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Here's a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally -- using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms.

Jae Rhim Lee is a visual artist and mushroom lover. In her early work, as a grad student at MIT, she built systems that reworked basic human processes: sleeping (check out her it-just-might-work vertical bed from 2004), urinating and eating (and the relationship between the two). Now she's working on a compelling new plan for the final human process: decomposition.

Her Infinity Burial Project explores the choices we face after death, and how our choices reflect our denial or acceptance of death’s physical implications. She's been developing a new strain of fungus, the Infinity Mushroom, that feeds on and remediates the industrial toxins we store in our bodies and convert our unused bodies efficiently into nutrients. Her Infinity Burial System converts corpses into clean compost. She was in residence at the MAK Center in Los Angeles this fall working on the project. And if this vision of life after death appeals to you, sign up to become a Decompinaut yourself.

 

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Additional Posts
Poisoned Waters of Puget Sound
 
decades of pollution have endangered the orca whales
Dr Jeff Masters
 
predicts 9 weather disasters that could strike the United States in the next 30 years
Climate of Doubt
 
Frontline looks at Climate Skeptics.
Secret of the Bat Genome
 
Let's rethink our attitude toward bats...
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politicians say it is time to take steps to deal with increasingly extreme weather conditions
A Conversation with Myself
 
technology seems to be helpful in the short term - but not proven as to the long term
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Douglas Woodring
Dangers of Wi-Fi
 
Wireless Hazards
 
Neglected Ducks Get Their First Swim
 
two dozen recently rescued ducks get their first taste of life in a pond.
Let's prepare for our new climate
 
it's time to prepare our homes and cities for the new climate,
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Chinese Days Angola
 
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America’s Inability to Respond to an Oil Spill in the Arctic