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21 MARCH 2015

Edward Tufte: Envisioning Information



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chartscolour • colour and information • complex data • computer interfaces • courtroom exhibits • diagrammatic visualisationdiagramsEdward Tufte • Envisioning Information (1990) • escaping flatland • Flatland (1884)guidebook • how to explain complex material • information designinformation designer • information display • mappingpop-up booksscientific illustration • scientific presentations • sensemakingstatistical graphicsstatistical informationstereo photographytimetable • visual means

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Simon Perkins
29 DECEMBER 2009

Debunking the myth of 1950's anaglyph 3D movies

"I am an 80 year old retired photographer who has been shooting stereo slides since 1952 with the same Stereo Realist camera. I would like to make a few comments on the current 3D controversy...

The same question applies to most reporter's erroneous belief that the 3D movies of the fifties were anaglyphic and presented through red and blue pieces of cellophane. I cannot think of one first run 3D feature film of the fifties that was presented that way. They were all presented with a two projector system through polarizing filters shown on a silverized screen so as not to depolarize the images. The glasses were also polarizing filters that separated the left and right image. And, when the projectionist did his job properly (which seldom was the case) the 3D image was superb. Cardboard red and blue cellophane filters were usually reserved for cheap 3D ads and comic books. And, it saddens my heart that there are greedy fools around now, ready to present that anaglyphic garbage to young people today who are not familiar with 3D, and suggest that this is what 3D on television is all about. This kind of greedy stupidity will set 3D back several years in the minds of those who are unfamiliar with sterescopic principles. This is what happened in the fifties. Email me and I'll tell you that story."

(Christopher R. Mohr Sr., 24 Jan 2009)

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19523Dadanaglyph • anaglyphic • cameracellophanecomic book • David White Company • device • gimmick • innovation • polarising filters • product designspacespatialstereo photography • Stereo Realist • stereophotographystereoscopictechnologytelevisionvisual literacyvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
14 JANUARY 2009

One Man’s Land: contour lines etched into stainless steel

One Man's Land: contour lines etched into stainless steel


"'One Man's Land' is a precise and accurate map of a young man's face, with contour lines etched into stainless steel. It was produced using 3D mapping technologies usually employed to produce Ordinance Survey maps and height surveys for communication companies.

The image produced represents accurate height information generated from stereo photographs of the sitter."
(Wellcome Collection)

['One Man's Land' by Heather Barnett, 2002, Stainless steel etching]

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3Dartbodydataetchinginformation graphicsmapping • ordinance survey map • stainless steelstereo photographyvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
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