Oliver Wendell Holmes and Stereoviewing

Holmes-style stereoviewer (Image via Wikipedia)The history of 3-D from stereoscope to : The New YorkerThe New Yorker has an interesting piece on the development of 3-D stereoscopy, really a review notice of Ray Zone’s book Stereoscopic Cinema and the Origins of the 3-D Film, 1838-1952, and really a book about movies. I find some of […]

Books and Twitter: Neither Luddite nor Biltonite (George Packer in the New Yorker)

Neither Luddite nor Biltonite: Interesting Times : The New YorkerImage via WikipediaGeorge Packer at the New Yorker writes:Just about everyone I know complains about the same thing when they’re being honest—including, maybe especially,, people whose business is reading and writing. They mourn the loss of books and the loss of time for books. It’s no […]

Neil Gaiman’s fantasies : The New Yorker

An interesting interview and profile on the comic book writer-turned fiction/fantasy writer, Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman’s fantasies : The New YorkerThe New Yorker piece doesn’t talk much about his Sandman series with DC in the 1990s, but the series did change a small segment of the comic book market, to one without super heroes and […]