Ravensbourne and the International 3D Society Call for Papers for ‘Stereoscopic 3D: A Creative Summit’ Conference

Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March, 2013
The British Film Institute, South Bank, London

Ravensbourne and the i3DS Society, have great pleasure in calling for papers for the third international conference on stereoscopic film and television.

On June 21 1838 the Royal Society published Charles Wheatstone’s paper on 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 over 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. As researchers, however, we deepen the debate to ask, in a dedicated section of the conference…

· Can 3DS 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 3DS. The need to generate revenue through ‘brand 3D’ may be altering the perception of 3DS from audience perspectives. Should we therefore now define what is and what is not ‘true’ stereoscopy?

· What is next after the commodification of 3DS, for example 4K 3DS?

We will be accepting around 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 your 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 3DS Research should be sent in the form of abstracts to lizzie.jackson@rave.ac.uk by Monday 4th February 2013.

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