Mushrooms, Mycology and the Metaverse

Mar 12, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Forager: Immersive Multi-sensory Experience is exhibiting in the XR Experience: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2023/films/2079253

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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photo of Justin Durazzo
Justin Durazzo

Droga5, Accenture Song

photo of Karen Land Short
Karen Land Short

Accenture Song

photo of Winslow Turner Porter III
Winslow Turner Porter III

Forager, New Reality Co

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Elie Zananiri

Forager VR LLC

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