I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been enjoying a Twitter stream called Every Hex Color; every ten minutes or so it posts a 24-bit random number which expresses a red/green/blue color value.
I’ve long been fascinated by the mapping between the numeric RGB space and what our eye/mind system constructs on consciousness’ stage. Longtime readers may remember a small exploration I did called RGB Planes.
Of course, the math and science behind color are horribly, sickeningly complex, and I don’t pretend to deep understanding. For those who do, properly appreciating this feed probably requires a conscious effort to ignore all that stuff.
Also, from time to time I still (mostly by accident) work on graphics that people will see, and it’s nice to have some unsuspected colors in your back pocket. Unfortunately, a high proportion of random RGB values fall into the “boring near-black” and “sort of teal” baskets. But still, I see some gems.
I suspect this is a niche interest.