MYCOPHONE_EMERGENCE: MYCELIUM AS A SYMBIOTIC CONNECTOR BETWEEN SPECIES
Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae. 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 symbiotic networks such as plant and tree roots. As such a perfect connector with another kind of species that has human origin but already behaves as living organism that it’s makers have to explore and learn about – technology.
MYCOPHONE_UNISON: HUMAN MICROBIOME AS A COMMUNITY OF BODIES
The human body is colonized by a vast number of microbes, collectively referred to as the human microbiome. Most of the microbes associated with humans appear to be not harmful at all, but rather assist in maintaining processes necessary for a healthy body. A surprising finding was that at specific sites on the body, a different set of microbes may perform the same function for different people. For example, on the tongues of two people two entirely different sets of organisms will break down sugars in the same way.