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November 2007 Issue

Vol. 5,
No. 11

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Jefferson Stereoptics View-Master® Auctions Nov. 13 and 15, 2007

View-Master 3M reel and viewer.Dark Shadows reelOne of the best places to find View-Master® and other 3-D items for sale is Jefferson Stereoptics regularly held View-Master® and stereoview auctions conducted by John Saddy. The latest collection of View-Master® goodies goes on the auction block on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, featuring lots 1 through 384. The second part of the auction concludes on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, with lots 385 through 763.

Subscribers receive John's catalog several times a year. Cost of the subscription pays for printing the catalog and postage to mail it. Each issue of the printed catalog includes photos of some of the most sought after 3-D items featured in each sale.

Some of the items in the November auctions:

  • Dark Shadows View-Master® Packet - Lot 187
  • The Toy Robot in 3-D, Special set in glossy folder, 3 reels featuring various toy robots from 1949 to modern. - Lot 260
  • Military Study Reels with Model B viewers - Lot 254
  • Ad reels for Colgate Toothpaste - Lot 236
  • Coca-Cola/Burger King non-stereo cartoon reels - Lot 234
  • Dogpatch USA - Lot 453
  • A Step Into the Universe Mint Sealed in Box set, 10 reels, lenticular, Model G viewer, flight log, 45 rpm record - Lot 261
  • and much more

The auction items are also listed and all lots are scanned on John's Web site at www.saddyauctions.com. The Web site is easily navigated by topic. Each item is grouped in areas of interest such as View-Master® packets USA and Canada or View-Master® packets Television and Movies and so on. You will need to register on the site in order to place a bid online.

John grades each item and includes elaborate descriptions, too. Unlike eBay, sniping is not part of the equation in John's auctions. Lots are closed with a very liberal waiting period. Beginning at the closing time, after 10 minutes with no bids or inquiries, all lots are closed together.

You can contact John via an e-mail link on his Web site to find out about subscribing to the catalog. Jefferson Stereoptics is located in London Ontario, Canada.

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2007 World Jamboree View-Master® Reel

View-Master World Jamboree reel on cardHere is a unique souvenir to remember the 21st World Jamboree, held at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, United Kingdom. A View-Master® reel, on a beautiful card with information about the event on the back, that also holds a World Jamboree 2007 pin.

This View-Master® reel shows seven stereoscopic pictures, taken at the actual event. All pictures were taken at Hylands Park. No reproduction or copying has been involved. That's why these reels are so unique. These stereoscopic reels are not an official Scouting product, but are made as a personal art project. Only 57 reels were made. There will not be any more, because it is simply impossible to copy these.

The pictures show the World Jamboree in all its variety and color. The grand opening on Saturday, the people (40.000 scouts from over 150 countries), the camping area, the Day Visitors area and lots more subjects can be watched in real 3-D.

The first 20 reels have a 3-D picture of Prince William visiting the Jamboree on opening Saturday. If you want it, make sure to get one of the first 20 reels.

This reel is great for everyone who visited the World Jamboree, or for everyone interested in the Jamboree. A personal art project, made by an enthusiastic 3-D photographer and lover of scouting.

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3-D Center of Art and Photography Featured in Online Video

3-D Center logoThe 3-D Art and Photography Center in Portland, Oregon, was recently featured in a video done as a class project. The video is posted online at http://blip.tv/file/378857. The video features filmed interviews with 3-D Center director Diane Rulien and assistant director Annie Dubinsky. Rulien talks about the variety of items in the centers collection. Dubinsky talks about the recent acquisition of a portion of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Stereo Research Library, which was split between the center and the Smithsonian Museum. The video also shows several people enjoying a visit to the center.

The 3-D Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting, promoting and preserving 3-D imagery of all kinds. Write to The 3-D Center for information on making a tax-deductible contribution. Friends of the Center receive Center News (the quarterly newsletter) and 10 percent off gift store and online purchases. Basic individual memberships start at $60. A level 2 family membership is $120 and a supporter membership is $240. Memberships can be paid for using a personal check, VISA or MasterCard.

The 3-D Center of Art and Photography is located at 1928 NW Lovejoy in Portland, Oregon. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. First Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Call (503) 227-6667.

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Hannah Montana Concert Tour to be a 3-D Film

Miley Cyrus is Hannah MontanaWalt Disney's Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour will have a theatrical release in digital 3-D.

A 3-D film of the upcoming concert tour will play in theaters in the U.S. and Canada from Feb. 1-7. The film also will open in several international markets in spring 2008, including the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, German-speaking Europe, Latin America and other selected Asian and European territories.

The filmed version of the tour will be shot in 3-D at several venues during the upcoming 54-city tour, which began Oct. 18 in St. Louis. The film will be directed by Bruce Hendricks and produced by Art Repola from the concert tour created and directed by Kenny Ortega. Cyrus, the 14-year-old singer and star of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana series, will perform as both a solo artist and as her television character, Hannah Montana.

