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Color: Pixels, Palettes, and Perception

March 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Image of Marianne Fairbank's design work: bold-colored stripes in various directions (vertical and undulating in a curved form)
Burdick-Vary Symposium

Theresa Kelley

IRH Senior Fellow; English, UW-Madison

(as well as members of the Symposium Organizing Committee)


This symposium proposes to bring together artists, scientists and scholars across several disciplines for whom color matters in quite different registers, across the globe and across modernity. From the Early Modern era to the present, color theory and practice cross disciplines and sponsor debates about what color is. This 21st-century symposium looks forward and back in time to invite collective thought about color’s modernity. The symposium invites scholars, artists and participants to think about how their research addresses two questions: crossovers between color theory and material practices now, among artists and scientists, and as part of the global exchange of color, pigments and artifacts.

For more information on the symposium and the schedule of speakers, see event website (WID will take down the website in 2019).

Organizing Committee: Theresa Kelley, English (IRH Senior Fellow), UW-Madison; Karen Schloss, Psychology, UW-Madison; Kevin Eliceiri, LOCI, Morgridge, Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison


March 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am
March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, DeLuca Forum
330 North Orchard
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States