Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Memories in 3-D


Anoka, Minnesota, 1989, Photo by C.C.      

Just a snapshot from a Nimslo camera. You could get your pictures made with the lenticular grid designed for the camera but I would just print them, cross my eyes, and then focus on middle image to create a 3-D effect.

That's me in the back, with one of my sons and his friend in front. I was a cold, rainy day in March, the Rum River is behind us and is still covered in ice. It was just a Saturday spent exploring the town, nothing really special, just ordinary special.

3-D doesn't make the memory of that day any more real. The relationships that constitute those memories are not spatial, but they are multidimensional. Will technology advance to the point where nearly any event deemed worthy of capture will be preserved in HD 3-D video, stereo surround sound and "smellovision?" And if it happens, will the recreation of the event supplant any human memories we may hold dear?

What would be the point?

By Professor Batty



2 Comments:

Blogger Jono said...

How far (e.g. smellovision) do you think it will get before we move on to the next plane of existence ( I hope it is the plane to Iceland)?


Blogger Professor Batty said...

It's not dark yet, as Mr. Dylan would say.

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