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Concert 2021: Will Live Music Be Like This in the Future?

No Comments 14 February 2012

Concert 2021: Will Live Music Be Like This in the Future?

In one possible dystopian future, a single ticketing company has come to dominate the live music space to the point that concertgoers have no choice but to attend virtually.

Concert 2021, which puts forth this vision, was one of the more curious apps to emerge from Music Hack Day San Francisco this past weekend. This fun little web app turns concertgoers into avatars, so they can walk around, bump into each other, buy “beer,” and check out the various sounds at an online music festival.

The app was purportedly designed to make a point about the danger of letting any one company control too much of the ticketing space, but it actually packs some pretty neat technology, in addition to building on the Turntable.fm concept of music fans as avatars listening to the same music in a virtual room.

Read More: http://evolver.fm/2012/02/13/concert-2021-will-live-music-be-like-this-in-the-future/

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