Saturday, October 09, 2010

Mushroom Styrofoam

I found an excellent example of the type of 'green' eco-friendly packaging solutions that I mentioned in my last post.

On Disinfo I saw a video demonstrating the use of fungus mycelia to grow a dense packing material.

Low-tech organic processes like this are the future of materials science & will allow us to leave a less harmful legacy on the planet.

Perhaps Terence McKenna was right about The Archaic Revival- the idea that our journey into the future is going to partly be an exploration of our primitive cultural & ecological roots (no mycelial pun intended).

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