Resources

MycoWorks’ foundations are based on a curriculum of history, culture, craft and design, and evolved from a hands-on approach to making objects and cultivating living systems.

Following are a selection of resources that inspired our genesis.

Please note the level of expertise:
* Beginner
** Intermediate
*** Advanced

CULTURE, THEORY, HISTORIES

** Biodegradable Architecture: Finite Constructions for Endless Futures | Munira Z. Karimjee
Landscape and environmental consideration of mycotechnologies.

*  Blood Spore: of Murder and Mushrooms | Hamilton Morris

Mr. Bloomfield’s Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists | Nicholas P. Money

** The Mushroom at the End of the World | Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

*  Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms | Eugenia Bone

*  Merging Science and Art Through Fungi | Vera Meyer

The Beauty and the Morbid: Fungi as Source of Inspiration in Contemporary Art | Corrado Nai & Vera Meyer

MYCOLOGY

* – *** Cornell Mushroom Blog
Resources and narratives from the world of mushroom science

* – *** Enabling Community-Based Metrology For Wood-Degrading Fungi | Rolando Perez et al.

** Fungi In Their Own Right | Joseph G.H. Wessels

** Principles of Mushroom Developmental Biology | David Moore

* – *** World of Fungi | David Moore
David Moore’s mycology (fungal biology) resources for students and educators

DESIGN

*  Mycelium Design | Dezeen
Clearinghouse of stories about European mycelium design

* Mycelium Knowledge | Mediamatic
Information about mushroom applications and other fermentation

* Mycotecture | MoMA
The Superflux view of future mycelium

FERMENTATION AND CULTIVATION

** Growing Ganoderma Mushrooms | Alice W. Chen

** Mushrooms Industry & Trade | U.S. International Trade Commission

** Mycelium Running | Paul Stamets
The classic guidebook to the tech and technique for growing mushrooms

** United Nations Training Manual on Mushroom Cultivation | Shu-Ting Chang

MATERIAL TESTING

** Advanced Materials From Fungal Mycelium | Nature
Testing and justification of mycelium materials for industry

** Manual de Biofabricación Con Hongos | Laboratorio de Biofabricación Fadeu
Spanish language biofabrication manual

** Mycelium Material Study | Studio Murmur
Experiments and test results for mycotecture materials

** mycoFARMX_Living Architecture | AADRL
Modeling, testing and proposal for urban scale mycotecture

OPEN LABS AND ASSOCIATIONS

* Bay Area Applied Mycology
Mushroom NGO dedicated to cultivation and ecology workshops

*** Biotech Without Borders
Non-profit dedicated to democratizing the practice of biotechnology for the benefit of humankind and the planet

*** Counter Culture Labs
A community supported microbiology maker space

*** Genspace
New York based community lab focused on biotechnology

* – *** North American Mycological Association
Clearinghouse of information about local mushroom clubs, cultivation links, science literature for educators and more