New perspectives on colour

A symposium in conjunction with the Colour Group (GB). Organising Committee
  1. Kate Devlin
  2. Mark Bishop
  3. Stephen Westland
  4. Vien Cheung
Programme Committee
  • Mark Bishop, Dept of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
  • Valérie Bonnardel, University of Winchester, UK.
  • Vien Cheung, School of Design, University of Leeds, UK.
  • Jules Davidoff, Dept. of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
  • Kate Devlin, Dept. of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
  • Janis Jeffries, Dept. of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
  • Lindsay MacDonald, University College London, UK.
  • Carinna Parraman, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, UK.
  • Dave Ward, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Stephen Westland, School of Design, University of Leeds, UK.
Date: Thursday 3rd April and Friday 4th April Website: Description:
Understanding the way in which we experience colour is a topic that crosses many disciplines. From scientific measurement to subjective phenomena, colour is as diverse an area of study as Artificial Intelligence itself. Colour permeates all aspects of our daily lives and yet still contains many unknowns. If we can gain a better understanding of how we perceive colour then we can use this information to drive advancement in technology, both in the machine processing of colour information and in simulation of the human visual system. Instead of (re)attempting to define how we experience colour, this symposium asks how we can explore and use what knowledge we already have, particularly across a wide range of disciplines. This symposium will offer the chance to explore the usefulness of our knowledge of colour from an interdisciplinary perspective. We encourage contributions from a wide range of fields such as psychology, philosophy, neurology and colour science through to (but by no means limited to) computer graphics and vision, linguistics, art and the Classics. There are no prescribed topics of interest: we welcome proposals from anyone in any discipline whose research is concerned with the perception, understanding and use of colour. It is hoped that engaging a broad variety of disciplines will enable all participants to reflect on insights that may not be obvious or prevalent within their own research. The symposium will be organized around talks (the accepted full papers) and an informal discussion. The outcome of this symposium will be a broadened perspective of approaches to colour and a chance to foster new interdisciplinary research connections and collaborations.