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!

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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 achieved […]

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A small moss pot at Unterstory

The lovely people of Genspace manned a table at Understory over the weekend. At the front left you see one of my photo-microbial fuel cells. Also exhibited were various mycelium materials, a ghost heart, and textiles grown in kombucha. Image courtesy of Genspace Instagram

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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 scientific […]

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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, assume […]

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