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Color Perception and Etymology

Event Type: Panels

This plenary education panel seeks a few people who can provide diverse perspectives on color, human perception, and how our languages impact our ability to perceive color.

My hope is to present as much of the panel as possible bilingually in English and Spanish.

My own contribution to 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. My intent is to include practical uses of this knowledge for artists; for example, I will present a “color thesaurus” exercise inspired by Ingrid Sundberg’s work that will be useful to artists and educators.

Potential panelists: This link – – is a draft and at the moment only represents my own contribution to the panel. Together we will add and modify the draft of the visual presentation with additional content once panelists are selected.

If interested in speaking in this panel, please directly contact the Panel Chair, Brian Sago at by August 30th 2019. Please provide the following:
• a resume or curriculum vitae
• a brief description of how you can contribute to this specific panel.
• any images that illustrate concepts (if available or relevant at this time)
• your SGCI username (for listing participants on the SGCI website)

Brian Sago -