Understanding Holograms 2021
From Lasers to Light Fields
In memory of Margaret Benyon
This is the second year of teaching this course and new material is being added to keep this course current. I also invite special guests to join us for specific sessions. As some of the sessions from last year (which were all recorded on Ruzuku) included outstanding presentations from individuals who can't be with us this year I am using the recordings of those sessions. However, I will be with you live for the first session and you will be notified before each session which sessions will be live and which are pre-recorded.
You will find much supporting material on the Ruzuku site which is the place where you will also find recordings of the sessions (including the new recordings of sessions shortly after they occur).
You will also be able to join me for several Zoom "Office Hours" sessions where I will be available to answer any questions you have.
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"?
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
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
Steps in the Right Direction
3D Projection Mapping
Lenticular Stereo Displays
Volumetric vs VR vs Holographic
Volumetric Data Capture
360 Stereo photography and video
Understanding Light Fields - The Plenoptic Camera
Capturing Light Fields
Unity and Unreal Engine
Designing interactive Light Field Images
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