Right now, mushrooms are eating oil spills, providing insulation for buildings, and decomposing organic matter that creates the soil we use and the food we eat. You’ve probably had some mushrooms on your plate, but did you know that mushrooms are used for oil-spill clean-up research, bio-degradable packaging, and immunity defense? MycoMap is a resource and proposed digital mapping platform for hunting wild mushrooms in New York City.
A collaboration between: Strataspore, the Urban Landscape Lab, Sarah Williams of the Spatial Information Design Lab, Anne Yen Illustrator, Erica Schapiro-Sakashita, and Networked Organisms and their Habitats. The guide was used during the 2013 Queens Arts Express arts festival, during a foray with mycologist Gary Lincoff in New Cavalry Cemetery.