Stereoscopic Media


We welcome contributors to the Stereoscopic Media project. Please get in touch with us via the Contact section if you would like to be involved.

Dr Leon Gurevitch is  Programme Director and Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington. He has published extensively on the relationship between historical media forms and new media parallels in, among others, Convergence, Television and New Media, Senses of Cinema, The Canadian Journal of Communication and the New Zealand Journal of Media Studies. His research on 3D media has been ongoing since 2006.

Dr Miriam Ross is Lecturer in the Film Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. She has published extensively on the global production, distribution and exhibition of contemporary films including her book, South American Cinematic Culture: Policy, Production, Distribution and Exhibition (2010). Her research on 3D media began in 2009 and has a strong focus on the global spread of 3D cinema and the way it produces new aesthetic considerations.

Dr Bruce Bennett is director of Film Studies in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University, UK. Publications include articles on film theory, James Cameron and Georges Bataille, cinema and the war on terror, television and celebrity culture, a monograph entitled, The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror (Columbia University/Wallflower Press (forthcoming)), and the co-edited collection, Cinema and Technology: Cultures, Theories, Practices (Palgrave, 2008).

Dr William Brown is a senior lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Roehampton, London. He has published various essays in edited collections and journals. He is the author of Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (Berghahn, 2013), the co-author of Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe (with Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, St Andrews Film Studies, 2010), the co-editor of Deleuze and Film (with David Martin-Jones, Edinburgh University Press, 2012), and the co-editor of a special issue of animation: an interdisciplinary journal on Avatar with Jenna P-S. Ng. He is also a filmmaker, having directed four feature films (En Attendant Godard, Afterimages, Common Ground and China: A User’s Manual (Films)).

Dr Kevin Fisher is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Film & Communication at the University of Otago. His research interests include phenomenology, special effects and audio-visual analysis, and documentary. His essays have appeared in the anthologies Meta-Morphing (2000), The Lord of the Rings: Studying the Event Film (2007), Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction (2008) and Mäori Media in Aotearoa/New Zealand  (forthcoming 2013) as well as journals such as Science Fiction Film & Television and The New Review of Film and Television and The New Zealand Journal of Media Studies.

Dr Scott Higgins  has published two books: Harnessing the Rainbow: Technicolor Aesthetics in the 1930s and Arnheim for Film and Media Studies. He is working on a third book entitled Matinee Melodrama about film serials from the 1930s and 1940s. He has written about 3D in the pages of Film History and on his blog. His areas of specialization include aesthetics, silent and classical cinema, narrative theory, genre, and technology.

Dr Bella Honess Roe teaches in the Film Studies programme at the University of Surrey, UK.  Her current primary research focus is animated documentary, and she is completing a monograph on that topic to be published by Palgrave  Macmillan in 2013.  Broadly, her research interests cover documentary, animation and the film industry.

Dr Bruce Isaacs is a lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sydney. His work examines cinema aesthetics, culture and industry. He is currently completing a monograph for Continuum Press entitled “The Orientation of Future Cinema”.

Jesko Jockenhoevel is a research assistant and lecturer at the University of Film and Television Potsdam-Babelsberg (HFF). He was a Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Film and Television Berlin before joining the research project PRIME at HFF where his research focused on audience reception of immersive media. In 2013 Jesko Jockenhövel is finishing his PhD project “The digital 3-D Film: Narration, Stereoscopy, Film Style”, due to be published in 2014. He has published on the reception and the aesthetic of 3D cinema.

Dr Keith M. Johnston is Senior Lecturer in the School of Film & Television Studies at the University of East Anglia. His research pursues the interplay of film and media aesthetics and popular technologies, and has been published in Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology (2009), Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction (2011) and international journals Journal of Popular Film and Television, Film History and Media History. His research on 3D media began in 2005 and focuses on stereoscopic advertising, the history of British 3D, the misrepresentation of 3D history, and 3D on television

Nick Jones has recently completed a PhD on the contemporary Hollywood action sequence at Queen Mary, University of London, where he also teaches on the Film Studies programme. He has presented papers on 3-D at a variety of conferences. He is managing editor of the website Mapping Contemporary Cinema ( and co-founded the independent London-based film production company Look/Think Films (

Dr. Christos Manolas made his first steps in music (classical music) and technology (computer programming) at an early age and has been revolving around these topics ever since. His areas of expertise include music composition and performance, music technology, audio production, sound design and software development. His professional career includes work as a musician, sound designer, software developer and lecturer/tutor over 20 years. He holds a PhD in Sound Design and Masters degrees in Postproduction and Music Technology (MA/ MSc), as well as undergraduate degrees in music, software development and multimedia. Since 2017, he is a Lecturer in Audio Production at SAE Institute Oxford.

Prof. Marty Norden is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Dr. Sandra Pauletto’s background is in Physics (MPhys Hons) and Music (Classical Guitar) education which she has combined in her MSc and PhD in Music Technology in the University of York. After her MSc and during her PhD, she worked as a Research Assistant on two EPRSC funded projects. From 2005 to 2007 she worked as a Senior Lecturer for the Music Technology degrees of Huddersfield University. In October 2007 she joined the Department of Theatre, Film and Television as a Lecturer in Sound Design.

Dr Ryan Pierson is visiting lecturer in the English Department and Film Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.  He has published on animation history, classical and cognitive film theory, and video arcades in The Velvet Light TrapCanadian Journal of Film Studies, and Critical Quarterly.

Dr Lisa Purse is Senior Lecturer in Film in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. Her research focuses on genre, digital aesthetics, and the relationships between film style and the politics of representation in contemporary cinema. She is the author of Digital Imaging in Popular Cinema (EUP, 2013) and Contemporary Action Cinema (EUP, 2011) and her work has been published in, among others, Screening Women (2011), American Hollywood: Directory of World Cinema (2011), Film Moments: Critical Methods and Approaches (2010), Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure and Digital Culture vol 1 (2009), and the journal Film Criticism. She is currently working on a project on the aesthetics of Digital 3-D.

Ray Zone (1947–2012) was an award-winning stereoscopic 3D artist, author, and 3D film producer. He is the author of “3-D Filmmakers, Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures” (Scarecrow Press: 2005) and “Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838 – 1952” (University of Kentucky Press: 2007). His website is viewable in anaglyphic 3D at

Keziah Wallis is a Māori anthropologist with whakapapa links to the Kāi Tahu iwi of the South Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Currently she is a Research Fellow in the School of Education and a Research Assistant in the School of English, Theatre, Film, and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests include identity, being, and connectedness in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Indigenous relationships with popular culture texts.