Museums are using exciting holographic technology to showcase moments in history that visitors can literally walk through, as if inside a virtual time capsule. In 2019, you can catch a traveling dinosaur exhibit in cities across the United States, that is being billed as an "immersive holographic experience" created by Jack Horner of the Horner Science Group and consultant on "Jurassic Park" movies. "Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Prehistoric!" will launch in the spring. Horner's group, along with tech firm Base Hologram, is finding that it's always more fun to see a dinosaur in action in a modern exhibit that takes "guests through recently unearthed findings about colors, skin textures, sounds and movements."
Museum experts are also finding that technology using holograms, projection, animation and virtual reality can also be used to protect fragile air and light-sensitive historical documents and artifacts. Visitors will be able to feel much closer to a detailed hologram of the Star-Spangled Banner for instance, rather than just viewing it in a flat display.
Holograms are now a key archival and educational tool for telling the stories of Holocaust survivors at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois. An exhibit of "Survivor Stories Experience" shows holograms of survivors recounting their stories, and then actually being able to interact with the audience by answering questions based on voice activation technology and a database that stored survivors' prerecorded answers to some 2,000 questions. The Chicago Tribune was there to film this amazing time capsule effect of educating generations to come, on a very personal level with survivors.
USC Shoah Foundation developed the technology, known as New Dimensions in Testimony, to film 13 Holocaust survivors. The exhibit runs through August.