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Colour Literacy Forum

September 29, 2023

11:00-12:30 EDT

To be held online via Zoom

The Evolution of Colour Vision

Join us for Colour Literacy Forum #6, Evolution of Colour Vision taking place (via Zoom) on Friday, September 29 from 11am - 12:30pm Eastern Time. This forum is the fourth in a 4-part series about color perception. (The first focused on color and light, the second on color and materials, and the third on Colour & the Perceiver). 

Talks by 3 speakers & a panel discussion:  Forum #6 begins with Zoologist Andrew Parker, who will draw on evidence from biology, geology, physics, chemistry, history, and art to guide us through over 500 million years of evolution in the great multiplicity of life forms that developed colour vision. Next, Dr. Jay Neitz will shine light on the ways that colour vision continues to evolve, and the implications of this research to our lives, drawing parallels to non-human primates. Dr, Kimberly A. Jameson, whose trailblazing work with new evolutions in colour vision involves perceiving a broader spectrum with tetrachromacy, and highlights the importance of investigating visual processing variation and alternative observer models for medical, industrial, and design applications. 

Following the three talks is a 30-minute moderated panel discussion with the speakers and the audience, so get your questions ready!

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Danny Rich 1951-2022

With great sadness, the ISCC mourns the loss of our colleague Danny Rich. Danny was a friend and mentor to many in the world of color and the recipient of both the Nickerson and Godlove awards. We are a better organization due to his many contributions and he will be sorely missed.

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