imageMEETINGS FOR 2017-2018
Newton Medal Presentation
and Lecture


Wednesday 07 February 2018
Late afternoon & early evening, City University, London, EC1V 0HB

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The Colour Group is pleased to announce that the Newton Medal for 2018 has been awarded to Professor David Foster (University of Manchester).
The presentation and associated lecture will take place at this event in February.

Programme:
Lecture title: The Randomness of Colours
The Medal presentation will follow the lecture

Time:

17.00 hrs

Venue:
BLG07, University Building, City University London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB

Admission:
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ABSTRACT:

The natural world is irregular, containing woodland, shrubland, herbaceous vegetation, grasses, ferns, and flowers, and also barren land, soil, and rock. The light reflected from a scene can vary from one point to another and from one instant to the next. How do these variations affect the usefulness of colour in different visual tasks? This presentation illustrates some of the physical limitations and failures of colour vision, and shows that they can be predicted by a generic measure of the randomness of colours in scenes. Whether an increase in randomness improves or worsens performance depends on the task.


DATE 16 January 2018