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borescopic mycology

We’re so excited about small things, we devised a whole new way to look at them. ‘Beneath Notice’ was our 2009 art show, which hung at Mann Library’s 2nd floor gallery Jan 12 – Feb 27. It featured Kent Loeffler’s stupendous photographs of fungi, all taken with a borescope. This allows us to get all up close and personal with mushrooms and less-often-seen tiny fungi. As if that wasn’t enough, the photos were annotated with fungal outbursts by Kathie Hodge, and Kent’s famous time lapse videos were running on nearby hi-def monitors. Missed the show? Buy the catalog.


Most people don't pay much attention to fungi, which include things like mushrooms, molds, yeasts, and mildews. Here at Cornell we think they're pretty fascinating. In fact, even the most disgusting foot diseases and moldy strawberries are dear to our hearts. We'd like to talk to you about fungi, so that like us, you too can tell gross stories at the dinner table. Afterwards, maybe you'll notice some things you would have overlooked before, and we think this could be good for the planet.

Kathie T. Hodge, Editor

Beneath Notice, our book of borescopic mycology.


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