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      June 29, 2014

      Sunday  11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

      City Observatory and City Dome, 38 Calton Hill
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH7 5AA

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      Radio Mycelium: Interspecies Communication - A workshop with Martin Howse

      Radio Mycelium: Interspecies Communication
      A workshop with Martin Howse
      Sunday 29th June, 11am - 6.30pm

      The Radio Mycelium workshop aims to actively examine cross-spore germination between two parallel wide-area networks; between radio-based communication technologies and the single organism network of the mycelium. Fungal transceivers sprouting mycelial antennas form an imaginary underground network. Diversity of human networks is mapped across fungal diversity in the urban environment.

      The mycelium, a fungal network of thread-like cells, represents a truly underground communications network, spreading out over vast areas of earth substrate, acting with ecosystem intelligence as an interface across across symbiotic networks such as plant and tree roots.

      Radio Mycelium proposes the construction of a series of experimental situations examining a new networked imaginary, the single organism of the fungal mycelium, in relation to pathogenic, electromagnetic communications. Participants will learn how to construct simple measurement devices, and culture oyster mushrooms, amongst other simple moulds.

      The influence of electromagnetic carrier waves on the mycelial network will be examined. The well-documented transformative potential of mycelium (for example, decomposing pollutants) is invoked to remediate an increasingly pathogenic electromagnetic networked culture. A series of experiments will be established and studied by participants, who will also learn how to construct simple measurement devices. A short field trip will find and map winter sproutings of electromagnetic fungi in Edinburgh.

      This event has been organised by Laura Yuile, Satellites Programme Critical Discourse Intern.

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