A Multidisciplinary Conference on Color and Method

Fabricating Color brings together fifteen artists, humanists, social scientists, and scientists for whom color is a lifelong source of fascination. The questions that motivate these speakers – What is color? How do humans and animals make sense of color? How does color come to have social and cultural meaning? – speak to the readiness with which the topic of color traverses the disciplines. This multidisciplinary conference marks a major assessment of what we know about color and how our research methods help to shape these specific understandings.


Zed Adams (Philosophy, The New School)

Rebekah Baglini and Chris Kennedy (Linguistics, University of Chicago)

Francesca Casadio (Chemistry, The Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University)

Jonathan Cohen (Philosophy, University of California, San Diego)

Nicholas Gaskill (English, Rutgers University at New Brunswick)

David Hilbert (Philosophy, University of Illinois-Chicago)

Laura Kalba (Art History, Smith College)

Carolyn Kane (Film and Media, Hunter College)

Jordan Martins (Visual Arts, North Park University)
Osagie Obasogie (Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California-San Francisco, and Law, University of California-Hastings)

Michael Rossi (History, University of Chicago)

Ayu Saraswati (Women's Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa)

Jonathan Schroeder (English, University of Chicago)

Jessica Stockholder (Visual Arts, University of Chicago)

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Arts|Science Initiative

Department of English
 Language & Literature
Franke Institute for the Humanities

Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

UChicago Arts


Jonathan Schroeder