If I want to work with mycelium and see how it grows and interacts with mediums then I might as well grow some myself-so I did. Oyster mushrooms have one the easiest and fastest mycelium growth, so I picked some up from an Asian supermarket and after slicing them up with some soaked cardboard I left them to […]
Back to mycelium! Throughout my research I have been astonished at the amount of research and opportunities that have been discovered with this material…and yet there is still so much more that could be done. Some of the projects I came across started to get my inspiration cogs turning; first of all I was reminded […]
A quick sketch of a program that will allow users to encode messages into RNA codons. What will be the impact of biological data storage if it becomes commoditised?
The term ‘algae’ represents a large range of photosynthetic organisms. Seaweed is a type of algae, sometimes known as micro algae and generally live attached to rock or other hard organisms in coastal areas. It’s primary requirements are seawater and light (for photosynthesis). The presence of algae in an ecosystem is imperative as seaweed removes undesired […]
Background information Slime moulds are catagorised in two distantly related families: “cellular” and “acellular”. Cellular slime moulds spend the majority of their life cycles as individual, single celled amoebas. Once they have exhausted the resources of their immediate environment the individual cells join together to form a slug which travels to fresh pastures before fruiting […]
When I started this project I looked into various micro-organisms ranging from slide mould to forms of fungi. I found myself particularly interested in ‘Algae’. The first thing I did was type ‘Algae’ to Google and it gave me an array of definitions, wikipedia’s was the easiest for me to understand: a simple non- flowering, and typically […]
The vast fields of deep sea grass and thick diffused fog of iridescent river microbes share a common ancestry – both of Familiae Eukarayota, or Algae, in a partnership going back 1,600 million years. Human interaction with algae came after hundreds of million years of evolution, first introduced as edible seaweed to Chinese nobility around […]
I’ve been really interested in Elon Musks mission to Mars idea that he spoke about just recently at one of Space X’s conferences. He has an in depth, ambitious plan to get us to Mars within the next 6 years… It’s totally mental, but also a lot sooner than the current 100 year plan that […]
Started diving into the world of fungi and mycelium…first things first: what does a fungi family look like? Knowing the basics about the material we’re working with will help along the way, as well as learning how it interacts with its environment and other organisms. This is Transactions on a micro and macro scale.
I dropped our rock star microorganisms at ASCUS today. Our introductory workshop will take place on the 12th October and the open sessions at ASCUS take place every week on Wed 4pm – 10pm and Sat 10am – 4pm.