Todd Margolis


Role: Artist-in-residence

ImmersaGrams, or IGrams, are PHSColograms that document virtual experiences in the CAVE through virtual photography. Using barrier-strip autostereography techniques, the process generates a series of ten offset images, mathematically interleaves them, and prints the resulting image on Epson film. This image is then laminated to one side of a piece of plexi-glass and a linescreen composed of alternating black and transparent lines is laminated to the other side of the glass. The result is displayed in a light box which channels light to both eyes to produce the 3D effect.

As an Artist-in-residence at (art)n Laboratory, I developed software to generate ImmersaGrams from inside a virtual reality CAVE environment to create three separate bodies of work. I ran workshops for other artists to make their own IGrams. I then produced a group exhibition entitled ImmersaGrams: Virtual Reality Snapshots at the (art)n Gallery.

ImmersaGrams were developed with the support of (art)n Laboratory and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at UIC.


Linked Media


Death Show, Bruner and Bay Gallery - Chicago, IL

plugANDplay, Artswatch Gallery - Louisville, KY

EVE5, EVL - Chicago, IL

Alternate Currents, EVL - Chicago, IL

ImmersaGrams: Virtual Reality Snapshots, (art)n Gallery - Chicago, IL