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December 18, 2020 7:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Co-Chairs: Verena M. Schindler (Switzerland) and Yulia A. Griber (Russia)

Outcome of The International Conference of the Color Society of Russia1–5 December 2020, Smolensk State University:

We would like to share with you the outcome of The International Conference of the Color Society of Russia (RUcolor2020), 1–5 December 2020, Smolensk State University. The Conference was funded by the Presidential Grant Foundation. We experienced an amazing time, exchanging research results on color in all its facets.

RUcolor2020 – Online (The Second Russian Congress on Color) was supported by Smolensk State University; the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences; the Research and Education Center “Color Lab”; the AIC Study Group on Environmental Color Design; and, the publishing house “Soglasiye” in Moscow.

We had a wonderful team that included:

Prof. Dr. Olga Lavrenova

Our special thanks go to Prof. Dr. Olga Lavrenova, RUcolor2020 Vice Chair of the Organizing Committee, who delivered the Opening Lecture and an Invited Talk. She is a Leading Researcher at the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN), the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, and, the GITR Film & Television School.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasilii Dvoinev

As well, we enthusiastically thank our moderator who was at the forefront during all 5 conference days for his professionalism, friendliness and precision! Dr. Vasilii Dvoinev, RUcolor2020 Administrator of the Project, is Associate Professor of the Department for Sociology and Philosophy, Head of Sociological Research Laboratory at Smolensk State University.

And we cannot thank enough the further members of our team:

Anastasia Larchenko, M.A., Conference Interpreter;

Alexey Delov, B.A. Student, Web Developer;

Karina Tsygankova, B.A. Student, Web Developer;

Tatiana Samoilova, PhD, Conference Network Engineer;

Lyubov Puzyreva, PhD, Conference Editor;

Ekaterina Skalka, PhD Student, Event Manager;

Anastasia Razumnaya, M.A., Head of Press-Office.

Vladimir Ustimenko, B.A. Student, Conference Designer, who gave our conference an identity with the creation of the logo;

Nataliya Kibisova, Director, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center,

Pavel Derevyanko, Technical Specialist, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center, who provided the room and the devices for Zoom and YouTube live streaming.

Pavel Derevyanko, Technical Specialist, Smolensk Nuclear Energy Information Center, who provided the room and the devices for Zoom and YouTube live streaming.

Our special thanks go to the Invited Speakers: 

Axel Buether (Wuppertal, Germany): Assessment of the psychological and medical effects of the environmental factors colour and light on patients and staff in the department of intensive-care medicine.

Yuri Burykin (Surgut, Russia): Computer stabilometrics in assessing the postural stability of individuals in the visual perception of color information.

Jose Luis Caivano (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Color order systems, color mixtures and the role of cesia.

Enrique del Acebo Ibáñez (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Antarctica as the white continent: Color, values and magic.
Balaganapathi Devarakonda (Dehli, India): Colour symbolism in Indian Tradition.
Andrey Vladimirovich Efimov (Moscow, Russia): The theory of urban color environment.

Domicele Jonauskaite (Lausanne, Switzerland): Colour-emotion associations in trichromatic and dichromatic participants: The role of conceptual mechanisms.
Vladimir Leopoldovich Kagansky (Moscow, Russia): Colorful body and uncolorful colorless: two poles of semiotic systems.

Olga Lavrenova (Moscow, Russia): «Mountains with the color of roses and honey»: coloristic semantics of the cultural landscape; and, Philosophy of color and light in the Roerich's creative heritage.
Jean-Philippe Lenclos, (Paris, France): Colour Design and “The Geography of Colour”.
Natalya Panova, (Moscow, Russia): From color theory to practice in architectural design.
Verena M. Schindler (Zollikon, Switzerland): The philosophy of colour in the French period of environmental colour design.

Nicolay Viktorovich Serov (Saint-Petersburg, Russia): Color and “colors” of dye.

Juan Serra Lluch (Valencia, Spain): Evidences about warm and cool colors in interior architecture for the elderly.

Mikhail Yuryevich Shishin (Barnaul, Russia): Semantic color analysis in Mongolian art culture.

As well, we warmly thank all the 182 authors for their interesting, constructive and instructive presentations. We greatly enjoyed hearing about your color research!

You may have listened to the talks either in the Zoom room or on YouTube. If you missed the presentations, on YouTube you can still experience the five-day conference – a video, a day. 

Click on the links below to activate the video for each separate day and enjoy the talks!

Dec 1, 2020:

Dec 2, 2020:

Dec 3, 2020:

Dec 4, 2020:

Dec 5, 2020:

RUcolor2020 in numbers:

Videos of a total of 42 hours, 41 minutes, 20 seconds.

Dec 6, 2:00 PM Moscow, Russia (GMT+3): 2650 views on YouTube.

16 invited talks;

182 authors from 27 different countries and 17 regions of the Russian Federation;

110 presentations;

52 members of the Scientific Committee from 22 countries;

YouTube viewers from 49 countries.

The screenshot below provides a glimpse of a Zoom session where people met from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

With gratitude and colorful regards,

Yulia A. Griber, Co-Chair of the Organizing

Verena M. Schindler, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee,

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