The Big Fungus
Why a Big Fungus?
Fungi offer rich, evocative, funny metaphors about symbiosis and collaboration in nature, which fit our mission at Rel8 to create a shared, interconnected memory for humans in multiple ways, including:
Mycelia in the Wood Wide Web
- Mycelia Exchange Minerals for Sugars
- Leaf-Cutter Ants Can't Digest Leaves. So Why Are They Taking Leaves to Their Nests?
- Mushrooms Externalize Their Digestion
- Fungi are the Principal Decomposers in Ecological Systems
- Mushrooms Are the Fruiting Bodies of Mycelium
- Hyphae Connect
- Fungi Are Huge
- The Maitake's Peculiar Ecosystem
- Mushrooms for Bioremediation
- Magic Mushrooms
- Data as Healthy Soil
Think of The Big Fungus as a layer of assertions and opinions above the Wikipedia, part of Data Is the New Soil.
So how might some of us
Of course, we have a fledgling website devoted to The Big Fungus.
A different metaphor for similar reasons: The Betterverse.
Disclaimer: I am not a biologist or mycologist. All errors here are my misinterpretations; all corrections eagerly accepted.