Call For Papers – Stereo & Immersive Media — Photography and Sound Research 2016

Universidade Lusófona and Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa
27— 29 October 2016

The International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media’16 aims to gather researchers, artists, curators, and archivists working on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.

“Stereo” environments (stereoscopic and stereophonic) have been widening the fields of photography and sound since the 19th century, contributing to the emergence of a progressively immersive media culture.

This conference aims to bring together photography and sound research fields and their relationship with stereo environments, including other immersive visual media (e.g. panoramas, optical displays or virtual games) as well as sound art practices.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Nicholas Wade

Emeritus Professor at Dundee University. Researcher in the history of vision, binocular and motion perception, and the interplay between visual science and art. His published books include: Brewster and Wheatstone on Vision (1983) and Art and Illusionists (2016).

Larry J Schaaf

Director of the ‘William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné’, an online resource of the Bodleian Libraries, and Founder and Editor of the Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot Projecthe, he’s currently a Research Associate in the History of Art Department at Oxford. His published books include: Out of Shadows: Herschel, Talbot & the Invention of Photography (Yale, 1992) and The Photographic Art of William Henry Fox Talbot (Princeton, 2000).

Denis Pellerin

Curator of the London Stereoscopic Company. Co-authored books: La Photographie Stéréoscopique sous le Seconde Empire; Diableries. Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell and Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits addressing one of the following themes:

  1. Stereoscopic Photography (historical and contemporary)
  2. Pre-cinema and Immersion
  3. Photographic and Sound Media Archaeology
  4. Panorama, Diorama and 360° Panoramic Photography
  5. Animation, Video games, Augmented and Virtual Reality
  6. Urban behaviour and the Influence of Sound devices
  7. Sonic Art and New Technologies
  8. Performance and Immersive environments;

Applicants will have the opportunity to submit their papers for publishing to the International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media.

This conference is convened by Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias in collaboration with CICANT (Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies).

Abstracts should have between 200-300 words for a 20 minutes presentation and should be submitted along with a short biography until 22 July on the website When filling the title field in easychair please indicate (within brackets) the number of the theme proposed in this call that best suits your presentation.

The official languages in the conference are English, Portuguese, and Spanish. For further information please visit our website
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