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February 3, 2011

An Evening in Celebration of the Anaglyph - Monday, February 7, 2011

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NYSS member Gerald Marks will be hosting a projection evening in his midtown loft, in celebration of Anaglyph as a 3-D art-form. It will be Monday evening Feb. 7. Doors will open at 6:30 PM; the presentations begin at 7:30 PM.

There is limited space available for NYSS members to be there. Please RSVP to PullTime3d@aol.com if you'd like to attend. Address and instructions will be sent in return.

Paul Johnson, Terry Wilson, Claudia Kunin and Marks himself will show a variety of their newer work in the medium. Recent trends in the marketing of 3-D have given short shrift to Anaglyph, despite it being the de-facto standard for 3-D on the Internet and the most convenient all-around way to communicate using depth... as well as inherently beautiful.

Excellent red/blue glasses will be provided and you can decide whether they deserve the appellation "dorky" and speculate as to why a hardware-based industry might fear them.

February 9, 2011

Winter meeting, February 11, 7pm

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Friday, February 11, 7pm
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th street
RSVP to info@ny3D.org to reserve your seat at this event.

Program is a selection of works by members and friends.
30 minutes of 3D projection plus a break for viewing and visiting.

TIME TO RENEW: Annual membership in the New York Stereoscopic Society is just $25 for 2011. You can renew via paypal (dues@NY3D.org) or send an old fashioned paper check to:

NY Stereoscopic Society
PO Box 250567
New York, New York 10025

February 24, 2011

Ray Zone brings Classic 3D Comic Books to the iPad

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Ray Zone, the acknowledged King of 3D Comic Books, is bringing his catalog of classic 3D conversions and restorations to Apple's iPad: Ray Zone's 3D Comics. Ray has done more 3D conversions of comic book material in the modern era than anyone else on the planet including classic material from the 1950s through to contemporary work from the 1980s to the present day. He's also an author, film historian, artist, photographer, filmmaker and all-around swell guy.

To listen to Ray speak on topics stereoscopic from the Consumer Electronics Show in 2010, go here for Larry Magrid's For the Record podcast.

Go to Amazon and buy copies of his two most recent books Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838-1952 and 3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures.

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3D News Round-Up: Stereoscopic Nazis, Metropolitan Opera's 3D Fractals & YouTube Mobile 3D and the World's First 3D Phone


Two thirty-minute B&W 3D Nazi propaganda films made in 1936 were recently discovered in Berlin's Federal Archives by Australian documentary filmmaker Phillippe Mora. The first is a musical called So Real You Can Touch It (featuring sizzling bratwurst on a barbeque) and the second is titled Six Girls Roll into Weekend. For more info, see this article in the UK's Guardian.

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3D without "goofy glasses" is coming to the Metropolitan Opera next season, according to this article in the New York Times. It will be employed in Robert Lepage's production of Siegfried, the third installment of the Ring Cycle. Unlike twin-lens stereoscopic projection, they'll be utilizing a new system developed by 26 year-old computer engineer Catalin Alexandru Duru that employs fractal geometry and banks of projectors casting images on a 45-ton set consisting of 24 planks that rotate on a single axis and move up and down. The tech was licensed by Duru to a company called RĂ©alisations.

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YouTube's 3D channel will begin supporting 3D mobile uploads according to this piece on the electronista site. The first mobile device to enable this will be the world's first 3D phone LG's Optimus 3D. It has twin cameras and a 4.3 inch autostereoscopic display.

Will this be a major turning point in the acceptance of user-created 3D video? A phone that shoots 3D video is pretty impressive in my book!

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February 28, 2011

Maximus Clarke and Sonic Architexture

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NYSS member Max Clarke is participating in the "Sonic Architextures", event happening on Tuesday, March 1 at White Slab Palace (77 Delancey Street, NYC) as part of Armory Arts Week. More info about the show is available here.

Max's photos will be projected from 9 to 9:45, and he will be taking 3D portraits of event attendees all evening. The images are rendered in anaglyph format, and he will be giving away free glasses for viewing them. A selection of the photos is online at his website

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