Here's what High Fidelity's Day of the Dead party looked like from both in-world and from the point of view of the live musicians who performed for it. It's easy to imagine this being turned into a full-fledged party in the real world, making it into a mixed reality event. I could even see this becoming a mini-killer app for VR, popular at parties, nightclubs, and so on:
I've been involved with lots of Second Life-based mixed reality parties, but the problem was they require someone to sit there on a laptop to generate the SL feed that's then displayed on a big screen. In the real world, in my experience, people at the party tend to get distracted by that video feed, and start gawking at it like it's a non-interactive 3D animated movie. But when you got someone with a VR headset and controllers interacting in the real world (and looking like a fool), there's a clear, interactive connection between the virtual and the real, and an easy way for other partygoers to grab the headset and jump into the fun.
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