“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, but it is also a wide topic studied as part of aesthetics, culture, social psychology and sociology. The products are a source of innovations by themselves: visual design, sensoriality, color, make-up result, new gestures, hair color formulation.
Today, cosmetology is a key part in our society and in the world exists many colored beauty products going from hairstyling to nail polishes. With this special session we aim at gathering together scholars and experts of colour in the field of beauty care and hairstyle for sharing their opinions, experiments and best practices involving colour and colouring. Which are the best practices to obtain a uniform colour? How do colorists to match a shade? Are there specific techniques to stabilize the formulations? How to assess the final quality of a make-up, both in the production and in the final effect after application? How colour is managed in cosmetic industry? And many more open questions of the field. In order to share discussions and foster innovative research and new directions, we are calling for related papers.
Chairs: Helene de Clermont-Gallerande, Christine Fernandez Maloigne, Alessandro Rizzi
Since the early years of cinema, color has been a powerful means for expressing mood, creating meaning, reflecting social and cultural customs, or setting the aesthetic tone of a film. Oftentimes, color in film is so important as to become a character in and of itself. In this special session, we will explore the multifaceted role that color has played in cinema since its inception, in order to map out new trends and theories on the subject with an interdisciplinary approach.
We welcome submissions from different perspectives and backgrounds, investigating the full spectrum of the relationship between color and cinema.
Chairs: Alice Plutino, Mark Wentworth, Sabrina Negri
The special session on books includes short oral presentations on books on colour or related topics, published in the last three years (2021, 2020, 2019). The authors are required to present their own books in person (either on site, or if the conference format changes, online). The book can be in English or any other language. Please submit via EasyChair by March 31, 2021, your book abstract (350–550 words) including authors, book title, publisher, year of publication, language, and ISBN. A hard copy of the book is not required.
Chairs: Verena M. Schindler and Yulia A. Griber
The frequencies of light, colour and sound, of the quantum world, are fundamental to Life. If, at any level, be it plant, animal or environmental, waveform distortion arises, “dis-ease” follows. How do these disharmonies manifest, how can they be diagnosed, addressed and resolved? These sessions explore the non-invasive and supportive ways ln which light, colour and sound are used to help restore health and well-being. Medicine, both allopathic and traditional, bio-energetic sources, systems of holistic health, and case studies will be used as illustration.
Chairs: Thelma van der Werff, Vicky Syriopoulou