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[[Image:Sphere06.png|800px|Sphere06, Food: Wood, Single Test, Metal filaments open]]
  
===Interesting Readings ===
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===INSPIRATION===
  
[http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129083762 From Grunting To Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk]
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[https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_on_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world?language=en Paul Stamets' TED Talk]
  
===Time Stages===
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===FIRST APPROACH===
1st Stage
 
Drawings of the anatomy of three/four subjects to be studied
 
  
2nd Stage
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Try to grow mycelium in fed by cardboard in a plastic container. There are many tutorials in Internet and many DIY videos and posts about how to grow mushrooms. Some useful likes were:
Translation of drawings into geometry. Abstraction of animal's anatomy.
 
  
3rd Stage
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*[http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Mushrooms How to grow mushrooms?]
3D Models of abstraction
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*[http://www.mushroom-appreciation.com/mushroom-spawn-cardboard.html#sthash.rzWIpnLr.dpbs Mushroom Spawn Cardboard]
  
4th Stage
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My first attempts were not successful and mycelium did not grow. Shiitake mushrooms were used.
Print 3D models
 
  
5th Stage
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===EXPERIMENT / IDEA===
Add electronics and code into 3D print models in order to create the best mechanical movements and simulation of the three animals saying a word.
 
  
==IDEAS==
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The goal was to take some data from mycelium through [https://www.uni-weimar.de/medien/wiki/images/Martin-howse.pdf Martin's Howse circuit] for plants and mushroom amplification.
  
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The idea was to let mycelium grow between the wires and colonize them so then we could get data out of them and translated into signs identified by humans, either sound or light.
  
Sonification through physarum and mycelium.
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===SECOND APPROACH===
  
For the last months I have been working with physarum and I have become very acquainted with this organism. I want to continue exploring it through the sound and the pulses it produces while moving through its environment and searching for food.  
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Since I wasn't able to grow mycelium with cardboard and mushrooms, I took some of it that was available in the Bauhaus BioLab. It had been fed with wood so two ways of growing mycelium were implemented: Feed it with cardboard and with wood.
  
I know this organism very well but I haven't really taken the time to experiment with physarum and electronics all together. I want to start exploring electronics through the natural eye I have developed in the last months.  
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Mycelium was successfully grown. The idea worked as expected for Mycelium did grow around the metal cables introduced to it in the cardboard. In some pictures it can be appreciated how the lines of the metal wires are marked by mycelium.  
  
There have been many experiments about sensing physarum's pulse and creating music. An interspecies communication have been very much explore and even here, the Biolab, worked as an environment for the development of sonifications of physarum.  
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image:Myc01.png
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image:Myc02.png
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image:My03.png
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It is very well known that physarum can give us some kind of rythm, sounds but can we give it back something? Can physarum be influenced by special sounds? Are they audible sounds or do they perceive other frequencies?
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The next step to do was to build Martin's Howse plant sensing circuit. The circuit was changed a little bit and the AD620 amplifier chip was exchanged for LM386L amplifier chip but they work very similar.
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At the same time I have been trying to grow mycelium. On my experiment, following the idea of growing mycelium on cardboard, I placed a wired under the pieces of the mushroom to test if mycelium would grow connecting and intertwined with the metallic elements. In order to get some information out of mycelium I plan to use Martin Howse's circuit and then work it better to get more accurate readings, if it is possible.
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[[File:Lm.png]]
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[[File:Ad.png]]
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This circuit uses the living organism connected to it as a sensor, when you touch a plant or a mushroom there is some exchange of energy happening between the human being and the organism. It is hard to actually touch mycelium at the stage that it is. As a first step for getting to know this organism I am more interested in getting the pure signals of mycelium with no human interaction to then take it a step further and find an interspecies communication.
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===THIRD APPROACH===
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The signals that I got from mycelium were constant, no real interaction was created between the human being and the organism. The signals do not change that much. The next step is to find a way of influencing this organism.
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Mycelium connects and communicates their whole. Natural information is transferred through mycelium it is a network, a natural internet in the words of Paul Stamets.
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As a reference to the "ecosphere" spheres or balls will be the environment where mycelium will start to grow. Since mycelium is not rejecting the metal wires they will be introduced through little holes and they will help us measure the activity of mycelium. This will be an approach to analyze how is mycelium communicating among itself (in a same sphere) and among other mycelium colonies (different spheres).
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7 Balls were made with mycelium growing inside of them. Four spheres will be interconnected and 3 of them were made to test the different ways mycelium can or may grow.
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Image:Sphere01.png | Sphere01, Food: Cardboard, Single Test
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Image:Sphere02.png | Sphere02, Food: Cardboard, Connection Test
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Image:Sphere03.png | Sphere03, Food: Cardboard, Connection Test
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Image:Sphere04.png | Sphere04, Food: Cardboard, Connection Test
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Image:Sphere05.png | Sphere05, Food: Cardboard, Single Test, Metal filaments open
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Image:Sphere06.png | Sphere06, Food: Wood, Single Test, Metal filaments open
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Image:Sphere07.png | Sphere07, Food: Cardboard, Single Test, Light Bulb Sensor
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</gallery>

Latest revision as of 16:51, 13 July 2016

MYCOSPHERAL

Sphere06, Food: Wood, Single Test, Metal filaments open

INSPIRATION

Paul Stamets' TED Talk

FIRST APPROACH

Try to grow mycelium in fed by cardboard in a plastic container. There are many tutorials in Internet and many DIY videos and posts about how to grow mushrooms. Some useful likes were:

My first attempts were not successful and mycelium did not grow. Shiitake mushrooms were used.

EXPERIMENT / IDEA

The goal was to take some data from mycelium through Martin's Howse circuit for plants and mushroom amplification.

The idea was to let mycelium grow between the wires and colonize them so then we could get data out of them and translated into signs identified by humans, either sound or light.

SECOND APPROACH

Since I wasn't able to grow mycelium with cardboard and mushrooms, I took some of it that was available in the Bauhaus BioLab. It had been fed with wood so two ways of growing mycelium were implemented: Feed it with cardboard and with wood.

Mycelium was successfully grown. The idea worked as expected for Mycelium did grow around the metal cables introduced to it in the cardboard. In some pictures it can be appreciated how the lines of the metal wires are marked by mycelium.

The next step to do was to build Martin's Howse plant sensing circuit. The circuit was changed a little bit and the AD620 amplifier chip was exchanged for LM386L amplifier chip but they work very similar.

Lm.png Ad.png

This circuit uses the living organism connected to it as a sensor, when you touch a plant or a mushroom there is some exchange of energy happening between the human being and the organism. It is hard to actually touch mycelium at the stage that it is. As a first step for getting to know this organism I am more interested in getting the pure signals of mycelium with no human interaction to then take it a step further and find an interspecies communication.

THIRD APPROACH

The signals that I got from mycelium were constant, no real interaction was created between the human being and the organism. The signals do not change that much. The next step is to find a way of influencing this organism.

Mycelium connects and communicates their whole. Natural information is transferred through mycelium it is a network, a natural internet in the words of Paul Stamets.

As a reference to the "ecosphere" spheres or balls will be the environment where mycelium will start to grow. Since mycelium is not rejecting the metal wires they will be introduced through little holes and they will help us measure the activity of mycelium. This will be an approach to analyze how is mycelium communicating among itself (in a same sphere) and among other mycelium colonies (different spheres).

7 Balls were made with mycelium growing inside of them. Four spheres will be interconnected and 3 of them were made to test the different ways mycelium can or may grow.