Cloud Busking


Project by Daniel Barry, Adam Laskowitz

Cloud Busking is a holographic communications service set in the year 2020. It serves two mobile users of the near future: nomadic street musicians in developing countries and their metropolitan listener-donors. Globally-conscious citizens of metropolitan streets are provided with performances of indigenous neo-nomads through a holographic tele-presence. This immersive experience provides excitement and joy within the audience while global awareness and sensations of fulfillment are attained through directly assisting individuals of impoverished nations. Donations made through mobile devices and gesture recognition establish a line of microcredit through the promotion of old musical, urban traditions within contemporary societies.

In April, 2011, Cloud Busking was selected as a shortlisted project in the Fujitsu International Design Competition.