Posts Tagged ‘colours’

weekend discoveries:

Monday, July 21st, 2014

*O.M.G!. AWESOMENESS!!!!! punch a punched card! or punch a perforated tape! <3 NERDS4EVA <3

*the history of holes, plus lots of other incredible stuff from the blog of a specialty book store.

*3D-print your own Duchamp chess set!

*color problems: a practical manual for the lay student of color

*traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau

and, finally,

Language does not shape our thoughts as much as they’d like you to think!
Against the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, from the Pacific Standard

…why does this bad idea, apparently without evidence, keep getting re-discovered and confidently touted? It is, after all, not the sort of thing one would expect people to want to believe. It implies that we are prisoners of our dictionaries, and that our words distort our worlds in ways we cannot escape. The belief in a strong version of Sapir-Whorf means that other people are in a sense unknowable, and that some have virtues and skills (skepticism, color perception) that are unattainable to us. Call it a belief in the inevitable inequality of language speakers.