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Title Going deeper: teaching more than the mechanics
Title of Series The 9th International Symposium on Display Holography (ISDH 2012)
Part Number 29
Number of Parts 47
Author Bruck, Richard
License CC Attribution - NoDerivatives 2.0 UK: England & Wales:
You are free to use, copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in unchanged form for any legal purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
DOI 10.5446/21047
Publisher River Valley TV
Release Date 2012
Language English

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Abstract What follows is a description of an introductory holography course titled “Lasers and Holography,” taught by the author at Columbia College Chicago since 1997. Because this is a science class at an arts college with an open admissions policy, these students have many different levels of education, dissimilar backgrounds, and varied fields of interest. There are no science majors. Therefore, specific learning objectives have been developed. The author contends that for many of these students it is not enough to teach the physics of making holograms. To inspire and instill a lifelong appreciation for science and physics, one must go still deeper. Students need to be touched on more than just an intellectual level. Consequently, a broader approach is used. Ultimately, students may be stirred to want to learn more, and to be confident they can. The paper addresses: 1. Becoming aware of one’s individual state of seeing 2. Perceptual illusions: their impact on the advancement of science and art 3. Promoting artistic applications and exposing students to fine art holography 4. Teaching holography as an information processing, as well as an image-making technology 5. Introducing and exploring philosophical implications of holographic principles.

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