Johnston traces the cultural roots of holograms to explore the environments in which holography developed. It is an extension of author’s earlier “Holographic Visions: A History of New Science,” which provided an account of the creators and concepts behind the world of holography.

The present book focuses on consumers of holograms in distinct cultural settings, describing the technical attractions and cultural uses of the hologram in the past and how they have matured over a half-century to shape our speculative futures. There are extensive references and footnotes to support the author’s views. Although it is comprehensive for common readers and specialists alike, I would prefer to read the digital version (also available) for convenient font size.

Review by Reva Garg, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

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