In Washington, D.C. Presenting Holography
& Laser Arts and Sciences @ The Smithsonian.
More people will visit HOLOWORLD today ...
than any other holography web site in the world.
I have provided laser and holography educational programs for The Franklin Institute, Phila; Liberty Science Center, NJ; The Discovery Center of Science and Technology, PA; Lehigh University Physics Dept.; Lehigh-Carbon Community College; Georgian Court University Physics Dept.; The Smithsonian Institution, Wash. D.C. (Hirshhorn Gallery & Ripley Education Center), the Urban Systemic Initiative (NSF); and many elementary, middle and high schools throughout the northeast region -- along with several National Science Foundation-funded programs in other areas of the U.S. I instructed the first-ever online class for holography, through America On Line, in 1995.
I saw my first laser hologram in 1968, attended my first holography exhibit in 1976, began my own laser & holography studio in 1983, and started my world-famous holography web site in 1993. I began as a kid, and after an entire lifetime, there is plenty more to say. But for now I'll just say that sooner or later in your own journey in holography, no matter where you are in the world, you will eventually come across "Frank DeFreitas".
My 30+ years in holography have been divided into 15 years part-time and 15-years+ full time. I was both a hologram producer and a holography instructor. My history is with traveling outreach: I would take my laser and holography educational programs on the road. Back then, one would find many outreach persons traveling from one area of the country to the other, visiting schools, galleries, museums and festivals. I've presented to tnes upon tens of thousands of people over the years. My smallest event was three people, my largest event was seventy thousand (over two days).
As a side note, I am one of the very few people on Earth to have his or her name on the surface of another heavenly body: Titan, the great moon of Saturn.
I have designed and built my own lasers, optical equipment, and have formulated my own processing chemistry and production methods. My work is truly, and literally, my own.
I have a technical education. My background is in printing technologies, and I am a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Printing and Advertising (with a focus on typography, typesetting and graphic design / prepress). Never underestimate the power of print, whether on paper or online. Print is the most influencial and powerful human-created force in the world, and it is where I have always wanted to be. Not surprisingly, it is where I am.
In 2014, I am now 58 years old and I have been married for 37 years. My wife and I have 3 grown daughters, all involved in science and medicine. I have had my private studio and reference library / exhibit room in my downtown historic Allentown, PA home for 31 years. People travel from around the world to visit, to learn, or to just say hello (please call first).
After spending 30 years in the field of lasers and holograms, I was given a vision and calling to begin developing Christian applications. The objectives for my work are several fold: (1) to help reach those persons in areas of the world where more traditional evangelistic methods are dangerous, even life threatening (stealth technology); (2) to research archival recording methods for Scripture and historical artifacts (3D laser holograms); (3) to one day communicate the Gospel to other worlds beyond our own: from upcoming human colonies on the Moon and Mars, to the deepest regions of outer space (space based laser communication); (4) to prepare youth for the evangelism of the future, utilizing (and further developing) these new technologies.
My own personal philosophy / quote is this: "Science is the study of the physical manifestations of God in action". I do not believe that science and God are at odds with each other at all. With science, we gain knowledge and wisdom about God's Creation, and as a result, grow closer in our walk with Him.
-- Frank DeFreitas
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