More On Trees

Are trees intelligent? We are how we define. In this week’s New Yorker (23 Dec), Michael Pollan takes a fresh look at the compare and contrast conversation over animal versus plant kingdoms: “The Intelligent Plant: Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora.” At what cost do we hold the brain primary in a hierarchical view…

The Root of the Matter

A poem in the shape of a tree. A poem about a tree in the shape of a tree. Some will argue it’s neither a poem nor a tree, not a real tree, anyway. Critics will argue the tree is not a poem, because it has neither rhyme nor stanzas, though the lines do present…

Trick Photography and Trees

There are, some argue, two forms of life on our planet: animal and plant. It’s generally conceived that only animals have consciousness, but not all of them. When Descartes said, “I think; therefore I am,” he may have ruined possibilities for a lot of potential ams. “The unconscious passes into the object and returns,” Robert…