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  1. 1. Sensing Color MFA Design and Technology Nicole Del Senno Art/Sci Midterm Due: November 1, 2011 Prof: Victoria Vesna - TA: Hilal Koyuncu
  2. 2. Abstract First known theory of color - Aristotle Scientific understanding of color
  3. 3. Concept
  4. 4. <ul><li>24 colors available on the color wheel which has Braille </li></ul><ul><li>When a color is chosen it is transferred to the tablet </li></ul><ul><li>Colors are felt on the tablet through temperature that varies using LED bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>Warm vs Cool Colors </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Idea is to “see” color through sound </li></ul><ul><li>Detects brightness, saturation, and hue of color </li></ul><ul><li>Can organize like colors in groups with similar tones </li></ul><ul><li>Camera at one end detects color, sends out sound associated </li></ul><ul><li>with that color through a speaker in the back of the device </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sensors to identify color and speak color name when a button is pressed </li></ul><ul><li>Specific colors as well as standard, and brightness, saturation, hue </li></ul><ul><li>Colorino can differentiate between natural and artificial light </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones and multiple languages available </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>When thinking of what the color green brings to mind, I found a lot of my thoughts were based on an experience I had </li></ul><ul><li>All of these things help form my perception of the color and what it means to me </li></ul><ul><li>This would only be the beginning of an extensive color association </li></ul>Cool Nature Outdoors Park Calm Free Relaxed Crisp/Fresh Veggies Leafy Leaves rustling Foamy waves crashing Crickets/Birds Chirping Cut grass Mint Flowers Wet / Dew Crisp
  8. 8. + Color Sensor <ul><li>Color sensor that can be attached to devices such as a blind persons walking stick </li></ul><ul><li>Levels of detection (more specific colors to more basic) </li></ul><ul><li>Detect environment (multiple colors or dominant color) and specific smaller objects </li></ul><ul><li>Could detect color and send vibrations, or if headphones are used it would be connected to sound </li></ul><ul><li>Detect other things such as temperature, brightness, hue, saturation </li></ul>+
  9. 9. <ul><li>Wearable interface technology </li></ul><ul><li>Use vibrations, temperature, sound (via headphones), </li></ul><ul><li>Coupled with GPS/sensor technology found in systems above so it is something that becomes a part of their daily life </li></ul>E-skin is a wearable device that detects obstacles in order to orient the blind Ultrasonic Glove also used to guide the blind
  10. 10. The project is very conceptual and theoretical since it is based on forming perceptions, which is making it very difficult for me to find a good way to translate this idea into a usable application. I did not want to scale down the project because I found many projects that combine just one sense with color to create a” synesthetic” experience. I wanted to use all senses and resources that an individual contains to formulate a thorough, diverse perception of color. It is sometimes difficult to describe experiences, feelings, and interpretations since they are so personal. This makes it a challenge to translate my idea into something solid and concrete that still allows for this flexibility. Then again I am not sure if it should be something finite – instead maybe the color sensor and translator is enough, leaving it open to interpretation. At this point I am having trouble determining what exactly this project should look like in the end. I am still asking myself how to best enhance the experiences and observations through other senses of the color deprived in order to create a synesthetic association and perception of color. Conclusion
  11. 11. <ul><li>Bargary G, & Mitchell KJ (2008). “ Synaesthesia and cortical connectivity. ” Trends in neurosciences, 31 (7), 335-42 PMID: 18550184 </li></ul><ul><li>CareTec GmbH. (2009). ” Colorino&quot;. National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research .,13134&discontinued=0 </li></ul><ul><li>Cretien van Campen (2008).” The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science” (Leonardo Books). Kindle Edition. </li></ul><ul><li>Hokkei Industries Co., Ltd. (2009). ”Color Talk&quot;. National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research .,13134&discontinued=0 </li></ul><ul><li>Li, Yun. (2011). “Touch Color Helps Blind People to Draw.” Tuvie . </li></ul><ul><li>Scott, Jill. “e-skin.” </li></ul><ul><li>Web Exhibits. “Causes of Color.” </li></ul><ul><li>Yu, Lifeng. (2011). “See Color With Sound.” Yanko Design. </li></ul>References