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Polyblog. Mycelium : Built with Processing. Recommended Version 7 Update 55 Select the file according to your operating system from the list below to get the latest Java for your computer. By downloading Java you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the terms of the end user license agreement <p><span class="termhighlight">In order to optimize your experience and provide you with accurate messages, please enable javascript in your browser for the duration of your Java installation.

</span></p> What is Java? Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. » What is Java FAQ» More information about Java Java software for your computer, or the Java Runtime Environment, is also referred to as the Java Runtime, Runtime Environment, Runtime, JRE, Java Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine, Java VM, JVM, VM, Java plug-in, Java plugin, Java add-on or Java download. Mycelium. Is a simulation of fungal hyphae growth using images as food. The project was originally started in 2005 while working at Logan in Venice, California. There have been many iterations since then. These are a few. Hyphae grow into the lighter areas of the image while avoiding their own trails. Branching and growth speed are also functions of the avalible food (brightness) in the image. Type can be added by splitting the trails up into phrase-sized chunks of different colors. Mycelium was written in Processing ← get me out of here!

CNC Exotic Mushrooms B.V. Researchers develop "biological concrete" that grows moss and fungi. News: Scientists at a Spanish university are developing a new type of concrete that captures rainwater to create living walls of moss and fungi. Unlike existing vertical garden systems which require complex supporting structures, the new "biological concrete" supports the growth of organisms on its own surface, according to researchers from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. Top image: simulation of a vegetated facade at the Aeronautical Cultural Centre in El Prat de Llobregat Above: simulation of a vegetated facade at the Ako-Suites Aparthotel in Barcelona The concrete contains a biological layer that collects and stores rainwater, providing a moist growing environment where microalgae, fungi, lichens and mosses can thrive, they explain in a report.

A waterproof layer separates the organisms from the inner structural part of the concrete, while an outer layer acts in reverse, allowing rainwater in and preventing it from escaping. Above: lichens on a rock CO2 reduction. Biological Concrete for a Living, Breathing Facade. The future of design requires thinking innovatively about the way current construction techniques function so we may expand upon their capabilities. Sustainability has evolved far beyond being a trend and has become an indelible part of this design process. Sustainable solutions have always pushed against the status quo of design and now the Structural Technology Group of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) has developed a concrete that sustains and encourages the growth of a multitude of biological organisms on its surface.

We have seen renditions of the vertical garden and vegetated facades, but what sets the biological concrete apart from these other systems is that it is an integral part of the structure. According to an article in Science Daily, the system is composed of three layers on top of the structural elements that together provide ecological, thermal and aesthetic advantages for the building. More after the break. The system’s advantages are numerous. Biological concrete for constructing 'living' building materials with lichens, mosses -- ScienceDaily. The Structural Technology Group has developed and patented a type of biological concrete that supports the natural, accelerated growth of pigmented organisms. The material, which has been designed for the façades of buildings or other constructions in Mediterranean climates, offers environmental, thermal and aesthetic advantages over other similar construction solutions.

The material improves thermal comfort in buildings and helps to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels. In studying this concrete, the researchers at the Structural Technology Group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya • BarcelonaTech (UPC) have focused on two cement-based materials. The first of these is conventional carbonated concrete (based on Portland cement), with which they can obtain a material with a pH of around 8. The second material is manufactured with a magnesium phosphate cement (MPC), a hydraulic conglomerate that does not require any treatment to reduce its pH, since it is slightly acidic.

CO2 reduction. Fungus-treated Violin Outdoes Stradivarius -- ScienceDaily. At the 27th “Osnabrücker Baumpflegetagen” (one of Germany’s most important annual conferences on all aspects of forest husbandry), Empa researcher Francis Schwarze’s "biotech violin" dared to go head to head in a blind test against a stradivarius – and won! A brilliant outcome for the Empa violin, which is made of wood treated with fungus, against the instrument made by the great master himself in 1711. September 1st 2009 was a day of reckoning for Empa scientist Francis Schwarze and the Swiss violin maker Michael Rhonheimer.

The violin they had created using wood treated with a specially selected fungus was to take part in a blind test against an instrument made in 1711 by the master violin maker of Cremona himself, Antonio Stradivarius. In the test, the British star violinist Matthew Trusler played five different instruments behind a curtain, so that the audience did not know which was being played. One of the violins Trusler played was his own strad, worth two million dollars. Mycotecture GR2: Building from Mushrooms. Mushroom Tiny House. For the first time ever, we’ll be sharing the future of Mushroom® Insulation and Myco Board® with the world. Come see these cutting edge materials at the world’s best green building products expo at booth #2205. We will be highlighting several exciting products, still in development, that will be market ready in the next 12-24 months.

These cutting-edge sustainable materials include: -Myco Board: formaldehyde-free, tree-free light weight alternative to fiberboard and other core materials. -Mushroom Insulated Sheathing: Add continuous insulation to a retrofit or new construction… without any plastic foam. -Grown-in-place Mushroom Insulation: This has been called “the greenest insulating material”. -And lots more from the Ecovative labs including Mushroom Insulation, SIPs, acoustic tiles, and more. Mycelium Design. Mycotecture: Making Mushrooms Much More Than a Dinner Ingredient. Posted by erika rae | 25 Feb 2014 | Comments (1) These chairs were grown with 12 separate molds over the course of two weeks Google "mycotecture" and Phil Ross is the first hit you'll see.

For good reason, too. His work features a combination of fungi grown over a number of weeks, burgeoning to become colorful statement pieces of edible furniture and art. That's not even the kicker—not only are they edible, they're biodegradable, flame-retardant and practically bulletproof. Ross' intrigue with mycotecture isn't just an experiment in food design.

His inspiration stems from a lifelong interest in biology and its connection to all aspects of his work history and personal interests. While I was terrible in high-school science and math, my education about the life sciences emerged from a wide engagement with materials and practices. Ross' work is currently a part of the "Intimate Science" exhibition at Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery at the Sheila C. Terreform. The Infinity Burial Project. Unexpected Visitor Jorge Restrepo creates Mycelium | blink gallery. A strange congruency occurs with the work of Cynthia O’Brien and surprise visiting artist Jorge Restrepo. While O’Brien’s fragile clay work re-traces the path she took (“This is the path I took” see previous blog post) during her residency in Queensland, Australia, Restrepo’s work aggregates some other traces of vegetable matter(s). Alicia de la Torre, an artist and art professor, asked Restrepo how he had arrived at the idea of “mycelium,” an inquiry that forms part of her curatorial work and her theoretical support for the collective action that Restrepo will be implementing in the Guerrero Academy of Arts this year: “I am an agronomist and studied in Honduras, a country with many pine forests.

I was 20 years old when I learned what a mycorrhiza was and how these bodies, consisting of hyphae, form a network that extends from the roots of the pine tree and almost all higher plants, thereby guaranteeing the life of each other — tree and fungus— in a symbiotic association. In the Garden#1.