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June 27, 2006 7:33 AM   Subscribe

Color theory is demonstrated before your very eyes, inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johannes Itten, Joseph Albers, Marcel Duchamp and George Jetson. yes it's the COLORBOT© Color Harmonizer-Discorder. via dataisnature
posted by signal (26 comments total)

 
I don't get it.
posted by empath at 7:57 AM on June 27, 2006


Ditto. On the not getting it.
posted by surferboy at 7:57 AM on June 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


Don't you see? It's art, and you're not supposed to get it.

But seriously, I don't get it either.
posted by illovich at 8:01 AM on June 27, 2006


"Terry and I worship an unconventional deity. The power of another dimension. Now you are not going to read about this dimension in a book or a magazine because it exists nowhere... but in my own mind. Through our ceremonies and rituals we have witnessed the awesome and vibratory power... of color."
posted by spock at 8:19 AM on June 27, 2006


First time I tried I got a Firefox server not available error. Second time I got a site with links to some pop-ups. On balance, I liked the server not available page best. But I'm a philistine.
posted by justkevin at 8:20 AM on June 27, 2006


Safari can’t run the script “popUp('http://colorbot.com/color_ex/feijao.html')” because Safari doesn’t allow JavaScript to be used in this way.

And this by a link that is only supposed to work with Safari.
posted by spock at 8:21 AM on June 27, 2006


Yeah, um I don't get it either!
posted by TwoWordReview at 8:22 AM on June 27, 2006


And this by a link that is only supposed to work with Safari.

It works in firefox on XP. Or at least I think it does - I'm not quite sure what's supposed to be happening.
posted by sanko at 8:24 AM on June 27, 2006


Thank god - I thought I was the only one that wouldn't get it.
posted by cptnrandy at 8:33 AM on June 27, 2006


Awesome! Thanks.
posted by dobbs at 8:40 AM on June 27, 2006


The "Emily" one makes me feel hungry. What does that mean, doctor?
posted by randomination at 8:42 AM on June 27, 2006


See, dobbs gets it. You're most welcome, kind sir/madam/bot.
posted by signal at 8:43 AM on June 27, 2006


Goggles:Nothing as Colors:Confusion
posted by blue_beetle at 8:46 AM on June 27, 2006


A link giving a brief explanation on color theory would have been helpful for us dolts.
posted by zerokey at 8:49 AM on June 27, 2006


snark.
posted by crunchyk9 at 8:52 AM on June 27, 2006




I understand color theory, and I don't get this.
posted by JWright at 9:19 AM on June 27, 2006


ah, pure color. Wonderful.

Color theory.

I love "a morning". So beautiful. Thank you.
posted by nickyskye at 9:29 AM on June 27, 2006


Hey, color theory is still just a theory.
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:30 AM on June 27, 2006


I so got this.
But didn't like it.
posted by zonkout at 10:48 AM on June 27, 2006


Goethe's theory of colour^ is covered here in a fair summary. The theory, and the work - Zur Farbenlehre - was enormously influential, Schopenhauer in particular coming out aggressively for Goethe against Newton. Surprising then that, on a first impression, the theory seems to be just silly. I'd be very interested if someone could argue in its defence - thing is, I don't get it either.
posted by grahamwell at 10:55 AM on June 27, 2006


Hey, color theory is still just a theory.
yeah! teach the controversy!
posted by tnai at 11:22 AM on June 27, 2006


I got the high score! I got the high score!
posted by kcds at 11:27 AM on June 27, 2006


This reminds me of what I do with Microsoft Paint when I'm bored at work. Do they take submissions?
posted by SassHat at 3:59 PM on June 27, 2006


I've seen better graphic demos on an Apple ][+.
posted by D.C. at 7:15 PM on June 27, 2006


Color Moving and Still
posted by blue_beetle at 1:33 PM on June 28, 2006


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