Assistant Professor Karen Schloss will discuss human perceptions and experiences of color in response to the installation Sonja Thomen: in the space of elsewhere. Typically, colors are understood in terms of their perceptual qualities. Evidence suggests that people have a myriad of associations between colors and entities that influence the way they evaluate and interpret the world.
Karen Schloss is an Assistant Professor at the UW-Madison in the Department of Psychology and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. She leads the Visual Perception and Cognition Lab, which studies color cognition, information visualization, and navigation in immersive virtual environments. The talk is presented in conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival.