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Chromatic algorithms : synthetic color, computer art, and aesthetics after code

Author: Carolyn L Kane
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: These days, we take for granted that our computer screens-and even our phones-will show us images in vibrant full color. Digital color is a fundamental part of how we use our devices, but we never give a thought to how it is produced or how it came about. Chromatic Algorithms reveals the fascinating history behind digital color, tracing it from the work of a few brilliant computer scientists and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn L Kane
ISBN: 9780226002736 022600273X
OCLC Number: 857288076
Description: 343 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: How color became code --
Chromatic visions (400 B.C.-1969) --
Colors sacred and synthetic --
Classical and modern color: Plato through Goethe --
Industrial color: synthetics through day-glo psychedelics --
Synthetic color in video synthesis --
Disciplining color: encounters with number and code (1965-1984) --
Informatic color and aesthetic transformations in early computer art --
Collaborative computer art and experimental color systems --
From chromakey to the alpha channel --
"Transparent" screens for opaque ontology (1984-2007) --
Digital infrared as algorithmic lifeworld --
The photoshop cinema --
Postscript: a new dark age.
Responsibility: Carolyn L. Kane.

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