Other Dimensions of Holography: the Historical, Social and Cultural

Johnston, S. F. (2009) Other Dimensions of Holography: the Historical, Social and Cultural. Photons, Neurons and Bits: Holography for the 21st Century, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA, 06-07 Mar 2009. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

For over sixty years, holography has been a field that has excited enthusiasm, creativity and investment. It pushed the envelope of scientific concepts, stretched public imagination, and provided applications so novel that they could be accommodated only with difficulty. But technical enthusiasms can be seductive, and sometimes neglect other dimensions crucial to popular success. Does that creative urge translate into successful innovation and guaranteed growth? The history of the social and cultural responses to holography provides clues for forecasting its future expansion.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S. F.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
339051Holography, holographers, and their historySean JohnstonThe Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (CARNEGIE)UNSPECIFIEDIS - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
339052Holography, holographers, and their historySean JohnstonBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG-34511IS - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
339053Holography, holographers, and their historySean JohnstonShearwater Foundation (SHEARWATER)UNSPECIFIEDIS - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES