San Francisco Arts Fest will premiere 3D film without glasses
Monday 16 May 2011
The 8th annual San Francisco International Arts Festival, May 18 - June 4, will screen a 3D film,
Spaceforms: Homage to Homer from Walter Funk of Hologlyphics on May 29 at the Fort Mason's South Side Theater.
The film allows audiences to walk around a viewing area, with various angles offering different perspectives, as scenes shift infinitely. One of the problems with 3D television is that it must be seen from a limited perspective. In this experience, Saturn, Nebulas, and planets float in front of the audience.
The project showcases several 3D displays of shorts combining animation, live footage, action, and sound to create an interactive experience that explores motion in the space around the audience. Guest space artists, scientists and engineers will make presentations.
Spaceforms: Homage to Homer pays tribute to the 3D display pioneer, Homer B. Tilton. A scientist and mathematician whose 3D viewing system dates back to the late 1940s, he developed it through the 1960s to be viewed without glasses.
The film experience is produced by Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, an international space arts organization, in collaboration with the National Space Society and Carnegie Mellon University's Studio for Creative Inquiry. The project provides access for artists to space flight technology and zero gravity flight through partnerships with the space industry.
The San Francisco International Arts Festival will features an eclectic program of dance, music, opera and theater performances from Cuban musicians, Poland's theater scene, and a collaboration between the US, Netherlands and Iraq dance companies. The 2011 theme is The Truth in Knowing/Now: Threads in Time, Place, Culture.
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