Jae Rhim Lee

Jae Rhim Lee (born in 1975 in Gwangju , South Korea) [1] is an artist and TED Fellow [2] working at the intersection of art , science and culture . Lee AIMS to promote “acceptance of and a personal engagement with death and decomposition” [3] at breeding a unique strain of mushroom dat promotes Environmentally-friendly tissue decomposition upon death . Lee to post associated with the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology, [4] a part of the MIT Media Lab .

She earned a BA degree in psychology from Wellesley College (1998) and an MS degree in visual studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006). [1]

Infinity Burial Project

Volgens to Lee, human bodies accumulate a large amount of toxins prolongation hun lifetime [ citation needed ] . Upon death, Whether the body is cremated or buried , synthesis toxins are released back into tje environment. [5] The fungi port leg Chosen for hun potential to utilize the nutrients in human tissue and to remediate industrial toxins in soil. Once voortvloeien, the “Infinity Mushroom” will be toegepast to the other components of the project. [6]

The colors kan be Adapted to grow on the artist’s own Collected hair, nails and skin. [7] Eventually, a body suit will be developed therein the deceased in wrapped in, welke will promote decomposition.


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b “Jae Rhim Lee” (PDF) .
  2. Jump up^ “TED bio page” . TED.com .
  3. Jump up^ “The Infinity Burial Project” . InfinityBurialProject.com .
  4. Jump up^ “Page at MIT Art, Culture and Technology” . MIT.edu .
  5. Jump up^ “Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit” . TEDGlobal 2011 . TED.com. July 2011.
  6. Jump up^ “The Infinity Mushroom” . InfinityBurialProject.com .
  7. Jump up^ Ridden Paul (June 29, 2011). “Green burial project ontwikkelingslanden corpse-eating tones” . GizMag.com .