The Sound of Colour

20130805-113045.jpgThe Sound of Colour. We often spend time educating people in the principles of how human beings see colour. It is well known that there are sometimes significant variations from one individual to another, from those with colour blindness to those with tetrachromacy or enhanced colour vision.

In this infographic, colour blind artist Neil Harbisson’s “eyeborg” kit is visualised in a fascinating way. He “hears” colours using a headset that converts light into audible frequencies, meaning he can even “hear” beyond the visible light limitations.

An interesting question: could industrial colour measurement technology be developed in this direction?