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Lecture: 'Professor Wheatstone, the inventor of the Stereoscope, was also there' / 21 June 2018

Come and join photo historian Denis Pellerin for a free 3-D talk celebrating the life and achievements of Charles Wheatstone and the 180th official birthday of stereoscopy.

Charles Wheatstone started his professional career as a musical instrument maker and invented several instruments, including the Concertina. He was Professor of Experimental Philosophy at King's College London from 1834 to his death in 1875. On 21 June 1838, he presented to the Royal Society his newest invention, the Stereoscope, that enabled, even before photography was invented, re-creating the illusion of depth with two slightly different flat perspectives.

London: Kings College, Bush House
Thursday, 21 June 2018 
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