Ravensbourne i3DS Society Call for Papers for Third 3D Conference

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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Ravensbourne and the i3DS Society have called for papers for the third international conference on stereoscopic film and television. On June 21 1838 the Royal Society published Charles Wheatstone’s paper entitled 3D Stereoscopy Contributions to the Physiology of Vision. The eminent professor of experimental philosophy at Kings College London laid out principles of stereoscopy and later invented the stereoscope. The stereoscopic technique has therefore existed for more than 150 years but what level of maturity has it reached? The aim of the overall conference is to draw together industry and academia to debate and demonstrate what the nature of high quality stereoscopic television and film is. The conference aims to promote discussion around the development of international standards something of high interest to industry. The conference will address several questions: Can 3D be considered to have reached maturity? Who decides what creative or technical maturity means? What is the possibility of setting worldwide technical standards and creative guidelines for stereoscopic film television and other related content? It could be argued that the releasing of 2D to 3D conversions is having a degenerative effect on the maturation of the craft of stereoscopic 3D. The need to generate revenue through brand 3D may be altering the perception of 3D from audience perspectives. Should we therefore now define what is and what is not true stereoscopy? What is next after the commodification of 3D for example 4K 3D? The conference will accept approaximately 15 papers or presentations on the topics above which can include investigations into stereoscopic animation or gaming if the study contributes to the conference theme. However all acceptable research from practitioners interested in stereoscopic 3D can have a place through the exhibition of a poster outlining their work. Attendees will also be able to contribute to a workshop which will map research being generated in this field worldwide. Papers posters or expressions of interest in mapping 3D research should be sent in the form of abstracts to [email protected] by February 4 2013.