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The Titanic In 3-D 88

Posted by kdawson
from the cast-off-the-bow-bert dept.
crimeandpunishment writes "A scientific expedition to the Titanic will create a detailed three-dimensional map of the world's most famous shipwreck. A 'dream team' of archaeologists, oceanographers, and other scientists will spend 20 days assessing the legendary ship's deteriorating condition, and collecting data and images. They're calling it the most advanced scientific mission to Titanic since its discovery 25 years ago. A leader of the expedition says this is the first time the wreck will be treated as an archaeological site, with two goals: 'One is to preserve the legacy of the ship by enhancing the story of the Titanic itself. The second part is to really understand what the state of the ship is.'"
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The Titanic In 3-D

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  • Close one (Score:4, Interesting)

    by PlasmaEye (1128377) on Tuesday July 27, 2010 @05:28PM (#33050962)

    A scientific expedition to the Titanic will create a detailed three-dimensional map of the world's most famous shipwreck.

    Oh, thank God. From the title I thought Hollywood was re-releasing Titanic in 3-D. Although the guy hitting the propeller would be pretty cool in 3-D.

  • Re:Close one (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Monkeedude1212 (1560403) on Tuesday July 27, 2010 @05:41PM (#33051078) Journal

    Its not like the Titanic is a remnant of a lost civilization.

    I'm not sure if you were referring to the ship or the movie. But actually it is. One is a remnant of civilization in the early 1900's and the other is a remnant of civilization in the 1990's.

    Perhaps our definitions of "lost" mean different things though, in which case I'd just agree to disagree.

  • Re:meh (Score:3, Interesting)

    by zippthorne (748122) on Wednesday July 28, 2010 @07:24AM (#33054652) Journal

    Dear boring luddite:

                3D "video" is a legitimate artistic medium similar to and basically superset of 2D video, just as color video is a superset of black-and-white video, with its inherent tradeoffs. When we get past the 3D spectacles of unnecessary eye-pokery, there will be a rich medium for enhancing the experience of many kinds of films. Just as color films eventually surpassed black-and-white after it got over its own silly spectacle period (see: "The Wizard of Oz" for a seminal example...)

                Please have patience with the medium as it goes through its "me, too" phase. The people underwriting films don't understand subtlety in art, they barely understand finance, and they're certainly not subtle there, either. When filmmakers realize the public is only moderately interested in gimmicks, they'll start putting them on the back burner, and use 3D for the same thing all other filmmaking techniques are used: to enhance the story.

                And it'll be awesome. Please be more awesome. The future can be a wondrous place.

  • Google Titanic (Score:3, Interesting)

    by kiehlster (844523) on Wednesday July 28, 2010 @08:41AM (#33055016) Homepage
    I can't wait to see this on Google Street View or something like that.

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