Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weird Cool 3D

I've always been a fan of stereograms, those 3D photos from the 19th century where two similar but slightly different images are viewed through a set of lenses on a small handheld contraption, giving a stereo effect.

Now the New York Public Library Labs has created the online Stereogranimator, which turns these original stereograms into vibrating stills creating a 3D effect. For example:

Not perfect, but I do like how it gives body to the images for something of a "you are there" feel.

Weird and cool enough?

1 comment:

Mark Moran said...

Wow - love the effect and the period photos. Thanks for the lead.