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M. Neumüller,  A. Reichinger (2013)

From Stereoscopy to Tactile Photography

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Abstract

Inspired by a new interest in the physicality of the artwork and our own work with tactile materials for visually impaired exhibition visitors, we propose the prolegomena for a new multisensory discipline, which we call tactile photography. It is based on the principles of stereoscopy and the computer-aided conversion of digital images into reliefs, which can be produced as real objects – on 3D-Printers for example. This new discipline can be especially interesting for visually impaired artists, but is not limited to "disability arts." In this article, we want to show that tactile photography connects with a long-lasting interest in enhancing photography with the illusion of depth and physical space, which it shares with multi-photography, Andrew Davidhazy’s peripheral photography (developed in the 1960s), the Lumi{\`{e}}re Brothers’ photostereo synthesis, and with photosculpture. $\~$ PhotoResearcher

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Keywords

learning tool, haptic output, visual to tactile conversion, visually impaired people, blind people