The cultural landscape of three-dimensional imaging

Johnston, S. F. (2014) The cultural landscape of three-dimensional imaging. In: Techniques and Principles in Three-Dimensional Imaging: An Introductory Approach. Series: Advances in multimedia and interactive technologies (AMIT) book series. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 212-232. ISBN 9781466649323 (doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4932-3)

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This chapter explores the cultural context in which three-dimensional imaging has been developed, disseminated and employed. It surveys the diverse technologies and intellectual domains that have contributed to spatial imaging and argues that it is an important example of an interdisciplinary field. Over the past century-and-a-half, specialists from distinct fields have devised explanations and systems for 3-D imagery. Successive audiences have found these visual experiences compelling, adapting quickly to new technical responsibilities and seeking new ones. These complementary interests and diverse perspectives have co-evolved in lock-step. A driver for this evolution is visual culture, which has grown to value and demand the spectacular. As a result, professional and popular engagements with 3-D have had periods of both popularity and indifference, and cultural consensus has proved ephemeral.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:visual culture, imaging, three dimensional, cultural history, cultural studies, history of technology
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S. F.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TR Photography
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Interdisciplinary Science Education Technologies and Learning
Publisher:IGI Global

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
658511Holograms: A Cultural HistorySean JohnstonThe Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (CARNEGIE)31542IS - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES