MNS Workshop
for Mycelial Radio Activation
Martin Howse

Sat, Sept 8th, 2018, 11:00 - 17:00
at STWST48x4, Linz, Austria

“…all my mycelial networks in the galaxy are in hyperlight communication across space and time.” - Terence McKenna, The Mushroom speaks

During a one-day workshop at stwst48x4, we will collectively develop play and performance rituals for the audible, electromagnetic, networked, touch, vocal, electronic activition of the local human/Mycelial network installation of the Mycelium Network Society.

Within this open workshop we will build DIY radio receivers and sculptural antennae, testing the reception of signals and interfacing with open examples of the Lingzhi growing mushrooms. Participants will learn about inter-species communication between humans and mycelium - through sound, radio, touch, smell and ingestion. Participants will work with growing Lingzhi mushrooms and local/radio enabled sensors for various physical properties such as moisture and temperature. Mushrooms will also be tasted (in tea) and heated (to release smoke).

The workshop is a collaboration between electronic sensibilities and the extra human realms of radio frequency and Lingzhi.

Some experience of working with DIY technologies and/or other lifeforms, radio or electronics is welcome, but not essential.

Please register with an email expressing some interests to Martin Howse by August 31, 2018.
The MNS RADIO WORKSHOP is part of Mycelium Network Society presentation.

Martin Howse (UK). From 1998 to 2005 Howse was director of ap, a software performance group working with electronic waste, pioneering an early approach to digital glitch. From 2007 to 2009 he hosted a regular workshop, micro-residency and salon series in Berlin. Howse has worked and collaborated on acclaimed projects and practices such as The Crystal World, Psychogeophysics, Earthboot, Sketches towards an Earth Computer and Dissolutions. For the last ten years he has initiated numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, published, lectured and exhibited worldwide. He is equally the creator of the skin-driven audio divination noise module, The Dark Interpreter, and the ERD modular synthesizer series.