BBC – 16th January
See BBC interview with Professor Martin Richarson about the unseen David Bowie footage.
BBC – 8th January
“Lost footage of David Bowie will be shown for the first time since it was shot in 1998.
The 30 minutes of experimental film had been stored in a chest at Leicester’s De Montfort University for many years.
It was shot by friend and collaborator Prof Martin Richardson, who used it to produce a hologram for an album insert.
The footage is of the Ziggy Stardust performer walking towards the camera, doing various poses.
Prof Richardson used the 35mm film to create a moving hologram of Bowie, which featured as an insert in his 1999 album Hours.
The holography academic went to New York to film Bowie in his studio.”
We congratulate PhD alumna Dr Pearl John on securing a Talent Developing Grant from A Space Art. She is working with Post Doc researcher Dr Vivian Amos, who is sharing examples of the latest developments in colour holography.
The group has moved to join the Faculty of to Art, Design and Architecture at De Montfort University, to re-establish and sustain our efforts within the creative sector, whilst maintaining a strong technical and scientific grounding.
We would like to congratulate De Montfort University Modern Holography Dr Pearl John on her graduation.
We would like to congratulate De Montfort University Modern Holography Ph.D. researcher Tine Barkmann on the successful defence of her Thesis on the 18th June 2019!
March 5, 2019
Visiting Professor Stanislovas (Stas) Zacharovas gave the presentation: HOLOGRAMS IN OUR DIGITAL AGE at De Montfort University. Stas’ fascinating lecture explained the principles behind 3-D holographic printing using sets of images made from digital video. The end result is a ‘glasses-free’ three-dimensional scene in true-colour and animation. The talk looked at the creative application of these holograms together with the science behind the technology.
In addition to DMU students and staff, David Brotherton-Ratcliffe and Tal Stokes from Geola UK, Jeff Blyth from Cambridge and Hans Bjelkhagen from Wrexham Glyndŵr University were also attending the lecture.
Dr Stanislovas Zacharovas will give the presentation “Holograms in Our Digital Age” at De Montfort University. Tuesday 5th March 2019. from 1.00 – 2.00pm. Queens Building, Lecture Theatre 1.12.
Zacharovas is a Holography and Optical High-Security expert with over 20 years experience in the field. He wrote the much revered “Practical Holography, Fourth Edition” together with Graham Saxby. (2015, ISBN 9781482251579). In September 2018 he received 2018 the Denisyuk Medal for a life work in holography from the Russian Optical Society.
De Montfort University Modern Holography post-doc researcher Dr. Vivian Amos is presenting the paper “A holographic representation of three-dimensional J9 space” at the Practical Holography XXXIII: Displays, Materials, and Applications conference at the SPIE Photonics West OPTO in San Francisco.
The Modern Holography group would like to send our good wishes to all presenters and participants.
We would like to congratulate De Montfort University Modern Holography Ph.D. researcher Pearl John on the successful
De Montfort University Modern Holography Post-Doc researcher Dr Vivian Amos attended the Reconnaissance – The Holography Conference 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.
We would like to congratulate De Montfort University Modern Holography Ph.D. researcher Amani Althagafi on the successful
The Modern Holography group from De Montfort University presented holograms and academic papers at the 11th International Symposium of Display Holography ISDH2018 in Aveiro, Portugal. The group was represented both in the Art in Holography: Light, Space & Time exhibition at Aveiro City Museum and in the Technical exhibition at the University of Aveiro.
Leonardo Day celebration at ISDH2018
Leonardo’s Executive Editor Roger Malina presented at the art/science/technology journal Leonardo’s 50th Birthday celebration in Aveiro, together with Modern Holography
ISDH2018: Holography Symposium Leonardo Day
During his keynote
Roger Malina’s ISDH presentation Power Point.
DMU researcher wins national recognition for innovative glasswork with holograms
De Montfort University Modern Holography Ph.D. researcher Charlotte Wilkinson is creating a pioneering way to incorporate holograms into her glass sculptures to produce truly groundbreaking works of art. Her creations have been
Craft and Design Magazine
Professor Hans I.
Professor Hans I. Bjelkhagen presented the seminar Lippmann Photography – The True Colour of Photography at De Montfort University.
“Gabriel Lippmann invented the process of interference
We would like to congratulate De Montfort University Modern Holography Ph.D. researcher Vivian Amos on the successful
Modern Holography and the Imaging and Displays Research Group was represented at the Leicester Business School “Beyond Business as Usual” event.
De Montfort University Modern Holography researchers Yin-Ren Chan, Tove Noorjahaan Dalenius and Vivian Amos present the papers and holograms at the Practical Holography
Ph.D. researchers Yin-Ren, Vivian and Tove visit artist John Kaufman’s holographic studio in Point Reyes.
Members of the UK holography community gathered at Jonathan Ross’s Gallery 286 in London for a memorial exhibition and party in
Margaret Benyon Memorial Exhibition.
Royal Photographic Society bursary for DMU holography archive
An important archive of holograms and related materials has been given a boost with the award of a £6,000 Royal Photographic Society bursary. A large archive of research materials gathered by Professor Sean Johnston, a physicist and historian of holography at the University of Glasgow, was donated to the DMU collection. The archive included correspondence and interview recordings with hundreds of seminal figures in the field such as Emmett Leith at the University of Michigan and Yuri Denisyuk of the Vavilov Institute in St Petersburg. Prof Johnston’s archive also contained reminiscences, photographs, exhibition
About DMU – Holography Archive
Professor Sean F. Johnston’s book Holograms: A Cultural History is published. (ISBN-13: 978-0198712763)
“Engineers, artists, hippies and hobbyists have played with, and dreamed about, holograms. This book explores how holograms found a place in distinct cultural settings. It is aimed at readers attracted to pop culture, visual studies and cultural history, scholars concerned with media history, fine art and material studies and, most of all, cross-disciplinary audiences intrigued about how this ubiquitous but still-mysterious visual medium grew up in our midst and became entangled in our culture. “
Professor Martin Richardson provided holograms from his collection for the book, and images of transmission holograms for the book were captured in the De Montfort University holography laboratory.
The 10th International Symposium on Display Holography, ISDH-2015 takes place in St Petersburg, Russia. De Montfort University Modern Holography Professor Martin Richardson is overall Art Chair and Ph.D. researcher Pearl John chairs the session “History, Culture, and Education”. Ph.D. researcher Vivian Amos presents his paper ‘An Interactive Holographic Display System’.
Launch of Professor Martin Richardson’s book The Prime Illusion: Modern Holography in the Age of Digital Media in Portuguese translation: A ilusão
Professor Martin Richardson showcases Art Holography at the GREAT
The international festival celebrates creativity and innovation through a unique partnership between the British Government and major
Bryan May visits De Montfort University to talk about his research into Victorian stereoscopic cards. He also makes a hologram with Professor Martin Richardson.
Professor Martin Richardson and Dr. Simon Rees of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development’s (IESD) successfully bid for Higher Education Innovation Fund: Proof-of-principle (PoP) Study funding for a Holographic Data Visualisation project instigated by IOCT masters student Tove Dalenius. Tove and Simon develop ideas around holographic