Mrs Berit Bergström is a Senior Lecturer for NCS Colour AB in Stockholm, Sweden. As the Managing Director for the NCS Colour Academy between 1991 and 2012, Mrs Bergström has decades of experience giving colour courses and presentations worldwide in NCS on a very high level. She has carried out colour design courses for countless colour professionals and has conducted colour studies at university level worldwide. Mrs Bergström is the Past President of AIC between 2014 and 2015, and held the Presidency for 2010 to 2013. She was the chairperson of the AIC Study Group on Colour Education between 1998 and 2009. She is currently the secretary of the Swedish Colour Centre Foundation, a member of the TASCII advisory Board, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and member of the Advisory Board for Color Centre and Informatics at the Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Roy Berns is the Richard S. Hunter Professor in Color Science, Appearance, and Technology within the Program of Color Science at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He directs the Andrew W. Mellon Studio for Scientific Imaging and Archiving of Cultural Heritage. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Textiles from the University of California at Davis and a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the International Association of Colour, the Inter-Society Color Council, the Colour Group of Great Britain, and the Society of Imaging Science and Technology. The subject of Berns’ doctoral dissertation was designing a Munsell Book of Color where its appearance was invariant to changes in lighting. He is excited to return to the Munsell system.
Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Regina Lee Blaszczyk is Professor of the Business History and Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society at the University of Leeds in the UK. She is the author or editor of a number of books on color including The Color Revolution; Bright Modernity: Color, Commerce, and Consumers, and The Fashion Forecasters: A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction, and serves on the editorial boards of Enterprise and Society and History of Retailing and Consumption. From 2009 to 2015, she was an associate editor at the Journal of Design History, the top design history journal in the humanities.
An award winning historian, Professor Blaszczyk's career has included jobs as a cultural history curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC; as an American studies professor at Boston University; and as director of the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. From 2005 to 2012, she was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania while running a consultancy dedicated to America's innovation heritage.
Dr David Briggs is a painter and teacher of painting, life drawing, anatomy and colour at the Julian Ashton Art School and the National Art School, Sydney. His classes specifically on color have included “Theories of Colour”, a Bachelor of Fine Arts lecture course on the theory and historical practice of color in the Art History and Theory Department at the National Art School, “Traditional and Modern Colour Theory”, a Public Programs course primarily for secondary school teachers also at the National Art School, and a long running workshop “Colour, Light and Vision” at the Julian Ashton Art School. David is the author of a website on modern colour theory for painters, “The Dimensions of Colour” (2007- ; http://www.huevaluechroma.com/) and has contributed to publications including the chapter “Colour Spaces” in the forthcoming “Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour”. David is currently serving a term as Chairperson of the New South Wales Division of the Colour Society of Australia (2015 - ).
Paul Centore works with colour from both an artistic and a scientific viewpoint. Having earned a doctorate in mathematics, Paul naturally applies scientific tools to his Munsell endeavors. In particular, he has written an extensive amount of open-source Matlab/Octave code that incorporates the 1943 Munsell renotation standard. One use of the code is to analyze measurements of artist’s materials, such as pastels, to identify their colour properties, and provide guidelines for artists and manufacturers. Another use is to calculate the results of paint mixtures, to determine what paints to mix to produce a desired colour. Dr. Centore teaches math at Eastern Connecticut State University and continues his colour science and Munsell endeavors from his home in southeastern Connecticut.
Dr. Osvaldo da Pos is a Senior Scholar at the University of Padua, Italy. After graduating with a degree in Biology in 1971, he was awarded a one year scholarship at the University of Berkeley. Since 1987 he has served on the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Padua where he was in charge of the courses on Perception, General Psychology, and Ethics in Psychological Research at the Department of General Psychology. He retired from teaching in 2013. He is the co-founder and former director of the Inter-departmental Study Centre for Colour and Art and also co-founder of the Doctorate course in Perception and Psychophysics of the University of Padua. Dr. da Pos is a past Italian representative at the CIE Div.1, member of the AIC Executive Committee, member of many CIE Div.1 TCs, and past chairman of the AIC Study Group on "Visual Illusions and Effects". During the many years he has worked with visual illusions, he made significant contributions to the field with his experimental and theoretical works. His main research, inspired by the phenomenological theory of Gestalt, involves the perception of colour in its various aspects: contrast, assimilation, constancy, transparency, colour and illumination, colour and emotion, colour harmony, and colour names.
