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Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium.

How is Monet like a honeybee? What color is a whisper? Why is it so hard to find your car in a lamp-lit parking lot?

Color Uncovered features a wide spectrum of cool color-related topics to explore. Learn why friends shouldn’t let men buy bananas. Try your own color experiments on the iPad using simple items you have at home: a CD case, a drop of water, and a piece of paper. Discover how the iPad and other devices create color. Find out what causes afterimages—and more.

Color Uncovered was created at the Exploratorium, the mothership for people with major cases of curiosity. Visit us online at www.exploratorium.edu or in person in San Francisco, California.

What’s New

Version 3

Now supports iOS 11+

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
421 Ratings

421 Ratings

DarkJMKnight ,

Excellent App!

An excellent exploration of color which could only be improved through the addition of the ideas found in the web article "Magenta Ain't a Color", which discusses, amongst other things, why magenta isn't found in a rainbow. There is no single frequency of light which appears magenta. I hope there is an expanded/extended version in the future.

Aims1970 ,

Almost Perfect – Except toward the end

I love color theory and teach it my art classes. This program is a must download to show many different types of illusions, theory, light effects that I haven't seen elsewhere. It would be perfect, except two examples are flawed.
"Colors add up" mistakenly refers to Magenta as one of the three combined colors to give a full spectrum of light or additive colors when it should be red, RGB. Same with the "999,997" screen. It shows a Magenta circle, which should be Red to produce all the colors of a monitor, or light, RGB. CMYK or the M for Magenta is for print, subtractive colors only, and is not referred at all in this app. This would also be a great addition! Maybe next version?

b_s_l ,

A No-Go Out of the Gate (iOS 10.2)

I installed this app (and the partner "Sound Explorer" app) on my niece's iPad Mini 2 (running iOS 10.2) with high hopes. Unfortunately, this app first opened with a note that it might slow down the iPad and needs to be updated -- and then dropped me onto a VERY heavily dimmed home page that steadfastly refused to respond to finger taps anywhere. There was also a small multi-colored band running the full width of the page at the bottom of the screen, so I suspect something went very wrong with the rendering of the home screen. I've deleted and re-installed the app to no avail -- so now it's staying deleted. NOTE: I used the "Report a Problem" link to contact the Exploratorium folks and wil update my review if/when I hear back from them.


73.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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