Proceedings PaperHolography In Art And Education
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One of the most rewarding applications of holography is the teaching of it. Because of its highly visual nature, holography can be introduced at any level to practically any age group with a broad spectrum of educational backgrounds. However, a rigorous understanding of this subject, even at a non-mathematical level, requires the basic study of physical optics on topics such as interference, polarization, coherence, etc.--subjects not normally taught except in physics courses. Herein we demonstrate a series of pedagogic techniques through which all of these phenomena can be presented, using the simplest of equipment. Artists without any technical background can be initiated into this field through this rudimentary introduction and begin to explore a new medium of expression.