Colour Literacy Forum #3

  • 09 Dec 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • virtual


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The Colour Literacy Forum is an international, collaborative effort to align university-level colour education with current design needs in the culture. The goal of the Forum is to connect faculty, students, and administrators with interdisciplinary professionals to provide cutting-edge research, curricula, tools, and resources.

The Colour Literacy Forum is a virtual gathering featuring presentations and discussions related to updating and expanding colour education in art and design programs at the university level. The forum convenes for three events per year to share information and offer dynamic networking opportunities for participants.

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Colour & Light by Mark Rosin (Pratt Institute)

Colour Perception Series - Part 1

Mark Rosin will introduce color as a physical phenomena in
nature, lighting, and technology. His approach will be grounded in understanding light –and therefore color– as a wave phenomenon with spectral properties that can explain a wide range of effects, from accent lighting, color temperature, mood lighting, illumination and reflectance spectra, and a wide range of optical illusions. Mark’s talk will cover how different commonly available light sources,
for example, the sun, incandescent bulbs, LEDs, and fluorescent lights, differ in terms of their spectra, and how light spectra can be measured and manipulated to produce a desired artistic or design effect.

Mark’s talk is the first in a series of upcoming Forums that, together, create the foundational cornerstone of 21st Century Colour Literacy, where the phenomenon of colour is defined as a dynamic process involving light, matter, each perceiver, and the unique context of the surrounding environment.

The Speaker

Mark Rosin is an associate professor of physics at the Pratt Institute and Executive Director at Guerilla Science, an international science and society organization. His work focuses on the connections between science, art, and culture, and their realizations in the public places and spaces that science is least expected. For the last seven years, Mark has taught a highly regarded course on the Science of Light, that covers topics in color theory, vision, illusions, and optics, from a fundamental physics perspective.

Mark is the winner of the Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an Ashoka Foundation Emerging Innovator. He has worked at the University of California, Los Angeles and received

his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. His work with Guerilla Science has been featured in the New Yorker, New York Times, and in VICE, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian, Wellcome Trust, Simons Foundation, NASA and Burning Man.

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