Bead Me Up, Scotty! Artist Devorah Sperber uses beads as pixels to beam Captain Kirk, Spock and Bones in a fittingly back to the future way. They manage to capture the partially-beamed look, as if they are just about to fully form. The effect is pretty neat like a hologram.
Implications - This fantastic application of technology is a great example of an innovative concept being combined with pop culture in order to simultaneously amuse and amaze consumers. When a product embraces a state-of-the-art idea and couples it with something that consumers know and love, the result is oftentimes a product that has widespread appeal well beyond the limitations of either characteristic on its own.