Using Blender, an open-source 3D rendering application, to explore colorimetry.
Taking a few quick color measurements of the new iPhone
Making spectral power distribution graphs of a box a crayons.
Using the Monte Carlo method to resolve conflicting information about color gamut volumes.
Leonardo's fake color experiment and the difference between additive and subtractive color.
Computing the chromaticity coordinates of the Planckian Locus and computing color temperature using just a smidgen of calculus.
We are going to geek out on color theory today. If you've spent anytime at all around digital color, you've certainly seen the above diagram. It's called a chromaticity diagram
Have you ever wondered why monitors have limited gamuts in the first place? Why can't they be made to simply reproduce all colors.
The tools we use effect us more than we like to admit. We are so accustomed to working on computers that we tend to forget that the interface of a modern operating system is little more than a set of visual metaphors.