Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mushrooms From Cyberspace

"How do we know we are not just characters in a computer-generated soap-opera?"

A lone mushroom finds itself landing on a mossy land over the night. Is this a  fiction of multitasking, or system crash?

Someone is operating a gigantic computer.


We are inside a machine that is too huge to be visualized, but its heat is felt and is getting hotter and hotter nowadays. This phenomenon is what we call global warming.

Some mushrooms have popped up, and disappear very soon in days to come. I hike, I meet them, and I lose them; these are only parts of the written program. And Cerok Tokun is one of the browser screen.


Some other mushrooms climb up a bamboo culm in a dream, and that very often lead to the establishment of so called neurocognitive models of dream, oneirology, or complicated empirical researches. Thoughtfully, many behavior-related articles would be presented, but a dream is indeed the consequence of a viral outbreak, during which a virus infiltrates, and reprograms the host.


The machine is running.  

And I am programmed in such a way that my eyes and brain are always weird, though everything appears to be very ordinary.  Please bear with me as my photos and thoughts are dictating. My body, and my hand have to just follow.



You may like other posts of this series:
1.   Mushrooms from Cyberspace
2.   The Game continues
3.   New Lunar Year is Downloaded
4.   Birds in My Backyard, the last episode

29 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Hi, Betchai, did I answer your question?

Giga said...

Z jednej strony dobrze, że widzi się coś nowego. Jednak te grzyby może zniszczą roślinę :-(. Piękne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
On one hand, well, that he sees something new. However, these fungi can destroy the plant :-(. What happens to the wildlife?. Beautiful pictures. Yours.

George said...

Your eye and your camera transform the ordinary into something extraordinary and beautiful. So please keep sharing your finds with us,

wenn said...

interesting..

TexWisGirl said...

oh, those tiny ones on the bamboo are fascinating! :)

Amin said...

Hello! What a beautiful photos! Good find!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I don't think you are weird -- just have an overactive imagination. :)

And no, chickens cannot keep a secret. They are a gossipy bunch.

Ratty said...

There are some people who really think we are computer generated. Maybe things like mushrooms are there as part of the program for us to interact with them.

betchai said...

ahh, not only your photos are extra-ordinary, your thoughts are, and I always am amazed at how your thoughts can coin something sooooooo deep and impressive. and you are not weird, but deeply philosphical, :) please keep sharing not only your finds but your deep thoughts.

Lrong said...

The shot with the bamboo is excellently captured...

Icy BC said...

I have to echo Betchai's comment! You have a wonderful way of interpreting things into a fascinating post.

Beautiful photos, Rainfield!

Ginnymo said...

Makes one wonder for sure. Great photos of those little Aliens..LOL

eileeninmd said...

Hi Rainfield, I always enjoy your post and photos. These mushrooms are amazing. I agree with George, keep you post coming. Have a great day.

Grass said...

Thoughtfully written!

The Law of Nature and the Supercomputer may be engaged in a battle, so are the reality and the illusion.

Will the human machines determine the outcome of the battle...?

AVCr8teur said...

The mushrooms rain down delicately from cyberspace with their umbrellas floating through the icloud.

Angie said...

haha, your thoughts intrigue me, very imaginative. Come to think of it, we could very well be what you think we are and why not? *smiles* :).
Pics are awesome, great capture indeed!

fufu said...

super like the last shot!

Sharkbytes said...

The second one looks like little orange flowers. They must have been created with fractal algorithms.

Cher said...

we are indeed slaves of our thoughts and photos. they drag us to sit in front of the pc and get lost in the cyberspace. now, am i as weird as you? lol!

Salitype said...

Amazing shots !

Ann said...

I want to know, can eat or not?

Ann said...

My friend who I did quarter marathon is asking if we could do 1/2. may be I should do Zumba. U want to join me?

kumittyi said...

What marvelous shots they are!
I saw mushrooms climbing for the first time. I loved your words very much.

Frieda said...

Beautiful post and pictures :)
the idea of our world as a huge machine reminds me of this book...the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (or one of the sequels...)

RNSANE said...

I would say you are beginning to suffer from mushroom madness, my friend....caused by spores being released from these lovely fungi you are photographing in the wilds of Malaysia...by a wild man of Malaysia.

Amin said...

I liked this post...

Emille said...

Rainfield, all the best to you for 2012!
I love mushrooms, to look and to eat them (the edibles ones:) )

Salitype said...

Interesting interpretation ! Keep them coming ..

Harshi said...

Very interesting theory to go along with the stunning captures. Hope it's bug free. Don't want to turn into a mushroom all of a sudden. :D