Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Here's Tom with the weather...

Traditional notions of realism in art, which are anyway in constant revision, would seem to be left floundering in the wake of Einstein and the quantum physicists that followed after him. The physicist Niels Bohr, while conducting particle experiments using the vats at the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, famously remarked to the effect that all of our observations of the cosmos or the quanta can only be seen, in the last analysis, as observations of ourselves, of the processes of our own consciousness. This became known as "The Copenhagen Interpretation," and while I might quibble over the man’s choice of beers, I’m not inclined to argue with his basic theory.

Alan Moore (From the back of Cerebus #217, "From Hell" discussion).