ObjectsViewing Record 1366 of 1946
Previous Record Next Record
Switch Views: Lightbox | Image List | List
Welcome to the archived version of the MIT Museum's online collections portal! This site was used to test features and content for the newly redesigned MIT Museum Collections site, which has now launched with over 106,000 objects. Please use the new MIT Museum Collections site for further research and discovery. Webmuseum.mit.edu remains online during the transition period but will not receive new updates or content.
The Solo Polo
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Blyth, Jeff
Date made: 1986
Materials: reflection hologram; film
Measurements: 10 in x 8 in
Hundreds of Polos (British Life-Savers-like candy) lying in a pile; in the center is a bare spot with just one Polo candy in the center; a clear plastic sign bearing the words `the Solo Polo' is at the bottom; reddish-yellow color.
The use of a single spread beam onto flat objects enabled holographers to apply a weak laser on a relatively large 10" x 8" sheet. The single spread laser beam principle was first demonstrated by Yuri Denisyuk. Please note that due to the unique challenges of holography as a medium, high-resolution digital images are not available for most items in the holography collection. Please contact us for more information on reproducing images of holograms.