Registration Opens
April 20, 2020

“A New Vision for Color Education”
Saturday, June 6, 2020
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern

A New Vision for Color Education

Saturday, June 6, 2020
11 AM – 5 PM Eastern

This will be a one-of-a-kind day of engaging, thought-provoking sessions focused on teaching and learning about color across disciplines.

In this extraordinary time, we invite you spend the day with your color colleagues and explore the world of color in a new light.

A note about Color Impact 2020 and 2021 – Color Impact 2020 was originally planned as a multi-day conference to be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT with a dual-track focus on Color for Education and Color for the Built Environment (Architecture). The original program has been reimagined as two separate events – the June 6, 2020 Virtual Symposium on Color in Education and a new and even better Color Impact 2021 focussing solely on Architectural Color in June of 2021. Almost every speaker scheduled for the original event has agreed to participate either this year or next. We are grateful for everyone’s support and patience as we work to bring you both of these one-of-a-kind experiences.

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We are thrilled to announce that Philip Ball, author of the seminal book Bright Earth, Art and the Invention of Color, will give the keynote address at the ISCC virtual symposium on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Why Colour?
There is arguably no topic better suited than colour to revealing the inadequacy of our traditional divisions between fields of intellectual endeavour. Since time immemorial it has drawn the interest of artists, artisans and philosophers – to which groups we might now add (among others) physiologists, linguists, zoologists, psychologists, physicists and historians. This talk will discuss what a genuinely interdisciplinary education might look like if formulated around the theme of colour.

Philip Ball is a freelance writer and broadcaster and worked for over 20 years as an editor for Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal. He writes regularly in the scientific and popular media, and has authored many books on the interactions of the sciences, the arts, and the wider culture, including H2O: A Biography of Water, Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour, The Music Instinct, and Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything. His book Critical Mass won the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books.

Philip is a presenter of Science Stories, the BBC Radio 4 series on the history of science. He trained as a chemist at the University of Oxford, and as a physicist at the University of Bristol. His latest book is How To Grow a Human (2019).

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