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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

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.


This app is easy to navigate and full of color education. The reason for the two stars are not the functionality of this app, but rather the content. There could be more articles, videos and important information added. I could read all the content this app holds in a day or two. Also, comments regarding there views of evolution are not necessary or pertinent to the study of color and would prefer to stay on the topic of color as advertised, and not personal view points or theories.

Color Uncovered
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  • Free
  • 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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