Lay Lines by Carol Lay for July 04, 2022

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    Three Steps Over Japan  3 months ago

    Draw in the sound effect, but in white over the white clouds.

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    tudza Premium Member 3 months ago

    If I see a picture of a tree falling when nobody is around, does it make a sound effect?

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 3 months ago


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    moonfrogger  3 months ago

    Ah yes, the age-old question.

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    LOLBeth  3 months ago

    It’s only a question if your definition of “noise” requires the presence of a person to hear it, which I always thought was ridiculously reductive and pedantic.

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    Robert Miller Premium Member 3 months ago

    Yes, but only on the right side…I’m deaf in my left ear.

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    tims145  3 months ago

    To me it’s simple: “sound” is a physical phenomenon representing pressure waves propagating in a medium (air, water, etc.). “Noise” describes the perception of sound by (probably) a human being. (If a dog reacts to an ultrasonic sound that humans can’t hear, we aren’t being very accurate to say a “noise” bothered the dog.)

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    The Brooklyn Accent  3 months ago

    If it’s too quiet, you can drum on the steering wheel or the dashboard with one hand…

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    paullp Premium Member 3 months ago

    The answer to the artist’s question could depend on whether the telekinetic felling of the tree occurred in such a way as to not create any vibrations which the brain of an animal would interpret as sound. If there are such vibrations, then it depends on whether our artist chooses to draw any living thing in her forest to hear the sound.

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    braindead Premium Member 3 months ago

    Depends on whether you are using a physical or a physiological definition of sound.

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    It’s a Schrodinger’s cat kinda thing.

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    Urbane Gorilla  3 months ago

    If there was no one around to perceive it, would there be a tree? A forest?

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