Creating Computers Out of Mushrooms

Researchers at the Unconventional Computing Laboratory are exploring the potential to build computers out of living systems in order to create more complex machines. Current technology operates in binaries despite the fact that much of the world is more multidimensional. In comparison, computers potentially made from fungi—with its intricate, branching structure—could offer a new way of processing information. To create them, researchers have tapped into …

Metallic Mushroom Bag

BAGGU’s metallic mushroom print bag is a reusable, foldable tote covered in a shiny, earthy pattern replete with fungi as well as pops of blue and green. Generously sized and made from 100% recycled ripstop nylon, it can carry 50 pounds of mushrooms—or anything else.

Mushroom Rain

Laura K Zimmermann’s magical children’s book Mushroom Rain glows with dazzling fungi illustrations by Jamie Green. The fascinating, informative work includes insight on the mysterious power of mushrooms, from helping to create rain to smelling like bubblegum. With lyrical descriptions as well as additional facts and activities in the back matter, the book is an enchanting and educational tour of ecology.