“The Impact of Gestalt Perceptual Organization in the Stereoscopic Theatre Environment” presented by Beckwith and Vincs

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  • Mixed Reality Transformations: shifting relationships between movement, embodiment, somatics and image

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  • The Impact of Gestalt Perceptual Organization in the Stereoscopic Theatre Environment

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  • Panel: Mixed Reality Transformations: shifting relationships between movement, embodiment, somatics and image

    Keywords: 3D, stereography, dance technology, digital scenography, choreography, multi-media dance.

    This paper argues that it is essential for live theatre that incorporates stereoscopic imagery to reconceptualise the performance space to facilitate a successful audience experience. While 3D technology greatly increases artistic possibilities, the risks of perceptual confusion exist in live theatre just as in stereoscopic cinema, indeed more so given the coexistence of live performers. This paper argues that Gestalt perceptual organization theory can be valuable in informing how best to employ stereoscopic imagery within a live theater environment, with reference to the artistic works of one of the authors.

    Full text (PDF) p. 94-98

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