Dick Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studios said, "Miley is one of the most exciting and talented performers of her generation, and watching her on the concert stage is a genuine thrill. As soon as she committed to the Best of Both Worlds tour last winter, we wanted to find some special way to let all of her fans share the excitement and fun of this live event, and filming the concert in 3-D seemed like an ideal way to do that. This is going to be an exciting 3-D motion picture event experience for everyone who loves Hannah Montana."

Hannah Montana is seen on Disney Channels all over the world and on DisneyChannel.com via streaming broadband video. In 2007 to date and for 2006, it was the No. 1 series on basic cable in the U.S. among kids 6-11 and tweens and, across all television, was second only to American Idol in those key youth demographics.

In October 2006, the Hannah Montana soundtrack became the first TV soundtrack to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and turned Cyrus into a multiplatinum recording artist. Her latest CD, Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus, was released July 24 and scanned more than 325,000 units in its first week to become the top-selling album in the U.S.

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The Next Dimension: 3-D and the Movies - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Science and Technology Council Presents Two Nights Exploring the Craft of 3-D Motion Picture Technology
Getting Perspective to Screen Nov. 6 at the Linwood Dunn Theatre and Hondo 3-D to Screen Nov. 13 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Hollywood
Image copyright AMPAS®Not since the 3-D boom of 1953 have filmmakers and movie audiences been so captivated by the potential of what is more accurately called “stereoscopic motion picture technology.” Driving this resurgence are the development of advanced digital projection systems and a new generation of moviegoers eager for the “next new thing,” even though the art of 3-D motion pictures is over a century old.

Hosted by Science and Technology Council member Rob Hummel, Getting Perspective serves as a stereoscopic primer: film clips, discussion and live demos will reveal the mechanics and marvels of stereo vision, the proscenium arch, interocular distance and convergence, anaglyphs, active vs. passive glasses and circular vs. linear polarization.

The Tech Council’s 3-D showcase continues the following week with the American premiere of the newly restored John Wayne classic Hondo in 3-D digital projection. This quintessential Western, based on the Louis L’Amour story The Gift of Cochise, stars Wayne as Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider who must protect an isolated female rancher (Geraldine Page) and her young son from a hostile Native American tribe.

A box office success in its initial release, Hondo has rarely been seen in its original 3-D format since. The evening’s program includes a panel discussion hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin about the film’s restoration.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online, by mail (HTML or PDF format), at the Academy during regular business hours, or on the night of the screening, if still available. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Doors open at 7 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call the Academy at (310) 247-3600.

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Department of Defense 3-D Health and Safety Program

When the Secretary of Defense called for a 75 percent reduction in mishaps throughout the Department of Defense in May, two Air Force Materiel Command bases answered the call.

Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is serving as lead installation for the Department of Defense Safety and Occupational Health Council, or DSOC, Forklift Camera Program. The initiative is designed to combat a rising number of industrial accidents involving forklifts and hand-trucks.

To reverse this trend, DSOC contracted a team to install video cameras on forklifts in several DOD units. The primary unit at Tinker AFB. the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. frequently uses forklifts in its daily role of repairing and maintaining aircraft, including bombers, refuelers and reconnaissance aircraft.

A professional safety team will install cameras on forklifts at Tinker AFB in November. Information from the cameras and downloaded data will help Air Force and DOD officials learn about human characteristics and use this information to develop preventive measures to reduce mishaps.

At Robins AFB, Ga., officials agreed to assist in developing an innovative DSOC method of delivering the health and safety message. Known as 3-D Experiential Training, the program will provide the DOD's 680,000 civilians the opportunity to see, hear and experience real-life consequences in a stereoscopic environment. Civilians will learn what injuries likely would be associated with a workplace accident without actually being injured.

A professional film crew already spent one week using Robins AFB as its backdrop for the DSOC initiative. The completed program will use 3-D stereoscopic video, 3-D binaural audio and an immersive View Master®-like headset to allow employees to view the experience.

Officials say the 3-D program will increase safety awareness for civilian industrial operations workers at four DOD locations: Anniston Army Depot, Ala.; Pentagon Reservation, Washington, D.C.; Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Wash.; and Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB.

According to Lt Col Jeff Schwoob, WR-ALC safety office, the 3-D program's subtitle, A Second Chance, explains a lot about the nature of the program.

"A Second Chance will open the eyes, minds and hearts of anyone who experiences it," Colonel Schwoob said. "It puts into perspective how precious life is and instills the importance of every DOD member's role and responsibility in safety mishap prevention."

A Second Chance will be delivered on-site at each of the four DOD facilities in November. The program will be offered as a group experience for 20 employees per session and each session will last approximately 75 minutes. For reinforcement as well as to share the safety message with families, participating employees will receive a DVD containing the program.

