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#TheDress debate

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:05 pm
by Danny
Hi guys,
So as I'm sure most of you will have seen or heard, it's all over the news today of this debate over a dress. Some see gold and white, whilst others see blue and black. Here is the dress:
Image

It has gone global, with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian (if you can call her that) and Kanye West amongst others debating over the colour of the dress

BBC news has confirmed that it is to do with the receptors in our eyes and their differences, so our retinas take in these colours in different ways. THIS IS NOT A HOAX OR JOKE.
Just do a quick google search if you don't believe it, I didn't but after asking numerous friends and family members, I'm convinced!

I personally see blue and back, but what do you see? :)

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:06 pm
by Morgan
Blue and black for me!

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:18 pm
by NemesisRider
White and gold for me

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:57 pm
by Ryan.B
I saw one picture, blue and black, and then the picture in this thread white and gold... I am officially confused.

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:12 am
by Morgan
After waking up the black is goldish

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:47 pm
by Ryan.B
Changed again for me... I'm confused

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:30 pm
by NemeJaney
My Psychology class looked at this on Friday. The dress itself is black and blue, but the reason the colours appear different is all about the light in the surrounding environment. If you look at the picture in a place with lots of light, the dress appears whiter and golder, while it appears darker in darker areas(or the other way around, I can't remember). It is because we perceive the black and blue as shadows in environments with certain light levels and, in the case of the dress, we perceive it as shadow in order to make sense of the ambiguous situation.

Well, the explanation was something along those lines anyway :lol

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:11 pm
by scw55
The dress is in shadow, therefore its colour is distorted. Light affects what colour things are. But there's also psychological things and stuff to do with language.

I'm happy that Internet has noticed that colour is weird.

Now to wait for Internet to realise that sexism is bad.

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:08 pm
by MerlinFan
Do you see it as dark blue and black or pale blue and black? I see white and gold personally - could see the white as pale blue at a stretch! But the gold is definitely NOT black to my eyes!

The fact that I have seen the original dress on the website (which I do see as royal blue and black) and the fact that Roman have confirmed this is the same blue and black dress just blows my mind!! WHY do I see white and gold?? Waaaa!!

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:16 pm
by Dan
When I first saw it it was White & Gold. After looking at it again it's Blue & Black.

But to be completely honest I couldn't care less what colour it is and don't quite understand how it went viral.


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Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:13 pm
by Justin
White and gold.

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:36 pm
by TheBeast
NemeJaney wrote:
My Psychology class looked at this on Friday. The dress itself is black and blue, but the reason the colours appear different is all about the light in the surrounding environment. If you look at the picture in a place with lots of light, the dress appears whiter and golder, while it appears darker in darker areas(or the other way around, I can't remember). It is because we perceive the black and blue as shadows in environments with certain light levels and, in the case of the dress, we perceive it as shadow in order to make sense of the ambiguous situation.


Not trying to sound irritating but that doesnt actually explain how my form tutor put the image on the whiteboard and ths spread of Blue and Bkack vs White and Gold people was completely random. I asked my dad, who has a degree in some sort of science, and he said it was all about the cone cells in your eyes, because obviously none of us working the same way. Confusingly enough, I see Blue (but a light blue) and Gold, which is peculiar as the rest of my family saw Blue and Black.

I believe this is an appropriate time to say the phrase "Illuminti Confirmed" :lol

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:33 pm
by NemeJaney
TheBeast wrote:
NemeJaney wrote:
My Psychology class looked at this on Friday. The dress itself is black and blue, but the reason the colours appear different is all about the light in the surrounding environment. If you look at the picture in a place with lots of light, the dress appears whiter and golder, while it appears darker in darker areas(or the other way around, I can't remember). It is because we perceive the black and blue as shadows in environments with certain light levels and, in the case of the dress, we perceive it as shadow in order to make sense of the ambiguous situation.


Not trying to sound irritating but that doesnt actually explain how my form tutor put the image on the whiteboard and ths spread of Blue and Bkack vs White and Gold people was completely random. I asked my dad, who has a degree in some sort of science, and he said it was all about the cone cells in your eyes, because obviously none of us working the same way. Confusingly enough, I see Blue (but a light blue) and Gold, which is peculiar as the rest of my family saw Blue and Black.

I believe this is an appropriate time to say the phrase "Illuminti Confirmed" :lol


Ah right OK, I don't really know the explanation myself, I just threw in the one I'd heard, haha :P In fact, there are probably several different explanations which apply in different contexts or something (maybe) :P

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:59 pm
by Jack
PLOT TWIST! The dress is just a figment of your imagination! :P

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:07 am
by NemesisRider
To be honest it shows the weird things the internet gets obsessed with :lol

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:57 pm
by TheBeast
NemeJaney wrote:
TheBeast wrote:
NemeJaney wrote:
My Psychology class looked at this on Friday. The dress itself is black and blue, but the reason the colours appear different is all about the light in the surrounding environment. If you look at the picture in a place with lots of light, the dress appears whiter and golder, while it appears darker in darker areas(or the other way around, I can't remember). It is because we perceive the black and blue as shadows in environments with certain light levels and, in the case of the dress, we perceive it as shadow in order to make sense of the ambiguous situation.


Not trying to sound irritating but that doesnt actually explain how my form tutor put the image on the whiteboard and ths spread of Blue and Bkack vs White and Gold people was completely random. I asked my dad, who has a degree in some sort of science, and he said it was all about the cone cells in your eyes, because obviously none of us working the same way. Confusingly enough, I see Blue (but a light blue) and Gold, which is peculiar as the rest of my family saw Blue and Black.

I believe this is an appropriate time to say the phrase "Illuminti Confirmed" :lol


Ah right OK, I don't really know the explanation myself, I just threw in the one I'd heard, haha :P In fact, there are probably several different explanations which apply in different contexts or something (maybe) :P


Haha fair does :lol tbh I think NR is into something with this...

Re: #TheDress debate

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:10 pm
by Stan.H
white and gold :lol :moj Its like a thing on smiler!!