grove rocked. i loved their music, their energy, their whole thing. icing on the cake: got a shout-out for the ‘amazing visuals’. alas, those visuals are lost to time, and wouldn’t translate to the non-360° here.
the above stills aren’t that, then. more interesting though, as a clearer distillation of a possible future. of hybrid events, either experienced remotely, or feeding the event back to itself, intensified. that’s why I was “experimenting with cameras and AR stage sets”; visuals yes, but trying to make the live act live-er, seeing how xr might pump the performer–audience feedback loop. and having made the test the stills are drawn from, that isn’t just lofty ideal: it’s the moments when the real audience flash into the virtual venue that really stand out to me, that make me feel rather than just see the performance.