Posts tagged "color"

Evolving LEGO color palette

DaveE from the Brickset Forum was curious about the changing LEGO color palette, so he looked at newly released bricks over the years and charted the color results. I would've preferred a stacked area chart (more like this) over the multiple pies, but I appreciate the topic more than I dislike the layout. Tags: color, Lego

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Hearing color instead of seeing it

Artist Neil Harbisson is completely colorblind, so he sees in black and white. But he still perceives color. Harbisson has an implant in the back of his head that's essentially an antenna with a color sensor attached. The sensor signals are transposed to audio and he listens through bone conduction. Watch in the short video below, where he describes it as feeling a sort of energy. x Harbisson also gave...

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Game tests your color-matching skills

Color in visualization can be a finicky process. You want colors to correspond with the topic at hand, you must make sure that readers can actually see the palette you choose, and people must decode appropriate differences between shades. So here's a game to help hone your skills. The straightforward game by Method of Action shows you a color palette, and the goal is simply to match. Each stage gets...

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A color analysis of Western films

Kevin Ferguson examined color usage in Western films from various angles. One of those was the sum image using the movie frames every ten seconds. These shapes and colors are evocative in a way that tea leaves and tarot are: they don't actually tell you much about what you're looking at, but they allow you an emotional response confirmed or denied once you come to discover what the image "really"...

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A color analysis of Western films

Kevin Ferguson examined color usage in Western films from various angles. One of those was the sum image using the movie frames every ten seconds. These shapes and colors are evocative in a way that tea leaves and tarot are: they don't actually tell you much about what you're looking at, but they allow you an emotional response confirmed or denied once you come to discover what the image "really"...

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Testing broken computer colors

Computers can calculate an infinite number of colors, but our brains can only process and see so much. This is why color spaces are important in visualization. Your code might dictate different shades, but they might look the same when you look at the visual. And it's why Scott Sievert explored the various spaces and provides an interactive for comparing various shades. We see that certain color spaces are constrained...

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Color timeline for Avengers comic book covers

The Avengers comic has been around since 1963 and the look and feel of characters have changed over the years. Jon Keegan for the Wall Street Journal looked at this change through color usage in the comic's covers. A zoomed out timeline shows all the cover colors at once, the middle strip shows a zoomed in view, and a click on each row shows the full cover. If you scan...

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Color use in paintings, by year

Martin Bellander saw some projects that extracted color from movie posters and trailers, and he grew curious about paintings. So he extracted and plotted the colors used in paintings over several centuries. I decided to download images of paintings. So there is a bunch of different sites where you can access (photos of) paintings, e.g. BBC, Google Art Project, Wikiart, Wikimedia commons, and various museums. One of my favorites is...

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