Speaker delivers the latest on 3D technology and 3D TV

December 10, 2009 — by Girish Swaminath

Gary Sasaki, the founder of a digital entertainment consulting company known as DIGDIA, gave a fascinating presentation on the future of 3D movies and television at the second Industry and Academia Connections Program (IACP) meeting in library on Dec. 9.

Sasaki described different forms of 3D visuals and how they could be viewed.

Senior Christine La was one of 10 students who attended the presentation.

“We learned quite a lot about the glasses people use to view 3D items and [Sasaki] even proposed that people can see 3D graphics without glasses,” said La.

In addition, La was fascinated by the existence of 3D sound.

“I never knew that there was such a thing as 3D sound,” said La. “It could make it seem like a character from the movie was right next to me and having the conversation.”

La learned that future 3D technology can diminish the occurrence of headaches.

The presentation was organized by sophomore Arnav Dugar, head of the IACP, in collaboration with assistant principal Brian Safine.

“The goal of having presentations such as these is to bring people from various industries and to build interest in students,” said Dugar. Dugar said having the speaker on a Wednesday afternoon meant fewer students could attend, and future events will take place on Friday afternoons.

Dugar also believes that such presentations provide great opportunities for networking.

“The program gives students a great way to meet people and learn about what they are doing,” he said.

He also said the topics complement school curriculum by covering modern topics in more depth giving students an opportunity to talk to ask questions to those knowledgeable in the field.

“The discussions just scratch the surface of what is happening in various fields today,” said Dugar, “giving students an opportunity to dive deeper into whatever sparks an interest.”

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