Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
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The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography
The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography presents a rare opportunity to view selected works from the world-wide community of practicing display holographers. The MIT Museum holds the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of holograms, and regularly invites artists to showcase new work at the Museum. "This new exhibition is an example of our expanded commitment to support public engagement with practicing artists through exhibitions and programs," says Seth Riskin, who organized the exhibition in conjunction with the 9th International Symposium on Display Holography, held in June 2012
Learn more about holography at MIT:
What is a hologram?
A hologram is a 3- dimensional image that results from a complex set of imaging activities involving lighting the object to be recorded on a film or digital recording device, in a particular manner, as with a laser, using a direct beam of coherent light.
Looking at the holograms in the MIT Museum’s collection will give you an idea of the variety of ways that a hologram can be created.