Tuesday, June 23, 2020

NFI Goes On Sabbatical


Nomadic Fungi Institute

During this time of lock down and political unrest the staff at NFI has chosen to suspend all public events and announcements. It is our strong belief that we, the people of America should mask up, and spend this time supporting family, friends and neighbors who need help. 

With the collapse of accountable news sources, the expanding echo chambers of conspiracies, the growing support of anti-science and the selected blindness of history, we believe truth and honesty are more important now than ever. The staff at NFI know just how easy it is to adjust the facts to better suite popular agendas. To present fables as facts and see the audience eat it up. It is in fact because of this that the staff voted to go on sabbatical. We feel that even in the sprit of a good leg pulling the spreading pseudoscience is something NFI should hold back on... at least for the moment.

So we will keep you in our hearts and minds.

Dr. B F Smith PhD


Nomadic Fungi Institute

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Quarantine Conversations with Zhaira Costiniano from Ro2 Art

Nomadic Fungi Institute

Zhaira Costiniano, the Assistant Director at Ro2 Art Gallery is conducting Quarantine Conversations and asked our NFI archivist Brad Ford Smith to speak a bit about his involvement with the Nomadic Fungi Institute. The interview posted on the Ro2 Art website not only gives a nice introduction to the workings of NFI but it's also illustrated with wonderful photo documents and drawings.

Click Quarantine Conversations to see the full interview.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

From A Distance : Virtual Galley Exhibition at RO2 Art

Spore Garden

From A Distance is the first virtual gallery exhibit by Ro2 Art Gallery and it includes four original NFI ink drawings that document nomadic fungi growing on slabs of Goodrich steel belted redial tires. These drawings are part of the documentation of resent lab tests at NFI which were so successful that NFI is publishing a lavishly illustrated handbook Spore Garden to celebrate. Stay tuned. Until then visit the From A Distance exhibit at Ro2 Art.

Click From A Distance to see the virtual exhibition.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

This Town Has Been Mapped A Catalog of Hobo Sign Language

nomadic fungi

Once again the Nomadic Fungi Institute has teamed up with the White Rock Zine Machine.
This Town Has Been Mapped is an important handbook of hobo signs pulled from the journals of Dr. Graybones. These signs are how transient people who travel by rail communicate. These signs tell you where to go for good food, good pay for day labor, and places to avoid. Dr. Graybones traveled the rails from 1944 -1957 keeping a detailed catalog of the hobo sign language making this handbook an invaluable tool for anyone thinking about a live on the rails.

This valuable handbook is available for a limited time at Ro2 Art in Dallas Texas.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Roadside Snacks Closes At The Art Car Museum

As November 18th rolls closer in the unstoppable march of time, the staff at NFI have elected to post this short documentary video of the NFI Lab Sample: Orange Monte Carlo to commemorate the closing of the Roadside Snacks exhibition at the Art Car Museum in Houston.

This exhibition has been a pivotal event in the NFI public outreach initiative, with an overwhelming response by public at large. NFI is most grateful to the Art Car Museum for inviting us to be part of their twenty year anniversary. The staff at ACM have been so helpful and receptive to the challenges of displaying a pseudoscience based exhibition in their wonderful museum. Our hats are off to you all.

On a side note: This is the first video that NFI has posted using the Blogger Video link so let's see if it works....

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Nomadic Fungi Summer Tour

If you feel like you're seeing Nomadic Fungi everywhere you look, Your Right!

NFI has two exhibitions running simultaneously this summer. Roadside Snacks is on display at the Art Car Museum in Houston, Texas as part of their 20 year celebration. And Nomadic Fungi: Germination To Propagation is on display at the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas as part of their State Fair of Texas celebration of nature and art.

Roadside Snacks
Art Car Museum
140 Heights Blvd.
Houston TX 77007
June 3rd - Nov 28th 2018
Open Wed - Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

Nomadic Fungi: Germination to Propagation
Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Dallas Tx. 75210
Aug 11th - Oct 28th 2018
Open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nomadic Fungi: Germination to Propagation Exhibition

The newest exhibition by NFI opens at the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park on Saturday, Aug 11th 1:00- 4:00pm. The exhibit will run from Aug 4th - Oct 28th.

In the honored tradition of State Fair sideshow barkers ...

Step right up and see giant fungi eat cars right before your very eyes! These remarkable oddities of nature will thrill and chill you with their voracious appetite for automobiles. See the future of our civilization disappear as these mutated mushrooms eat car after car after car. Will anything stop these carnivore fungi before it's too late? Are we doomed to return to the days of horse drawn wagons? Is your car at this very moment being infiltrated by this sly predator?  Or is your car already being consumed from the inside?

The Nomadic Fungi Institute is thrilled to present:
Nomadic Fungi: Germination to Propagation

Nomadic Fungi are a mutated species that have functionally adapted to feed on automobiles. They have the capacity to infiltrate cars and extract nutrients directly from them by rapidly biodegrading materials made from oil, plastic and synthetic rubber. These voracious fungi constitute a serious threat to our nation’s transportation system and ultimately to the American way of life. This exhibition at the Texas Discovery Gardens brings together the most comprehensive collection of information currently available about the growth and propagation of nomadic fungi.

For the full Press Release and photographs please visit the NFI Press Page
Opening Saturday Aug 11th 1:00- 4:00pm.
Runs from Aug 11th - Oct. 28th, 2018.

Fair Park
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Dallas TX. 75210
TDG is open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm