Readings 11: Color

by Mike Gleicher on November 3, 2014

For the week of November 10-14, we’ll be learning about color.

The required reading is Chapter 10, Principles of Color, from Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization, 2nd edition by Slocum et. al. No we don’t expect you to have this map-making textbook (although it is a great book). We’ve scanned the chapter and placed it into the course reader.

If you’re interested in learning more about the science of color perception, I recommend the optional reading: Chapter 5, The Perception of Color, from Sensing and Perception (a psychology of perception book). This book is even better at discussing how we see color, but doesn’t get into the computational issues as well as the cartography book.

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