holography

its use is rare if one excepts the slightly moving tiny image on credit cards. The objects displayed are sometimes dubious (lots of scary images, monsters). however, holography remains as fascinating as complex. Michael Page has been producing and studying holography at OCAD, U of T and in his studio “the Photon League” in the basement of 401 Richmond street
A fairly disappointingly expensive and difficult technique, holography is still under development. teams of scholars and techniques have tried to solve problems related to rendering and parallax and a tool named “the rail” has been devised to prepare the images for printing and making camera ready.
Page says holography has lots of potentials and further developments: creating full parallax holograms, mass-producible images as well as real time holograms are only a few of the goals set.

 

holography is increasingly used in a number of areas  for medical imaging and visualization and architects/architectural models.  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=holography&search_type=
a number of artists have experimented with holography with some success.
Ron English, for instance,  who has created holograms out of videos documentations of his billboard displays.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zpXLKAyESM

Meats Meier  is the author of this image

 

 

 

here are a few pictures of the photon league studio, where a workshop on holography took place a few days before Subtle Technologies