Course Description

ONLINE: You think you know color? You don’t. Color contains wonders and surprises that amaze, astound and confound. Is color a human construct, or a fundamental part of nature? Would an alien, or a parakeet, agree with us on colors? Do images from space telescopes or Mars landers show "true" colors? For that matter, do photographs? Or displays? After taking this course you will understand the answers to all these questions. This nine-week lecture-based course has three sections: 1) Color Vision: the physics of light, the biology of the eye, how the brain processes color and math of color vision, 2) Color Technology: color models such as CIE, and color reproduction in print and in display, and 3) Color Perception: using color to visualize data, using color in graphical design and color vision in aliens. This course will illuminate the confusions, myths and amazing facts about color. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Cosmic Color
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Feb 01, 2023 to Apr 05, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

: A PDF of the recommended book, "Number by Colors," will be referenced in the course, but not assigned reading. It will be provided to all participants.

Recommended reading:
Fortner and Meyer, "Number by Colors: A Guide to Using Color to Understand Technical Data" (9780387946856)

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