Tag Archive: green


How excited am I allowed to be about this, without getting sectioned?  Ah, who cares.  The video above shows the operation of a computer controlled bioreactor and integrated vending machine for spirulina – a form of blue-green algae and all round science celebrity!

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Hanging string kokedamas, or moss ball bonsai

Suspended by string and bound with moss; kokedamas from Ponpom

Like an old storyteller spider, I’ll weave an idea in your mind, a dream round your heart, that you may be happily trapped thereafter.  Imagine, first, a solar system writ in miniature life; a botanical orrery suspended from your ceiling with spheres of moss and other plants, bound tight in brilliant white cordage.  This string garden of kokedamas (moss ball bonsai) rejects your puny attempts at gardening in two dimensions, and insists you think in three.

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Penellus Stipticus, a bioluminescent fungus or foxfire fungus.

A Glowing Encrustation of Penellus Stipticus

Sometimes those crazy things we see in games which are too good to be true, have more than an ounce of truth in them.  Those CG scenes of Pandora that so wowed 3d audiences showing an alien landscape more alive in the dark, than during the day – had some small element of more terrestrial lifeforms at their heart.  Bioluminescent fungi like Panellus Stipticus.

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I love things that glow; that flicker and twinkle, fade and pulse.  Obviously then, I love LEDs!  Soft circuitry and electronic clothing facinates me, but like great swathes of fashion, I’m convinced that they’re usually doing it wrong.  The LEDs you see on clothing, frequently flashes, blinks or blinds – these LEDs I do not care for.  How, and why, I made the gentle glowing LEDs above, is below.

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Marcus Wallinder's underwater photographs

Marcus Wallinder's Underwater Photographs on Green

I shouldn’t post this image, but it’s only to try to get anyone looking here to look at Marcus Wallinder’s photoblog, Green.   Green is his favorite color, and it’s got dozens of beautiful photographs of mosses and shrimps, bubbles and tiny leaves.  They’re crisp, semitransparent, rich and entrancing images.  Go look!