This Is The Beautiful Result Of Shocking Polaroids With 15,000 Volts. Once upon a time, a Brooklyn-based artist named Phillip Stearns stumbled upon a collection of instant color Fujifilm.
Sadly, without the requisite camera, he couldn't produce the spur-of-the-moment, four-by-five gems Polaroid fans love. Instead, he decided to just shock the hell out of the film, with around 15,000 volts from a neon transformer. Because, why not? His clever experiment, conducted with two electrodes and a copper plate, was a success. So much so that his methods got even weirder. "These treatments approach the film technology as a recording media, capable of creating images from physical, electrical, and chemical transformations," Stearns wrote on his past Kickstarter page. Stearns' show "Evident Material" closes this week at New York's Transfer Gallery. FIBRE MYCELIUM PANEL DESIGN! – pete's super blog. Posted by pete inDesign Yr 1, Material Studyon June 10, 2014 The Below images show my 1:10 prototype for a Fibre Mycelium panel system.
The system integrating with Ecovatives U.S certified product can produces an extremely sustainable prefabricated composite building system. The above image shows the integration as a standardised prefabricated system. Flax Fibre Self Supporting Panel (Left) Mycelium Insulation (right) Flax Double curviture to provide optimum strength, with resin layup and depth to the concealed side. Officina Corpuscoli » Mycelium Design – Images. Mycelium Materials – Samples.
Natural Systems. This image is from the flooding in Pakistan where millions of spiders climbed in to the trees to escape the flood waters.
Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. People in this part of Sindh are reporting that there are now far fewer mosquitoes than they would have expected, given the amount of stagnant, standing water that is around. It is thought that the mosquitos are getting caught in the spiders webs and therefore reducing the risk of malaria. “In North-East India, the giant cliffs, lead up to a hidden word: Meghalayas. Nearly 2km high and buffeted by mansoon clouds this is possibly the wettest place on earth. Above: The “double decker” bridge, in Travel the Unknown blog Above: Close up Photo of a fig tree bridge by Neeraj2608.
Ecovative Design. MycoWorks. In a Manufacturing First, Innovative Material is Grown by Fungi. Biomimicry Published on January 5th, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer Normally manufacturers must rush their products off the assembly line, but EcovativeDesign has a novel approach.
They just wait, up to week, and let mycelium do the manufacturing work to construct everything from insulation to packaging materials. In a completely new way to make stuff, they let mycelium – a fungal network of threadlike cells - grow the material by combining itself with agricultural byproducts like plant stalks and seed husks. Mycelium is like the “roots” of mushrooms. Once the mycelium has bound the agricultural waste, then a quick heat-drying treatment at the end halts the organic growth, resulting in a stable, strong, waterproof structural material.
Over the last ten thousand years, we humans have put many plants and animals to work for our ends, but it is likely that this marks the first manufacturing work by the kingdom of fungi. Here’s the work flow: Their in-house testing facilities can give results for. We sow buildings ... We sow buildings and harvest them on the spot.
What is there is used. When you need more space, you simply let the building keep on growing. When winter comes your building develops a layer of fur. How to and how not to take a spore print. How to and how not to take a spore print Posted by Lola Milholland on December 21, 2011 · Leave a Comment A big brown husky mushroom was growing in my backyard, and my boyfriend Corey decided to take a spore print.
A spore print is one of the most reliable ways to identity a mushroom. When mushrooms open their gills, they release millions upon billions of seed-like spores. The spores are so tiny that we cannot perceive them as they are released into the air, but if you lay a mushroom on a clean piece of paper and cover it, you can accumulate the spores as they fall. I really like the way this print became a smoky, moody piece. Find guidance on how to take a spore print from the North American Mushroom Association here and from craft wizard Martha Stewart herself here. Mycelium Design - Science. We currently live in a consumption oriented society that needs to find eco-friendly solutions to deal with consumption and garbage.
Recycling and innovation on eco-friendly products are one of the great challenges the society has to deal with. An innovative approach is the use of mycelium for the development of materials. The mycelium of mushroom forming basidiomycetes has great potential for use in applications that relate to architecture and design. The basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune is particularly attractive because it grows on a wide variety of substrates like agricultural waste. Myco Design Lab. Recycling: Mycology, Materials Science and Architecture by Tsvetomila Duncheva.
GROWING-ARCHITECTURE-THROUGH-MYCELIUM-AND-AGRICULTURAL-WASTE.pdf. Mushroomwave.wikispaces.com/file/view/SYP Essay.pdf/313222236/SYP Essay.pdf. Quaddel on Behance.