Anthropology

Hackers, mason jars, and the psychedelic science of DIY shrooms

Psychedelic kitchen science shares a genealogy with personal computing, both with roots in 1970s Northern California counterculture and its communalism, pragmatism, and eco-modern aesthetic.

While these histories have diverged, reconverged, and diverged again, home cultivators and hackers still share critical attitudes towards science and technology—especially in their principled freedom from the norms of professional science while appropriating its tools. They share the drive to spread technological fluency, to make science and technology serve people rather than the other way around… The young McKenna brothers’ dreams of psilocybin mushroom cultivation have succeeded beyond their wildest visions… more and more people are learning these cultivation methods… the history of home cultivation reminds us that lo-tech, adaptable, and modular designs can be some of the most far-reaching technology.

Original Article (Wired):
Hackers, mason jars, and the psychedelic science of DIY shrooms
Artwork Fair Use: Ilkka S. Itäheima