A run down of great links on color, what it is and how we see it as well as how other species perceive it, how our perception has changed historically, and what we could see in the future:
- Firstly, a fascinating Radiolab episode on color (that I have already begged the whole world to listen to): http://www.radiolab.org/2012/may/21/
- Secondly, two articles that borrow heavily from the Radiolab episode but goes on to address how naming colors impacts our ability to see them in more detail: here and here.
- Thirdly, a TED Talk by an artist who has never seen color but, thanks to a device he has created, can now hear it: here.
And I’ll throw in some of my own posts to round things off:
RGB Colorspace Atlas by Tara Auerbach and Mantis Shrimp
Making Color: about Victoria Finlay’s history of color
Celadon Talking Jars
Black’s historical uses
based on ARTNews’s article
The making of red, orange, and yellow