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Meet Specimen, an iOS game that proves you can't see color as well as you thought

Caitlin McGarry | Sept. 9, 2015
Specimen uses art and science to challenge your eyesight—and it's set to a funky groove.

The music inspires you to keep playing, and the more you play, the more anonymized data the Specimen team can use to figure out differences in color perception. Gorochow, Randazzo, and Whitney are envisioning what’s next for Specimen—possibly an Android version of the game, but also something much larger. Literally. Imagine a Specimen installation in an art museum, like the grand piano keys at FAO Schwarz, but instead of running across the ivories, you’re tapping blobs. Specimen is an anomaly in the App Store: a game rooted in art and science with a larger purpose than just raking in cash. That it proves both fun and challenging to play is a testament to its creators.


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