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March 9, 2009

Stereoscopic Garden Party - Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stereoscopic Garden Party


The Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District will be hosting a fundraising event featuring high-definition 3D photographs of last year’s Garden Walk. The photographs are the work of our own Greg Dinkins, president of the New York Stereoscopic Society.

For more information about Greg's "Backyard Gardens in Stereo" project, please see: http://www.brooklynrail.org/2008/10/local/backyard-gardens-in-stereo

Wine, hors d’oeuvres and music.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event.

NOTE: Admission is FREE to NYSS members who have paid their 2009 dues.

Tickets are also available online at:

The Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

View Map

Phone: 718-488-9233
Email: BrownstoneBGD@gmail.com

March 22, 2009

"Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D" Opens Friday, March 27, 2009


The New York Times
has a nice, comprehensive article on the production of the latest 3D digital animation from DreamWorks (complete article here).

Is it necessary for us to say that, for once, we agree with Jeffrey Katzenberg, who says "because of advances in digital technology. . .3-D was no longer just a gimmick for reaching out and tickling (or scaring) the audience from time to time. . .The eye naturally sees in 3-D, so adding depth to the images on screen delivers a more immersive and realistic experience."

Katzenberg also maintains this can "result in a dazzling new visual language." Well, duh. Stereographers have known this for over a 100 years now. But we'll cut him some slack. The technology to deliver this in animation format to a mass audience has only recently been perfected and made cost-effective for feature length films.

What I see as the great upside to this is that a new generation of kids is being offered a quality 3D experience at the movies. They will grow up expecting this as just another option in the story-telling palette of mass media. This can mean 3D as a mass medium for the first time since the early 1950's — without the eye strain and mechanical synchronization problems of the last go-round. And that future is one to look forward to for all 3D enthusiasts.

March 26, 2009

3D Garden Party Photos — Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District

Anaglyphs by Mick Andreano.

The Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District event showcasing the high-definition 3D photographs of the 2008 Garden Walk by Greg Dinkins was great success with a capacity crowd at the magnificent Irondale Center.

We were fortunate to have Mick Andreano there to capture some of it in stereo for those of you unable to make it.

March 30, 2009

"Monsters vs. Aliens" wins Weekend Box Office; TIME magazine concedes "3D is pretty darn cool"

The New York Times — apparently it's a 'newspaper' (whatever that is) — reports on the box office success of Monsters vs. Aliens here.

And TIME (evidently a 'magazine' — where do they come up with these crazy ideas, ink on paper? it's so 1995) weighs in on the appeal of 3D to Hollywood and their audience here.

But before you read these articles, consider joining my petition to have all MSM headline writers sentenced to manual labor in rural areas of the country as part of their 're-education' process.

3D or Not 3D: That is the Question? The person responsible for that atrocity should be made to spend an entire day jogging with a sharp tack in his foot.

March 31, 2009

Exciting New Application to Convert 3D Images on flicker.com into Multiple Formats at Schilr.com

Photos by Deltakap. To view his Flickr Photostream, go here.

We received the following dispatch (below) as a comment and felt it deserved to be an entry to bring it to the wide attention of our audience.

In addition to the samples shown above in red-blue & blue-amber anaglyph formats, parallel and cross-view formats, images can also be displayed in 'wiggle' stereo and mono, on either black or white backgrounds. Note too, that the anaglyph formats allow you to adjust the stereo base via a slider below the image.

Dear NYSS Team,

I would like to announce an application that I have written to convert stereo photos on flickr.com from one format into others.

Please just have a look on my website www.schillr.com. It shows a resource of more than 65,000 stereo photos.

Perhaps your community members are interested in this application.

Yours sincerely, Michael

Visionary Sightseeing Binoculars


Artist Rebecca Hackemann visited us in 2007. She projected some of her drawings and photographs for a site specific installation in Philadelphia. The piece is opening this weekend.

Two disguised sightseeing binoculars are anchored into the pavement at 10th and Vine and 12th and Vine showing future versions of the urban landscape - they are in fact stereoscopes that contain site specific 3-D images created by the community.

Part of the "Future Landscapes" Chinatown In/Flux series by Asian Arts Initiative.

Opening Friday April 3rd - August 2nd 2009
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Reception is at
AAI Gallery
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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