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Color Uncovered

By Exploratorium

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Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium.

How is Monet like a honeybee? What color is a whisper? Why is it so hard to find your car in a lamp-lit parking lot?

Color Uncovered features a wide spectrum of cool color-related topics to explore. Learn why friends shouldn’t let men buy bananas. Try your own color experiments on the iPad using simple items you have at home: a CD case, a drop of water, and a piece of paper. Discover how the iPad and other devices create color. Find out what causes afterimages—and more.

Color Uncovered was created at the Exploratorium, the mothership for people with major cases of curiosity. Visit us online at or in person in San Francisco, California.

What's New in Version 2.1

• Updated for Retina display and iOS 6

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Customer Reviews

Almost Perfect – Except toward the end

I love color theory and teach it my art classes. This program is a must download to show many different types of illusions, theory, light effects that I haven't seen elsewhere. It would be perfect, except two examples are flawed.
"Colors add up" mistakenly refers to Magenta as one of the three combined colors to give a full spectrum of light or additive colors when it should be red, RGB. Same with the "999,997" screen. It shows a Magenta circle, which should be Red to produce all the colors of a monitor, or light, RGB. CMYK or the M for Magenta is for print, subtractive colors only, and is not referred at all in this app. This would also be a great addition! Maybe next version?

Like a lot but have a request...

This app is super useful. It's a great way to learn about light, color temperature, CRI, color addition, reflection and so on. The example of the pink car under sodium lights its great and love that its very interactive.
I teach a lighting class and usually connect my iPad to the projector, I've tried showing this app several times but have to show it directly on the iPad because the screen does not turn to landscape, really hope you can have this modified, it would be a great teaching tool.


Excellent App!

An excellent exploration of color which could only be improved through the addition of the ideas found in the web article "Magenta Ain't a Color", which discusses, amongst other things, why magenta isn't found in a rainbow. There is no single frequency of light which appears magenta. I hope there is an expanded/extended version in the future.

Color Uncovered
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  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 69.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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