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The New York Stereoscopic Association

New York Stereoscopic Association Newsletter
Vol.1 Issue 3
In this issue
3D Drones!
3D FROM THE 19TH THRU THE 21ST CENTURY
MASTER OF THE VIEW MASTER
Dear John J.,

 

 This Sunday, 8/24 is the last in the NYSA Lecture Series and it's going to be way over your head. '3D Drones'.


 

 We've recently installed a Glasses Free 3D Monitor at the Holocenter on Governors Island and it's showing a 3D video of the cave rock trio,  'Moon Hooch'. Send me some of your best 3D Video and I'll run it. Don't have any? Make one with us!


 

 Please join us after this Sundays Lecture for  the DOOMSDAY AFTER Party (@ The Loft - 177 Prince Street 6:00PM till - ?) in cooperation with the Museum of Interesting Things . If you think that 'Duck and Cover' was a reality show,  than you need to come see  what really  put the 'boom' into 'baby boomers'. Hey, the only thing to learn from history is we don't learn from history.

 

 The National Stereoscopic Association  Convention in Tennessee was amazing and the folks who put it together can be proud of their effort. Besides the great 3D art, movies and clever gadgets, what I was most taken with was the 3D Drone footage. Yes, "they're heeeeere". See Below.

 

 New month, new logo.  Designed by NYSA Curator, E. James Smith. In case you were wondering, the design criteria for our logo is it has to look good on the back of a motorcycle jacket! And by the way, the NYSA is growing and I hope to see you at our meeting in the fall. 


 So get a half-life and head out to GI this weekend to learn about the future. 


 

Until next time,

 

 John J. Zelenka

john@StereoRealist.com

  

Drones3D Drones with Dave Comeau
The NYSA Lecture Series on Governors Island

 

Sunday, August 24th @ 2:00 pm,  Dave's been experimenting with these great new video tools and he'll share his knowledge and expertise with you. We'll also have a guest lecturer, Peter Kalaitzidis from  Pilotage in NYC who'll add  his knowledge of flying and some hardware to demonstrate. How about a live 3D View of the Holocenter? Strap on the goggles and down the Dramamine! Dave will be piloting his Drone in 3D with  FPV. Wonder what that means? See you on Sunday! 

 


NYSA SUMMER LECTURE SERIES UPDATE

 

The NYSA continued its lecture series at the Holocenter on Governors Island in July with two stellar talks; one about how stereo 3D evolved from the 19th to 21st century and the next about the storied history of the View-Master.


 

-E. James Smith

New York Stereoscopic Association

 


3D FROM THE 19TH CENTURY THRU THE 21 CENTURY

 

D. Carlton Bright brought an impressive collection of stereo devices and 3D photos that were projected on a screen and viewable in 3D with provided glasses.  Carlton explained how stereo photography has existed as long as photography itself.  He demonstrated several different ways to see 3D with viewers that were based on the first created in the early 1800s and others he invented himself.  Carlton's exhibits demonstrated that stereography is a very basic concept of photography and not the result of special effects trickery.  Carlton also has an ongoing 3D video projection installation showing in the Holocenter through September.

 

 

MASTER OF THE VIEW-MASTER

 

The next lecture was hosted by Sheldon Aronowitz, renown stereographer and keeper of the View-Master torch. Sheldon, who has been featured on TV news because of his vast collection and archive of all things View-Master, has also produced countless View-Master reels himself.  He toted only a small fraction of his collection to Governors Island and gave a riveting talk on the odd way this classic 3D gadget was invented, soon after becoming a global phenomenon.  And he even handed out free stuff!