3D With out the Glasses - Feature Story in Boston Globe
This week, when 150 artists, scientists, and engineers gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for an international conference devoted to holograms, they will not be discussing history; they will be talking about the cutting edge of a technology that is once again stirring excitement.
The International Symposium on Display Holography will include sessions dedicated to new techniques and materials, digital methods, and art. It will highlight some of the applications for contemporary holograms, which include maps for the military, creation of fine art, and the development of prototype screen- display technologies that could be used to provide 3-D entertainment, without the glasses.
The conference also provides a window into an unusual area of technology whose path has been shaped by a back-and-forth between scientists, artists, and engineers, which will also be the subject of a new exhibition opening at the MIT Museum on Wednesday.
Zebra Imaging, an Austin, Texas, company founded by MIT alumni, has worked with the military to create maps that recreate a cityscape and can be viewed without special glasses. They offer a service that enables people to print out holograms, for as little as $250.
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