Mycelium artifacts: Exploring shapeable and accessible biofabrication

Jennifer Weiler, Piyum Fernando, Nipuni Siyambalapitiya, Stacey Kuznetsov

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Abstract

We present our work with mycelium—the vegetative part of a fungus made up of fine filaments that can be grown on a substrate to take a specific form—as a sustainable and accessible biofabrication material for DIS. Over the course of one year, our interdisciplinary team experimented with growing diverse 3D forms out of mycelium. Drawing on examples from our hands-on work, our DIS demo will present three fabrication possibilities of mycelium 1) disposable low fidelity enclosures for rapid prototypes; 2) mycelium forms sculpted with everyday materials; and 3) physical replicas of 3D models grown out of mycelium. We also describe challenges and workarounds for adopting mycelium into HCI workflows based on the obstacles we encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDIS 2019 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages69-72
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362702
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2019
Event2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 28 2019

Publication series

NameDIS 2019 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Conference

Conference2019 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period6/23/196/28/19

Keywords

  • Biofabrication
  • DIY
  • Sustainable HCI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Weiler, J., Fernando, P., Siyambalapitiya, N., & Kuznetsov, S. (2019). Mycelium artifacts: Exploring shapeable and accessible biofabrication. In DIS 2019 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 69-72). (DIS 2019 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3301019.3325156