Annual One Day Colour
Wednesday 8 January 2014
Continuing the tradition of a January meeting on colour vision, this meeting also sees the Palmer Lecture and the Cambridge Research Systems Sponsored Lecture for 2014
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Annual One Day Colour
Colour Group Christmas Colour Caper
Wednesday 04 December 2013
The Colour Makes People Happy Store, London SE22 8EQ
Down in East Dulwich some CG members and friends found the Happy Store which is narrow but goes back and back and back. Therein was a collection of many things to do with colour, paint and Holland. The Dutch connexion is because Holland has an enormous paint industry and supplies, indirectly, most of Europe's paints. Knowing this, the coloured clogs and windmills were explained.
The highlight of the afternoon was when everybody tried the paint wheel: the pictures show Chairman Valérie Bonnardel apparently attempting to make a new logo for the Colour Group. Was she successful?
Blue lights: benefits, hazards and sensitivities
Wednesday 06 November 2013, City University
The room was packed to hear about some of the new ideas about blue light - it drives many visual and non-visual responses but what are the mechanisms and effects it produces? The audience learnt about melanopsin, where it is found, the neural circuits involved and how, for example, sleep/wake cycle are synchronised even in blind individuals. After tea, colour prefernces took over and it seems blue is especially important and a colour favoured in many cultures. Is blue light arousing? The dangers of making generalisations was discussed from the point of view of a possible evolutionary trend for blue.
|Howard M Cooper (Bron, France) - ABOVE LEFT - gave the talk before tea and Anya Hurlbert (Newcastle, UK) - ABOVE RIGHT - talked after tea. BELOW - Anya and John Mellerio (who had given in introductory lecture) tackle the usual problems of getting one computer to talk to another with, apparently, wild if unconvincing success.|
Palmer and CRS Awards Meeting
Wednesday 09 October 2013, City University
The first CRS Award winner and the six Palmer Award winners described their work as presented at meetings in 2013 - see details here.
The photo shows, left to right, Min-Ho Jung, Dr Vien Cheung in lieu of Chryslida Kitsara who could not attend, Yiting Duan, Marjan Vazirian, Christopher Witzel, Lydia Whitaker the CRS Award Winner, and Melissa Olen.
IX Conferenza del Colore
Florence, 19-20 September 2013
The first joint meeting with the Gruppo Del Colore (Italy)
Two days in Florence in late summer!
AIC2013 International Congress
8-12 July 2013
The SAGE, Gateshead, UK
Over 500 dellegates attended the International Congress, the many parallel sessions and keynote lectures. The Congress concert at the SAGE and the visits to Durham city centre and cathedral, and the Congress banquet at Alnwick Castle Gardens were greqtly enjoyed.
The Colour Group organised the Congress and was an obvious presence with a stand in the SAGE (LEFT) and sessions from the Group's Teaching Fellows - Prof Ron Douglas starts his talk (BELOW).
At the bottom is a picture of the closing ceremony with the two co-chairmen, Prof Steve Westland and Prof Lindsay MacDonald holding the AIC banner.
The International Colour Vision Society Symposium
14-18 July 2013
Winchester University, UK
This meeting was jointly sponsored by the Colour Group.
|Two pictures of the audience (ABOVE & RIGHT) and the inevitable group photo (BELOW).|
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