In addition to paying homage to a fallen star, the Lady Gaga Bowie tribute at the Grammys showcased some next-generation technology from Intel.
The Lady Gaga + Intel Performance began with a face-mapping protection and photo-real graphics that could respond and react to movements made live onstage. At times, kind of technology was also used to make it appear as though Gaga was hovering in place.
Other impressive components of the performance included Intel robotics, holographic images. Intel also presented Lady Gaga with a custom Intel Curie ring, which allowed her to have real-time control of the stage, LED wall and other aspects of the performance environment. While there are many aspects of entertainment that are orchestrated and pre-programmed ahead of time, the use of this technology in the future could inspire a whole new world of theatrics.