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The term decompiculture is a neologism coined by forestry professor Timothy Myles of the Urban Entomology Program at the University of Toronto and refers to how decomposing organisms, like termites, could be grown or cultured for a variety of uses.

Myles proposes that people could live in symbiosis with termites by utilizing them in landfills to decompose waste, to improve soils by composting materials, to detoxify hazardous substances, and to produce biomass for animal feed and production of biochemicals. He speculates that decompiculture could eventually become a new biological field that could have significant and important impacts on both humans and termites.

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Huffington Post
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:33:09 -0700

The outside of the body is applied with a "Decompiculture Makeup" containing "dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium." Combined with the suit, the spores are activated to grow and start breaking down the body ...

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Mother Nature Network (blog)
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:45:06 -0700

The outside of the body is applied with a "Decompiculture Makeup" containing "dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium." Combined with the suit, the spores are activated to grow and start breaking down the body ...
 
Wired.co.uk
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 03:28:17 -0700

I'll be posting today details of some of the stronger talks on stage at TED Global in Edinburgh this week. Jae Rhim Lee is worried that the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, has been found in 93 percent of people aged six and older. She is concerned that, ...
 
Wired.co.uk
Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:41:57 -0700

Some TED fellows are pure art: I met Jae Rhim Lee, a visual artist and designer who has developed the Infinity Burial Project, an alternative burial method she calls "corpse decompiculture". "I'm training an edible mushroom to digest my discarded hair ...
 
Geek.com
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:23:06 -0700

It also comes with “Decompiculture Makeup,” a two-part makeup process which is made up of a mixture of dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores, and a separate liquid culture. When you combine the liquid with the dry mineral makeup and apply ...
 
BBC News
Sat, 16 Jul 2011 01:08:44 -0700

There aren't many places where you get to see a dancing robot and a woman dressed in a black suit threaded with mushroom spores on the same stage, but that is just a normal day at TEDGlobal. Beyond the eclectic nature of its speakers, the conference is ...
 
GreenMuze
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:27:35 -0700

“The Suit is accompanied by an Alternative Embalming Fluid, a liquid spore slurry, and Decompiculture Makeup, a two-part makeup consisting of a mixture of dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium,” explains the ...
 
La Repubblica
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 07:38:23 -0700

Già perché l'artista e designer Jae Rhim Lee e gli altri componenti della Decompiculture society, si preoccupano di quello che succede al corpo una volta passati a miglior vita. Questa tuta, in particolare, ha la funzione di favorire la decomposizione ...
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