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Puertográfico Events

Color Perception and Etymology

Event Type: Panels

Location and Time:

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino - San Juan Ballroom

Panel Fri, Apr 3 8:30 am - 10:00 am

The education plenary panel will discuss color, human perception, and how our languages impact our ability to perceive color. Panelists include Dustyn Bork, Wuon-Gean Ho, Irena Kečkeš and Brian Sago.

The panel will look at how a few specific languages either meet or diverge from Berlin & Kay’s 1969 theory of the origin of color terms across cultures. We will discuss practical uses of color etymology for artists including a “color thesaurus” exercise inspired by Ingrid Sundberg’s work that will be useful to artists and educators.

This link will give you access to the slides we will present:

Brian Sago -