2014 Flame Challenge: What is Colour?

alan alda's flame challenge what is colour.

How do you explain colour to an 11 year old? That’s the question Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) has posed for this year’s Flame Challenge to scientists across the globe. Alan Alda (actor turned part-time professor) founding member of the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University which is dedicated to explaining complex science to 11 year-olds…

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12th International AIC Colour Congress… bringing colour to life

aic 2013 international colour congress. this opens a new browser window.

Colour Olympics is coming to town! I’m very excited because the AIC (International Colour Congress) is starting on Monday 8th July. Colour societies from all over the world will be coming together to, you guessed it, talk all things colour. As this takes place every four years you could say it’s the colour equivalent of the…

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did you know there were eleven basic colour terms?

When Brent Berlin and Paul Kay introduced basic colour terms in their 1969 book ‘Basic color terms: Their Universality and Evolution’, it was the start of a new way of thinking about colour terms and colour naming. (Day 3 into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

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