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Author(s): Stephen A. Benton
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Paper Abstract

During this Symposium, we will be discussing technology in the service of a central human need: the need for an interesting life. This need embraces entertainment, as well as education, enlightenment, and adaptation to the sweeping changes in which our technology is itself imbedded. And while our theme centers on optics, that is only one of the many media technologies that are overlapping more widely in order to meet changing social needs. This Symposium has sprung from a sense of shared curiosities and concerns with those technologies, and grown to a gradual recognition of a substantial underlying domain of common professional interests. We are grateful that the SPIE has been able to respond to Chris Outwater's proposal, and to offer a forum for this experiment in drawing together an unorthodox range of interests within a technical context. We hope that the program will help illuminate a fascinating intersection of technical competences and human needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0391, Optics in Entertainment, (4 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935062
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Stephen A. Benton, Polaroid Corporation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0391:
Optics in Entertainment
Chris S. Outwater, Editor(s)

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