SUBMIT YOUR IM CONVERSATION TO THE REIMAGININGS DATABASE

1.0 *ABSTRACT*

IKATUN 105: 615624. 2004 - all rights reserved)
Copyright IKATUN 2004 (ISSN 00419217)

1.1 /reimaginings/ is a research project that aims to augment the Newtonian 7-Color Spectrum by developing a more appropriate model for the digital age: rSPECTRUM 2.0. It has become apparent that the 7-C Spectrum and the color models that evolved after Newton's discovery (RGB, HSB, CMYK, L*A*B, et. al.) are inadequate for the contemporary practitioner in the arts and sciences.

1.2 /reimaginings/ returns to the classical 7-C Spectrum and its fundamental truths as the departure point for our study. By applying various analytic-conceptual models [the NEWTONIAN MODEL (Nem), the CHRONOLOGICAL MODEL (Cm), the NODAL MODEL (Nom), REENACTMENT MODEL (Rm)], natural language processing (IM conversations) and custom digital and telecommunication technologies [notably, the Reimaginings Prism Engine 2004 RX (patent pending)], rSpectrum 2.0 will be a more perfect representation of the perceptual and conceptual phenomenon of color in the current age of complexity and informatic dynamism.


2.0 *RESEARCH*

2.1 /reimaginings/ is a research project conducted by iKatun, an organization of transdisciplinary scientists and researchers. With the advent of new forms of artistic expression through digital and telecommunications technologies, it has become apparent that the seven-color spectrum, as discovered by Isaac Newton in 1672, is an inadequate model for today's serious practitioner in the arts and sciences.

2.2 The goal of the /reimaginings/ project is to generate an accurate revision of Newton's Color Spectrum appropriate to the current age of complexity and informatic dynamism. With the classical seven-color spectrum serving as the departure point for our study, we aim to augment this spectrum into a more perfect representation of the perceptual and conceptual phenomenon of color in the modern world.

2.3 While in all ways remaining committed to the fundamental truths of the Newtonian seven-color spectrum, the research team is interested in the augmentation and expansion of these truths to the digital arena. To this end we developed analytic-conceptual models [the NEWTONIAN MODEL (Nem), the CHRONOLOGICAL MODEL (Cm), the NODAL MODEL (Nom), REENACTMENT MODEL (Rm)] and custom technologies [notably, the Reimaginings Prism Engine 2004 rX (patent pending)] in order to study the basic building blocks of the color spectrum in this day and age: the instant messenging conversation.

2.4 IM Conversations happen in a particular space and time between two people. While they can be logged as *.TXT files they cannot be re-enacted in all of their emotional, perceptual and physical complexity. Our research shows that a thorough, prismatic analysis of the complex patterns of IM conversations is the key to yielding a more perfect color spectrum. We have demonstrated conclusively that all lines of IM conversation, regardless of the IM client, can be mapped to one definitive color on Newton's spectrum. However, this mapping model only describes them on a general level. Our prismatic analysis engine, RPE 2004 rX, yields consecutive generations of emergent color spectrums for the digital age, bringing us closer to our goal: rSpectrum 2.0.

2.5 Our preliminary findings indicate that it is possible to reach our goal in six months at the given rate of data collection and tabulation. As the project has grown, rSpectrum 2.0 has evolved into a more complete and robust color solution.


3.0 *ANALYSIS OF PREVIOUS COLOR MODELS*

3.1 Since Newton's time numerous attempts have been made to usher in a new conceptual model for color usage. As these models departed radically from Newton's 7-C framework, they were, ultimately, doomed to fail in their quest for the perfect color spectrum. Using our custom Objective Survey Ranking Rubric (tm) below, we demonstrate the shortcomings of some of the most popular color models.

3.1.1 Emacs
Correlation of Emacs spectrum to rSpectrum 2.0(Ideal): 3/7 - "mediumly strong correlation"
Perfection Index (rXNCRel - Newtonian Correspondance Relevancy): Not Perfect
Psycho-emotive Impact Ratio (rXPsychIDX - Inner emotional state): Bad


3.1.2 RGB
Correlation of RGB spectrum to rSpectrum 2.0(Ideal): 5/7 - "mediumly weak correlation"
Perfection Index (rXNCRel - Newtonian Correspondance Relevancy): Not Perfect
Psycho-emotive Impact Ratio (rXPsychIDX - Inner emotional state): Bad


3.1.3 HSB
Correlation of HSB spectrum to rSpectrum 2.0(Ideal): 5/7 - "mediumly weak correlation"
Perfection Index (rXNCRel - Newtonian Correspondance Relevancy): Not Perfect
Psycho-emotive Impact Ratio (rXPsychIDX - Inner emotional state): Bad


3.1.4 CMYK
Correlation of CMYK spectrum to rSpectrum 2.0(Ideal): 5/7 - "mediumly weak correlation"
Perfection Index (rXNCRel - Newtonian Correspondance Relevancy): Not Perfect
Psycho-emotive Impact Ratio (rXPsychIDX - Inner emotional state): Bad


3.1.5 L*A*B
Correlation of L*A*B spectrum to rSpectrum 2.0(Ideal): 7/7 - "strongly weak correlation"
Perfection Index (rXNCRel - Newtonian Correspondance Relevancy): Not Perfect
Psycho-emotive Impact Ratio (rXPsychIDX - Inner emotional state): Bad

*PRELIMINARY RESULTS: rSPECTRUM 2.0*

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rSpectrum 2.0 rSpectrum 2.0

4.0 *ANALYTIC/CONCEPTUAL MODELS*

4.1 The NEWTONIAN MODEL (Nem) is the basis of the /reimaginings/ project. Here, the fundamental properties of color classification (roygbiv) are used as the basis for grouping the Instant Messenging Conversations.


4.2 The CHRONOLOGICAL MODEL (Cm) maps color, language, and conversation through the dimension of time, an important addition to the Newtonian Model.


4.3 The NODAL MODEL (Nom) Hyperlinking meta-data to form nodal rhizomes is one of the core computational functions of RPE 2004 rX.





4.4 The REENACTMENT MODEL (Rm) provides finer-grained, color-coded insight onto the raw conversational data provided by human subjects.


5.0 *TECHNOLOGY*

5.1 A project of this scope needs immense computation resources in order to perform the required calculations during human lifetimes. Realizing this, our team of software and hardware architects built the Reimaginings Prism Engine 2004 RX (patent pending). The RPE 2004 RX is a modern-day prism that scientifically breaks down IM conversations into hyperlinked nodal rhizomes of color and meaning.

5.2 Building RPE 2004 Rx took over eight months of design and programming. We used the following technologies:

5.2.1 Java SDK 1.3.1 & 1.4.2
5.2.2 Flash MX
5.2.3 MySQL Database
5.2.4 FreeTTS - Java Speech Synthesizer
5.2.5 Apache Oro - Java Regular Expressions


6.0 *IKATUN RESEARCH TEAM*
6.1 Pirun
6.2 Kanarinka
6.3 Yori Sakakura
6.4 James Bailey
6.5 Advisors: Shannon Coyle, Andrew Milk, David Raymond, Paul Reilly
contact: reimaginings@ikatun.com


7.0 *SUPPORT*
/reimaginings/ is a 2003 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the LEF Foundation.