Understanding Holograms

From Lasers to Light Fields

In memory of Margaret Benyon

Course Curriculum

Several guest speakers will join us for short sessions as a part of most classes. These will be announced as we get close to launching the course.

Session 1

Laser Holograms

                Holographic History

                Principles of the Interference of Light

                Understanding the many kinds of Holograms

                Digital Printed Holograms

                Where can you see Holograms?

                Where can you study "hands-on"?

Session 2

Part 1

                 Holographic Art

                 Pioneers of the Field

                 The International Community of Holographic Artists

                 Styles of Holograms

                 Facilities where you can create your own art holograms

                 Digital tools for creating content for holograms

Part 2

                 Understanding what is not a hologram - Pepper's Ghost and the myth of Tupak Shakur

                 Movie special effects - Star Wars and Princess Laia - Star Trek and the Holodeck

Session 3

Steps in the Right Direction

                 3D Projection Mapping

                 Lenticular Imaging

                 Lenticular Stereo Displays

                 3D TV

Session 4

 Volumetric vs VR vs Holographic

                 Volumetric Displays

                 Volumetric Data Capture

                 Photogrammetry

                 LIDAR

                 360 Stereo photography and video

                 VR/AR/XR

Session 5

 Understanding Light Fields - The Plenoptic Camera

                  Capturing Light Fields

                  Camera Arrays

                  Computer Graphics

                  Unity and Unreal Engine

                  Designing interactive Light Field Images

Session 6

Light Field Displays

                  Where are we now?

                  The types of displays currently available

                  Where are we going?

                  Displays for the future - but not far away

                  Panel Discussion with representatives of companies making Light Field Displays