Der parallaktische Blick: Der militarische Ursprung der Holographie

Johnston, S.F. (2009) Der parallaktische Blick: Der militarische Ursprung der Holographie. In: Das Holografische Wissen. Diaphanes: Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 33-57. ISBN 9783037340714

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The 'parallax view' evokes three sources: the optical characteristic of the hologram, a shifting visual viewpoint; the eponymous American film (1974, director A. J. Pakula), a rather paranoid thriller focusing on conspiracy theories concerning government and corporations; and the eponymous book (2006) by Slavoj Zizek, a wide-ranging and deep exploration of duality in political views, ontological interpretations and scientific methods. During the first successful decade of holography, conflicting viewpoints developed between distinct communities: the militarily-guided engineers who invented practical holography, and the later imaging scientists and artisans who stressed three-dimensionality and other attributes instead of the original goal of optical image processing. By investigating these distint perspectives, the history of the subject and its underlying context are revealed.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
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 JohnstonCarnegie UK Trust (CARNEGIE)UNSPECIFIEDInterdisciplinary Studies
339052Holography, holographers, and their historySean JohnstonBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG-34511Interdisciplinary Studies
339053Holography, holographers, and their historySean JohnstonShearwater Foundation (SHEARWATER)UNSPECIFIEDInterdisciplinary Studies