Mark D. Fairchild is Professor and Founding Head of the Integrated Sciences Academy in RIT’s College of Science and Director of the Program of Color Science and Munsell Color Science Laboratory. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Imaging Science from R.I.T. and Ph.D. in Vision Science from the University of Rochester. Mark was presented with the 1995 Bartleson Award by the Colour Group(Great Britain) and the 2002 Macbeth Award by the Inter-Society Color Council for his works in color appearance and color science. He is a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and the Optical Society of America. Mark was presented with the Davies Medal by the Royal Photographic Society for contributions to photography. He received the 2008 IS&T Raymond C. Bowman award for excellence in education.
Susan Farnand is an Assistant Professor in the Program of Color Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She teaches course in the Principles of Color Science, Color Physics, and the Color Science History. Her research interests include human vision and perception, color science, cultural heritage imaging and 3Dprinting. She received her BS in engineering from Cornell University, her Masters in Imaging Science and her PhD in Color Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She began her career at Eastman Kodak, designing and evaluating printer systems. She is Publications Vice President of the international Society of Imaging Science and Technology and serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology. She participates in several Standards efforts including ISO TC 42 JWG26 Archival Imaging.
Paul Green-Armytage was born and educated in England, graduating as an architect in 1964. After ten years’ experience working as an architect, exhibition designer and set designer for television in England, Canada and Australia, he took up a position, in 1976, as senior lecturer in charge of the first year program in design at what is now Curtin University, in Perth Australia. His interest in color research led to a PhD in 2005; the title of his thesis was “Colour, Language and Design”. He has contributed papers at many national and international conferences, served as a member of the executive committee of the International Colour Association and as president of the Colour Society of Australia. He retired from teaching in 2006 but remains active as a researcher and writer.
Leslie Harrington Ph.D is the Executive Director of CAUS, The Color Association of the United States and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Color Association. Leslie is a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers and has held positions in several other organizations. She has an undergraduate degree in interior design; an MBA from New York Univ., Stern School of Business; and a Ph.D. in color strategy.She has held various senior management positions in the area of color strategy and color marketing over a 25 year tenure within the industry, including 16-years serving as the Color and Design Director for Benjamin Moore Paints.
Setsuko Horiguchi graduated from the department of psychology of Waseda University in Tokyo with degree of Bachelor of Arts in Literature in 1981 and joined Nippon Color & Design Research Institute Inc. in April of 1981. Since then she has worked as a planning manager, consultant, and seminar lecturer in the fields of fashion, product, food, retail, housing, environment. She is the editor of the biannual Japanese periodical of color trend forecast, "Season Image Color" and co-author of "Basic knowledge of Color Image", Tokyo: David publishing co., 1995. In addition to her work with NCD, she is a member of the Japan Sensory Engineering Association, Part-time lecturer at Kyoei University, Kyoei Gakuen Junior College, Part-time lecturer at the Tokyo Nutrition Foods College, Lecturer at the Nippon Barber Beauty Education Center, and a Landscape Advisor for Taito City of Tokyo.
Katsura Iwamatsu joined the Nippon Color and Design (NCD) Research Institute Inc. in 1981 as the research assistant and secretary of president Shigenobu Kobayashi and later worked as lecturer of seminars, assistant manager of project planning and editorial works. From 1999 to 2008 she was a freelance editor with publisher Kodansha for several books of NCD such as "Color System", "Practical Color Design", and "Color Image Scale." She is currently a research fellow in NCD. Ms Iwamatsu will be presenting with and translating for Ms Horiguchi.
Tom Lianza is currently President and CTO of Sequel Color Science and Instrumentation (SequelCSI). His work focuses on color sensing systems and manufacture of display systems. He specializes in the design of color measurement instrumentation.
Steve Linberg is an engineer, educator and artist who designs and builds tools for teaching art. Along with Graydon Parrish, Steve is an artist working in the classical realist tradition that thrived from the Renaissance through the late 1800.
