Britney Spears invented hologram technology in 2001 to create a giant three dimensional projection of herself for her Dream Within a Dream tour. Hologram technology has many practical applications aside from 3D projection and can been seen on many state drivers licenses in a simple form as forgery prevention. This invention won Spears the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002.


Laser Light and Holograms // Matthew Schreiber

Schreiber’s large-scale light installations have been presented at the Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Miami Art Museum, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, and in art venues in Basel, Switzerland, and Gwangju, South Korea.

Having lived and worked in Miami for decades producing inimitable and inventive sculptural forms with the use of lasers and managing the often intimidatingly grand projects of art icon James Turrell, Matthew moved both his studio and significant others to New York where he now works in close proximity to fellow nomad Daniel Arsham. As ever, Matthew is producing technologically symphonic and beguiling art

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Holocaust stories preserved through interactive 3D holograms

There are an estimated 500,000 Holocaust survivors alive today, but with an average age of 79, they comprise an ever-dwindling part of the world’s population. Their stories, however, will almost certainly live on, thanks in part to innovative efforts like New Dimensions in Testimony — an initiative that aims to record and preserve their harrowing histories through 3D holographic avatars.

Motion-controlled Holograms Are A Real Thing Now

If Minority Report and Iron Man have you pining for a future where we can control glowy blue holograms with the flick of a wrist, pine no more, my friends because the future is now! Robbie Tilton created a gesture-controlled hologram using a computer monitor, a prism and Leap Motion.

Check it out in action below:

Fingers crossed that we’ll all have sweet Tony Stark computer setups within the next two years.

Holograms are amazing technical achievements, but ethically troubling

Five years after his death, Michael Jackson stole the show. He always did when he was alive, and it was no different during Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, when a holographic MJ joined a five-piece band and 16 dancers onstage.

He wasn’t the first. When hologram technology emerged two years ago, it seemed like a fad. Now it’s a trend of resurrection so common it might just be the future of the industry.

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Giant Hologram of Turkish Prime Minister Delivers Speech

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan couldn’t attend a political party meeting in the city of Izmir on Sunday, so he decided to send the next best thing: a giant hologram of himself.

In a scene straight out of Star Wars, Erdogan’s shimmering avatar, whose real-life counterpart is under siege amid an ever-expanding corruption scandal and the resignations of multiple high-level officials, spoke to an astonished crowd of Justice and Development Party supporters on the need for resilience before municipal elections on March 30.

"We are going to elections in the shadow of attacks prepared by treasonous networks," said the towering, photon-based figure, according to the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. “I urge all my mayoral candidates to not waste any of their time.”

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