Beginning Holography

6:00-9:00pm Tuesday and Thursday
Maclean 414

"In this introduction to the theory, tools, and techniques of three-dimensional imaging, students study the structure of light and the ways in which it can convey information, and familiarize themselves with the basic tool of holography, the laser. Students make several different styles of holograms, some viewable in laser light, and some in white light. Techniques involving spatial juxtaposition and montage are also explored. The focus is on developing a working knowledge of the medium from the perspective of its artistic possibilities."

Syllabus(Download PDF)

Getting Started

9/1
Class Intro: Go over the course agenda, projects, and syllabus
Intro to Holography
Shoot monochromatic transmission hologram as a class
Bring objects to shoot for next class

Intro to Holography

9/6
Intro to Monochromatic Transmission
Demo: Optimal shooting objects/placement and Monochromatic Transmission setup
Project 0: Shoot 3 Mono Transmission

9/8
Intro to Rhino
i/o Lab authorization

Fundamentals of Light

9/13
Lesson: What are Lasers?
Brainstorm Project
Rhino Workshop (Download model)
Begin modeling objects for Project 1

9/15
Brainstorm and define Project 1
Project 0.5: Demo and shoot monochromatic reflection holograms
Surrealist Manifesto reading for next class (Pages version or PDF if you don't have Pages)
Read the underlined text, and the rest if you want!
Surrealist Manifesto (Pages version)
Surrealist Manifesto (PDF version)

Toward an Absolute Reality

9/20
EK Lab authorization
Continue working on Project 1
Go over reading

9/22
Finish Project 1 models
Shoot Project 1 holograms - mono reflection and/or transmission
Reflection Hologram Fault Finder

From Optics to Art

9/27
Workday

9/29
Workday
Critique Project 1

Full Color

10/4
Finish Project 1 Critique
Lesson: Full-color transmission
Practice shoot

10/6
See Moholy-Nagy Show at AIC
Shoot two more full color transmission
Brainstorm Project 2
Reading for next class:
The Aesthetic Message of Holography

Absurdity

10/11
Go over reading
Lesson: Full color reflection
Shoot full color reflection
Work on Project 2

10/13
Workday

Fields of Vision

10/18
Workday
Geola Specs

10/20
Finish Project 2
Critique Project 2
Brainstorm for HOLOween show

Break the Rules

10/25
Workday - modify old projects for show, or create new ones
Individual check-ins

10/27
Finish prepping for show

10/28
HOLOween Show from 5-7pm in the Flex Space

In the realm of the Pataphysical

11/1
3D Modeling: Maya Intro
Geola LANDSCAPE Specs
Geola PORTRAIT Specs
Figure out teams and brainstorm Project 4
Workday

11/3
Workday

11/5 SATURDAY
MAKE-UP CLASS 1-4pm
Workday

Digi-holo

11/8
Workday
Submit Project 4 to Geola by end of class

11/10
No class

Poetics of Science

11/15
Workday

11/17
Intro to Project 5 (final)
4x5 Demo Transmission and Reflection
Workday
Read Colonization of Venus for next class.

A Network of Holographers

11/22
Discuss reading
Present Final Project ideas and plans
Workday

Quantum

11/29
Workday
Project 5 Progress Check in

12/1
Workday
Submit Print to Geola for final (if using for final)
Reading for next class

Week 15

CRIT WEEK

Four-Dimensional Art

12/13
Go over reading
Prep for crit day

12/15
Final Projects Critique



*subject to change