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  • 07 Sep 2018 7:37 AM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    Color Factory is coming to New York City after a successful run in San Francisco. What is Color Factory? It is a little difficult to describe! Here is the text from their About page:

    Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit that debuted in San Francisco in August 2017. What was intended as a month-long run unexpectedly flourished as a celebration of color and creativity that lasted for another eight sold-out months.

    This August, a whole new palette is coming to New York City in SoHo’s Hudson Square neighborhood. In 20,000 square feet, we will feature brand-new participatory installations of colors we’ve collected around the city— hues that invite curiosity, discovery and play. Some of our favorite artists, creatives, designers and makers are teaming up with us to tell their unique color stories and engage all of your senses in unexpected ways.

    We hope that the palette and projects offered within Color Factory will connect you to the colorful moments around New York and in your own daily life.

    View all the details on their website.

  • 31 Jul 2018 3:46 PM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    Please register for Mark Fairchild - Color Appearance, Color Order, & Other Color Systems on Sep 18, 2018 2:00 PM EDT at:

    How do color systems work? How do they vary? Are Munsell and Pantone doing the same thing? This tutorial will examine the mathematical description of color appearance and then explore how appearance is encoded in color order systems such as the Munsell Book of Color, the Natural Color System, and the OSA-UCS. It will also explore the differences between color appearance systems such as these and other systems that are used to name, specify, and communicate colors. We will end with a short update on recent progress in the understanding of human color vision for color appearance specification. 

    Mark D. Fairchild is Professor and Founding Head of the Integrated Sciences Academy in RIT’s College of Science and Director of the Program of Color Science and Munsell Color Science Laboratory. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Imaging Science from R.I.T. and Ph.D. in Vision Science from the University of Rochester. Mark was presented with the 1995 Bartleson Award by the Colour Group (Great Britain) and the 2002 Macbeth Award by the Inter-Society Color Council for his works in color appearance and color science. He is a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and the Optical Society of America. Mark was presented with the Davies Medal by the Royal Photographic Society for contributions to photography. He received the 2008 IS&T Raymond C. Bowman award for excellence in education.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • 23 Jun 2018 8:53 AM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    There is a blog available here that ISCC members should be able to add to. It is publicly viewable, so the world can see what a great experience we all had in Boston. Please add to this archive of memories!

  • 13 Jun 2018 10:55 AM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    The conference is in full swing! Most folks in attendance will agree that this is indeed the unique and historic event that we all anticipated.

    People have asked about the biography of Albert H Munsell written by Joy Turner Luke. This is posted here. We will continue to post interesting materials on our Resources page.

  • 09 Jun 2018 8:55 AM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that we are again working as a cooperating society with the Society for Imaging Science and Technology on their Twenty-sixth Color and Imaging Science Conference. The event focuses on Color Science and Engineering Systems, Technologies, and Applications, and therefore is of great interest to many ISCC members.

    This year the conference will be held on November 12-16 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The venue is the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel  at 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3T3.

    Check the above links for the latest details.

  • 30 May 2018 5:36 PM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    Today Lori Sawaya presented "Psychological Color Temperature and Color Harmony" to an audience of about 70 interested internet viewers. We learned a little piece of the world inside the mind of a color strategist. Thanks Lori for your time and effort! And thanks to all the viewers!

    If you are an ISCC member you can catch the recording on the Members Only page. If you are not yet a member, join here. You will have access to the entire archive of webinars, and a whole lot more.

  • 23 Mar 2018 9:11 AM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    We thank Dr David Briggs for his presentation "A New Anatomy of Colour" on International Colour Day! If you missed it, do not worry. The recording is available by using via GotoWebinar.

    You will need to register (the same as one would the webinar - email and name only). The GotoWebinar system will then send you a link to watch the webinar.

    Regarding the slides, they will be posted in PDF form on the ISCC Members Only (this link will only work after you have logged in to the ISCC web page)

    Next up is the webinar by Dr Paul Centore "A Practical Introduction to the Munsell Colour System for Artists." That will be held on April 25, 2-3PM EDT. Registration information is on the Online Seminar Series.

  • 05 Mar 2018 9:27 PM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for our next webinar. It will be held as a part of the celebration of AIC International Colour DayDavid Briggs is a painter and teacher at the Julian Ashton Art School and the National Art School in Sydney, Australia. For more information check out the events page.

  • 09 Feb 2018 11:09 AM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    To accommodate attendees who cannot attend the full week of the meeting, we are now offering single day registrations. Please check Munsell2018 for all the details.

  • 25 Jan 2018 2:38 PM | David Wyble (Administrator)

    Our next webinar has been scheduled for Feb 21, 2-3PM EST. The presenter will be John Seymour, aka "John the Math Guy." John is well-known in many color science circles for his insight and ability to put complex topics into straightforward language. His presentation will be titled: "Albert Munsell - the father of color science?"

    John describes the talk as follows:

    Albert Munsell (1858 - 1918) has been called the Father of Color Science. Does he deserve this accolade? John investigates this question using his unique brand of "edu-tainment". Prepare to laugh and to learn as he recounts the accomplishments of Albert Munsell.

    Register for the webinar here

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