Please note that we've changed the time of the workshop from 14:00 to 16:00.
The Psilocybe cubensis is a mushroom that is relatively easy to grow. During this workshop, we will make a substrate for the mushrooms to grow on, following the famous PF Tek (Psilocybe Fanaticus Technique). This substrate will be infected with spores in our Cleanroom. The Cleanroom is a sterile space, that prevents other spores and bacteria to contaminate the substrate. Participants can take the infected substrate home, where it will turn into mycelium and eventually in mushrooms, after 2 to 4 weeks. You will receive a handout that explains exactly what to do with the substrate at home.
Magic Mushroom Workshop
Saturday 20th, 16:00 - 18:00
Tickets: €50,00 incl Club Mediamatic Membership.
A Magic Mushroom Substrate Kit is included in the ticket.
Why we work with fungi
Fungi are organisms that have an enormous cultural potential that we are only just starting to discover. Some people even claim that they will save the world. For Mediamatic fungi are a source of new materials that can replace many synthetics in the 21st century. They play an important role in our food systems al well as having great symbolical value. That why we like to work with them on many levels.
This event is part of Bio-me, a 3-day symposium and festival that celebrates designing with organisms. By inviting artist, designers, engineers, architects, scientist, farmers, chefs and the public, Bio-me aims to create a shared knowledge environment and production space to investigate the social, technological and cultural implications and potential of Fungal and Bio-based materials through art, architecture and design. More info here.
Mediamatic Bio Industry is made possible by the DOEN foundation and the Mondriaan Fund.
We also would like to thank Mondo Mycologicals BV (Amsterdam), Online Musketers BV (Amsterdam) and the Mushroom Research Center Austria (MRCA) (Innsbruck) for the lab equipment and the fungal strains provided for this workshop.