STUDY GROUPS

STUDY GROUP ON THE LANGUAGE OF COLOR (LC)

Chair: Dimitris Mylonas (United Kingdom), Co-Chair: Galina Paramei (United Kingdom)

The purpose of the AIC Study Group on the Language of Colour (SGLC) is to share information on and discuss studies on psycho-linguistics, semantics and semiotics of colour names and relation of these to cognitive (neuro)science of colour perception. Key topics are colour cognition, colour naming, categorization, colour memory, colour semantics and semiotics, and cross-cultural differences.  For more information please contact us.

This study group is active since 2009. Past chairs include:

  • 2009-2015 - Jin-Sook Lee, chair (Korea), Paul Green-Armytage, co-chair (Australia)

STUDY GROUP ON COLOR EDUCATION (CE)

Chair: Robert Hirschler (Hungary and Brazil), Co-Chair: Maggie Maggio (USA)

This study group is an international network of scientists, teachers within the field of color (color theory, color design, color psychology, etc.), and other professionals like designers and architects with a specific interest in color education. Aims: exchange of knowledge and experiences among its members; stimulation of teaching and research; to inform about coming congresses, seminars, workshops and exhibitions which might be of interest; to share news from congresses, seminars, workshops, publications and exhibitions.  Robert has been the char of this study group since 2010.  The next SGCE meeting will be held in Boston, at the Munsell Centennial on the 15th June, 2018.

This study group was founded in 1978. Past chairs include:

  • 1999-2009 - Berit Bergström (Sweden)
  • 1996-1998 - Roy M. Osborne (Great Britain)
  • 1993-1995 - Eric Melse (The Netherlands)
  • 1987-1992 - Nancy Jo Howard (USA)
  • 1984-1986 - Oscar Estévez (The Netherlands)
  • 1978-1983 - János Schanda (Hungary)


STUDY GROUP ON ENVIRONMENTAL COLOR DESIGN (ECD)

Chair: Verena M. Schindler (Switzerland), Co-Chair: Yulia A. Griber (Russia)

This study group is an international group of scientists, designers, architects, artists and other professionals with a specific interest in color as a means of environmental design and its effects on human emotion, cognition and behavior. Aims: exchange of knowledge and experience among its members; stimulation of research and teaching, meetings and exhibitions; propagation of knowledge and experiences through congresses, seminars, workshops, publications and exhibitions.

This study group was founded1982. Past chairs include:

  • 2011-2017 - Verena M. Schindler (Switzerland)
  • 2006-2011 - Verena M. Schindler, chair (Switzerland), Leonhard Oberascher, co-chair (Austria)
  • 1998-2005 - José Luis Caivano, chair (Argentina), Leonhard Oberascher, co-chair (Austria)
  • 1989-1997 - Leonhard Oberascher (Austria)
  • 1982-1988 - Anders Hård, chair (Sweden), Lars Sivik, secretary (Sweden)


STUDY GROUP ON ARTS AND DESIGN (AD)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Maria João Durão (Portugal)

We are in an age of the hybrid, the crossover, a time when the combined force of new media, postmodern thought, and history has made it possible for artists to assemble various art techniques, therefore boarders are not always clear-cut in the contemporary Arts and Design practices. For example, in the domain of painting, the stretching of definitions can be the actual substance of work-the same applies to sculpture and other traditional art domains. However, art expressions from previous eras are also contemplated and encouraged.

Disciplines under the umbrella of the ARTS AND DESIGN Study Group range painting; sculpture; drawing; illustration; illuminated manuscripts, printing; photography, cinema, audiovisuals, and virtual reality; jewelry design, fashion design, textile design; communication and graphic design; product and industrial design; furniture design, automotive and aeronautic design, among other related expressions.

The objectives of this study group include: create a network where artists and designers can communicate and disseminate their work, provide incentive for research in theory and practice of the disciplines englobed in the SG Arts and Design and encourage researchers of these domains to participate at AIC conferences.

STUDY GROUP ON COLOR VISION AND PSYCHOPHYSICS (CVP)

Chair: Katsunori Okajima (Japan), Secretary: Manuel Melgosa (Spain)

The purpose of this study group was originally to discuss basic and practical studies on color perception of the elderly, such as color appearance, color discrimination, brightness perception of colors, color preference and application tools for planning and testing universal color designs, and to share useful information among the members concerning color perception of the elderly. At the SG meeting in AIC 2012, however, we decided that we would change the study group’s name to Color Vision and Psychophysics to expand our domain. From 2013, therefore, we deal with a broader range of topics from color vision models to universal color design, while still including color perception of the elderly.  This study group, previously called “Color Perception of the Elderly” (CPE), is active since 2001.


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PREVIOUS STUDY GROUPS


STUDY GROUP ON VISUAL ILLUSIONS AND EFFECTS (VIE) 1993-2014

Chair: Osvaldo da Pos (Italy)

The VIE study group was active from 1993 until the end of 2014. The purpose was to stimulate a general discussion about: 1) the scientific relevance of the various visual effects discovered and studied; 2) the relationship between psychology, neurophysiology and physics in the interpretation of the "real" and "illusory" (or "virtual") world.


STUDY GROUP ON COLOR ORDER SYSTEMS (COS) 1978-1990

The study group on Color Order Systems was active from 1978 until 1990, approximately (the exact date of its ending is uncertain). The aims were: 1) to compile an annotated bibliography on color order systems, 2) to identify applications of color order systems.  Chairpersons included:

  • 1978-1983 - Günter Wyszecki (Canada)
  • 1984-1985 - Fred Wallace Billmeyer, Jr. (USA)
  • 1986-1987 - C. James Bartleson (USA)
  • 1987-1990 - Nick Hale (USA)



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