Stereoscopic Media

Research Provocations

  Our research provocations are a series of short, open ended idea pieces by stereoscopic media scholars. These provocations are musings and thoughts in progress, intended to spark response and debate. They ask for comments […]

Sep, 23

Christos Manolas and Sandra Pauletto Research Provocation: Understanding the stereoscopic 3D cinema soundscape

Despite the resurgence of stereoscopic 3D cinema over the past decade, a relatively small number of movies are designed in such a way as to take full advantage of the technology. Additionally, even movies designed […]

Sep, 23

Dave Hare Research Provocation: Ticket’s Please!

Looking at the various accounts of stereoscopy’s history in the popular film industry, it is fair to say that the screen technology’s existence is typically framed as being tied to economic and industrial forces (Belton, […]

May, 18

Ryan Pierson Research Provocation: A New Haptical Cinema

Because scholarship has focused so intently on the addition of depth in 3D, there exists the widespread assumption that the 3D image demands a more embodied response by the spectator. Separating the image into different […]

Oct, 10

Kevin Fisher Research Provocation: The Ecstatic Gestalt in Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Barbara Klinger questions the critical celebration of Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams as the first non-gratuitous use of 3D: perfectly suited to revealing the interior of the cave and the naturalistic environment in which it […]

Oct, 10

Jesko Jockenhövel Research Provocation: Digital 3D: Not one style, but many options

  Increasingly under pressure in the US, 3D cinema is – in commercial terms – most successful abroad, especially in Asia. With 3D, Hollywood’s global approach has gone a step further. The domestic market has […]

Oct, 10

Leon Gurevitch Research Provocation: Virtual finally Reality? The Media Archaeologies of Immersive 3D and the Oculus Rift

  In June of 2012 Oculus VR, a previously unknown company headed by Palmer Luckey, suddenly started to gain viral attention on YouTube, Twitter and news media websites across the internet. The Electronic Entertainment Expo […]

Aug, 19


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