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Saturday, 2 October 2010

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View-Masters are the 20th century novelty version of a 19th century stereoscopic vision and certainly the cutest form of virtual geography, a mimesis where you see yourself in another land, whether past, future or imaginary, but where all the colours are heightened and the perspective is somehow wrong, making them both technological relic and inhabited by the spirit of an optical ideal.

Or, as pictured here, you view the possibilities of technology with the 3D of stereoscope technology.

The American artist that goes by the name Vladimir has been making her own Vladmasters since 2003, adding accompanying audio soundtracks to a visual narrative that takes the wonder of stereoscopes into a whole new dimension.

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