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View-Master 2.0 Offers Virtual Reality Features

For over 75 years, generations of kids have been introduced to the wonder of stereoscopic 3D by View-Master. Today Mattel is reimagining an entirely new way to explore and discover the world around you.

Mattel's new View-Master offers an easy-to-use and affordable platform that will enable users to take engaging field trips where they can explore famous places, landmarks, nature, planets and more in 360 degree ‘photospheres'. By pairing the View-Master's ‘experience reel' and app with an Android smartphone, kids will immediately experience an imaginative and interactive learning environment.

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LookInStereo New 3D Gallery

Stereographer Paul Barbieux (Jette, Belgium) posted the new "Forges de la Providence" gallery on his LookInStereo website.

Forges de la Providence is a Belgian steel producing company based in the Hainaut region around Charleroi. The facory is now closed and offers stunning viewpoints for the 3D photographer.

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Surrey Farms in 3D Exhibit

Surrey is a small town on the west coast of Canada close to the US border. And it will be the location of award-winning media artist Sylvia Grace Borda's next exhibit running from September 21, 2013 to December 15, 2013.

As an artist-in-residence at the Surrey Art Gallery’s TechLab, Sylvia Grace Borda has been shooting film, video, still photographs, and stereoscopic pictures on large and small farms in Surrey and the Fraser Valley. 

Also featuring the work of painter Jeremy Herndl, the "Figuring Ground" exhibit explores landscapes of Surrey and its region.

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19th Century Trains in 3D

The new exhibit "Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad" starts on September 14, 2013 in Sacramento, California capital city. The exhibition examines the emergence of stereoscopic photography and the ways in which railroads used the new medium during the construction of America's First Transcontinental Railroad. Ultimately, the technology of photography not only helped to tell the story, but also helped to shape public perception and foster acceptance for this massive endeavor that encouraged westward travel and settlement.

Works by photographers Andrew J. Russell, Alfred A. Hart and others will be on display and guests will be able to view many of these using stereoscopes and stereopticons.

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A stereocard exhibited at the California State Railroad Museum

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North Brother Island: A History in 3D

North Brother Island is an enigmatic no man's land, lying in the East River between the Bronx and Riker's Island (New-York, USA). Matthew Schlanger, a Nyack, (NY, USA) resident with a sailboat and a keen sense of adventure, accompanied a friend to visit the abandoned chunk of land back in 2007.

Matthew Schlanger brought along a stereoscopic 3D camera, and later decided to turn the series of photographs into the book available now available as an e-book ready to be downloaded to your iPad.


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