Hard Wired
Hard Wired

Mushrooms create a network for all plants on Earth to communicate and help each other out. Most of their bodies are made up of a mass of thin threads, known as mycelium, which act as a kind of underground internet linking the roots of different plants.

Hard Wired aims to inform nature lovers about mycelium by comparing it to our internet network and by using the term 'natural internet' to describe it.

Plants aren’t just sitting there quietly growing, they are communicating just like we do.

By linking to the fungal network they can help out their neighbours by sharing nutrients and information or sabotage unwelcome plants by spreading toxic chemicals through the network.

This “natural internet”, it turns out, even has its own version of cybercrime.

This informative A3 leaflet explains all there is needed to know about the comparison between these two networks. It is used as the explanation of a small display

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 Display visuals - When experimenting with stitching I realised that while you are working on the front of the fabric perfectly, the back becomes this very messy surface of threads that interconnect

Display visuals - When experimenting with stitching I realised that while you are working on the front of the fabric perfectly, the back becomes this very messy surface of threads that interconnect

 I thought this would be a great way to explain these mushroom networks. To visually flip the ground upside down before the viewers eyes - very similar to  utility mapping

I thought this would be a great way to explain these mushroom networks. To visually flip the ground upside down before the viewers eyes - very similar to utility mapping

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 Hard Wired display in context. A natural location within a busy urban area - people use it to get away and learn about nature

Hard Wired display in context. A natural location within a busy urban area - people use it to get away and learn about nature

 Boards are hung of tree branches to allow the viewer to walk around and browse while also reading the leaflet

Boards are hung of tree branches to allow the viewer to walk around and browse while also reading the leaflet

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Hard Wired
DSC_0655.jpg
DSC_0661.jpg
DSC_0646.jpg
DSC_0647.jpg
DSC_0658.jpg
DSC_0659.jpg
DSC_0663.jpg
 Display visuals - When experimenting with stitching I realised that while you are working on the front of the fabric perfectly, the back becomes this very messy surface of threads that interconnect
 I thought this would be a great way to explain these mushroom networks. To visually flip the ground upside down before the viewers eyes - very similar to  utility mapping
DSC_0715.jpg
DSC_0728.jpg
DSC_0730.jpg
 Hard Wired display in context. A natural location within a busy urban area - people use it to get away and learn about nature
 Boards are hung of tree branches to allow the viewer to walk around and browse while also reading the leaflet
IMG_7812.JPG
IMG_7813.JPG
Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 19.49.24.png
Hard Wired

Mushrooms create a network for all plants on Earth to communicate and help each other out. Most of their bodies are made up of a mass of thin threads, known as mycelium, which act as a kind of underground internet linking the roots of different plants.

Hard Wired aims to inform nature lovers about mycelium by comparing it to our internet network and by using the term 'natural internet' to describe it.

Plants aren’t just sitting there quietly growing, they are communicating just like we do.

By linking to the fungal network they can help out their neighbours by sharing nutrients and information or sabotage unwelcome plants by spreading toxic chemicals through the network.

This “natural internet”, it turns out, even has its own version of cybercrime.

This informative A3 leaflet explains all there is needed to know about the comparison between these two networks. It is used as the explanation of a small display

Display visuals - When experimenting with stitching I realised that while you are working on the front of the fabric perfectly, the back becomes this very messy surface of threads that interconnect

I thought this would be a great way to explain these mushroom networks. To visually flip the ground upside down before the viewers eyes - very similar to utility mapping

Hard Wired display in context. A natural location within a busy urban area - people use it to get away and learn about nature

Boards are hung of tree branches to allow the viewer to walk around and browse while also reading the leaflet

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