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Shh3D.com 3-D Jones Soda Bottles #4, #5, #6 and #7

Shh3D Jones Soda Bottle No. 4Shh3D Jones Soda Bottle No. 5Shh3D.com Jones Soda Bottle No. 6Shh3D.com Jones Soda Bottle No. 7

Here are the set of seven 3-D Jones Soda bottles, each featuring a different pin-up girl in amazing 3-D!

Shh3D.com produced a run of very limited edition collector's special 3-D Jones Soda bottles featuring a 3-D photo of a beautiful pin-up girl on the label to promote their publications and Shh3D.com Web site. The latest bottles issued are No. 4 through 7.

Bottle No. 4 is filled with Blue Bubblegum soda. The liquid inside is almost neon in color and looks great on display, even though this picture does not capture the brightness of it's color or the excellent 3-D image on the label.

Bottle No. 5 features the beautiful Amanda and the flavor of soda inside is Sugar-Free Black Cherry Soda. Just put on the 3-D glasses that are seen attached around the neck of the bottle, and have a taste of some real neat 3-D as she steps right out of the borders of the label, and appears to come to life!

Bottle No. 6 features Penthouse Pet and Playboy model Courtney Taylor and the flavor of soda inside is Grape.

Bottle No. 7 features seventh and final 3-D bottle from Shh3D.com's 3-D Jones Soda Bottle series. As seen in the photo, this one features rootin' tootin' cowgirl Brandy in a unique 3-D photo right on the label. The flavor inside is Root Beer.

Only 12 bottles of each special 3-D label were ever produced in this limited run and each bottle included with it's own pair of 3-D glasses attached around the neck with a silver beaded chain.

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3-D Center of Art and Photography Upcoming November and December Events

Nov. 1, 2007 through Sunday Dec. 30, 2007
Dust-Free Sculptures by Rick Gibson
Ghost-like hands reach out to grab visitors. Objects defy gravity and float in space. A picture of a hole actually recedes into the wall of the art gallery. These are just some of the 3-D lenticular prints created by Vancouver, BC artist Rick Gibson.

Lenticular prints use tiny lenses to create the illusion of depth. Because the lens sheet is attached directly to the digital print, visitors to the gallery do not need to wear special 3-D glasses to appreciate the images. "Lenticular printing is a fantastic sculptural medium", says Gibson. "It's colorful, light-weight and inexpensive. It's also flat. This makes it easy to distribute and maintain."

Discovered in the early 1900’s, lenticular printing became a popular advertising medium during the 1960’s, thanks to the invention of plastic lenses. Unfortunately, the equipment needed to make lenticulars was complicated and expensive. To cover costs, manufacturers mass-produced images aimed at very large audiences. This explains why there are very few unique, custom-made images, up until now.

Lately, there has been an upsurge of interest in this medium. Computers have greatly simplified the process by replacing the earlier opto-mechanical techniques with inexpensive software. It is now possible for individuals to make one-of-a-kind lenticular images at a reasonable cost. As a result, there are more people experimenting with lenticulars today than at any other time in history.

A reception with the artist is scheduled for 6 p.m., Nov. 1.

Stereo Theatre
Slow Glass by Ray Zone and Tom Koester
Inspired by a science fiction story by Bob Shaw titled Light of Other Days, this work incorporates stunning visual effects (vfx) to include window glass that reflects images from decades past like a clock.

A live action 3-D short film, Slow Glass was shot with a handmade dual HD video camera rig by members of the Stereo Club of Southern California.

More about The 3-D Center
The 3-D Center houses the remainder of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Stereoscopic Research Library and is now the custodian of approximately 650 lbs. of 3-D slides belonging to the PSA Stereo Division. The PSA Stereo Division is the first Club to join Friends of the Center. The 3-D Center is hoping that more stereoscopic organizations and photography clubs will support it.

The 3-D Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to supporting, promoting and preserving 3-D imagery of all kinds. Write to The 3-D Center for information on making a tax-deductible contribution. Friends of the Center receive Center News (the quarterly newsletter) and 10 percent off gift store and online purchases. Basic individual memberships start at $60. A level 2 family membership is $120 and a supporter membership is $240. Memberships can be paid for using a personal check, VISA or MasterCard.

The 3-D Center of Art and Photography is located at 1928 NW Lovejoy in Portland, Oregon. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. First Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Call (503) 227-6667.

Silent Auction Nov. 17
A silent auction is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, to benefit the 3-D Center of Art & Photography. The auction, sponsored by the Cascade Stereoscopic Club, features over 120 lots including vintage View-Master® reels and viewers, 3-D equipment, books and original 3-D artwork. $3 admission at the door (no reservations). The silent auction will be held at Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th St. in Portland, Oregon.

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Stereoscopic Terror: Christopher Schneberger at the 3-D Center of Art and Photography
by Celina Monte

Courtesy of The Daily Vanguard

Image copyrighted by Christopher Schneberger.A chilling murder takes place. Images of the victim, a young factory worker in 1930s Chicago, are taken as evidence. Seventy years later, the images and story of her death are told in Portland, Oregon.

