How Cisco Turned Stephen Hawking Into A Hologram

The Sydney Opera House hosted two sessions of An Evening With Stephen Hawking over the weekend, with the world famous physicist appearing live as a hologram on stage. But what technology was needed to make that happen? This video explains some of the details.

Cisco engineer Michael Thomma walks through the gear that was used and the bandwidth requirements to make Hawking appear — including how to ensure the signal remained constant if there was an outage. Here’s the end result:

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