Holograms and the technological sublime

Johnston, S. F. (2015) Holograms and the technological sublime. Oxford University Press Blog,

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The hologram is a spectacular invention of the modern era: an innocuous artefact that can miraculously generate three-dimensional imagery. Yet this modern experience has deep roots. Holograms are part of a long lineage; the ability to generate visual ‘shock and awe’ has, in fact, been an important feature of new optical technologies over the past century and a half.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Holograms, history, technology, culture, cultural history, social groups.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S. F.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Oxford University Press Blog
Journal Abbr.:OUPBlog
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Published Online:06 December 2015

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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