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Holographic Visions: A History of New Science

Sean Johnston


Holography exploded on the scientific world in 1964, but its slow fuse had been burning much longer. Over the next four decades, the echoes of that explosion reached scientists, engineers, artists, and popular culture. Emerging from classified military research, holography evolved to represent the power of post-war physics, an aesthetic union of art and science, the countercultural meanderings of holism, a cottage industry for waves of would-be entrepreneurs, and a fertile plot device for science fiction. New working cultures sprang up to mutate holography, redefining its products, reshaping i ... More

Keywords: history, holography, hologram, technology, social studies, physics, art, culture, industry, light

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198571223
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571223.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Johnston, author
University of Glasgow