For music fans, video streaming is a passive experience, while traditional live performance isn't always accessible. Artists are increasingly challenged to profit from CD sales as consumers buy into licensed audio streaming services. However, these services are not returning fair value to the artist community. ELPIS is an AR app to deliver an intimate engagement, bridging the artist and a larger consumer base through creative storytelling; extending the concert beyond the stage and bringing the energy of the live performance into the user's space.
By scanning artists' CD via the app, the fans can watch a volumetric video that the musician performs the music on the CD. We view technology as a tool to bring the heart of performance and deep emotional connection, making the audience eager to support the artist directly.
We developed this app during Hacking Arts 2017 at MIT Media Lab and received the Artist Award.