a reply to: theabsolutetruth
Yes, basic impressions are the key in nearly all RV tasking. It's quite rare to just "get an image" of something and it turns out to be spot on. It
does happen, sure (and I've had it happen), but most of the time what works better is getting the sense
of the target from whatever weird and
wonderful images we perceive. Things like relative lighting, colours, texture, possible size and use (if any -- depends on what the target is), any
feeling of male or female influence, natural or manmade (if an object and not a general scene), and so on.
So, if we can get pretty close to your target in some aspects, like size, type of material, possible colour and also use, that's not too bad. For
example, with your most recent task, you could have drawn a picture of your refrigerator, your car, your house or a tree in the garden, none of which
would match well for the kind of size that most seemed to pick up on. Or it might have been a tiny ear ring or a small ladybird crawling around on the
windowpane, which is getting way too small.
One of the restrictions we had here was that we knew you were most likely drawing a physical object. This is fine, as the task simply becomes,
"describe the object that has been drawn by the tasker". (You are the "tasker".
) This was good, because we had no idea what the object might be.
task subject is valid for RV.)
On the other hand, if you proceed as you have suggested and choose your tasking images from the enormous range available on the WWW, then the tasking
becomes even broader. Paradoxically, this can actually make it better, because those attempting the task have no preconceived notions or limits. The
task is simply to "describe the focus of the picture at the time it was taken". And as it could be anything in the world at all (or off it), we are
less likely to analyze our RV and include/discard data on the basis that "it doesn't fit".
Just for info, I'll be away from Saturday a.m. and won't be back til Sunday evening, most likely. (I'm only one hour ahead of your time.) So, if you
are able to post a new task tonight (Friday) then I can edit your OP to help members/readers find it easily. If you won't have the opportunity then
other staff can likely take care of it if I'm away.
edit on 5/9/14 by JustMike because: (no reason given)