Holographic TV: no longer just for Princess Leia: Mike Bove, MIT Media Lab
- 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013
- 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013
- MCS 148
Some recent developments in consumer-electronics technology -- cheap R/G/B lasers, rangefinding cameras like the Kinect, and graphics processors -- are enabling the capture, transmission, and display of live holograms. In my talk I'll explain what holographic TV is (and isn't) and how the computation and physics work. V. Michael Bove, Jr. holds an S.B.E.E., an S.M. in Visual Studies, and a Ph.D. in Media Technology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently head of the Object-Based Media Group at the Media Lab. He is the author or co-author of over 90 journal or conference papers on digital television systems, video processing hardware/software design, multimedia, scene modeling, visual display technologies, and optics. He holds patents on inventions relating to video recording, hardcopy, interactive television, holographic television, and medical imaging. He is co-author with the late Stephen A. Benton of the book Holographic Imaging (Wiley, 2008). He is on the Board of Editors of the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and served as associate editor of Optical Engineering. He served as general chair of the 2006 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC'06) and co-chair of the 2012 International Symposium on Display Holography. Bove is a fellow of the SPIE and of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity, and Capital. He was a founder of and technical advisor to WatchPoint Media, Inc. and is technical advisor to One Laptop Per Child (creators of the XO laptop for children in developing countries).