Inter-Society Color Council

Upcoming events

    • 20 Feb 2021
    • 12:30 AM
    • 01 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 AM
    • Online

    • 29 Oct 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • online
    • 265

    WHO University students and faculty
    Friday, October 29, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

    Color in Context for Architects & Designers

    Following Juan Serra Lluch's Color for Architects book, university students from architecture and industrial design respond to real life cases with companies and institutions, and create a chromatic response to the challenge. Designing with color in context implies understanding the physical features of a space in concert with specific artistic, cultural, and social criteria.


    • Juan Serra, School of Architecture (ETSA), Universitat Politécnica de València (UPV)
    • Irene de la Torre, ETSA, UPV
    • Patricia de Frutos, Marina Valle, and Pepe Sánchez-Malo, students Master of Advanced Architecture, UPV  
    • Paula Ballesteros Cavero, student Master of Design Engineering, UPV

    FLUORESCENT FRIDAYS is a platform for university students from all disciplines to network with color professionals and fellow students, and to explore cutting-edge information about color’s role in our lives and applications in the world. 

    Global Student Chapter: The long range goal is to build a global student chapter that positions color as a multidimensional STEAM model (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), sharing up-to-date color research by scientists, artists, designers, industry professionals, and university students.21st century color communication requires a commitment to building bridges for sharing resources, cultivating mentors, and creating new opportunities. With up-to-date information and useful tools, students become the next generation of leaders in ever-evolving color related disciplines.

    • 02 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM

    Unravelling the effects of coloured environments and coloured lights

    The literature on the psychological and emotional effects of colour is both vast and confusing, with many contradictory findings. For example, on the one hand we are told that blue is a calming colour and a suitable colour for a bedroom; yet on the other hand we are told that blue light has an alerting effect and exposure to blue light in the hours before sleep can be disruptive. How can these seemingly contradictory effects be reconciled? In this talk, Stephen Westland will present findings from several studies at the University of Leeds to develop a framework that tries to make sense of the different effects that colour has. In particular, the effects of coloured environments and coloured lights will be compared.


    Stephen Westland has worked for nearly 20 years at the University of Leeds where he is Professor of Colour Science and Technology. He is currently Director of Research and Innovation for the School of Design and was Head of School of Design between 2006-2013. His research spans colour vision and practical applications of colour in technology and in design. He has published over 200 refereed articles in the area of colour science and a textbook Computational Colour Science using MATLAB. He was President of the Society of Dyers and Coloursist in 2019 and is currently a Director of Colour Intelligence Ltd.

Past events

20 Sep 2021 Annual Meeting, including Keynote by Bevil Conway
26 Jun 2021 2nd Annual ISCC Symposium on Color Education
25 Jun 2021 Fluorescent Fridays #4
12 Jun 2021 Color Impact 2021 - For the Built Environment
12 May 2021 Webinar - Kine Angelo
23 Apr 2021 Fluorescent Fridays #3
23 Mar 2021 Webinar - Andy Towns
26 Feb 2021 Fluorescent Fridays #2
28 Jan 2021 Webinar - John Barbur
13 Nov 2020 Fluorescent Fridays #1
06 Jun 2020 Color Impact 2020 Virtual Symposium: A New Vision for Color Education
05 May 2020 Sally Augustin presents "The Science of Designing with Color: Making the Right Choices"
14 Apr 2020 Shelli Sedlak presents "Light & Color with LED"
17 Mar 2020 Ellen Divers presents "The 'Blind Spot' in Architectural Color"
25 Feb 2020 Ruthanne M. Hanlon presents "Color and Culture"
28 Jan 2020 Ken Butts presents "ULTRA-PORTABLE COLOR MEASUREMENT – A Spectro in Your Pocket?"
19 Nov 2019 Webinar - Roland Connelly presents "Comparison of LED Lighting Adopted by Retailers to Typical LED Spectra Adopted by the CIE"
22 Oct 2019 Tony Stanton presents: Color Management in the Graphic Arts
21 Oct 2019 IS&T's 27th Color and Imaging Conference
24 Sep 2019 Ann Laidlaw & Jodi Baker present "Introduction to CIELAB"
20 Aug 2019 AATCC Color Management Workshop
09 Jul 2019 Webinar - Fritz Horstman presents "Interacting with Color: the Art and Teaching of Josef Albers"
21 Mar 2019 Webinar - Michael Webster
19 Mar 2019 ISCC Long-term Planning Meeting
17 Mar 2019 TAGA Annual Technical Conference Joint with ISCC
16 Mar 2019 Workshop: Josef Albers's Color Experiments
19 Feb 2019 Webinar - Kristen Dettoni presents "Print on Demand - Exploring the Market Opportunities"
09 Jan 2019 January Webinar: Jean Hoskin
16 Oct 2018 Webinar: Andrew Stockman
15 Aug 2018 AATCC Color Management Workshop
10 Jun 2018 Munsell Centennial Color Symposium
30 May 2018 Webinar: Lori Sawaya, Psychological Color Temperature and Color Harmony
25 Apr 2018 Paul Centore Webinar: A Practical Introduction to the Munsell Colour System for Artists
21 Mar 2018 Webinar: Dr. David Briggs: The New Anatomy of Colour
21 Feb 2018 Webinar: Albert Munsell - the father of color science?
17 Jan 2018 Webinar: Color Science and the Visual Arts
15 Dec 2017 ANTEC® Orlando: The Plastics Technology Conference
18 Oct 2017 LED - A Balancing Act - Don't Be Left in the Dark
16 Oct 2017 AIC 2017 JEJU, Korea
27 Sep 2017 Webinar: Color in Digital Cinema
11 Sep 2017 CIC 25 Twenty- fifth Color and Imaging Conference
31 Jul 2017 CORM/ISCC 2017 Joint Technical Conference
21 Mar 2017 ISCC Winter Webinar: Mark D Fairchild
21 Mar 2017 International Colour Day

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