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Slime Mould workshop - London

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Slime Mould workshop - London

Time: March 12, 2016 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Central Saint Martins
Street: 1 Granary Square
City/Town: London
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Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Heather Barnett
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2016

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Slime Mould Boot Camp (with Heather Barnett)
The slime mould, Physarum polycephalum, is a small brainless protozoa with surprising intelligence. Used as a model organism in many areas of scientific research it also makes for a great creative collaborator. In this workshop you will discover the fascinating role this single celled organism has to play in the cultures of science and art, and design a practical experiment to test its capabilities and problem-solving skills. Each participant will take home a new microbial pet to observe and experiment with.

This workshop is part of a series of art and science hands on workshops I am running with my students.

MA Art and Science staff and students are offering a range of creative workshops exploring observations and experimentations in art and science on Saturday 5 and 12 March, at Central Saint Martins.

Come along and get hands on with slime mould problem solving, microbial image making, nebula bottling, water mapping, microscopy inspired glass sculpting and chemigram making. Creative art and science workshops are designed for adults and young people. Young people must be 12+ and accompanied by an adult.

All proceeds go towards the MA Art and Science Degree Show (open to the public 25-29 May 2016).

Cost: £14 adult | £12 UAL staff/student | £9 child/senior/unemployed 
(discounts available when you book two or more workshops, applied at checkout)

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