The Reed, Slime Mold, and Sprout

April 23rd, 2016

From being to becoming: a historical perspective on the dynamics of change.

On becoming and the form of time

This essay, published during Anthropocene Campus 2016 and accompanied by video work by Delhi-based multimedia artist Rohini Devasher, explores the notion of history and meaning via ancient considerations of reed, slime mold and sprout. Through the lens of these curious strains of existence, Researcher Mashahiro Terada proposes a microscopic look at the concept of “becoming,” offering new ways of thinking required of us in the Anthropocene.