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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
Let's prepare for our new climate
 
it's time to prepare our homes and cities for the new climate,
Demand a fair trade cell phone
 
Tantalum mining funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Currency of Trust
 
There's been an explosion of collaborative consumption -- web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills.
French GMO Study
 
French researchers secretly studied, for two years, 200 rats fed with transgenic maize.
Reframe Climate Change Debate
 
Why and how do we engage? Simran Sethi at TEDx.
Animal that Survives in Space
 
Tardigrades or "Water bears" are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space.
Shining Light in the Philippines
 
Illac Diaz pokes a plastic bottle filled with water through a specially cut hole in the roof
Street Market Economy
 
not a hidden economy, but a very visible, growing, effective one, fostering entrepreneurship and representing 1.8 billion jobs worldwide.
Chinese Days Angola
 
China bankrolling Angola with billions
Risks of Drilling in Alaska
 
America’s Inability to Respond to an Oil Spill in the Arctic
As Siberian Permafrost Melts
 
As Siberian permafrost melts, methane seeps out
Pacific Rim Tour
 
a Pacific Rim Tour to enlighten all on the quantities and hazards of plastic pollution.
Whales Give Dolphins a Lift
 
social activity such as this is extremely rare between species.
Hyper-Wattle House
 
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Climate Change Evidence
 
how scientists have arrived at the current state of knowledge about recent climate change and its causes
Nurdle Wash Up
 
150 tons of mermaid tears.
Building the Perfect Bug
 
Mutated superbugs that could kill millions are being engineered by scientists worldwide.
Eat your Landscapes
 
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course.
We Must Act Today
 
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Roman Gaus
 
Roman is CEO of UrbanFarmers AG, a pioneering Spin-off from the University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil that aims to bring sustainable urban agricultural practices into cities of the 21st century.