Todd Margolis


Role: Artist-in-residence

PHSCologram is a registered trademark for barrier-strip autostereograms made by the Chicago-based art collective (art)n Laboratory.

The barrier strip technique is similar in principle to lenticular printing, but with the use of a black line grid instead of a lenticular lens to channel images to each eye.

The name PHSCologram is a sort of acronym for:

  • Photography
  • Holography
  • Sculpture
  • Computer Graphics

The term was originally coined to refer to larger sculptural installations that included actual holograms as well as barrier-strip autostereograms, but in later years the name was taken to apply to digital autostereographic panels alone.

PHSColograms may be seen in permanent installations at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Hope Diamond exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and in the collection of Elton John.

While an Artist-in-residence at (art)n Laboratory, I collaborated with several key Chicago artists such as Ed Paschke and Karl Wirsum. We were also commissioned to create a large scale permanent installation at Chicago's Midway Airport (see video below).


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News coverage of Battle of Midway Memorial installation


Permanent installation, Midway Airport - Chicago, IL

SIGGRAPH 2001, Los Angeles, CA

SIGGRAPH 2000, New Orleans, LA

Art Chicago 2000, Jean Albano Gallery and Maya Polsky Gallery - Chicago, IL

Self-Portrait, Galerie Darthea Speyer - Paris, France