A cultural history of the hologram

Johnston, S.F. (2008) A cultural history of the hologram. Leonardo: Art Science and Technology, 41(3), pp. 223-229. (doi:10.1162/leon.2008.41.3.223)

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Abstract

The hologram, the novel imaging medium conceived in 1947, underwent a series of technical mutations over the following 50 years. Those successive adaptations altered the form of the medium, broadened its imaging capabilities and promoted wider perceptions of its functions and possibilities. Appropriated by disparate technical communities and presented to varied audiences, the hologram and its cultural meanings evolved dramatically. This paper relates the fluidity of the form, function and meaning of the hologram to its distinct creators and users.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:cultural history, holography, culture, technology, history, hologram, laser, technical communities, user groups, sociology,
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Leonardo: Art Science and Technology
Publisher:MIT Press
ISSN:0024-094X
ISSN (Online):1530-9282

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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