We’re pleased to announce that in partnership with NetDragon Websoft and event producers TINEPUBLIC, we presented a HumaGram of internationally-recognized, theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking in a live address in Hong Kong on Friday March 24th, 2017. The event was Professor Hawking’s first address to a Hong Kong audience since 2006.
Professor Hawking was brought live to the Hong Kong Science Park for a 90-minute lecture and question and answer session. The HumaGram™ of Professor Hawking was created using ARHT Media’s Augmented Reality Holographic Technology, which creates the most life-like digital representations of humans capable of engaging in a two-way conversation with an audience and eliminate barriers like time and geography.
Professor Hawking, the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, author of A Brief History of Time and currently the Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge.
In addition to discussing his life’s work and journey, Professor Hawking spoke about the human mind, societal trends and issues such as education and science and technology research and funding, as well as what the future holds in light of current affairs.
Click here to watch a brief video from the coverage from AFP News Agency
Select Media Coverage
- AFP News Agency: Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong
- Mashable: Stephen Hawking gave a speech via hologram. Again.
- South China Morning Post: Beam me up to Hong Kong – Stephen Hawking calls in for a chat
- RT: Stephen Hawking appears at conference via hologram, discusses Trump
- Daily Mail: Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong
Highlights On Social Media
— RT (@RT_com) March 25, 2017
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking speaks to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of the technology pic.twitter.com/6s41QWiWLU
— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 25, 2017
— The Straits Times (@STcom) March 25, 2017
— Goretti Lee (@gorettilkp) March 24, 2017
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) March 25, 2017
— Sophia Chan-Combrink (@chancombrink) March 24, 2017
— Kok Kuen Poon (@kokkuenpoon8) March 24, 2017