Parrish and Linberg share a passion for the highest reaches of fine art, and a conviction that knowledge and rationality enhance and further the pursuit of artistic skills. Each has decades of driven experience in their respective fields. The Classical Lab is their collaborative effort to enhance the teaching of art by way of scientific tools and training materials deeply integrated with classical aesthetics.
Margaret Livingstone is Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. She has done research on hormones and behavior, learning, dyslexia, and vision. Livingstone has explored the ways in which vision science can understand and inform the world of visual art. She has written a popular lay book, Vision and Art, which has brought her acclaim in the art world as a scientist who can communicate with artists and art historians, with mutual benefit. She generated some important insights into the field, including a simple explanation for the elusive quality of the Mona Lisa’s smile (it is more visible to peripheral vision than to central vision) and the fact that Rembrandt, like a surprisingly large number of famous artists, was likely to have been stereoblind.
Wendy Luedtke is part of the Advance Research Group at the international lighting company ETC - Electronic Theater Controls. She served as a Product Manager for Color and Lighting Products for Rosco-Spectrum from the mid-2000's to the mid-2010's. She is a seasoned lighting designer with theatre, live event, fashion and architectural experience, an Adjunct Instructor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and the Chair of the Color Committee for the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Joy Turner Luke
Joy Turner Luke wrote and illustrated "The Munsell Color System, A Language for Color" published by Fairchild Publications as the text accompanying the first three editions of the Munsell Student Color Set. Working as an artist and teacher for over 50 years, Joy has participated in many exhibitions, and taught numerous color in composition and design classes.
Kathryn Millard is a writer, dramaturg and filmmaker. Psychology, mental health, popular fallacies and the afterlife of images are recurring themes in Kathryn’s body of work which spans award-winning feature dramas and documentaries. Major credits as writer and director include the features Shock Room, Random 8, The Boot Cake, Travelling Light, Parklands and Light Years. Colour Files, Kathryn’s series of short documentaries (in production), delves into the audio-visual archive to explore key moments in the social history of colour. Kathryn is Professor of Screen and Creative Arts at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Dimitris Mylonas obtained MSc in Digital Colour Imaging from the University of the Arts, London and completed MRes in Media and Arts Technology at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University, London. He held a research position at School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, and in the Wellcome Laboratory of Neurobiology, University College London. Currently he is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, University College London, researching colour naming within and across different cultures. Since 2015, Dimitris Mylonas is Chairman of the Study Group 'Language of Colour' of the International Colour Association (AIC).
Roy Osborne began lecturing on the theory and practice of color after publication of his ‘Lights and Pigments: Colour Principles for Artists’ in 1980, one of the first books to link traditional with new art media. A well-know editor and writer on the subject of color in art, he has exhibited extensively as a painter and taught and lectured at some 200 institutions worldwide. He is the author of ‘Color Influencing Form: A Color Coursebook’ (2004) and recently published a definitive color bibliography, ‘Books on Colour 1495-2015’ which includes a concise history and over 3,000 annotated titles cross-referenced by author and date of publication.
Graydon Parrish attended New York Academy of Art before graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts. An internationally acclaimed artist, his paintings combine classical and contemporary realism.
Dr. Danny Rich obtained his Bachelors degree in Physics from the University of Idaho in 1973. He received a Masters degree in Physics in 1977 from Virginia Polytechnic Institue and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. His research involved laser optics and its application to light scattering experiments. During his studies at VPI&SU he met Dr. Fred W. Billmeyer, Jr. who convinced him to transfer to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and work toward a Ph.D. in Color Science. In 1980, he completed his program of studies by defending his dissertation entitled, "The Perception of Moderate Color Differences in Surface-Color Space". Has been awarded the Nickerson Service award from the Inter-Society Color Council in 1999, the National Printing Ink Manufacturers award for Technical Achievement in 2008, a Thomas Alva Edison award for innovation by the Research Council of New Jersey in 2008, the Robert F Reed Medal from the Printing Industries of America in 2013, the Mattiello Memorial award from the American Coatings Association in 2015. Dr. Rich is currently the Senior Color Physicist in the Color Research Laboratory of the Sun Chemical Corporation. He has published on all aspects of Color Science and Engineering, including visual perception, instrumentation and mathematical modeling.