Quiet and thrilling, Christopher Schneberger's show at the 3-D Center of Art and Photography, Magic and Murder at the Candy Factory: The Story of Anna Sula, features images of the violent murder. Polarized 3-D glasses are provided for your viewing pleasure.

In the show, Schneberger, a Chicago-based artist, introduces never-before-seen evidence related to Sula's murder, including eyewitness accounts that hint at the victim's telekinetic abilities and reveal a new theory as to who may have been behind the murder.

"A lot of my work has to do with blurring the lines of fact and fiction," Schneberger claimed in a recent interview, yet the accompanying narration to Magic and Murder is so straightforward, in a public broadcasting reenactment style, that it is difficult to see the historical and fantastical images together without asking the question: is it all true? Reality is very flexible for this artist.

Originally conceived for Printworks Gallery in Chicago, where Schneberger lives and works, Magic and Murder approaches the story of Anna Sula through newspaper clippings highlighting her murder and photographs taken by the people surrounding her life and death. Some of the photos are stereocards --3-D photos that people kept in their homes, like a type of 19th century TV, which the National Candy Factory boss allegedly took of Sula during the after-hours séances he held on the fifth floor of the factory.

At the Printworks opening in 2006, these images were displayed in handsome wooden frames and period furniture filled the room, along with National Candy Factory memorabilia, revealing that the gallery was housed in the original site of the factory where the murder took place.

In the original Magic and Murder show, Schneberger said, "you walked into the gallery and you were in the room [where the events took place], and you were also submersed in the picture."

Instead of attempting to recreate the "original" gallery experience, which had everything to do with its location, Schneberger used the documentary-style 3-D slideshow here in Portland to great success. Besides explaining the circumstances of the Printworks exhibition, the documentary format becomes its own genre, one that is appropriate for framing Scheneberger's images.

Schneberger has traveled with a similar site-specific piece and reconstructed the environment for a different gallery. However, for the 3-D Center of Art and Photography, a non-profit with little to spare for hanging fees or commissions, displaying the show in a digital slideshow format made more sense.

Paul Brenner, the center's talented new director, said that Schneberger's exhibit arrived easily, as a download. While the other exhibits currently on display require hand-built viewers, which are fascinating works of art in their own right, Schneberger's exhibit required little setup.

Schneberger's ability to adapt his subject to various mediums has given him greater exposure with niche audiences, such as the National Stereoscopic Association, which awarded him the Best in Show prize for his first entry, a slideshow of images titled The Strange Case of Dr. Addison, in 2005.

Along with exposure, Schneberger's multiple formats can provide more accessibility: a set of three View-Master® sets of his 3-D work cost $55 (viewer included) from his Web site.

"I always loved View-Master®s as a kid," said Schneberger, who saw the sets as a fun and affordable way for friends to own a piece of his work. "I thought it would be a nice curiosity at the show, but they're really popular. They go over really well because people know exactly what to do."

At the 3-D Center, View-Master®s go over well too and the center is hosting a class starting this November on making custom View-Master reels with a digital camera.

Since the center displays contemporary work for a month alongside its extensive collection of antique cameras and 3-D images, Schneberger's slideshow, and custom View-Master® sets in the gift shop, appear initially as a history lesson before driving gently toward Schneberger's more surrealistic tendencies.

Photography is used here as evidence in the real story of how Chicago's River North District evolved from an industrial growth along the railway tracks nicknamed "Smokey Hollow," to a richly dense neighborhood of galleries and boutiques in cool refurbished warehouses with shining wooden floors. But it's also used in the ways 19th century photo buffs feared and loved most: to trick, conceal, and expose. In short, to both alter reality and preserve it at the same time.

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Dolby 3-D Jumps Into the Digital Cinema Pool

Dolby 3-D glassesDolby has signed up a passel of cinemas to use its Dolby 3-D movie technology.

At the ShowEast conference, the company offered a list of independent and chain theatre companies that will use Dolby 3-D: Carousel Cinemas, Cinema City, Cinetopia, Cobb Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Maya Cinemas, Megaplex Theatres, Starlight Cinemas, Sundance Cinemas, Warren Theatres, Kinepolis Group of Belgium and Supercines of Ecuador.

But Dolby still isn't saying how many screens total are equipped with its technology, a key measurement of how the relative newcomer is faring against incumbent Real D. The finish line, or at least then end of this lap of the competition, is the November 16 debut of Beowulf, a Paramount Pictures film that will be available in a 3-D version. Real D said it will have more than 1,000 screens equipped with its technology by the debut, but Dolby 3-D is just getting started with its technology.

Theaters considering the options have to weigh several concerns, among them financial. Dolby 3D sells its equipment for about $18,500, whereas Real D rents it for about $20,000 a year. But Dolby 3-D's complicated glasses cost about $50 each to 50 cents for Real D's disposable plastic ones. Dolby 3-D can use ordinary white movie screens, but not necessarily the largest ones; Real D needs special $5,500 silver screens to be installed but can use larger ones, permitting more audience members to watch a single screening.

