The Internet Webseum of Holography is an "old-school" web site dating back to 1995. There were only 18,000 dot coms back then. Now there are nearly 100 million. It was, and still remains, hand-coded by laser artist and author Frank DeFreitas. Today, its web design remains simple: to practice and promote data conservation (energy is used to create data, store it, transfer it, and view it . . . data has a carbon footprint!). However, do not let this simplicity fool you. If you need to learn about lasers and holograms, you have come to the right place: podcasts, videos, education, art, history, collecting, networking, careers, and more. At HoloWorld, there is something for all ages and abilities. So . . . sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit. If you like what you experience, please share HoloWorld with others. -- Sincerely Yours, Frank DeFreitas.
Above: landscapes of light are revealed with lasers and crystals
Cape May Diamond Laser Art
Recently, I have been creating high technology art prints (shown above) by passing laser beams through pure quartz crystals called Cape May Diamonds. These abstract landscapes of light are microscopically encoded within the crystals. In October 2009, I began a technological journey that allows me to visually extract this information. Through modern lasers, scenes never before witnessed are revealed for the very first time -- after being hidden for millions of years. Like fingerprints, no two are ever the same. More Info
Above: a cape may diamond is the target for three laser beams.
LASER & HOLOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
I have something for everyone! My laser arts & holography workshop programs are one of the longest, continuously-running series in the world. Since 1983 and still going strong! If you are going to learn about lasers and holograms, you might as well learn from the person who wrote the #1 selling book. Here is what I offer:
- private workshops at my studio in Allentown, PA
- workshops held at your location
- educational outreach programs
- exhibits for galleries and regional museums
- lectures and presentations
- more info HERE. . . or you can call and speak to me, Frank DeFreitas, directly at: 610-770-0341
RETRO VINTAGE HOLOGRAPHY
-- The Greatest Years of Lasers & Holograms --
The early years of holography were a time of incredible achievement and discovery. They were a time of excitement and innovation. We can use today's technology to revisit that era. That is what this site, and my work, is all about. -- Frank DeFreitas
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Watch Holography Videos
Enjoy my holography videos at YouTube. You will be able to see how to build your own holography table, watch a short history of holography, view many different types of holograms, and the projects that made them. Watch videos now . . .
Candies shown bathed in R-G-B laser light
U.S. High School History Made:
The first "TRUE COLOR" (R-G-B laser) hologram ever produced in a U.S. High School.
Englewood High School, Jacksonville, Florida.
February 24, 2010.
MORE INFO. HERE
Holography for Kids
A special web page devoted to my younger visitors . . . they are the future of laser and holography technology. This page is written for the elementary to middle-school level student.
Make Your Own Holograms: The Book
Imagine seeing a 3-dimensional hologram appear right before your eyes, and YOU made the hologram yourself! The top selling holography book world-wide . . . for students, amateurs and hobbyists of all ages. Developed by Frank DeFreitas. Endorsed by the Education Outreach Dept. of MIT. Great for science projects at home or at school! more info . . .
A primer on beginning your collection of holograms and other laser and holography related materials. Written for the beginning, it describes all the different ways that a collection can be started and grown. HoloWorld has inspired people from all over the world to begin their own collections.
Holography Radio Show (PODCAST)
"HoloTalk" is holography's longest-running radio talk show, and one of the earliest radio shows on the Internet! Premiering in 1997 with its now-famous mix of interviews and topical discussions, the show features host Frank DeFreitas and guests from all aspects of the field. Across the nation and around the world, listener's have made "HoloTalk" a part of their online routine. Now in its 12th year of broadcasting. Listen Now...
My Holography Collection
Learn about the history of holography through its printed pieces. Antiquarian Holographica is about the collection, appreciation, and study of 20th century ephemera as it relates to holography. As such, it celebrates the scientific, artistic, social and cultural printed history of this Nobel-prize winning field. A new post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can follow it HERE.
Join Others on the Social Network for Holography
The latest social networking site for the world of holography is holography @ ning. Meet other students, scientists, artists, technicians and enthusiasts. Join and become a part of the fastest growing area for holography on the Net in 2009. Visit holography @ ning . . .
Own Your Own Hologram
My angel hologram is my very own holiday hologram offering to you. Made in my own laboratory -- by hand -- it is offered throughout the year. Watch the video to see just how incredible this hologram truly is. And now it can be yours. more info . . .
Download the latest issue of HoloWorld: The E-Zine of Popular Holography. Each issue contains 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. read more . . .
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. more info . . .
Online Hologram Exhibit
20 Years / 20 Holograms: A selection of 20 holograms representing 20 years creating them at my holography studio/lab in Allentown, Pennsylvania: 1983-2003. Audio files accompany each hologram exhibited explaining their creation.
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. I also offer workshops at my studio.
An Introduction to Diode Laser Holography
Diode Laser holography began here at HoloWorld. You can read my lab notes of the development of this technology from start to finish. Includes the world's first hologram created using solar power.
The Easiest Way to Get a Hologram!
This is the easiest, fastest, and least expensive way to get a real laser hologram ANYWHERE on the Internet: with my new 2010 Hologram Postcard! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser (1960-2010). Postcard designed exclusively for holoworld.com by laser artist Frank DeFreitas. You can order online, or you can use this order form and order through the mail.
If you have holograms that you wish to make available to the marketplace, I have access to a world-wide coterie of collectors that are waiting to make an offer. Please contact me, Frank DeFreitas, for further information and private, personal assistance.
HOLOTALK 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.
A section which contains frequently asked questions regarding lasers and holograms.
How To Make A Hologram
A multimedia presentation on how holograms are made. Requires RealPlayer.
Holographic Brain, Mind, Universe
A previously published paper of mine from LaserNews concerning the holographic principles behind the functioning of the brain and holographic principles.
External Links and Resources
One of the largest listings of web links for lasers and holography on the Net.
Awards that HoloWorld has won and comments from visitors.
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