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Contribution of the contemporary use of color and light to the evolution of mankind: a designer's viewpoint
Author(s): Theano F. Tosca
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Paper Abstract

In the recent years there has been an enormous transformation of the western man-made environment in favor of bigger complexity of form, color and mobility. The reasons for this are both sociofinancial (increase of cluster and diversity of population) and cultural (universality, new scientific achievements). It is argued in this paper that color can play a major role in the maintenance of a degree of environmental stimulation favoring cognitive function, well-being and aesthetic reward. This is possible through the replacement of the 'natural selector'-based evolutionary processes by design- based ones, natural selection being impaired by the impossibility of isolation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464677
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Theano F. Tosca, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association
Robert Chung; Allan Rodrigues, Editor(s)

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