In The Mod: Color Analytics (2005)

In The Mod: Color Analytics (ITM) is a site dedicated to the analysis, data visualization and redistribution of color palettes from (in)famous paintings. Using a custom library of Color Analytic algorithms within Flash 8, Dr. Woohoo explores the color palettes and finds interesting relationships between the hundreds of paintings within the database.

After reducing the color palettes from hundreds of thounsands of colors down to several hundred, the data is visualized in a 2d color space and the palettes are downloadable for you in formats compatible with Flash, Processing and After Effects.

ITM has been demostrated at the following conferences and festivals: Max:Singapore, Max: Seoul, OFFF BCN: Barcelona, FlashForward: Seattle and was recently added to Adobe's Kuler site. ITM will be a part of FILE07 in Sao Paulo, Brazil this fall. A recent interview from COLOURlovers.com with Woohoo reveals the past and future of ITM: http://www.colourlovers.com/interview/4/1/Dr._Woohoo.

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In The Mod: Color Analytics (ITM). Dr. Woohoo created custom software that uses a series of Color Analytic algorithms to analyze the color palettes from (in)famous paintings from artists like Josef Albers, Andy Warho, Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as CEB Reas, Jared Tarbell, Daniel Martin Diaz, Jesse LeDoux, Gary Baseman and Nicholas Deakin. After collecting a range of colors from the painting, the algorithms then organize the colors based on their frequency distribution (frequency, relative frequency, etc.) and central tendencies (mode, median, weighted mean, etc.). After reducing the color palettes from hundreds of thousands of colors down to several hundred, the data is visualized in a 2d color space and the palettes are downloadable for you at InTheMod.com in formats compatible with Flash, Processing and After Effects.

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