In general, I have been interested in how
we perceive the relationship of objects in space and if we can
develop an awareness of depth in time as we perceive and understand
depth in space.
the evolution of the human brain and visual system, the development
of using two eyes in stereovision was important to separate
objects from a background (this was originally important in
finding food and identifying enemies - later it had a lot to
do with our ability to name and catalog objects around us).
In viewing 3D images, the eyes (and brain) have to work together
to explore the space of the images and in effect, interact with
the image - more so than in a traditional, flat 2D image.
images are often much 'deeper' and objects appear more 'solid'
in these images than they do in "real life." I think it has
something to do with how often we switch our attention from
the world around us to our inner thoughts and activities. Some
days we pay more attention to the 'outside' world and see things
in greater depth. Some days we are more immersed in our own
thoughts. A related issue is the idea of 'solidity' and how
things change over time. Most 'objects' have a limited period
of solidity before their components become reconfigured.
Texts by Scott Fisher
Edited by Randall Packer
Culled from the following source:
Eye in Time: Looking Back;" Scott Fisher; ICC InterCommunication,
No. 4, Spring, 1993.