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The Next HOPE (2010): "Light, Color, and Perception" (Download)

The Next HOPE (2010): "Light, Color, and Perception" (Download)

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Friday, July 16, 2010: 11:00 am (Bell): The phenomenon of color has fascinated great minds from Newton to Picasso, and its complexities are still being unraveled. To understand light and the perception of color, you need physics, biology, psychology, and aesthetics -- and this talk will cover a little about all of them. Along the way, topics will be touched upon like non-spectral colors, different color spaces, why laser light looks "speckled," color-based optical illusions, and an intuitive explanation of the mysterious CIE chart. This material is rarely covered in either art or science classes and is a fascinating intersection of both.

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