December 5, 2017 Ivan’s original essay “A Ride on the Magic Mushroom” was officially published in Caustic Frolic — the superb academic journal for New York University’s Center for Experimental Humanities! READ ARTICLE HERE: http://causticfrolic.org/nonfiction/ride-on-the-magic-mushroom/ In this article, Ivan theorizes a new type of “eco-centric theater” that attempts to manifest the intelligence and consciousness of the Earth on stage. Using mushrooms as both an object of analysis and as a lens for greater phenomena, this article gestures towards an ontological reality in which humans can cultivate active relationships with terrestrial agents that we have only lately come to think of as “inanimate.”