Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paul Stamets on Mushrooms



I ate about ten different mushrooms in my supper last night (two days it was ferns, delicious, never before tried). So when Jarrod Fowler sent me this link I was all ears. Mushrooms are very very interesting lifeforms.

3 comments:

bill benzon said...

Have you read John Cage on mushooms? It's all through Silence.

& isn't his (in)famous 4'33" all about letting the objects speak unimpeded?

faslanyc said...

indeed. you might be interested in his book. not great writing, but makes great points clearly, and like in that video, the fact that he's a huge fan of what he's talking about overcomes the lack of presentation (written and physical).

Timothy Morton said...

Yes, Bill, funnily enough I just started reading it. And yes indeed 4' 33" is an object oriented music, or non-music, good point. I think it was originally written for an open air amphitheater.