Subjectivity: Riding the Collapsing Wave of Probability
Objectivity is digital. Digital meaning discrete packets. Language is digital. Objectivity is premised on the idea that a something can be separated from all other somethings and analysed on its own, for its own-self. Subjectivity is a continuum. Its not one thing or another thing, it is more or less something or the other. That is, it is as much a continuum as the real world it seeks to dissect, control and understand. Subjectivity resists definition. If anything, objectivity is a quality of Subjectivity (in objective terms a subset of) – except that subjectivity does not admit of classes, because it is a continuum and continuums are not divisible. Out of my choices of bounded words, placement of word against word and your experience of this presentation of my words, there might emerge a reflection that may happen to approach an approximation of shared understanding of my painterly experience. And it may not and there is no method to assess there is successful sharing.
Keywords: Subjectivity, Objectivity, Digital, Analogue, Quantum Theory
Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast