Originally Posted by frickfrock99
Hold on... if experiences and sensations are not reproducable, then what are drawings, movies, and other forms of expression? I can easily describe what happens in front of me during any given time, assuming all my wits are about me.
Aren't those produced, defined, and proven constantly?
Are you saying that the existence of the experience itself can't be proven tangibly or the experience can't be replicated?
They are not perfectly reproduced, merely approximated. You can draw any number of interpretations out of a single piece of text or piece of music or film. Art is an artist attempting to create a work that recreates or enhances the emotions they feel in themselves or others. But no artist is truly satisfied with his work; trust me on that.
Then we view that art through the lens of our own perceptions and experiences.
That is why no two people have the exact same reaction to a given piece of artwork.
Actually I reread it and realized you weren't talking about art in particular. Sorry. However, I'll leave it there.
Film is reproducing lightwaves and sound. Recording music is reproducing music. None of it exactly duplicates experience. For a simple example, a blind man will not experience a film in the same way as a sighted man.