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AIC 2011 Scientific Programme

Interaction of Colour & Light in the Arts and Sciences

Midterm Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC)
Venue: Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

Much interest is devoted to the interaction of colour & light in today’s scientific and artistic research communities. New technologies, materials and media are now being deployed to enhance and stimulate our experience of daily life in real and virtual, permanent and ephemeral environments. The aim of the AIC 2011 conference is to explore how the interaction of colour & light plays a crucial role in the perception, conception and realization of spaces and platforms in different fields from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Using terms and concepts such as appearance, interaction, performance, event, and by privileging the materiality, mediality, and the interactive dimension of colour & light, the conference presentations should demonstrate how productive the theme of the INTERACTION OF COLOUR & LIGHT IN THE ARTS AND SCIENCES is. The fields of inquiry include education, design, art, media, lighting, architecture, theatre, dance, as well as psychology, colour science and technology. The AIC 2011 Midterm Meeting aims to further discussion and nurture the latest findings in these various fields.

Conference Topics and Sub-Topics
Submissions will be accepted for consideration in any of the topics mentioned below.
Authors are required to name the most relevant topic and sub-topic with respect to their submissions’ content.
1. SPACE: a. visual culture; b. photography; c. design; d. lighting; e. interior architecture; f. architecture; g. urbanism; h. environment; i. landscaping; j. visionary projects
2. STAGE: a. performance; b. art; c. museography; d. scenography; e. techniques of staging; f. theatre, performing body; g. dance, movement; h. music, sound; i. virtual projects
3. EDUCATION: a. teaching aids; b. methodology; c. theory; d. terminology; e. static and electronic media; f. multimedia
4. PSYCHOLOGY: a. colour perception; b. harmonious interactions; c. emotional interactions; d. illusions resulting through light and colour interaction
5. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: a. colour science; b. physiology and psychophysics; c. colour appearance and measurement; d. materiality, texture, surface; e. transparency and translucency, reflection and glossiness
6. COMPUTER GRAPHICS: a. colour in computer vision; b. colour in graphic design; c. multimedia in colour imaging; d. computer graphics scene rendering; e. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) environments

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