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About Last Night: Not unlike
Most fascinating of all, though, is the fact that the earliest surviving color videotapes of entertainment telecasts should be devoted to the three TV specials featuring Fred Astaire that aired on NBC between 1958 and 1960. Astaire, needless to say, starred in a good many color films, but the movies for which he is best remembered are all in black and white, and to see his dancing preserved via the you-are-there immediacy of videotape is to feel the obscuring veil of the past falling away like a layer of shed skin.
television  history  perception  black-and-white  color  media 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Interaction of Color - Albers, Josef; Weber, Nicholas Fox - Yale University Press
Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork in twentieth-century art education. Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this timeless book presents Albers’s unique ideas of color experimentation in a way that is valuable to specialists as well as to a larger audience.
book  publisher  art  color  education  learning  history  painting  aesthetics 
december 2009 by tsuomela
DarkAdapted
DarkAdapted is an application program. It controls the amount of red, green, and blue in your screen gamma so that you may, for example, preserve your dark adaptation while using your computer. Gamma fades can be scheduled, AppleScripts may be scheduled, and system-wide hotkeys can be set up to execute AppleScripts and gamma fades.
macintosh  software  astronomy  display  brightness  color 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Multicolr Search Lab - Idée Inc.
We extracted the colours from 10 million of the most “interesting” Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using our visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by colour.
flickr  color  search  photography  photomontage  design 
july 2009 by tsuomela

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