Eben’s TEDxAlcatraz Talk

CEO Eben Bayer asks the questions:
How can we turn photons and CO2 into fiber?
How can we turn grass into delicious, digestible protein?
How can we bring water to the surface without any moving parts?
How can we grow materials?

Want to know the answers? Watch this talk!

Thanks Postcard Underground!

An elusive and mysterious group called the Postcard Underground has been mailing us some lovely postcards over the past few weeks. Some quotes from their postcards:

“You’re doing exactly what mycelium does: all these little living tendrils connecting and morphing something new and life-giving!”

“shroom the world!”

“Hearing about your undertaking lifts my heart. Loud clapping form here!”

“We thank you. The Earth thanks you! He Thanks you too –> [picture of a polar bear].”

“With creativity like yours there is a chance we can rid the planet from the onslaught of Styrofoam. Your work gives me hope for a greener and cleaner future! Thanks!”

Wow, thanks to all those kind souls who have written to us! It’s incredibly motivating to feel this positive energy coming in from all over the world!

LIVE from Material ConneXions

I’m blogging live from Material ConneXions in Manhattan. This is the display for EcoCradleâ„¢, a winner of the MEDIUM Material of the Year Award. In about an hour, over 200 guests will arrive for their MEDIUM cocktail reception! We’re especially excited to meet the minds behind Novacem and their “carbon-negative” cement technology. After tonight, this display will be open to the general public. The Material ConneXion show room is extremely cool, and well worth a quick visit.

Material ConneXion, Inc.
60 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010

Interview with Eben on SmartPlanet

You can read Eben’s great interview on SmartPlanet here.

MEDIUM material of the year awards

EcoCradle was an honorable mention in Material ConneXion‘s MEDIUM material of the year award! If you’ve never heard of Material ConneXion, they’re a really cool company that runs material libraries around the world. They showcase the most innovative and unusual materials to inspire designers, architects and engineers.

This award has garnered some great press, from Core77 and Fast Company.

Want to see the MEDIUM award winners for yourself? You can go to the Material ConneXions show room in Manhattan starting next week:

March 15th – April 29th
Medium Award Material of the Year Exhibition
60 Madison Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, New York 10010