New artwork

A few new artworks, for sale on Society6 and Redbubble. A pattern of assorted algae under the microscope, watercolour rendering of Penicillium under the microscope, graphic interpretation of Giant Kelp, and illustration of a Nigella seed pod, and a graphic rendering of a Barreleye fish....

Artwork in silent auction

At tomorrow’s Genspace birthday bash, I’ll have a trio of art prints in their silent auction. This is a one-off edition for their size and format of our old friends “Mycelium in a petri dish”, “Syntrichia”, and “Dunaliella salina”. Other cool stuff will be on auction – so come by!...

MycoPrinter

On Wednesday I attended the demonstration of a first proof of concept for a mycelium 3D printer by Darya Warner and Puneet Kishor. The idea here is that you can print a substrate that mycelium likes to grow on into any 3D form you desire, which allows for more intricate shapes than can be...

Ecovative GYI mycelium

Belated results of having tried out the Ecovative GYI kit of their mushroom material. They have made it really easy for anyone to grow their own mycelium at home. But be advised to stick to their instructions, to work methodically and in a clean environment. If you experiment, do it in a structured and...

Mycelium manufacturing

Yesterday I attended session 2 of 3 of the Mycelium Materials workshop at Genspace, New York. Think of mycelium as the roots of a plant (if fungi were plants) and the mushroom you see sprouting out of the ground as the fruit. This mesh of hyphae can be grown into almost any shape imaginable,...