Provost Patrick Prendergast opened the event as a vologram, viewed on Microsoft Hololens and streamed to a projector.

Dublin, Thursday September 13th, 2018 – Trinity College Dublin Provost Patrick Prendergast has opened this year’s Trinity Business and Technology Forum by appearing to attendees as a vologram, which was powered by Hololens, a pair of mixed reality smart glasses.

The volumetric video sequence was provided by Volograms, a Trinity based spin-off and technology start-up. Volograms create the experience by using a set of videos taken from different angles and turning them into volumetric holograms. The Provost, in augmented reality, welcomed the audience and introduced himself as the “44th Provost of Trinity College Dublin, but the first to appear as a vologram”. You can read more about the technology behind this presentation in the company's blog.

The 2018 Business and Technology Forum took place in Tercentenary Hall in the Biomedical Sciences Institute. The theme of the event was “Work 4.0 – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work”. As he spoke about Trinity he mentioned in particular that he was proud of the “entrepreneurial spirit that turns ideas into solutions and then enterprises with global economic and social impact”. Please read more about the event here.