Arabella Goddard, pianist, by T. R. Williams, c.1857. Stereo daguerreotype. Brian May Collection.

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S&I Media and Museu do Chiado present: Carlos Relvas — Views of Portugal

S&I Media’18 is proud to announce its partnership with Museu do Chiado to organize a stereo photography exhibition of one of the most renowned Portuguese pioneers of Photography: Carlos Relvas (1838-1894). The exhibition ‘Carlos Relvas — Views of Portugal. Photography exhibited in Lisbon, Paris and Vienna (1868-1874)’ will show how stereoscopic and monoscopic photography were simultaneously displayed in the first exhibition of the Portuguese Fine Arts Society that dared to include photography on its walls. From 1868 to 1874 Carlos Relvas started an international career that included his participation in three exhibitions of the French Photographic Society and in the Universal Exhibition in Vienna. To present this early period of his work this exhibition will combine vintage prints and photographic albums with old stereo viewers and a VR installation that will enable the visitor an impressive immersion in his first studio and a new perspective on the 19th century Portuguese monuments, landscapes and portraits.

Our journal has a new issue waiting for your download

The editors are pleased to announce the online publication of the second issue of the International Journal on Stereo and Immersive Media (IJSIM).
This issue includes a new image enlargement tool embedded in the PDFs that enables a better ‘visual inspection’. To activate it, please download each PDF to your computer at

We also inform authors that paper submissions deadline for issue no. 3 was extended to 30 April!


Keynote sessions: Sabine Breitsameter

Sabine Breitsameter, Audiomedia Scholar and  Researcher, Sonic Arts Dramaturg, Curator and Artist, teaching at the Darmstadt UAS, and Director of its Soundscape & Environmental Media Lab, will deliver a presentation titled: Immersion and Beyond – A critical approach to understanding the aesthetic potential of 3D audio.

Keynote Sessions: Kim Timby

Kim Timby, photography historian, curator and teacher at the École du Louvre, whose research explores the cultural history of photographic technologies, will deliver a presentation titled: The construction of the integral-image utopia.

Keynote Sessions: Michael Pritchard

Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Chief Executive of the Royal Photographic Society and author of a number of books on the history of the camera and photography will deliver a presentation titled: Protecting and exploiting photography through patents and trademarks in nineteenth century Britain.


Keynote Sessions: Denis Pellerin

We are delighted to announce the title for the keynote session by Denis Pellerin at Universidade Lusófona. The specialist in Stereo Photography will deliver a presentation titled: The Stereoscope: Claudet’s “general panorama of the world”.

A Dag Studio at S&I Media 2018

A nineteenth-century inspired daguerreotype studio will be installed at the conference venue, Universidade Lusófona.

Thanks to LUPA – Luís Pavão Lda. (, you will rediscover one of the first techniques of photography and take the result back home with you.

This unique experience will take around 2 hours, during which you will be invited to participate in the several stages of the process: polishing the brass plate, preparing a pose with clothing and props of your choice, exposure of the plate to iodine vapors to create a light-sensitive surface, image development, fixation and gilding, and finally the packaging of the plate in a case specifically designed for this event.

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S&I Media Exhibition / Call for Projects

Universidade Lusófona and the Fine Arts Faculty invite you to submit project proposals to the exhibition of the forthcoming International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media: Photography and Sound Research which will be held at the Fine Arts Society facilities in Lisbon from 29 June to 21 July.

These projects (3D films/ Stereo photography/ audio and visual installations/ VR Apps) should highlight and explore the immersive features of visual and sound media.

The selected projects will be displayed at a special exhibition dedicated to immersive media art at the Fine Arts Society in Lisbon. 3D films will be screened in an international selection at Aud. Agostinho da Silva, ULHT.

  • Proposal submission deadline: 13 April 2018
  • Final project submission: 15 June 2018

Please state in your proposal the materials provided and needed for the proper exhibition of the artwork.
Photos or drawings to present your ideas are welcome.

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Fine Arts Society: a new venue for S&I Media’18

The organizing committee of S&I Media’18 is pleased to announce that the historical facilities of the Fine Arts Society, located in the heart of Lisbon center, will hold S&I Media conferences on June 29 and the exhibition of artistic immersive media projects announced in our call.

The opening of this exhibition is planned for that same day!

Sabine Breitsameter confirmed as keynote speaker for S&I Media’18

The organising committee is pleased to announce that Sabine Breitsameter, sound media researcher from Darmstadt University, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for S&I Media’18.

Sabine Breitsameter teaches and researches sound and media culture at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, where she has been a professor since 2006. She is the founder and the director of the International Media Cultural Work MA program there, and the head of the Soundscape- & Environmental Media Lab, a place for experimenting with 3D Audio and Fulldome Media.

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Michael Pritchard confirmed as keynote speaker for S&I Media’18


We are pleased to announce that Michael Pritchard, photographic historian and Chief Executive of the Royal Photographic Society, will join us in Lisbon next June as a keynote speaker in our conference!

Michael Pritchard joined the Royal Photographic Society as Chief Executive in 2011. He has lectured and broadcast internationally on many different aspects of photographic history and has authored a number of books on the history of the camera and photography, most recently A history of photography in 50 Cameras (Bloomsbury 2015).  He runs the British Photographic History blog ( in his spare time.

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Kim Timby confirmed as keynote speaker for S&I Media’18



We are pleased to announce that Kim Timby will join us in Lisbon next June as a keynote speaker in our conference!

Kim Timby is an independent photography historian based in Paris, where she teaches at the École du Louvre and works as a curator for a private collection specialized in nineteenth-century travel photography. She previously worked in museums, where she curated exhibitions including “Paris in 3D” (2000).

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Next S&I Media: 28-30 June 2018


The 3rd International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media focuses on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.

Stereo and immersive technologies have been widening the fields of photography and sound since the 19th century, contributing to the emergence of a progressively immersive media culture. This conference aims to bring together photography and sound research fields bridging their historical and contemporary relationship with expanded and immersive environments (e.g. panoramas, virtual reality, sound art).

The organizing committee invites scholars, researchers, artists, curators and archivists to submit paper presentations and posters addressing one of the following themes:

  • 1- Stereoscopic and Panoramic Photography
  • 2- Photography , Cinema and Sound Media Archaeologies
  • 3- Media Arts and Immersion
  • 4- Architecture, Virtual and Augmented Realities
  • 5- Urban Sound Devices: Telephones, Headphones, Speakers and Radio
  • 7- Sonic Art and New Technologies
  • 8- Photography and Performance: Intermedia Practices

To see full call for papers (en; pt; es) select on the menu above: ‘About the event’ > ‘Call and Submissions’

Planned visit to the Museum of Mechanical Music


One of the planned visits will include The Museum of Mechanical Music (, next to Lisbon, which has a collection of more than 600 sound and musical items that move exclusively through mechanical systems from the late 1800s to the 1930s.

Denis Pellerin confirmed as keynote speaker for S&I Media’18

The first of our keynotes has been confirmed: Denis Pellerin from London Stereoscopic Company will bring his extensive research and expertise on stereo photography with a talk about Antoine Claudet (1797-1867) and his pioneer practice of the daguerreotype and stereo photography in England.

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