Calvin McCamy's career was spread between two venues, The National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. where he was involved in the metrology of photographic materials and color and later, as head of research and technology for the Macbeth Corporation, a division of the Kollmorgen company and the commercial Munsell Color Paint Lab.
John Seymour is an applied mathematician and color scientist, working as a consultant since 2012 under the name “John the Math Guy”. John currently holds twenty-five US patents, has authored over forty technical papers, and is a much sought-after speaker. He is an expert on the Committee for Graphic Arts Technologies Standards and ISO TC 130, and currently serves as Vice President of Papers for Technical Association of the Graphic Arts. He writes a blog which is described as “applied math and color science with a liberal sprinkling of goofy humor.”
Renzo Shamey directs activities at the Color Science and Imaging Laboratory at the COT of North Carolina State University. Current research areas include color perception, unique hues, perception of object whiteness, blackness, grayness, and color difference modeling. Other areas of interest include coloration of various substrates, and development of expert systems for the coloration industry. He currently directs the Polymer and Color Chemistry program at North Carolina State University.
Educated as a textile chemist, Rolf Kuehni became interested in the fascinating subject of color early in his professional life. After moving to the US from Switzerland he became a member of the Inter-Society Color Council in the early 1950s. He is the author and co-author of four scientific/technical books related to color: 1. Computer colorant formulation, Lexington Books, 1975, 2. Color space and its divisions, Wiley Interscience, 2003, 3. Color, An introduction to practice and principles, John Wiley and Sons, Third edition, 2013, 4. Color ordered, co- authored with Andreas Schwarz, Oxford University Press, 2008. He is also the author or co-author of over 90 peer-reviewed articles on color science and the history of color. Since the year 2002 he is an adjunct professor at the TECS department of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Known for her creativity, Prof. Lois Swirnoff's work on color is recognized internationally. Following graduation from The Cooper Union School of Art in NY, Josef Albers admitted her to his graduate program at Yale where she received her BFA and MFA Summa Cum Laude. She taught color courses at a number of universities including Harvard, Wellesley, University of California and Cooper Union. A Fulbright fellow in Italy, she designed large scale installations of color as light. She is the author of Dimensional Color, a book on color and form and The Color of Cities: An International Perspective.
Greg Wallace is the reference and instruction librarian at MassArt. He also holds a Ph.D. in history of art from Brown University. He has an ongoing fascination with color theory and has the pleasure of showing the MassArt Library's collection of antique Munsell objects to students and faculty every year.
Michael Webster is a Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Director of the University's Center for Integrative Neuroscience (an NIH COBRE). He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1988 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge from 1988-1994. His research has focused on color and form perception, and how these percepts are shaped by adaptation to physical properties of the environment or physiological properties of the observer. He also studies the patterns and bases for individual differences in color perception.
Don Williams worked as a research imaging scientist for Kodak for 25 years until he left the company in 2006. His work there focused on both digital and traditional imaging practices across a number of disciplines that included reconnaissance, microfilm, consumer photography, and professional photography sectors.
He sits on international standards committees and is fully immersed and involved in the digital image archiving community, frequently contributing to the Federal Agencies Digitization Guideline Initiative and sits on the Still Image Working Group advisory board.
Don is the editor for ISO 12233, 2nd edition, Spatial Resolution Measurements, Digital Still Cameras, and has acted as coleader for equivalent performance standards on reflection and film scanners. His influence has extended into the mobile imaging arena where he was the sector leader for resolution measurement for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) imaging industry initiative.
David R. Wyble
David R. Wyble is president and founder of Avian Rochester, LLC. Since 2011, Avian Rochester has been delivering color standards; traditional and custom measurements; and consulting services to the color industry. Prior to founding Avian Rochester, Wyble was a color scientist within the Munsell Color Science Laboratory, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and before that a Member of Research & Technology Staff at Xerox Corp. He holds a BS in Computer Science and MS and PhD degrees in Color Science from RIT and Chiba University, respectively.