UPDATE: AIC 2016 Interim Meeting

Color in Urban Life: Images, Objects and Spaces
18–21 October 2016
Centro Extensión, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile
It is predicted that by 2050 two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Managing urban areas and building equitable and sustainable cities of all sizes are the most important development challenges of the 21st century. What role will color play? Have you ever wondered what the cities of tomorrow will look like? You might think of smart buildings, farmscrapers, intelligent lighting, delivery drones, robo-taxis, sensor and network systems, data and surveillance culture. Often smart cities are imagined as being carbon-free, with a lot of greenery, renewable energy and homes with roof-mounted solar panels. But should a city just be efficient, unpolluted and safe? What is a city but its people! How do people experience color in their environment — both real and digital? Life in cities can be hectic and stressful. Let’s discuss whether or not colors contribute to making cities more beautiful, pleasant, quiet and fun. How does color pervade urban spaces, objects and images? How do new lighting technologies affect the colors and ambiance? The worlds of digital and material color are fusing. How can the color aspect improve our daily experience, quality and usability in our cities? The Chilean Color Association – Asociación Chilena del Color (ACC), founded in 2008 in the Southern city of Valdivia, is organizing the AIC 2016 Interim Meeting “Color in Urban Life: Images, Objects and Spaces”, to be held 18–21 October 2016 in Santiago de Chile. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the role of color in urban life in the past, present and future.
 
Conference theme and content
Color & Environment:
Environmental color design; landscaping; colorful neighborhoods & cities; color in planning, designing, and realizing the built environment; sustainability, urban agriculture; color as affected by geography, geology, and climate.
Architectural Color Design:
Interior design; architecture; urban planning & design; innovative projects.
Color in Product Design:
Materiality, texture & surface; transparency and translucency; reflection and glossiness; ergonomics; customer behavior; street furniture, furniture, product design, packaging, graphic design, typography, marketing.
Color in Communication Design:
Branding; color in wayfinding systems & signage; communication design & digital data visualization; color trends; usability.
Color in Urban Cultures:
Color & identity; graffiti; color interventions & installations; cultural heritage, conservation, preservation.
Color Aesthetics:
Art; arts & crafts; visual culture & studies; photography; film & video; performance; museology; scenography; music & sound; virtual & media projects; fashion; textiles; cosmetics; food.
Color Psychology:
Color & form; perception; chromatic harmonies; emotional interactions; perceptual illusions; color combination, palettes & schemes; phenomenology of color.
Color Education:
Didactics, methodology & theory; teaching aids; color naming and categorization; static and electronic media applied to color teaching; color order systems.
Color & Health:
Well-being, visual comfort, lifestyle, chromotherapy, biodiversity, waste, pollution; the design of hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical offices, laboratories.
Color & Light:
Color constancy, color adaptation, color appearance models, lighting design, LEDs, color rendering indices, metamerism, shadow, night vision.
Color Science & Technology:
Color measurement, photometry, quality control, digital color management, reproduction, image processing, color imaging, computer graphics, virtual reality, color in 3D printing.
Color Physiology:
Color vision, deficiencies, abnormalities, synaesthesia.
Abstract Submission Deadline
We invite you to submit an extended abstract in English in order to participate with an oral paper or a poster presentation in the AIC2016 Interim Meeting. The length of the abstract should be between 500 and 2000 words following the submission template and guidelines provided at the website. Any accepted author is required to participate in the AIC2016 Interim Meeting and pay registration fee as a full delegate. If multiple, same-single-author abstracts are submitted and accepted, only one will be scheduled for oral or poster presentation. Multiple contributions as a co-author are only possible if another co-author registers, presents the paper and participates in the AIC2016 conference. You are requested to submit unpublished work.
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18th, 2016.
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