Already in on the 3-D movie action, though on a smaller scale than Real D, is IMAX, which boasts of a more immersive experience by virtue of curved screens designed to fill up more of a viewer's peripheral vision.

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Electromagnetic Wormholes May Make 3-D TV Possible

Tubular electromagnetic wormhole concept artAlan Greenleaft, a professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester, has solved a mathematical problem that could bring electromagnetic wormholes into existence. These EMWs would create a full invisibility cloak in a tube that surrounds whatever they were employed to hide. Such devices could eventually be employed to make true 3-D TV possible, and without special glasses.

It sounds like something out of science fiction, and the researchers themselves admit this is a long way off from practical application. However, scientists are now theorizing about such things and believe that they are ultimately possible. To understand what the true 3-D TV would look like and how it would operate, let's look at the properties of the EMW.

It's a totally tubular field allowing all wavelengths of EM radiation to pass by as if nothing was there in its way. When covering something inside it not only appears invisible, but would be invisible to any EM scanning techniques.

In their simplest forms, EMWs are basically tubes. They create a specific type of EM field around an object, one which refracts electromagnetic waves of all frequencies, according to the researchers. The EM radiation continues on from its source as it would've without the tube being there. Sounds great, but what's the practical application?

It would be like an invisible paper towel roll. When you hold it up, the light from behind is refracted around, no matter which way it was turned, producing a true invisibility cloak. These tubes would then be placed in such a way as to surround an object, thereby making the object inside appear invisible. The researchers indicated that the field generated would also cause an odd side effect. If, for example, you were to look in one end of the tube and out the other side, the generated field would produce a fish-eye appearance, or something like an Escher drawing, making the tube's through-image appearance distorted.

The scientists were able to take their theory and apply it to practical applications, at least in a mental exercise. For example, micro-surgery in the presence of an MRI system would be possible. Since any tools a surgeon might need to use would greatly distort the MRI field and subsequent display the surgeon would use, the desire to electromagnetically cloak all parts of the tool except for the very tip would be prevalent. This would result in a significantly greater ability for surgeons to see what they'd be doing with greater image quality and accuracy, and in real-time through the MRI. Fewer distortions means potentially life-saving solutions as they guide tools more expertly through computer assistance.

Potentially one of the more exciting future aspects of the design would be the 3-D TV. How would it work? Consider fiber optics lights and the bundle of cords which shine the light out from some central source. When the cords are held together they produce a lot of light. Individually however, they are tip lights only which, while sometimes pretty, don't convey a lot of light. Well, for the 3-D TV something similar would be used.

Imagine an array of toothbrush-like bristles extending up from a projection source. The bristles would be of different lengths, however, fully occupying all points in a cube, each comprising a single dot at a given X/Y/Z coordinate. Rather than just having a pixelated surface image as with traditional TV, layer after layer of pixelated images would be created, each corresponding to a specific layer or slice of the 3-D image being projected.

Now, using traditional fiber optics cables to achieve this effect is theoretically possible today. However, the cables themselves would quickly get in the way. Anything below the second or third layer would become very difficult to see. The interference from the fibers themselves would distort the light, making it dim and probably completely obstructed below the first few layers.

The mathematicians involved in carrying out this research have suggested that by cloaking all of the fiber optic stems from source to tip, all of the emitted light from inside of the cube would be visible, thereby allowing for 3-D TV. Rather than the stems obstructing the light from all the 3-D pixels, they would simply carry the light around the EMWs straight to the eye. One of the researchers described it as "a thousand pixels suspended in mid air." They admit it's a long ways off, but mathematically it is possible, and it is something they're thinking of.

Greenleaf is the same mathematician who first perfected the math for the invisibility cloak, which was published in October last year. Greenleaf also worked with Matti Lassas, professor of mathematics at the Helsinki University of Technology; Yaroslav Kurylev, professor of mathematics at the University College, London; and Gunther Uhlmann, Walker Family Endowed Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington, in completing this work. It will appear in full in an October 19 issue of Physical Review Letters.

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Shh! Presents Courtney Taylor Special Edition 3-D Portfolio

Shh! presents Courtney Taylor 3-D Portfolio cover artPenthouse Pet and Playboy model Courtney Taylor is the latest beautiful woman to be featured in a special edition 3-D portfolio published by Shh! Productions. Shh! presents Courtney Taylor, a special edition 3-D portfolio features over 40 3-D nude photos of as she poses and purrs during the recent photoshoot for her upcoming appearance at Shh3D.com.

Courtney's portfolio is sealed in plastic with a pair of special Shh! 3-D sexy glasses with ear frames in the shape of a woman's legs. All the photos were taken using modern stereo-photography equipment, and converted to anaglyph (red/blue) for easy viewing in 3-D.

