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Science of Color: A Revolutionary and Evolutionary Approach to Color (1 LU | HSW)

This is a virtual event.  Virtual meeting information will be email directly to registrants.

Color has a deep, physical and psychological effect on us, especially within the built environment. Color is impactful and critical to how people function in their spaces. Color responses are a part of our evolution, informed through our individual DNA. Color impacts our thoughts, feelings and actions, continually without so much as a thought. Presenter Gillian Rose, the founder of The Science of ColorTM  will review and analyze psychological and physiological responses to color in conversation with Frances Anderton, the host of DnA Design and Architecture, a weekly show broadcast on KCRW.  


We will explore how we explore color from a Neurological perspective. We will review step by step the 6 inter-related factors from the point in which color/light first enters our lens and all physical and emotional signals transmitted via our hypothalamus to our cerebral cortex. 

We will discuss extroversion and introversion as it relates to our experience of color as it stimulates our cerebral cortex. Examining how particular colors affect our wellbeing and our physical and emotional health + safety. 

We will explore how our responses to color are in our DNA and apart of our evolution. We will further explain how specific colors trigger our senses and inform us instinctively about our own safety, health & welfare. 

Participants will be able to understand the components required for consideration in order to create a balanced humane environment. We will explore Programmatic solutions, in order to create environments, that will not cause undue ergonomic, physical or emotional harm.


Jun 03 2020


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 03 2020
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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