Virtual Stereoscopic Community

Yet another stereo club?

In July 2020 four 3D hob­by­ists came togeth­er to fill a void in the stere­og­ra­phy world. A place where every­one — no mat­ter if novice or vet­er­an — could feel wel­come and have their per­spec­tive on stere­og­ra­phy heard and val­ued. Mutu­al respect instead of require­ments, glob­al con­nec­tions instead of local lim­i­ta­tions. And just like that, a new com­mu­ni­ty was formed under the name Brook­lyn Stereo­scop­ic Asso­ci­a­tion and the first live online meet­ing took place.

Soon after the first live meet­ing the BSA and the Stere­osite joined forces: The pre­sen­ta­tions that were giv­en at a BSA live meet­ing would be pub­lished on Stere­osite and authors of arti­cles were invit­ed to present at a meet­ing as well. Dur­ing that peri­od the lead­er­ship team con­sist­ed — in alpha­bet­i­cal order — of Stacey Doyle Fer­ence, Ian Fer­ence, Pas­cal Mar­t­iné, André Ruiter and Kei­ta Wangari.

The cen­ter­piece of each meet­ing were two pre­sen­ta­tions about a broad vari­ety of 3D relat­ed topics:

  • Talks about 3D ani­ma­tion for mobile, Recre­ation of the autochrome process, Film­strip stere­o­scopes, etc.
  • Slide shows fea­tur­ing stereo pho­tog­ra­phers with Under­wa­ter stereo pho­tos, Light rays in 3D, 3d street pho­tog­ra­phy, etc.
  • Tuto­ri­als about Base­line basics, Restor­ing stereo­scop­ic antiques, Col­lect­ing stereo views etc. 
  • Com­mu­ni­ty show and tells were the pos­si­bil­i­ty for every­one to just quick­ly show a new stereo pho­to, collector’s item or any­thing else.

2021: new structure — same atmosphere

In March 2021, it was time for anoth­er update of our unique com­mu­ni­ty. Our main goals with this update were to have some­thing of inter­est for all mem­bers at each meet­ing and to stream­line club admin­is­tra­tion — all while keep­ing the wel­com­ing and friend­ly atmos­phere we’ve all enjoyed so much. Changes include:

  • Mov­ing to month­ly meetings
  • Hav­ing short­er talks so we can bring mem­bers a history/collecting talk, a stereo pho­tog­ra­phy show­case, a tuto­r­i­al and a com­mu­ni­ty activ­i­ty at every meeting
  • Mov­ing con­tent from the BSC web­site to the Stere­osite website
  • And final­ly, chang­ing our name to Vir­tu­al Stereo­scop­ic Com­mu­ni­ty as we feel this bet­ter suits our ongo­ing mis­sion: Con­nect­ing peo­ple from all over the world online to share their passion.

VSC Announcements

Find out about the meet­ing dates and the con­tent of each meet­ing. All announce­ments will appear in the blog as well.

Past presentations

If you missed a talk, need to re-watch a tuto­r­i­al, or just want to see what are pre­sen­ta­tions are like, vis­it our archive.

How to participate?

Do you want to know how to join us or do you have some­thing you want to present in one of our meet­ings? Then click on the link above!

VSC team

Read more about who orga­nizes the VSC, plans new pre­sen­ta­tions and runs the meetings.