Seeing in Three Dimensions: Stereographs to 3D Illusions [F-15-43]

Presenter:Alma Garner, Neil Garner
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 10/07, 10/14
Status: CLOSED

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Why do we humans see three dimensions with two eyes but only two dimensions with one eye? How can the illusion of 3 dimensions be created in only two dimensions? This course begins with the early 1838 work done by Charles Wheatstone and ends with the modern single-image stereogram. The course also includes a short history of a toy most of us had as children: a View Master.

LINKS: - "Stereograms Reveal Other Dimensions of Reality. Exercises in "Seeing." - Definition, Background, Practice, Benefits, Seeing Other Dimensions in Reality. -Link to a Scholarpedia article on autostereograms. Researched info on steriograms from: Dr. Christopher Tyler - The Smith-Kettlewell eye Research Institute (2014). (Includes references.) -Article on "Autostereogram" found on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Neil Garner is a retired science/technology teacher who has more hobbies than time to enjoy them. Neil is the recipient of the “Leon LeBeau SOARing Educator Award” in 2014.

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