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Pictures in Stereo and the Coney Island Mermaid Parade & The Strange Case of Dr. Addison and the Crosswell Twins

April 17, Monday 7:00 pm
Spring 2006

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Pictures in Stereo and the Coney Island Mermaid Parade
presented by Ron Labbe

PICTURES IN STEREO is a Powerpoint presentation about 3D from it's inception, including stereocards, View-Master and computer-generated imagery. The bulk of the show includes scanned stereo slides photographed by the presenter over the past 25 years.

CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE is a stereo digital video which will be shown as a work in progress. Footage from the annual parade was shot with dual DV cams, and then imported and aligned in the computer. Left and right views are stored in separate folders, and the video is edited with left views and output. The files are then replaced with right views and output, for a "dual stream" stereo video.

All will be shown from a portable desktop computer.



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The Strange Case of Dr. Addison and the Crosswell Twins
presented by Chris Schneberger

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In the spring of 1908, Dr. Charles Addison disappeared. The noted scientist and photographer had been making a series of images of a young girl named Regina Crosswell. Regina's twin sister Lydia had died in the winter, though the circumstances were unclear. Dr. Addison, however, had become convinced that Lydia Crosswell had not entirely departed from our earthly plane.

Christopher Schneberger teaches photography and web design at Columbia College, Chicago and the Evanston Art Center. He received the Paul Wing Award in 2005 from the National Stereoscopic Association. More about his stereo work can be found at www.christopherschneberger.com/viewmaster.htm

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