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Paul Christie

Hologram Visions

2017-18 CUSP Distinguished Speaker Series - Alumni Journeys

Monday, October 16, 2017
6:00–8:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Lecture Room, Pulitzer Hall

The word “hologram” provokes the imagination and conjures ideas of the future. The Greek etymology yields the meaning “whole message,” and subtly implies that our current vision of the world is somehow lacking. A Nobel Prize was meritoriously awarded for the invention of the hologram, and yet the term is continually misappropriated by everyone from dead musicians (e.g. @Hologram_Tupac) to inverted plastic pyramids sitting atop cell phone screens. What really is a hologram, and what does it mean for our vision of the future?


Paul Christie is a leading hologram technology authority, and the co-founder, CEO and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Liti Holographics, Inc. He has over 20 years of comprehensive experience running a high-tech hologram start-up, with accomplishments ranging from the completion of hologram campaigns for top ad agencies to the spearheading of holographic R&D for futuristic smart glasses. Mr. Christie has degrees from Columbia University and MIT, where he studied under renowned holographic pioneer Stephen Benton at the MIT Media Lab, and had his thesis patented by MIT.

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