Is it blue or brown????
So, if the description of a single dress -- a still image -- can be so polarizing, what does this say about eyewitness identification and memory of an event that likely occurred in a traumatic situation?
#Thedress, the meme, and social media all came together in a big way last week. It started as silliness, the buzz broke the Internet and, incredibly, it resulted in a brilliant Public Service Announcement (PSA) -- a powerful meme designed to raise awareness about domestic abuse.
So, are social memes the shock tactic future of charity campaigns? Charities have long been criticised for using shock tactics
Is it a utopian daydream to imagine a relationship where your partner has your happiness in mind and vice versa, instead of each of you fighting for your own needs? It's worth a try. After all, it's far more satisfying when someone else scratches your back than when you try to scratch it yourself.
It's been fun to watch pundits try to add something -- anything -- of value to a worldwide discussion about a $77 dress. What the commentators have generally overlooked is the larger and deeper meaning of #TheDress meme. It's about subjectivity in an era that is both global and local.
Upon the electronic distribution of a picture of nothing more than a dress, we saw the birth of the stalwart White-and-golders and the die-hard Black-and-bluers. This dress is a nice example of how what you see isn't necessarily what you perceive.
The Internet went into a state of frenzy last week when #TheDress made everyone wonder: “White and gold? Or black and blue
Anything that's in the category of 'the eye of the beholder' is intriguing. Beauty, truth, wisdom, color -- all subjective to each individual. We're experiencing an individual phenomenon, collectively, in real-time. No one's right. Everyone's right, even if they disagree. WOW, that's unusual.
"Mum sent it to Grace to give the dress a thumbs up or thumbs down," McPhee told the Daily Mail. "It was sent originally
Mystery solved. "It's a phenomenon known as color constancy," Mitchell Moffitt, co-creator of the YouTube series ASAPScience