Tackling the Tesseract

"Speaking of ways, pet, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." –Mrs. Whatsit, A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle My first definition of the word "tesseract" was from A Wrinkle in Time, where it refers to a way to fold space, allowing quick travel between very distant points. (You might also know the word … Continue reading Tackling the Tesseract


Primary School (Part the Second)

Welcome back for another installment of tearing down the classic color wheel we all know and love from childhood art classes! Just kidding, sort of. Today we'll talk about primary colors in pigment, following up on my last post about primary colors in light. (If that doesn't sound familiar, check it out or go farther … Continue reading Primary School (Part the Second)

Primary School (Part the First)

This is really a follow-up from my post about the history of seeing (or not seeing) colors like blue. It's sort of taken on a life of its own, so that what was going to be a nice little post about the primary colors of light vs. pigment has turned into a two-parter. Today we're going … Continue reading Primary School (Part the First)


Rhapsody in Bronze

Occasionally I like to think about the fact that no two human beings have exactly the same experience of color when looking at the same object. Same wavelengths, sure, but there's no way to know what someone else really sees when they look at a bright red barn. Color isn't totally subjective, but it's far from … Continue reading Rhapsody in Bronze


Interval Training

The problem with learning about cool things is that usually there's way more than I can fit into one little blog post. Sometimes I just deal with it and move on, but sometimes I end up deciding I really need two (or more) posts to cover a topic. This happened to to me last week … Continue reading Interval Training