That holographic projection of former President Ronald Reagan we’ve been hearing about really is in the works, according to Yahoo News, which reports it was intended to debut outside the halls of the Republican National Convention this week. But the unveiling has been put on hold. “It wasn’t officially going to be part of the convention,” Tony Reynolds, founder of crowdsourcing website A KickIn Crowd, told Yahoo News by phone today. “It was going to be outside of the convention at the Lakeland Center.” But Reynolds said Republican activists asked him to wait out of concern it would distract from GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. Reynolds obtained rights to a Reagan speech about small businesses. He plans to use the hologram to promote the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. He has been working with AV Concepts, one of the companies behind the Tupac Shakur hologram that was shown at the Coachella Music Festival. Reynolds surmises that rumors about the Reagan hologram probably resulted from his contacts with media organizations about fundraising efforts. “Digital Domain was involved in creating the Tupac hologram as well, but I think the media organizations just reached out to the wrong company,” he suggested, attempting to explain why some reports claimed the hologram was a hoax.
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