Aatish Bhatia explores how we perceive color, a cultural history of categorizing color, and how learning words for colors messes with our perception of the world.
Fascinating! Especially on the heels of this year’s color war, now in its final showdown between green and turquoise blue. Ironically, a century ago in Japan (specifically before crayons were introduced), both colors might have been called by the same word.
An interesting article about the linguistics of color that talks about blue vs. green in Japanese. I heard recently that the color orange is very recent in English…
Join Jim O’Grady, WNYC reporter and Transportation Nation contributor, and John Keefe, senior editor for data news & journalism technology at WNYC, as they talk about New York City’s “lost subways,” at Mid-Manhattan Library this Thursday.
Augh! I’d love to go to this Lost Subway thing but I have class! Nooooo….!