Stereoscopic Media

Research activity related to all forms of stereoscopic media

William Brown Research Provocation, 3D cinema is really a 4D cinema

  Various scholars seem recently to have argued that 2D cinema has always been a 3D cinema. Thomas Elsaesser, for example, suggests that the current wave of 3D cinema is simply the image track catching […]

Apr, 12 · in Research Provocations

Lisa Purse Research Provocation, Towards a (genuine) appreciation of Digital 3-D as a narrative form

Stereoscopic design signals Hugo’s socially isolated state during the early moments of Hugo (Scorsese, 2011)   At the recent 3D Creative Summit at the BFI in London, a recurrent theme amongst the practitioners I saw […]

Apr, 12 · in Research Provocations

Keith M. Johnston Research Provocation, What is the Future of Stereoscopic Media Studies?

Given the number of established and emerging scholars engaging with stereoscopic media at recent SCMS and 3D Storytelling conferences, I find myself moved to ask what direction this new field is currently moving in, what […]

May, 27

Current Research in 3D Media

Current Research in 3D media (2012)   There has been a recent surge in innovative and challenging scholarly approaches to the field of 3D media. From discussions of well-known films such as Avatar (2009) to […]

Apr, 10

Ray Zone Research Provocation, A Spatial Web: The third dimension in Lev Kuleshov’s theory of montage

  ‘…the work of the film actor must be constructed with the distinction that the actor moves not along the surface of the screen, but in a three-dimensional space in the studio or outdoors.’ Lev […]

Mar, 17

Bella Honess Roe Research Provocation, 3D Documentary: This Time it’s Really Real!

2011 saw the release of two 3D documentaries into art house theatres: Werner Herzog’s Herzog’s lyrical and awe-filled film about the prehistoric Chauvet cave paintings in France, Cave of Forgotten Dreams (pictured above) and Wim […]

Mar, 17

Miriam Ross Research Provocation: Where is the Screen?

Stereoscopic cinema and new media ask us to consider the screen; not just the screen in the movie-theatre auditorium but also the hard-bodied screens of the computer monitor, television set and hand-held devices that all […]

Nov, 30



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