Between the Point of View and the Point of Being: The Space of the Stereoscopic Tours

  • Paolo Parmeggiani University of Udine / Italy

Abstract




One of the most interesting features of the travel stereoviews series is not the three-dimensional effect but rather the intertwined outcome of realism and “being-thereness” for the early-20th-century armchair traveler’s experience.


On the set of Italy through the Stereoscope, the viewer’s “path of the gaze” was a novelty compared to with 2D photographs and stereoviews.


The Underwood & Underwood publishing company created a stereoscopic multimodal tour to improve the impression of realism with a proprioceptive perception of the scene. The procedure of textual débrayage, the description of the experience as it is happening here and now, the direction of the viewer’s gaze with a narrative itinerary, the changing of the visual convergence along with the variation of the points of attention: All of these elements fostered a synesthesia for the spectator.


The result is immersion in an explorable space between the “point of view” (2D images) and the “point of being” (virtual reality).




Published
Dec 20, 2016
How to Cite
PARMEGGIANI, Paolo. Between the Point of View and the Point of Being: The Space of the Stereoscopic Tours. International Journal of Film and Media Arts, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 34-47, dec. 2016. ISSN 2183-9271. Available at: <http://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma/article/view/5709>. Date accessed: 28 july 2017.
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