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Holographic Visions: A History of New Science

Sean F. Johnston, University of Glasgow, Oxford University Press 2006
518pp with numerous b&w illustrations, £75 (from £50.26 on Amazon)
ISBN 0-19-857122-4 978-0-19-857122-3

jonathanrossReviewed by Jonathan Ross

About the Reviewer
Jonathan Ross was involved with commercial holography from 1978–1990 with his company SEE 3. He has compiled one of the most extensive collections of the art and applications of holography, ( and is a sucker for 3D images of all sorts. He exhibits his collection in public spaces whenever possible and stages regular holography shows, along with other forms of contemporary art, at his Gallery 286 in London, England.

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Erratum: Practical Holography – third edition

Author: Graham Saxby

There is an omission in the formula at the top of page 471. After the ferric sulphate line, add a new line as follows: ‘sodium hydrogen sulfate, crystals…30 g’. Graham offers his apologies to any holographers whose bleach stage took three hours as a result of this omission.

Practical Holography, 3rd Edition, Graham Saxby, IOP, 482 pages, ISBN 0-7503-0912-1

harrison-photoMichael Harrison

About the author
Michael was born on an insignificant little blue-green planet orbiting an unregarded yellow sun out in the unfashionable backwaters of the western spiral arm of the galaxy and is a computer programmer currently working in the games industry. He has been interested in holography and has been making holograms since 1984, with a few long breaks for Real Life. He hopes to soon take over the world by combining his experience in 3D graphics with holography.

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The development of direct-write digital holography* – Part 2

Following just a few simple rules anyone can shoot a parallax sequence on film or video that can be directly converted into a hologram image. The first consideration is that the motion must be going in the correct direction in order to yield positive stereoscopic parallax in the hologram. The reason for this is very simple: one’s left eye must be presented with the left image and the right eye must see an image in the sequence that is to the right of the first image.

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The development of direct-write digital holography* – Part 1

pizzanelli-photoDavid Pizzanelli

About the author
David is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Light Impressions International Ltd. He has been actively involved in the hologram industry since 1979, as Holographer and Director at Hollusions Ltd Cambridge and at SEE 3 Holograms Ltd London. In 1994 he was awarded a PhD in Holography at the Royal Collage of Art, London. David has served on the Board of the IHMA and as Chairman of the IHMA, and is an acknowledged expert on the subject of security holograms.

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Practical holography third edition review

Iñaki BeguiristainIñaki Beguiristain

About the author
Iñaki studied Physics at Imperial College, London. He has been making holograms for the past 15 years, and has perfected an enviable holography studio. During the last 7 years he has concentrated on pseudocolour display holograms. He has worked at various companies involved in security holography.

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