Acoustic Holograms: Creating Images with Sound

You may have to read this article half a dozen times before you even begin to understand terms like “midair haptic feedback” and “medicine-related nanofabrication methods,” but it all comes down to this: 3D images created by manipulation of microparticles.

The boffins behind this work say there are plenty of practical applications for this technology, but I can also see artistic ones. Take a look.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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