Volumetric Capture | Light Fields | Holograms

Behind the Lenses: Adventures in Holographic R&D

Alex Hornstein – Looking Glass Factory

Alex Hornstein, CTO of holographic display company Looking Glass Factory, gives a glimpse into the quest to capture and work with real-world lightfield imagery in holographic displays.

Personal Profile
Alex Hornstein
Co-Founder & CTO – Looking Glass Factory

Alex Hornstein grew up with a soldering iron in one hand and a butterfly net in the other. Later on, he went to MIT to study electrical engineering and computer science and spent the next decade circumnavigating the globe and working on a wide swath of different inventions. In 2014, he co-founded Looking Glass Factory, where he works as CTO and runs the company’s R&D lab focused on lightfield imagery, very large lightfield displays, and holographic interaction. When he’s not in the lab, you can find him on the tops of a mountain or at the bottom of the ocean, but always with his wife and daughter.

Company Presentation
Looking Glass Factory, Inc

Looking Glass Factory Inc, with headquarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and additional operations in Hong Kong, started the field of Immersive Displays with the launch of their flagship product line, The Looking Glass. This unique combination of advanced hardware and software is based on the company’s patented light field technology and in 2019 became the most widely-adopted holographic display in history. Today, the company serves the holographic needs of both developers and enterprises and is committed to building the headset-free hologram-powered future we were all promised in science fiction growing up.