Colour plays many roles in medical and anatomical illustration: representational and symbolic, qualitative and quantitative, diagnostic and aesthetic. While some colour choices may seem obvious (such as red to represent blood), there is much more history, nuance and interpretation than meets the eye. Amongst other topics, Dave Mazierski presented the five different colours of blood, the wheel of urine, and the truth behind the real and imagined colours of our inner and outer anatomy.
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Colour at the Ontario Science Centre
BY ELGIN CLECKLEY
@ VOL 32
ON MAY 06, 2014
Colour at the Ontario Science is an integral part of our vision since our opening in 1969. From the three hues in our iconic logo, to use in defining architecture and way finding, colour assists 1 million visitors a year setting the stage for interactives and copy panels in our halls. Colour changes in response to our needs, but also helps define interactions, resolve questions and enhance the visitor experience. Elgin Cleckley, Senior Exhibit Designer of the Science Centre, takes a quick tour of the Ontario Science Centre discussing the colour histories of the past and how they have evolved into the colour language we use today.
BY CARLY BLACKMAN
@ VOL 32
ON JAN 20, 2015
A surgery removing a tumour along with half of Carly Blackman's thyroid in 2012 was the beginning of a 2-year journey of researching, writing and designing her book called Colour Decoded. This is a book written for artists and designers explaining the science behind colour in a way a "right-brained" individual can easily understand. Furthermore it discusses how colour has a massive impactive on our hormones, body and behaviours. Her exploration with colour tries to bridge the two worlds of Art and Science, which have been isolated from each other in our present day education system.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 10, 2015.
Aesthetic impact of colour
BY LORETTE C. LUZAJIC
@ VOL 32
ON JAN 20, 2015
Colour is one of the primary inspirational cornerstones that drive artists. Using examples from her own work and from familiar masters, Lorette C. Luzajic takes us on an emotional journey exploring the aesthetic impact of colour on artists and their audience.
Playing with Colour
BY BACKOFFICE (CORYN KEMPSTER & JULIA JAMROZIK)
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"Colour often comes down to strategically finding the moments that change in a faster time scale."
In Playing with Colour from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, the artist/designer team of Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (known as BACKOFFICE) talk about their recent project, LINE GARDEN. In 2014 Jamrozik and Kempster used 500 wooden stakes to weave a mile of colourful plastic barrier tape into an occupiable, abstract field at the International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis. They speak about the making of the installation, LINE GARDEN, and it’s adaptation for the 2015 edition of the festival, together with other related projects.
What Can Astrology Tell You about Your Personality
BY JULIEN ROUGER
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
Astrology is a widely misused and misunderstood field of knowledge. Astrology can neither be used to predict future events, nor to assess your degree of morality or intelligence, nor to indicate whom you might become friends or lovers with. The zodiac has nothing to do with star constellations. Your solar sign and rising sign might be completely irrelevant to your personality features. Astrology can give a very detailed view over what are personality features, and which environmental stimulations you give high or low priorities to.
The Science of Color in Nature
BY ANDY GORIS
@ VOL 3
ON JAN 18, 2018
We've all enjoyed the colors of a rainbow, or butterfly, or flower, but have you ever wondered how those colors are being created? Why is the sky blue, or grass green? The answers are as fascinating as the colors themselves. Andy Goris describes some of the many ways colors are produced in nature and hopes to instill a new type of awe in what you are actually seeing.