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Here's an App That Explains #TheDress, Once and for All

Has your office lost its collective mind about The Dress? Whip out this app and let color science stop the madness.
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Yale University Press

Color is relative, as the whole world knows after a picture of a striped dress crushed the Internet last night. Friends and family members divided sharply on the question. Politicians and celebrities agreed to disagree. Taylor Swift cried out to her 53 million followers: How could this dress not be blue and black?

When it comes to a color conundrum like #TheDress, one book has helped artists shake it off for decades. First published in 1963, Josef Albers's Interaction of Color is an essential guide to all the reasons that colors are never what they seem. The slim handbook is so essential that Yale University Press turned it into an award-winning app in 2013.