28 May 2015

'Colour is a way of seeing things'

Color is a mode of interpreting information, and sometimes it tells us more than pigment. It can tell us about motion: a black-and-white wheel set spinning reveals the rainbow. It can tell us about depth: Long distances appear blue because higher wavelength red light scatters less. “Color is not an object of sight but a way of seeing things,” writes Mazviita Chirimuuta. [1]
Does color even exist? by Malcolm Harris.
Perception belongs not to optics but to the study of the wonderful.
Johannes Kepler


Note [1] but colour reveals the shape of space and time in the universe.

Image: alphacoders.com

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