Hologram of University of Hawaii lecture simulcast in Samoa

HONOLULU — A lecture at the University of Hawaii has been simultaneously broadcast in a classroom in American Samoa using a hologram.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday that University of Hawaii-Manoa faculty member Chris Shuler appeared as a three-dimensional hologram at American Samoa Community College last week.

The researcher was lecturing about his study of water contamination in American Samoa.

Officials say the lecture was the first use of what the community college in Pago Pago calls a HoloCampus.

Officials say the two island institutions hope to expand the program, the first of its kind in the Pacific region.

The project was made possible after Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP of New Zealand deployed a 9,320-mile (14,998-kilometer) undersea cable connecting American Samoa to Hawaii last year.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com


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