Working in the full-parallax digital format with the CHIMERA holography technology, which offers a 250 micrometre hogel size ensuring a clear image, this project explores anatomical imaging from an artist’s perspective. A completed hologram visualises anatomical MRI scans, adapted from a 3D printable model of the Bulbo-clitoral organ, building on studies in urology. A collage approach has been taken to include structural detail and creative vision. The work takes advantage of the available colour representation offered through continuous wave RGB laser technology. Transparent modelling options are explored. A Practice-Based Research method has been adopted to investigate creative possibilities in display holography.
This investigation explores representing information through data visualization using the medium holography. It is an exploration from the perspective of a creative practitioner deploying a transdisciplinary approach. The task of visualizing and making use of data and “big data” has been the focus of a large number of research projects during the opening of this century. As the amount of data that can be gathered has increased in a short time our ability to comprehend and get meaning out of the numbers has been brought into attention. This project is looking at the possibility of employing threedimensional imaging using holography to visualize data and additional information. To explore the viability of the concept, this project has set out to transform the visualization of calculated energy and fluid flow data to a holographic medium. A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model of flow around a vehicle, and a model of Solar irradiation on a building were chosen to investigate the process. As no pre-existing software is available to directly transform the data into a compatible format the team worked collaboratively and transdisciplinary in order to achieve an accurate conversion from the format of the calculation and visualization tools to a configuration suitable for synthetic holography production. The project also investigates ideas for layout and design suitable for holographic visualization of energy data. Two completed holograms will be presented. Future possibilities for developing the concept of Holographic Data Visualization are briefly deliberated upon.