Amazing 3D Holographic LED Sculptures

Although much science fiction from 20 or 30 years ago predicted we’d have ubiquitous 3D holograms, that prediction is one that doesn’t seem to have panned out, though one cool project seems to try.

Japanese sculptor Makoto Tojiki has come up with a cool sculpture based an LEDs that looks a lot like a hologram. His project, which comes to us from Bit Rebels, is called “No Shadow” and seems to recall the vision of the future that was common in the second half of the 20th century.

An object is seen when our eyes capture light that is reflected from the object. If we extract just the light that is reflected from ‘something,’ are we still in the presence of that ‘something? Using contours of light, I try to express this something’,” he says.

One view shows a little blue silhouetto of a man (apologies to the late great Freddie Mercury), and another a fiery orange horse. Finally, there’s a caged bird.

Hologram man close-up

Hologram horse close-up

Hologram Horse

Hologram Bird

If you like this, you may want to check out a Kinect snow globe hack, and a 3D LED display that moves.