Our Creation Museum’s new Lucy exhibit has created quite a stir. The bones of Lucy are used by evolutionists probably more than anything in their attempt to show that humans evolved from an ape-like ancestor.
Even some evolutionists have been impressed by the use of holographic technology to view “inside” the Lucy model. Museum visitors (and many staff) have been asking, “How did they do that?”
Rob Taylor, of Forth Dimension Holographics, the creator of the Lucy holograms, did a presentation for AiG staff. He brought many samples of holograms to demonstrate their dynamic and visual properties. He explained aspects of the processes used to make holograms, explained a little bit about their invention (theorized in the 40s and finally realized in the 60s when lasers were invented) and shared his vision for how holograms could be used in new ways to enhance museum exhibits.
Included in Rob’s presentation were the original hologram masters from the Lucy exhibit. This first stage of the holographic process captures not only the subject of the hologram, but the entire holographic studio that surrounds the subject. The table, the walls, ceiling, floor, and even the holographers themselves! It is a lot like looking through a small window into the room. Anything the viewer could have seen through that window can be seen in the master hologram. Much like a film negative is used to make photographic prints, the master hologram is used to make the final analog reflection holograms, like the three in our Lucy exhibit.
The Lucy holograms were created in the only pulse laser holographic studio in North America, and believe it or not, this high-tech studio is located in the basement of a home in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri.
Rob also brought along examples of full-color animated digital holograms, a technology we hope to use in future museum exhibits—so that is one of the reasons Rob featured this technology at the Creation Museum. We hope to expand and upgrade other exhibits in the future with such technology.
This brief video shows the set up for viewing a holographic master:
Please continue to pray for our museum design team as they continue to keep the Creation Museum on the cutting edge technologically so we can communicate the most important message in the world to people—the message of the truth of God’s Word and the gospel.
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