Mycelial technologist - coding & cultivating a decentralized, multispecies future.
Academic background in anthro / ethnobotany. Living in permaculture contexts on-and-off for the past four years.
Currently contributing to PeachCloud - a Pi-based Scuttlebutt hardware project.
It's a pleasure to be here and I look forward to learning beside you all.
@glyph glad you found your way to this corner of the internet :)
Thanks @cblgh :) I'm excited to be here.
@glyph Welcome!!! :)
@glyph Welcome! I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay :D
@glyph welcome to Merveilles :)
@glyph Welcome! So do you utilize mycelium? Or do you approach tech with mycelial methodologies?
(I’m making a game whose theme is myxomycetes and historically conflated them with fungi 🕹🍄)
@rezmason Rad - your game sounds awesome! I'm looking forward to checking that out. I still know very little about myxomycetes - so much to learn!
I cultivate mycelium for use as food and medicine. Last year I experimented with mycomaterials for the first time and ended up growing several objects. This year I'll be focusing on pure mycelium materials (ie. mycoleather).
I draw on fungal behaviour & architecture to develop biomimetic insights & collapse the Nature-Culture dichotomy.
@glyph wow, googled a bit about mycelial technology and it sounds fascinating!
@LilyIsDead Indeed! We are lucky to be living through an explosion in humyn-fungal relations and understandings.
The fungal Queendom gave rise to Kingdom Animalia; they are our ancestors (in a very real sense) and have much to teach when it comes to living cheaply and navigating cycles of life and death.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.