2010-04-01

Red is todays theme

RED

As you see, I have written RED with green color. This is a kind of contraditory communication without internal consistency. Do you percieve the letters first? Or the color?

To solve the problem you have to make a socalled negative afterimage. If you don't know how to do, please take a white paper, write x at it, then fixate exactly the center of E keeping a steady gaze for 30 seconds and shift fixation quickly to the x at the white paper which should be placed in good light.

Now RED should be red - and that is the theme of the day.


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12 comments:

lewi14 said...

It's a very nice idea. And very psychologic. It's a hard nut to crack for my poor brain.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

What about folk with Daltonism?

Hilda said...

LOL! Reminds me of the Helvetica sign set in Garamond. Or is that something only rabid typographers and graphic artists would understand? ;)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very interesting interpretation for theme day. and it makes you stop and think about what is it I see when looking at it.

Eleonora said...

It worked!! What a cool experiment, Jørgen.

As far as my RED wine, it was a 2008 vintage. Very tasty...

Ciao
ELeonora

Daily Chicago Photo said...

Your green RED does indeed turn Red. A very interesting way to do theme day. Thanks!

Ken said...

Tried the experiment and the letters on the white paper were pinkish red. Don't people with colour blindness see red as green.

JM said...

This is the most original post I've seen today so far! Congratulations on the clever idea!

Leif Hagen said...

Can I call it RED which is green with envy?

Glad Pask til dej og dine!

Steffe said...
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Steffe said...

I noticed the green color first. Try this cool thing I created a few years ago.

Jørgen Carlsen said...

Thank you for all the comments. When I got the idea of red-green, I din't think about red-green colorblindness. People with that kind of colorblindness percieve red and green alike. I guess they will see the complementary color of the percieved if they follow the instructions.

Please take at look at Steffes link in his comment - it is indeed working. Super.