For this video, the ICE team caught up with the eminent sociologist, Professor Shiv Vishwanathan, for some academic insights on the Future of Entertainment. Professor Vishwanathan lectures at several international universities such as Smith College, Stanford and Goldsmiths, and is a columnist with the Indian Express, Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle.
This video is part of a series of interviews on the Future of Entertainment, created by the Institute of Customer Experience (ICE). In this series thought leaders in the industry and academia explain and predict trends related to the future of entertainment.
For this video, the ICE team made a visit to Chennai and caught up with film makers, actors, playwrights and critics to get an understanding of what they envisioned as 'The Future of Entertainment'
Artist and Human Factors Expert
Nowadays we can buy tickets for the opera when there is a famous ballet or play on in Paris, and watch it from our cinema seat in Toulouse 700km away. This is already a cool experience, to not have to go to the capital to attend the show. With holograms we could be closer to the live experience. I was thinking of a great 3D movie I saw last year, on the fantastic choreographer Pina Bausch (http://vimeo.com/17772908). For once they made great use of 3D. At certain moments you felt as if you were wandering around the dancers. How cool would it be to attend a great ballet in New York City from wherever you are, and be able to move around the dancers as you wish without disturbing them? And attend a global interview after the show, adding direct interaction with the performers to that experience?