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[ecrea] CFP: Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 Conference, Lisbon, October 7-9

Fri Jul 31 10:33:00 GMT 2015

Call for papers

Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference
Universidade Lusófona
National Archive of Torre do Tombo, Lisbon, Portugal

October 7-9, 2015

Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference aims to bring
together researchers, artists and archivists working on visual media
renowned for their stereoscopic and/or immersive features. Stereo and
immersive media environments have been providing an expanded field for
photographic media since the 19th century. The recent revival of
interest in stereo and immersive technologies has set an opportunity to
research its historical roots and also present-day challenges to visual

Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference will present in
its opening plenary session the final results of the research project
Stereo Visual Culture dedicated to the first national study of stereo
photography in Portugal. The conference venue, the National Archive of
Torre do Tombo, will host the exhibition ‘The Third Image — Stereoscopic
Photography in Portugal and the Desire for 3D’, presenting the main
authors, themes and compositions from 31 stereo collections of 9
national Portuguese archives and museums.

The conference is organised by the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades
e Tecnologias and by the Research Center CICANT. The conference includes
a special guided tour to the conservation and restoration areas of
National Archive of Torre do Tombo where historical and rare
photographic documents will be presented.


This conference welcomes a diversity of approaches and topics that may
contribute to the critical understanding of stereo and immersive media
today. Suggested research topics for contributions include:

 1. Stereoscopic photography;
 2. Stereo photography, archival and curatorial practices;
 3. Immersive cinematic media;
 4. Scientific stereoscopic practices;
 5. Immersive media art installations;
 6. Video games and augmented realities;
 7. Haptic and visual media cultures.


Submitted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with
ISBN number. Full papers will be handed in after the conference in order
to reflect conference discussions. All submissions will be subject to a
double blind review process.

Best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the
International Journal of Film and Media Arts:

Keynote Speakers:

Denis Pellerin, Specialist in stereo photography and author of La
Photographie Stéréoscopique sous le Seconde Empire and Diableries.
Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell.

Emília Tavares, New Media and Photography Curator at the National Museum
of Contemporary Art- Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, researcher and art critic.

Maria Teresa Cruz, Specialist in Media Aesthetics, Media Art Theory and
Cultural Techniques.

Thomas Weynants, Specialist in Early & Popular Visual Media. Author of
the website ‘Early Visual Media Archaeology’ .


Abstracts of between 200 and 300 words for presentations of around 20
minutes should be submitted, along with a brief biography, at


Abstracts submission: August 21 (first call) / September 1 (second call)

Notification: August 31 (first call) / September 7 (second call)

Draft submission: October 1

Full papers submission for publication: November 10

The official languages of the conference are English, Portuguese and

More on the conference can be found at:

Further inquiries should be sent to: (simedia2015 /at/
<mailto:(simedia2015 /at/>

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