Hologram History

Published: 21st September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2014 01:34 PM   |  A+A-


Eight days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made holograms part of Indian political campaigns, addresses fans at Madison Gardens, a first-of-its-kind event will happen at the Museum of Holography , New York. The first public exhibition of holography in America was held in 1968 by holography pioneer Jason Sapan and Bell Laboratories for Time magazine. He worked for decades taking holographic portraits for the Museum of Holography—of celebrities as varied as painter Andy Warhol, President Bill Clinton and sci-fi legend Isaac Asimov. He owns Holographic Studios which he has nurtured for nearly 40 years. The basement laser laboratory is his workspace where he weilds his 3D magic, which is then displayed in the storefront gallery.

On Saturday, September 20, Sapan will be personally giving a rare guided tour of the Holographic Studios. Visitors will be taken through the collection comprising lifelike holographic sculptures, motion image and cylindrical holograms, computer-generated holographic images and multi-channel holograms that change as you pass. They will also get a chance to go down to Sapan’s subterranean laser laboratory for a demonstration on laser physics in action.

Saturday, September 20; 11am-12:30pm

Tickets: $25 (Advance booking recommended)

Holographic Studios is located at 240 East 26th Street,

between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Tour begins at 11am sharp.


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