Colorized black and white photographs have been all the rage lately, and it’s easy to see why. Consider the above iconic photograph. In black and white, it’s Albert Einstein, the genius on a pedestal, revered and distant. With color, we warm to him. He’s Albert Einstein the teacher. The father. The colleague. He’s someone we could know, could touch, could befriend. Despite the distance of time, he’s one of us. Color makes all the difference.
Eileen Maksym studied philosophy at Yale and theology at Boston College, and now uses both to write science fiction. Currently she is an academic nomad, following her astrophysicist husband around the world, two kids in tow. When not writing or kid wrangling, Eileen is a hopeless fangirl. She can be found on Twitter (@eileenmaksym) squeeing over her favorite shows, most of which involve famous detectives, dashing time travelers, and creatures that are never, ever referred to as zombies.
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