@glyph Ah fantastic! Perhaps we should open a thread here and we can have a sort of collective semi-public asynch selected reading of it
Yeah I've seen some of Mycologos, not attended anything but I've been to the site a couple of times, cought some of the audio and video featuring Peter online, good stuff!
I actually got my copy of the book straight out of Peters hand almost 3 years ago now. I went to Open Source Ecology for a greenhouse build back in 2016 and Peter was there for a few days to do some demonstration of oyster in bucket cultivation. Was a treat to have some short conversation and I got to buy one of the books he had with him for $50 cash, a little bit of a struggle to fit that 2kg tome in my suitcase for the plane It's just been patiently sitting on my bookshelf, waiting for me to take the proper time out to get into it.
That trip back in 2016 was an epic 2 week journey for me, landing in NYC the day before Trumps election and staying until the day after. Recording this episode at Douglas Rushkoffs tiny office outside of the city in the afternoon and then living through the traumatizing shock of that election night in NYC. Definitly an experience of intensity of change, turmoil and possibility that we were moving into right then and are now fully flailing about in.
(I hope I can make it to Helsinki one of these days to catch up with those awesome folks!)
@Viktor Zaunders We are in-sync! I received the same book just after Christmas I contributed to the Kickstarter campaign back in 2013 but was unable to afford the postage to South Africa (it was more than the price of the book itself). Being in the UK, and considering they now have a publisher / distrubutor here, I was finally able to buy a copy. It was totally worth the wait; just an incredible book! I'm only 25 pages into it and I've already learnt a great deal.
I am really enjoying the poetic writing style. I'll have to wait until I've read the whole thing to be certain but at this point I'd recommend this book over any other - nothing comes close to the depth and breadth of this work.
I recommend checking out Mycologos (if you haven't already). It's essentially an online university / set of courses for all things mycological, created and run by Peter McCoy. They also have a Community Supported Mycoculture (CSM) which I think you and others here might find really interesting and inspiring.
P.s. There is another Myco Hacklab Finland meetup scheduled for Friday, 15th of February 2018, 18:00.
Looking forward to hearing the episode @glyph!
I have recently started really digging into this big read!
A very different read from mycelium running but at least as inspiring. A more poetic creation than Stamets but diligently referenced and it really engages my learning! Much recommend!
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