Jong ha Choi

Department: Contextual Design

From 2D To 3D

The history of the image has always aligned with the history of the human race. Nowadays, owing to scientific technology, the image is developing in its form, from photography, film and even further, towards virtual reality. The advent of 3D printing skills shakes our fundamental notion of the image.
Unlike the past, we are not only seeing the image as a means of reproducing 3D objects, but we also ascribe an essential identity to the image itself. In other words, though the image still shows its visual effect on a flat plane, it is no longer just an expression of representation, but it is in itself an experience of reality.
As we, in modern society, experience the image in its close relation to advertising, its intense circulation and the development of the internet, why do we not question the image’s confinement to a flat surface? Why don’t we try to get more stereoscopic and attempt for direct experience with the image?
My question started with this point and I tried several experiments in order to realise this idea – from 2D to 3D - from a personal point of view.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe