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Friday, January 27, 2012

Well now, this is fun

New York Public Library has been having some fun with their online collections. They have created a tool that transforms historical stereographs into sharable 3-D formats and you can share in a blog or website.

If you don't know, stereographs are those side-by-side photographs you see every once in a while. They were entertainment back in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Here is one of a woman viewing a stereograph. Thanks manifest-tech.com for putting this image on Google Images.

The code was written by a guy named Joshua Heineman. You can read all about this quirky computer guy on their about page.

I LOVE GEEKY LIBRARIANS!

Give it a try here

I did.

GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator - view more at http://stereo.nypl.org/gallery/index
GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator


It does make me a little dizzy though. Maybe I should have chosen a different image.

I like this one: 

GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator - view more at http://stereo.nypl.org/gallery/index
GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator

Doesn't it look sort of 3-D in a weird shaky way?

Go try it out.
Have a great weekend

Love,
M

12 comments:

  1. I loved those stereograph things when I was a kid. My aunt had some. I though they were really cool.
    I like the second GIF better.

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  2. The last one is definitely cool. Reminds me of the times we would see those in the children's museums.

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  3. World's Fair ANYTHING gets my attention.

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  4. Those are really cool! My great-grandmother had some of those - I remember being so fascinated with them when I was a kid. OK, I'm still fascinated. ;)

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  5. That ass is downright sinister; he's grinning at me.

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    1. You know I've just remembered that this was how the RAF and the USAF bombed the crap out of the Nazi's. Not the flickering thing but the stereoscope.

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    2. Fascinating. I didn't know that.

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    3. Yes, it was how the V1 launchers were discovered on the west wall and how the V2 were spotted on the dunes at Peenemünde. See this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peenemunde_test_stand_VII.jpg

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  6. Really cool! Thanks, for publishing so we could see.


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  7. Is it just me or does that donkey seem to be smiling to you too?

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