Next year we will be releasing a set of software tools that will open up a new avenue of holographic content that can be experienced in the Looking Glass. 2020 will be remembered as the year that volumetric and light field recording technologies became deeply integrated with holographic displays like the Looking Glass. If you haven't yet seen Looking Glass Factory CEO Shawn Frayne's blog post discussing the future of real world holographic captures, check it out here.
For the scores of people who have been asking about seeing holographic real world content, I'm happy to give a preview of what will soon be possible for Looking Glass users all over the world.
As it turns out, we haven't been the only ones experimenting with pulling footage from our everyday lives into the Looking Glass. Stuart Rosenberg, also known on Twitter as s2rosenberg, has been making incredible holographic captures of scenes from the streets of NYC and beyond.
Using the Looking Glass, he was able to generate an immersive style of street photography that is hard to look away from. Here are a few more incredible captures that Stuart has shared online with the Looking Glass community:
New York City
These are more than holographic renderings of good photos. These are images from a person's life, and because they have a perceivable amount of depth, it's easy for the viewer to place themselves in them even if they've never been to the locations.
When we say that this will fundamentally change how we share our memories, it means that holographic captures of the real world will unlock an entirely new way to share our unique realities with each other.
The future looks pretty bright if you ask me.
UPDATE: Our iOS capture app Moments 3D is live on the App Store. Download it today to make holograms out of your Portrait mode photos.
**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.