Talk by Steven Smith
Date: 27th June 09
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Phone: 020 7370 2239
Group: 3D Imaging and Holography
The Royal Photographic Society Holography Group is pleased to welcome Steven Smith, currently Senior Research Fellow on the Modern Holography programme at De Montfort University, who will be giving a talk on his work on Saturday June 27th from 2.00- 4.00pm at The Camera Club 16 Bowden Street London SE11 4DS. Admission £5 Pay on arrival.
Steven L Smith has a broad research and development background in stereoscopic and holographic imaging technology. He received his Bachelor Science Degree, in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University. Steven received his start in Holographic imaging in 1979 - 1982 under the supervision of Prof. Tung H Jeong at Lake Forest College, where he also taught workshops in Mastering for Embossed holography. From 1983 - 1997 Steven Smith headed up the first Professional Holographic Imaging Studio in the US located in Chicago IL, The Lasersmith Inc. During his Tenure at The Lasersmith many Firsts in the Holographic imaging market were achieved, the first roll out of registered embossed and printed tags for Sears MainFrame clothing line 12- 18 million tags annually, patented Injected moulded compound refractive - diffractive elements. Developed and patented a high speed multi-camera capture system for full color holographic stereograms. During his research studies in stereographic imaging systems at the MIT Media Lab under Dr. Stephen A Benton, Director of the Spatial Imaging Group from 1997 - 2004, Steven Smith developed a novel head tracked autostereoscopic display that tracked multiple viewers in all three axis X, Y and Z with real-time rendering of the stereo views at 1280 x 1024. Another accomplishment, The first optical translation head full parallax full color holographic printer was realized.
Steven joined the VRex team in Malaysia 2004 as the Director of the Stereoscopic Imaging Laboratory, where he headed teams working on the development of advanced Stereoscopic Displays, High Definition stereoscopic capture systems and, as well as LANC protocol for synchronizing sony consumer video camera to broaden the approach to low end consumer 3D applications. From 2005 - 2007 he was the Chief Executive Officer of VRex, Inc.
Steven has joined the Modern Holography program at De Montfort University as the Senior Research Fellow, additionally he is also enrolled as a PhD Student under the direction of Prof. Martin Richardson. His research interests also include Holographic imaging, Head Tracked auto-stereoscopic Displays, optical Photopolymers, Liquid Crystal technology, and novel applications of OLeds to stereoscopic displays. . He has published 7 technical papers in the professional journals and has 4-issued and 1 pending US/MY patents.
Examples of his publications are:
1. Permanent synchronization of camcorders via Lanc Protocol"
2. "Micropolarizer based Auto-Stereoscopic Display"
3. "Holographic recording using a digital micro-mirror device"
4. "Multiple-device high speed image capture for application in full color animated stereograms"
5. "Application of the Tri-color theory of additive color mixing to the full color reflection hologram
6. "Multi-color holography with a single frequency laser utilizing tri-ethanolamine as a pre-exposure agent
Directions to The Camera Club
Driving to Cleaver Square, there is no entry from Kennington Park Road - foot access only. If you can, it is far easier to travel by Underground getting out at Kennington on the Northern Line. Turn left when you come out and walk down Kennington Park Road, cross over the main road at the first set of traffic lights, across the lights turn left walk up past the BT telephone exchange until you get to the City and Guilds Art School, you want next right into Cleaver Square, walk to the end keep to the left, you then come to the short road which is Bowden Street on your left. You will be able to see the blue Charlie Chaplin sign on the oposite house. We are number 16. You will need to ring the bell on the right of the main door.
Nearest Underground: Kennington (Northern line)
Buses: 3, 59, 59a, 322, 360.
Free car parking is available outside the club, all day at weekends and after 6.30pm on weekdays. At other times pay and display parking is available in nearby Cleaver Square. Traffic wardens are vicious so make sure you are parked correctly. Bicycles may not be brought inside the club.