Then and Now – Holography and the Graphic Arts

In the August Holography News® (HN) edition of ‘Then and Now’, I highlighted the role that holograms have played in protecting banknotes from counterfeiting. Looking through the archives of HN I note that at about the same time as the first hologram on a banknote was reported there was an article titled ‘Upper Deck Hits Home Run with Holography’ which told one of the many stories about applications of holograms on trading cards – a phenomenon that took the US by storm in the late 1980s early 90s.

Art - November 21, 2023 midnight

ChatGPT – an Ode to Security Holograms

ChatGPT is an artificial-intelligence (AI) chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022. It’s come under some negative scrutiny recently and is currently banned in Italy pending a data protection investigation.

Art - May 2, 2023 midnight

Disney’s Still Curious About Holograms

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone who has seen Disney movies or visited any of their theme parks that the corporation takes holograms – both physical and digital – very seriously. The love affair between Disney and holograms goes back more than 40 years and shows no sign of breaking up.

Company - February 22, 2023 midnight

HoloCenter Moves to Kingston, New York – A New Era

Holography News™ has been a keen follower of the formation and progress of the HoloCenter. With news of the center’s relocation and activities, Executive Director Linda Law brings us up to date on the art’s scene in the US and beyond.

Art - November 21, 2022 midnight

Crowdsourcing to Help Kickstart Holographic Project

In this tale of creation, destruction and hope, holographic artist Ed Wesly relates the story of how his installation of holographic tiles for a festival in Chicago was commissioned, installed and then quickly vandalised… and what he’s going to do about it.

Free - October 26, 2022 midnight

Falling Out of Love with Holography

Anyone who has been involved with holography for any length of time will have had periods of frustration with the technology. But the story of a Japanese man who literally fell out of love with his hologram wife is taking things to extremes.

Art - May 13, 2022 midnight