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Senate Faculty Lunch Presentations - Lost (and Found) in the Third Dimension: Stereoscopy and the Artistic Imagination

October 31, 2011, 12:15 pm   » 

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Stereoscopic 3D has been a constant presence in Western societies for more than 150 years, and many of its features were anticipated even earlier. Stereoscopy is often treated as a cult phenomenon, a gimmick that appears and disappears over and over again. But it is much more than that. Beside popular-cultural applications, it has played roles in science, medicine, warfare ? and art. There are numerous artists who have been drawn to it, often commenting on the past uses of stereoscopy by their works. By developing an archaeology of stereoscopic 3D, this lecture reveals some of its earlier (often
forgotten) manifestations, and demonstrates how these have been applied and developed further by a wide range of artists.

(A repeat of the Art Keynote in the Art&&Code Symposium, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Oct. 20, 2011)

Design Media Arts Senate Faculty Lunchtime Presentations are part of the 200 class orientation of students with faculty. Please join them on Mondays at 12:15 in the EDA, room 1250 to learn about their work and backgrounds.
Please bring your own lunch or refreshments!

EDA  (Map)
Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
+Parking is $12 all day, and is available in structure 3, adjacent to the building. For more information, call 310.825.9007.