Holography & HologramsHoloWorld went online in 1994. Today, it is referenced by many web pages and in-print publications. It was created by now semi-retired, American holographer Frank DeFreitas (bio). For over 30 years, holography enthusiasts from around the world continue to make the pilgrimage to his home studio located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. If you need to learn about holograms, you have come to the right place: how-to articles, podcasts, galleries, history, videos, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your browsing. If you like what you see, please share HoloWorld with others.
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Is the Hologram Bible the 'Greatest Hologram on Earth'? The size of a snowflake, its mission is to safely bring Scripture to areas of the world where the Christian Holy Bible is banned. Its size is just the beginning of what makes it different from every other Bible in the world today. Read more ...
ABOVE: This short video will show you how you can see a hologram from different sides, as if you were looking at the real object!
If you're going to learn about holography, you might as well learn from the author of the world's #1 holography book. Take a hologram or laser arts class at my studio in Allentown, Pennsylvania -- OR -- have a presentation on lasers and holography at your school, home school, or church group. My studio is "Minutes from Everywhere!" Celebrating 30 years of workshops in 2013!
Taking over one year to complete, ALL AGES will enjoy this 3D photo gallery presentation. Using images from as far back as the 1800's, the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated in twenty+ 3D photos. Safe graphic content for the younger visitor. View 3D Photos...
Who Is Frank DeFreitas?
You wouldn't go into a strangers house, would you? I didn't think so! Web sites are no different! Before you begin your visit here at HoloWorld, take a few minutes to learn about your host (me), and my 30 years of award-winning service to the laser and holography fields of art, science and technology.
This is the original online laser and hologram science learning page for students. Today's youth are the future of this emerging technology. A great resource for home schoolers. Take a quiz at the end of your visit and print a certificate!
Do you like astronomy? Do you like the great planet Saturn? Take a moment to read a fantastic story. It is the extraordinary (and true!) story about having my name on the surface of another heavenly body: Titan, the famous moon of the planet Saturn. It was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer solar system. If you love space, you'll love this story . . . and you'll never look at Saturn the same way again. Read More...
Espanol: Difusion especial -- Lasers Y Holografia
La audiencia del show aprendera acerca los ultimos desarrollos en la tecnologia del laser y sus multiples aplicaciones en carreras como medicina, communicaciones, y las ciencias y artes. Con su presentador Frank DeFreitas. Traduccion del Ingles al espanol por Mario Andres Munoz.
See videos of various holograms, learn how to build your own vibration isolation table, watch project videos, and much more!
What Are Holograms Used For?
Holograms are the ultimate in the combination of art, science and technology. But why should you learn about them? What can a 3D hologram teach us that other visual methods cannot? This printable article explains what holograms are used for!
Hologram of the Moon
Blue Ribbon Winner, New York Hall of Science, 2011.
I have just produced a fantastic 3D voyage to the moon for all ages. It is an MPO photo file download for the Nintendo 3DS, Fuji Real 3D, SONY PS 3D, and Sprint EVO 3D phones. Featured in 3D Focus magazine on December 2011. Download it Now!
How To Make A Hologram
Want to know how to make a hologram? Step into my laser lab and see how it is done, with step-by-step DIY photos. All of it possible in your own home or school. You can print out this page for reports and homework.
Abstract art created by passing light through holographic optics and quartz crystals known as Cape May Diamonds. Shapes, colors and patterns never before seen are revealed, after being encoded in the crystals since their creation. Includes my holographic light art gallery.
Make Your Own Stereoscope
Did you know that you can make your own 3D stereoscope? I assembled and hand-finished this DIY (kit) stereoscope, and had a lot of fun doing it. Here are a few photos showing the project from beginning to completion.
What Are Lasers Used For?
Perfect for reports and homework, this web page gives students of all ages a printable list of what lasers are used for today. Laser technology is all around us in our everyday living. Find out just how much this is true.
3D Gallery (3D glasses needed)
I also enjoy vintage 3D stereo photography. Here is a gallery of 3D photography converted into anaglyphs. You will need red / cyan 3D glasses in order to see these photos in the third dimension.
Memories of Edmund Scientific Co.
Share my memories of the once-great Edmund Scientific factory store in Barrington, New Jersey. In 2012, I will be adding photos of all of my Edmund memorabilia, going back to the 1960's. Includes info. on their famous Light Show Theater. Enjoy!
The ultimate (and original) guide to laser and holography collectibles. Covers everything from holograms to advertising to posters and post cards (and more). For nearly twenty-five years, this guide continues to be an inspiration for people all over the world to begin their own collections.
Holographic Brain, Mind, Universe
My published article on holographic principles and coherent thought. I keep it updated, current and revised online. From the Holo-Gram newsletter, and the Laser Arts Society journal (long before the Internet).
Making Holograms with Laser Pointers
Diode laser holography didn't begin in a professional laboratory, it began in three basement labs. Here are the original notes from start to finish. Includes the world's first hologram created using a solar powered laser.
Holography Internet Radio Show
"HoloTalk" began broadcasting online in 1997 (!) with its now-famous mix of interviews and topical discussions, the show features host Frank DeFreitas and guests from around the world. For nearly fifteen years, listeners made "HoloTalk" a part of their online routine. Over 100 shows are now available in the MP3 archive.
My Top Ten Hologram Tips (PDF)
If you've just started making holograms at home or school, you may want to download my list of top ten tips. Written as a supplement to the 2011 Make Magazine article on holography, but valuable for every beginner. PDF file.
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Download a back issue of HoloWorld: The E-Zine of Popular Holography. Each issue contained news & information, tips & tricks, history, reviews, net treks, and more.
The Civil War Holography Project
See this exciting Civil War holography project with students of Englewood High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Priceless treasures have been at the bottom of the St. Johns river since 1864. These historical artifacts are now recorded as holograms. Includes PBS video.
Careers in Lasers, Optics & Photonics
Now that you've begun to explore the world of lasers & photonics, you may be wondering if this could fit in with your future career planning. Absolutely! In this section, I'll give you some information on things to consider when you're exploring careers in general. I'll also share some Internet resources that can guide you in your search for careers in the field of lasers and photonics.
If you are a small to medium-sized museum, gallery, school, corporation or other venue, and you would like to host an exhibit of holograms from around the world, you'll find a great opportunity here.
Online Hologram Exhibit
20 Years / 20 Holograms: A selection of 20 holograms representing my first 20 years at my holography studio / lab in Allentown, Pa: 1983-2003. Audio files accompany each hologram exhibited.
How to Create Your Own Hologram Portraits
An in-process, step-by-step guide for amateurs and hobbyists for creating your own hand-made DIY portraits and stereograms.
The Holography Link Page
Links to other sites about lasers and holograms on the Net.
Awards that HoloWorld has won and comments from visitors.
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Contact information for email, postal mail, phone and e-zine.
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