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Holograms? There's An App For That

Remember when holograms were "the future"? I.e., all those Star-something movies, that predicted glowing, 3-D communication? Well, the future is here, folks, and it's coming out of an iPad.

An iPad and a steady hand were used to light-paint this complex rendering of a motorcycle. Courtesy of BERG Studio hide caption

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Courtesy of BERG Studio

The folks at BERG Studio tried out other 3D models that weren't in the film, like this cityscape. Courtesy of BERG Studio hide caption

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Courtesy of BERG Studio

Okay, not quite. But the innovators at BERG Studios have developed a really neat technique that uses an iPad to play consecutive cross-sections of a 3D model. I could attempt to elaborate, but that would involve wild gesticulation, and this is the internet. I suggest you read their words. Basically, it's the best of many worlds: cool typography meets 3-D meets stop-motion.

How's that for an iPad app?