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The Discovery Channel, 3D holographic display edition

This is a snapshot from the Discovery Channel video

A snapshot from the Discovery Channel video

Remember my earlier post on the blog about the visit from the Discovery Channel? The video featuring the 3D Display Lab aired this past week on the Daily Planet as part of their Future Tech special. You can watch the video on the Discovery Channel Website in the link below. The portion involving myself and Dr. Pierre Blanche starts three minutes into the clip.



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Benjamin Cromey is pursuing his Bachelors in Optical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Arizona. As a member of the Optics Ambassadors and the Outreach Coordinator for the Student Optics Chapter, optics outreach is one of his passions. He participated in the 2012 IOU program with CIAN and has been working with 3D Holographic displays ever since.

A Visit from the Discovery Channel

On October 18th, those of us in the 3D Holographic Display lab  at the University of Arizona were treated to a visit from the Discovery Channel! The Canadian component of the Discovery Channel has a show called the Daily Planet, which features, among other things, interesting science  from around the world. They thought our work in re-writable holographic displays was very interesting so they came out to film it for their show.

In the summer of 2012, I was one of the participants in the Integrated Optics for Undergraduates REU within CIAN. My project for the summer was using a free program, 123D Catch, to make 3D models of real objects in order for them to be written as holograms. Because the lab has this ability as a result of my work, the Discovery Channel folks brought bobbleheads of the show hosts Continue reading