This collection of 3-D images of the busty blonde features more of the superb 3-D photography we've come to expect from Shh! Productions. The images are well thought out for 3-D effect and are extremely easy on the eyes in two respects. Both for the subject matter and for the superb, clear quality of the anaglyphic photographs.

The portfolio is printed on 16 high quality, sturdy pages. Only 1,000 of these portfolios were ever printed. The special edition was produced by Shh! Productions from Battle Creek, Michigan.

Shh! Productions has the Courtney Taylor 3-D portfolio for sale while supplies last. Visit www.shh3d.com for ordering information and more vintage 3-D pin-ups, today's hottest centerfolds and 3-D cartoons.

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Shh3D.com Jones 3-D Halloween Soda Bottle

Shh3D.com Jones 3-D soda bottleJust in time for Halloween parties, now you can trick your friends with this special treat! Shh3D.com produced a very limited edition collector's special Halloween 3-D Jones Soda bottle featuring a beautiful pin-up girl on the label.

This full size 12 ounce 3-D Jones Soda bottle is filled with Jones' famous Orange Cream Soda and has been specially produced for Halloween.

This limited edition 3-D Jones Soda bottle comes complete with it's very own pair of 3-D glasses attached around the neck with a silver beaded chain so you or a friend can enjoy a cool drink and a cool 3-D image that appears to spring to life.

Dressed to kill in a sexy witch outfit, this mistress of the dark dares you to have a sip as she seems to lift right from the label in amazing 3-D!.

Only 12 bottles with this special 3-D label were ever produced in this limited run. One of the bottles was listed on eBay.

Only a limited number of bottles with this special 3-D label were ever produced in this short run, featuring this haunted Halloween 3-D photo. The perfect gift for any 3-D enthusiast or collector. These won't be around long, and once they're gone, they're gone!

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Shh3D Issue #5

Shh3d.com logoShh3D Vol. 5Shh! Productions offers you a chance to receive direct access to a monthly online collection of wildly erotic 3-D girlie photos and adult cartoons!

Shh3D.com is a monthly E-zine featuring 3-D nude girls and sexy adult cartoons and comix in amazing anaglyph form. Just put on your red and blue 3-D glasses to see vintage 3-D pin-ups, today's hottest centerfolds and 3-D cartoons.

The fifth issue of Shh! is now online. Members can see 3-D photos of fetish model and double-D delight Stacie Lynn as she strips down to only a smile.

Each monthly online issue of Shh3D offers a fun and sexy selection of hips, lips and comic strips that employ the techniques and artistry of 3-D. Easy navigation takes you to your choice of 3-D girl images, adult humor and cartoons, risque artwork and vintage vixens featuring sexy 3-D images from the past.

3-D photos of the cover girl model are featured in the new issue. The photos were taken by Shh! Productions with 3-D conversion by Ray Zone. All online images are in anaglyphic 3-D. The Shh3D editors could improve the site by adding a link to previous issues and offering a choice of 3-D images using the drift and cross-eyed methods as well as the anaglyphs.

Access to Shh3D.com is available by subscription.

Warning: Shh3d.com is a site designed and intended solely for adults, people who are at least 18 years old, who are interested in and wish to have access to visual images, verbal description and audio sounds of a sexually oriented, frankly erotic nature. The materials which are available within this site may include graphic visual depictions and descriptions of nudity and sexual activity and should not be accessed by anyone who is younger than 18 years old or who does not wish to be exposed to such materials.

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H.H. Bennett Studio Presents Stereoscopic Slideshow of Wisconsin Dells

H.H. Bennett Studio 3-D viewing stationWhen Henry Hamilton Bennett set down his camera and attempted to capture the beauty of the Wisconsin River, he delivered masterpieces of line, form and content as etched into glass. But while his photography has earned overwhelming acclaim, only a choice few of its viewers have seen it as he originally intended, in 3-D.

On Saturday, September 25, a group of 54 Bennett fans and river buffs congregated at H.H. Bennett Studio to experience the first ever stereoscopic 3-D slide show of Bennett's work screened in Wisconsin Dells. The event acted as a fundraiser for Stewards of the Dells of the Wisconsin River and H.H. Bennett Studio as the groups split the proceeds of each $50 ticket.

The show, titled The Artistry of H.H. Bennett, was presented by Verona residents Tim and Karen White, who originally prepared the 90-slide show for the 1994 National Stereoscopic 3-D Convention in Milwaukee. The show was the first to screen at the convention and ended up taking home the top prize.

"We came up to the Dells and visited the old Bennett Studio tucked behind the old time photo shop," Karen White said. "We got the chance to meet Jean and Ollie Reese and had a great time talking 3-D with them. We were amazed at the collection of yet uncirculated mint condition stereoviews that were still available for sale. Upon finding out that the 1994 National Stereoscopic 3-D Convention was going to be held in Milwaukee, Tim and I decided we would put together a 3-D show on Wisconsin's premier stereoscopic photographer, Henry Hamilton Bennett. Never having completed a stereoscopic show before, it was a major undertaking."

