Monday, June 30, 2008

TYPOGRAPHY
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Thanks go out to my FIU student Mirsad for sending me this interesting item. Read the paragraph below:


Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it

Monday, June 02, 2008

VIDEO
Dove Video Shows Why We Have a Distorted Perception of Beauty


Thanks to my FIU student Lina for sending me this video from Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, which shows how models are retouched in Photoshop to enhance their features. Such retouching reinforces a distorted view of physical ideals.