[Scriptoris] [SCA_S&I] Fwd: [Ansteorra] free-fusion stereocomparison
hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 19 12:57:11 PDT 2009
There's also an accompanying slideshow on the right margin, sadly, I can't get the video software to download, but perhaps some of you guys can view it.
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:37:41 -0500
From: Coblaith Muimnech <Coblaith at sbcglobal. net>
To: "Inc. Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA" <ansteorra at lists. ansteorra. org>
Subject: [Ansteorra] free-fusion stereocomparison
A paleontologist working at Cornell has published an interesting
theory about how the monks responsible for famous insular manuscripts
like the Book of Kells were able to paint intricate patterns at such
tiny scales without the benefit of high-quality lenses
<http://www.news. cornell.edu/ stories/Sept09/ KellsAngels. html>.
He suggests they used a technique modernly known as free-fusion stereocomparison,
which allowed them to use their own eyes to magnify what they saw by
10 to 30 times.
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