like can come back and perform the songs you love it is something really special. Bringing a not realistic world to reality is really epic in our opinion. We believe that Tupac would think this is nice that even after many years his memory is still trying to be remembered and brought back onto this generation. Even if it can be a little weird to see someone that is dead to come back to life its like movies based on a someone’s life except this is in real life because you are in the same room as them. Even though it might be like taken away from an experience its just seeing it in a different way. In my case if I had the chance to see someone in a hologram it would be Jesus because then a lot of questions would be answered and its a lot of interest to different people around the world. I would want to met someone that has information about the world that would help discovers and improve our way of life. Reality in 2016 is way different from the reality of past generations if my grandparents see holograms of people that are dead the technology would freak them out way more then it would us because we are more aware of technology and surrounded us.

  16. Colleen Siongco

    Question One: As a group we believed that the two holographic concerts were abnormal. We saw Tupac’s holographic performance as disturbing the peace to his music, using coachella in order to gain money for someone else’s sake. Although we all agreed that it was a cool tribute, we thought that Tupac wouldn’t appreciate the fact that his music is being re-performed by something other than himself. In terms of the Hatsune Miku, we found extremely weird. We understand the cultural aspects of Japanese people and how an animated characters are huge in their entertainment, but we didn’t understand the popularity of a fictional character performing to a live audience for profit.
    Question Two: We honestly think that Tupac wouldn’t have been happy with this holographic performance. His music was based on his present time, his appearance wasn’t based on money or getting recognition, it was to tell a story, and spread awareness to the black community. Although it was a tribute, we believe that his music should be played through his records, not an electronic character on a stage.
    Question Three: We found it odd to relive another person in our lives or even a celebrity. We thought that a person’s life was lived during their own time and that remembrance is a necessity, but creating a holographic form is a little much.
    Question Four: Reality in 2016 is based upon technology. Although we are able to interact with others on a more personal (face to face) matter, more often than not, we rely on impersonal communication.
    Group 1
    Colleen Siongco
    Amber Bolden
    reuben dyce
    Florenz Baltazar

  17. 1.We thought Hatsune Concert was silly that they were watching a cartoon and not an actual person or figure. We thought the Tupac’s concert was more “epic” because we are seeing a way that Tupac actual performed and was liked when he was live, it is based on reality and/or a recognition of Tupac. They were different because one was a fictional character and the other was nonfiction. They were kind of the same by the definition of fake; both were not real concerts with real blooded people and why pay to see something that is not actually there in the flesh.
    2. We think that Tupac would have thought that it would have been cool and he would be proud. It would have made him feel proud and honored to be respected that way as an artist. However we think he would have not liked the reason behind this performance. Tupac was not about the money but for the people and message, the concert was not of either of those purposes. The theme was just for entertainment.
    3. We thought of our grandmothers and Isadora Duncan to have holograms of. For the grandmothers we wanted to know who they were because they died before we ever got a chance to meet them and For Duncan was the creator of modern dance.

    Group 10
    Gabriela Hernandez
    Francesca Butler
    Mia MIller

  18. For the first question, we said that the Tupac performance was “epic” because it was a surprise to everyone seeing him considering he died. We said the two performances were similar in the the sense that they were both holograms, but they are also different because Tupac was once alive and the hologram of Hatsune is of a digital person. For the second question, we said that we don’t think he would have liked someone creating a holographic performance by him considering the fact that he didn’t get a say in if someone could do that to him. He would think that it was definitely fake but it would help him improve his art. If Tupac was alive, he would probably be annoyed that it’s a copy, a clone, probably offended that they tried to imitate him. For the third question, we would each like to spend time with a hologram of a family member that has passed away and be able to be with them. For the last question, reality is all based on a perception but compared to our grandparents, our reality involves a lot of digital effects, while our grandparents reality did not.

    Group 16
    Jayson Fields
    Brandon Nhem
    Catherine Chin

  19. Group 12:
    Both were very cool but Miku seemed less real then Tupac. A reason for this is because Tupac was a real person and he was interacting with Snoop who was actually on stage. We think that he would have liked performing in front of an audience and that people are still listening to his music. We would like it if we were Tupac just for the reason that it meant that after our deaths our music was still relevant.
    Our reality is not different from our grandparents but the way we are experiencing it has changed. We have a lot more newer ways to experience the world around us. We have newer was to tell the stories that our parents and grandparents didn’t have.

    Elizabeth Moledo
    David Brown
    Tiffany Tran
    Bez Middleton

  20. Our group has mixed feelings about the two performances. Some of us feel that the Tupac performance is fake because it is a virtual replica of a real person, and the Hatsune Miku performance is epic because although Hatsune is fake, she is the original Hatsune straight from the minds of those who created her. Others feel that the Tupac performance is epic because it is a recreation of a real person and showcases his actual music, and the Hatsune Miku is fake because Hatsune is a fictional character. We all feel that the performances are different in that Tupac’s is based on a once real person, and Hatsune’s is based purely on fiction. However, we feel that they share a major similarity in that both performances were crafted through technology. We are unsure as to whether Tupac would have appreciated his technologic recreation. Although we do believe he would be very appreciative of the fact that he is being introduced to younger generations, we are unsure if he would like the method of holographic performances. In my own opinion, if I were a famous artist being ‘revived’ through a holographic recreation, I would very much appreciate the immense effort that people took to relive my artistry. However, I think I would prefer people to remember me by appreciating the art I put out myself. I believe having a hologram of myself would feel unnatural and contradictory to the resting, peaceful state I would hope to find myself in after my death. I believe I would have a similar reaction towards holograms of my loved ones. Meeting holographic representations of people that have died would not feel real, but unnatural. Therefore, I do not think I would like to meet any holograms unless they were completely endowed with the real-life spirits and minds of their human counterparts. In regards to the perception of reality, we feel that our realities are the same as our ancestors’. Although there are new virtual realities that have been introduced throughout the decades, our one real reality has stayed the same. Nothing will ever replace the reality in which we all exist on Earth. Most prominently, our senses and our feelings make that reality most valuable.

    Group 5
    Gina Householder
    Tyler Kedis
    Jennifer Lee
    Jennifer Garcia
    Valeria Laslo

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