The Whites collected dozens of Bennett stereoview slides, re-photographed them and formatted them for a 3-D projection show. Like a stereoview, each picture for the projector requires a different image for each eye. The images are placed side-by-side and different projection lenses project a different image. When the Whites calibrate the screen and look at it using 3-D glasses, it creates the optical equivalent of realism.

"When we did this we didn't really know if this was going to work," White said. "And it took pretty much a whole winter."

But the experiment paid off and the duo has since done another show, which includes some Bennett photos of Devil's Lake.

Bennett's well-known images depict canoes, canyons, railroads and rock formations. But the 3-D show gave participants the unique opportunity to live within these natural phenomena as Bennett once did.

"Our favorite part of the show is that you're going to see these photos as H.H. Bennett originally intended and in almost life size," White said.

While a folk soundtrack accompanied the images, audience members in turn excitedly voiced 'oohs' and 'aahs' as they watched Bennett's unique eye at work.

Following the show, the audience mingled for a cheese and wine reception sponsored by Wollersheim Winery and Carr Valley Cheese. Audience members included boat pilot Harlan Feldt, Bennett's granddaughter Jean Reese, Louis' Bluff residents Frank and Mariana Weinhold and several members of the Stewards.

The historic 1875 studio of pioneering landscape photographer H. H. Bennett, now restored to its 1908 appearance, contains exhibits depicting the life and times of the man whose work brought tourists by the trainload to marvel at the beauty of the rugged Wisconsin Dells beginning in the late 19th century. In the nearby history center, exhibits depict Bennett's prolific career, and high-end computer monitors reveal magnificent 3-D panoramas he captured on stereographic cameras Bennett built by hand.

Space-age technology designed for the Mars Pathfinder project brings to life the eye-popping, stereo photographs H. H. Bennett took more than a century ago. The history center's special digital exhibit of Bennett's stereo photographs uses the latest in three-dimensional, stereo-imaging technology to put the pictures in a powerful new perspective. When 19th-century armchair travelers viewed Bennett's stereo views in a handheld stereoscope, they saw magnificent scenes in 3-D. This digital exhibit achieves the same effect on high-end computer monitors, simulating the depth of a stereoscope's three-dimensional view.

Computers, synchronized with special glasses outfitted with liquid crystal lenses, make figures in the historic images pop out of high-resolution 21-inch monitors, giving unprecedented depth to scenes Bennett shot on glass plates more than a century before. Even the design of the high-tech glasses worn by the viewer intends to replicate the experience of holding a 19th-century stereoscope up to the eyes. The design of the eyewear blocks peripheral vision to create an immersing, solitary experience for the viewer, much like the moving experience that helped to sell Bennett's stereo photos by the thousands during his heyday.

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3-D TV Serial Mayavi wins at Seoul Global TV Drama Awards

Scene from GV Films 3-D TV serial MayaviGV Films' 3-D television serial Mayavi has won The Jury's Special Award for Excellence in TV Dramas at the Seoul Drama Awards in South Korea.

GV films announced Mayavi in 2005 and telecast it on south Indian channel Jaya TV for 26 episodes as a weekly show. It was the first live action 3-D serial on Indian television screens and it currently airs on Kairali TV.

According to an official release, GV films has finalised the telecasting of the serial in Telegu with a leading channel in October 2007.

The company claims that it is in advanced stages to telecast Mayavi in other languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Bengali and Hindi as well.

It is currently in talks for 3-D content co-production, 3-D technology and production services with Swedish and Australian media houses, besides a couple of Korean broadcasters.

Mayavi was the only Indian winner at the awards, which attracted 130 entries in 20 categories globally from Indian television content production houses.

34 were shortlisted as nominations and the top awards went out to works from Japan, China and South Korea. The jury was headed by chairman of the Emmy committee Larry Gershman.

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Samsung 3-D DLP HDTV Uses DDD TriDef 3D

DDD logoDDD Group announced the availability of the TriDef 3-D Experience for Samsung Electronics America’s range of 3-D enabled DLP® HDTVs. Samsung demonstrated the ultimate 3-D gaming and movie experience at their exhibit at the CEDIA EXPO home theater conference and tradeshow in Denver between September 6 and 9.

Continuing Samsung’s innovation in rear projection DLP HDTV technology, the 3-D feature is built-in to its 2007 line-up of full 1080p DLP HDTVs. When used in conjunction with DDD’s TriDef 3-D Experience and i-O Displays’ active 3-D glasses, Samsung’s 2007 DLP HDTV lineup, including the flagship 87 and 89 series Slim LED DLP HDTVs and 76 series Ultraslim DLP HDTVs, are transformed into interactive entertainment portals that bring games, movies, photos and web content leaping off the screen into the home.

