Doctor Laser mini-documentary

Check out Doctor Laser, a nicely done mini-documentary about one of the last remaining laser holography artists in the world.

In the heyday of holography, back in the 1970s, there were four schools dedicated to the holographic arts around the world, and five studios in New York City alone. Today, there are only a few left in the world. And no one is holding the candle higher than Doctor Laser.

Jason Sapan, as his birth certificate calls him, is sort of like a laser Doc Brown, and his cluttered New York studio-laboratory (replete with devoted interns) feels something like a time machine, a living ode to a seemingly obsolete art. But listen to him tell it – and take a look around his studio – and you might agree that there’s no more accurate way of representing the world than with holography.

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