Categories: Taipei

4D Holography Exhibition : Songshan Cultural District

The renovated Songshan Cultural District in Taipei is bustling with cultural events and visiting exhibitions. In my last visit to Taipei I was fortunate to catch a few of those, the first being the wonderful Nathan Sawaya’s Lego Art and just next to it a 4D "The Wonder of Holography".

I know what you’re thinking, 4D, eh? yeah, the number of dimensions is a tricky thing. There are movie cinemas in Hong Kong claiming 4D with 3D glasses and a 4th dimension involving some sort of sensation (moving chairs, water splash, etc.) but here it’s  abit different. It’s 2D images constructed as holographs that appear as if the image is popping up and moving from the wall. There’s depth, hence the 3rd dimension, and there’s movement, hence, the forth dimension. So, 4D image.

 

4D Holography Exhibition : Songshan Cultural District

 

It’s not really a new technology, but it did get someone a noble prize. Hungrian-British Dennis Gabor won the physics Nobel prize in 1971 for this invention, no less. Which means that it started a few decades before that during the 1940s. People once thought that this would change the world as we know it, and it does have some interesting scientific applications but it never made it to popular folk demand. With that said, there is a small group of holography fanatics that do and collect these things, and the Taipei group is what’s behind this exhibition.

 

4D Holography Exhibition : Songshan Cultural District

 

What do those things look like? it’s impossible to capture in a still photo but atleast the movement and change can be captured in video, even though it’s lacking the depth that gives it the wonderful 3D sensation.

Here, have a look at these …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting, isn’t it? I learned a thing or two, and managed to have some fun in the process. So, Lego, robots and now holography. Isn’t Taipei great? What more can a person ask for? 😛

visions

Share
Published by
visions

Recent Posts

Opera House : Zhuhai China

Opera House : Zhuhai China

An unexpected treat in my last visit to Zhuhai was the futuristic Zhihai Opera House. These are visible almost from…

4 hours ago
Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Mdina is an 8th century fortified town near the center of Malta, with well preserved city walls and picturesque old…

4 hours ago
Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Maribor is a sleepy little town in Slovenia, on the border with Austria. Only stopped here briefly before crossing the…

1 day ago
Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Been hoping to see Sweden for quite some time, but it was only recently in an invite to Linkoping that…

1 day ago
Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

When visiting a conference in Rotterdam beginning of summer I got an unexpected opportunity being invited to visit Sweden. I…

6 days ago
Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

After a cold weekend in mid-summer at the Netherlands, I decided it was time to warm up, and headed down…

2 weeks ago
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel Instagram