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dc.contributor.advisorBramley-Moore, Mostyn
dc.contributor.authorStone, Lynden
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-31T04:25:27Z
dc.date.available2018-08-31T04:25:27Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2629
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/367239
dc.description.abstractQuantum mechanics give significant cause to doubt conventional reality. This exegesis answers the question of how visual art, in engaging with quantum concepts, can enable a viewer to doubt conventional reality. I argue that visual art can do this by an artwork’s capacity to provoke unconventional thinking in the viewer and by the artist’s prudent considerations of materials and metaphor. I discuss my own artworks and those of others to assess the capacity of such works to cause ruptures of expected reality and so enable a viewer to doubt conventional reality. In particular, I argue that my three ‘mind works’ projects (the Metaphase Typewriter revival project, the Mind Lamp project and the Mind dispenser) are successful (even just on a metaphoric level) in enabling a viewer to doubt conventional reality. Specifically, this is because they provide the viewer opportunities to interact with events of quantum superposition, using only consciousness, to arguably affect or even create material reality.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsConventional reality
dc.subject.keywordsQuantum mechanics
dc.subject.keywordsVisual arts
dc.subject.keywordsMetaphase Typewriter Revival Project
dc.subject.keywordsMind Lamp Project
dc.subject.keywordsMind dispenser
dc.titleDoubting Conventional Reality: Visual Art and Quantum Mechanics
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyArts, Education and Law
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorPetelin, George
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1436152807025
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gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentQueensland College of Art
gro.griffith.authorStone, Lynden E.


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