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November 3, 2010

Billy Cowie 3D Retrospective at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, January 25-February 1, 2011

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The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) in collaboration with Dance Films Association brings to New York for the first time the master illusionist Billy Cowie for his 3-D video installation, that includes MEN IN THE WALL, a four-screen stereoscopic screen dance.

3D glasses allow the viewer to enter this multi-cultural world of four men, whose shared framed lives reveal a public quartet of private differences. The piece runs on a continuous 25-minute loop.

Also to be shown will be GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE (a variation on MEN IN THE WALL for women), and TANGO DE SOLEDAD.

Award-winning Scottish video artist/composer Billy Cowie creates a delightfully amusing montage that beguiles as it inspires. Presented as a focal point of DFA’s 39th Dance on Camera Festival co-sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Movement Research and The Big Screen Project.

January 25-February 1, 2011 FREE!

10:00 am-12:00 pm workshops (registration required); 1:00-6:00 pm viewing.

Reception January 26, 6:00 -8:00 pm; Studio 6B.

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is located in the 37 ARTS building, 450 West 37th Street in New York City.

November 12, 2010

"Amazing 3D Comics" – Best of 1950's 3D Comic Books edited by Craig Yoe

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Oh, yeah – this is gonna be sweet! Eisner Award winner comics expert and designer Craig Yoe collects the best of 1950s 3D comics by such legendary talents as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Alex Toth, Russ Heath, Al Jaffee, Bob Powell, Milt Stein and puts them between hard covers.

Re-mastered and restored, these works represent every genre: superhero, jungle adventures, horror comics, science fiction, funny animals, satire, western and romance! With a behind-the-scenes introduction by the mastermind behind 3D comics himself, Joe Kubert. Includes rare art and ephemera and a 3D lenticular cover.

Publication date: Feb. 1, 2011. Available for pre-order now from all the usual sources.

Looking Glass Through History, with Barbara Mathe

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CORRECTION: The original lantern slides will be shown using the Museum's vintage projector.

Looking Glass Through History
Margaret Mead Film Festival, Saturday, November 13, 1:30pm
(co-presented with the NY Stereoscopic Society and the International Center of Photography)
Kaufmann Auditorium, American Museum of Natural History

NY Stereoscopic Society member Barbara Mathe will present Looking Glass Through History as part of this year's Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History. Barbara is librarian and archivist at the Museum. She was instrumental in cataloging and bringing to light the long-forgotten stereoviews made during the Museum's Lang-Chapin Congo Expedition of 1909-1915. Recently, her attention has turned to the lantern slide collection begun by the Museum's founder, Albert Bickmore. The lantern slides were the basis of a popular 19th-century lecture series at the Museum, and were later circulated in the New York City school system.

Barbara's talk will include xxxxxxx projections (2D) of a variety of the slides, including pictures of scientific specimens, Museum scientists on field expeditions, and landscape studies. She will also tell us the story of over 20,000 slides that were lost from the collection and only recently recovered from a basement in Staten Island. Historians Constance Areson Clarke and Alison Griffiths will add perspectives on the wider history of lantern slides and educational media.

Advance tickets for the Festival events are available http://www.amnh.org/programs/mead/2010/films/lantern-slides. New York Stereoscopic Society members may purchase tickets at the discounted price of $10 by phoning the Museum's Central Reservations office at 212-769-5200.


November 18, 2010

3D Manifesto – Cool New Anaglyph Website

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Came across this web site devoted to 3D, (especially anaglyph themed stereo), 3D Manifesto from Patrick Swinnea, a video producer and game developer in Colorado.

My favorite discovery was the link to a Flash-based anaglyph game "Shooting Gallery" that you can play on the Kongregate site.

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November 19, 2010

The Man With F.E.E.E.T.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010
2 SHOWS! 7:00 and 9:00

Roy Arias Studios and Theaters - Theater 500
300 West 43rd st.
New York, NY 10036

Tickets: $20

NY Stereoscopic Society co-founder Eric Drysdale (The Colbert Report, The Daily Show) premieres "The Man With F.E.E.E.T.," a set of 3 View-Master reels with 21 photographs in eye-popping 3D, accompanied by a 12-page read-along storybook. The centerpiece of the show will be a staged reading of the adventure, which spoofs the TV-licensed View-Master reels of the 1960s and '70s. The reading will be presented by cast members while each audience member enjoys the 3-dimensional images in his or her own View-Master viewer. Between each reel, some of the funny people involved in the creation of "The Man With F.E.E.E.T." will perform bits related to the primary nonsense as well as free-floating nonsense. Ticket price includes a View-Master viewer and the Reel/Storybook packet for you to take home or give to a friend. (no refunds) Additional copies will be available for sale.

The reading will feature some of the stars of the reels, including Christian Finnegan, Rob Lathan, Amber Nelson, and Anthony Atamaniuk. Some of those people and others will also be doing comedy. There will also be music. Should be odd.

Another fine product from the Humor Logistics Corporation.

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