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.
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I want her to see white and gold. I want her to tell me about it, to show me what the colors look like through her eyes. I don't ever, ever want to make her feel wrong for what she believes, or less-than for seeing it differently than I do.
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.
Howland added that while he saw the dress -- whose colors are perceived differently by different people -- as 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.
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McNeill shared it with talent manager Sarah Weichel, who raised the question, "Is this dress white and gold, or blue and