The TriDef 3-D Experience is the latest consumer 3-D content solution from DDD that enables a full range of popular entertainment from PC games to the latest high definition 3-D movies to be enjoyed on the new 3-D enabled DLP HDTVs. Features include:

Playing the latest PC games in 3-D
Watching the latest Hollywood movies in 3-D
Converting favorite 2D DVD movies into 3-D automatically
Enjoying family photographs in 3-D
Surfing the web in 3-D
To enjoy this awesome 3-D content on their new Samsung 3-D ready DLP HDTV, consumers can purchase the TriDef 3-D Experience accessory pack for $199.95 that includes two pairs of active 3-D glasses and DDD’s TriDef 3-D Experience software. The TriDef 3-D Experience is compatible with Windows XP and Vista PCs and the latest graphics cards from nVIDIA and ATI capable of delivering the high-resolution HDTV images to the 3-D enabled DLP.

The TriDef 3-D Experience accessory packs will shortly be available from select US retailers as well as through the online stores of DDD, i-O Displays and their resellers. The Samsung 3-D ready DLP HDTVs can also be experienced in The Circuit City World Cyber Games Mobile Tour, currently touring major cities around the United States.

Steve Panosian, Director of Marketing for DLP Projection TV and Direct View Televisions at Samsung said: “Over the past several months, we have worked closely with DDD and i-O Displays to develop a comprehensive, affordable 3-D content solution that addresses an entirely new HDTV home theater application for those retailers and consumers who are looking to expand their HDTV enjoyment to advanced enjoyment of HD gaming and HD video entertainment. The response from our retailers and distributors to the 3-D features has been very positive and we’re excited to bring high quality 3-D HDTV to the consumer through our range of rear projection DLP HDTVs.”

Chris Yewdall, Chief Executive of DDD said: “Today marks the realization of a key milestone for everyone at DDD as our TriDef 3-D Experience solution is selected by Samsung to power an affordable, high definition 3-D capable consumer television solution now available in North America. Only two months since the launch of the first consumer 3-D mobile telephone that included DDD’s content solutions, we have added another significant market for the company and further established TriDef as the leading solution for mass market 3-D consumer products.”

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Quentin Tarantino wants to make a 3-D porn film

Death Proof artThe Pulp Fiction director admits he has been toying with the unusual idea for some time, and thinks it would be the perfect next step for the adult genre.

He told Total Film magazine: "Right now it's still in my mind, but I've been musing at what I would do if I could make a 3-D porn film! It hasn't been green-lit yet, as I still have a few things to work out on it!"

It seems Tarantino has been thinking about X-rated films a lot recently. Earlier, he claimed Gwyneth Paltrow would be a terrible porn actress and insisted he would never cast her in an adult movie.

Tarantino said: "I could do an erotic film, I wouldn't mind doing a women-in-prison or a cheerleader movie. But I wouldn't cast someone like Gwyneth Paltrow. It would have to be a cool, trampy actress who says, 'OK, let's get the cameras rolling, here we go!'"

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3-D Auction Results
Here are a few 3-D auction results from the past month

Captured Indians stereoview

A stereoview titled Captured Indians sold for $697 with nine bids. The photographer is J. R. Riddle of Kansas. This view is titled Captured Indians - Cheyenne (Cheyenes) and is featured on the back as image 95 in his general views of Kansas.

His series of early photo’s included views from Topeka Kansas, Kansas City, Junction City and Ellsworth to name a few. This image is dated to the early 1900’s and features eight Indians in full dress and one marshall or sheriff like figure sitting on the steps of a large building. The image is crisp with no foxing.

It indicates that the photographer J.R. Riddle, a Photographic artist with Leonard & Martin at 237 Kansas Avenue. The image looks nice overall with some minimal storage wear to the back edge of the card on one edge and a small light smudge on the right door.

Sioux stereoview

An 1880's stereoview Sioux Indians - Dakota Territory sold for $457.50 with three bids. The stereoview is published by Fritz & Malnight of Valley City, D. T.

Texas Jack stereoview

A Texas Jack stereoview sold for $787.63 with 16 bids. This is an outstanding, original stereoview photograph of the American Western legend Texas Jack Omohundro. He is considered one of the Big Three of true Western heroes. Texas Jack played a very important role in the West and was friends and "partners" with Wild Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody. This photo is near mint. There is slight yellowing to cardboard frame with very minor soiling to photo. Jack is shown in true, early, Western attire and the photo was taken by the famous J. Gurney & Son Company.

Coke reel

A View-Master® Coca-Cola Christmas advertising reel sold for $32.27 with 12 bids. The sale included a 1954 Sawyer's View-Master Stereo Set in it's original box with all inserts, instructions and 1954 list of reels. The set includes the battery operated light attachment for the stereoscope. The reel is titled Christmas Sales Aid, which is a Bottler Sales Promotion for The Coca-Cola Co. It shows grocery stores how to display the Coca-Cola products for the 1954 Christmas season.


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