Today 3-D imaging fans around the world celebrate for the first time, International Stereoscopy Day!
The day-long celebration, to commemorate the official presentation of the stereoscope (3-D viewer) by its inventor Sir Charles Wheatstone, is led by Denis Pellerin and Rebecca Sharpe, curators at the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy (‘BMAS’). Yes, one of Queen’s founding members (and Doctor of Astrophysics) is an avid fan of 3-D photography! Together, they aim to bring more awareness to the magical, historical and modern contributions stereoscopy can bring to both art and science.
Brian May said, ‘This is an exciting new step for Stereoscopy, and I’m grateful to Denis Pellerin and Rebecca Sharpe, curators of the BMAS, for not only coming up with the idea, but putting it into action at such a high level. Stereoscopy Day will be a celebration everyone can share of the unique position 3D imaging occupies in the world today, embracing art and science, and extending humankind’s vision and understanding of the world around us.’
Most events will take place today, with some following in the next few days, across multiple organizations and sites. You can find a listing on the main event page here, published by the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy (“BMAS”). There will be talks, presentations, meetings, interactive displays, workshops, exhibitions and even special discounts available. (Source BMAS)
Everyone is invited to participate. You can join the buzz on social media and tag @BrianMayArchiveOfStereoscopy (Instagram), @londonstereo and @brianmayforreal and use the hashtag #StereoscopyDay!