Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Specular holography on architecture

Matthew Brand explains:

Specular holography is a new visual medium that I've been developing as a technology and as an art form. It is a way of drawing three-dimensional scenes by manipulating the way light scintillates off a two-dimensional surface.

This website features some recent experiments rendering light field holograms on metal plate. The links at the bottom of each page will take you to videos that show how the holographic image changes as the camera or light moves left and right. Enjoy!

Each hologram is a 2D arrangement of fine optical surfaces (reflectors or refractors) that direct a unique bundle of light rays to each viewpoint. The field of rays is structured so that you perceive a scene that is three-dimensional, or animated, or both.
One of his murals is currently on display in Michigan, and the video above shows how the images would look on a building.

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