Mushrooms, Mycology and the Metaverse

Mar 12, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Mushrooms, Mycology and the Metaverse, Mar 12, 2023

Forager: Immersive Multi-sensory Experience is exhibiting in the XR Experience:

A mushroom is a door in the floor. Open it and discover what biologists & Indigenous peoples have known for centuries: Fungi at its core connects all living things. Understanding fungi’s critical role is essential for sustainability & strengthening our plummeting biodiversity. Yet, we possess little knowledge, a mere 10% about the third kingdom of life. Enter Forager, a multi-sensory immersive experience of the life-giving network of mycelium. Its groundbreaking tech captures volumetric time-lapses of mushroom lifecycles, puts them in a game engine for the first time, launching the metaverse into a new era of ecological photorealism. It invites a deep connection to the profound role of the mushroom kingdom. How vibrant could our future be if we fully understand the world beneath our feet?

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Justin Durazzo

Droga5, Accenture Song

Karen Land Short

Accenture Song

Winslow Turner Porter III

Forager, New Reality Co

Elie Zananiri

Forager VR LLC

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