GTP Adventures – Wearing monochrome game lenses

V_Colour AF

Gamers have, after playing a variety of games, reported that the real world’s colours have turned into complementary colours or as the colours seen in the game during or shortly after stopping playing. This is typically known as Colour Visual After-Effect and it can last for minutes to days.

Back in the 80’s when the use of computer terminals with black background and green characters were more common users reported seeing white surfaces tinted in pink.

This is probably a good thing to have in mind and hence think about the use of colours and how to regulate the time of exposure to certain effects when designing a video game.

Here you can read the full the experience which this particular cartoon was inspired by.

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About Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari

Dr. Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari is Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research fellow in Cyberpsychology. Critical inquiry on the psychosocial implications of interactive media technologies has been her professional passion since undergraduate school, when she conducted one of the first studies on internet addiction. Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) is her area of research expertise, for which she has won awards. Dr. Ortiz de Gortari’s research has been featured in different media worldwide including Discovery News, History Channel News, BBC World Service, the New Scientist and the International Herald Tribune. Her research on GTP has even inspired an episode of the TV series CSI: Cyber. She has published academically and presented at several international conferences. The goal of her research is maximizing the psychological and social benefits of interactive virtual technologies while reducing the potential risks it can present to some individuals.

Posted on November 24, 2014, in GTP cartoons and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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