Inventor Edwin Land hypothesised that colour photography looked wrong to us because perceiving colour involves our expectations of colour. One of Land’s experiments asked participants to look at colour photographs behind a red filter. Although logically, people should’ve seen only pink and red in the pictures, people could pick out colours in the image as if it were fully coloured because they know how the objects in the picture were supposed to be coloured. Spectrometers—instruments that measured colour—on the other hand, could only see pink and red in the picture. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here