An international network of/for intelligent organisms
So you want slime?
I can give you slime. I'll post physarum to anyone anywhere free of charge.
"Free?" you say, surely that's too good to be true?
Indeed it is, I said free of charge, not actually free. This is the slime mould collective, lone oat flakes do not get visited by physarum fairy. You must prove your worth if you want to join and engage with the network. Assimilation doesn't hurt, we promise and you might like it.
Tell us why you want the slime, what are your hopes and fears for slimekind? Where do you you see your slime in five years time?
A paragraph, a short story, maybe a few lines of verse, how about an expressive dance? We don't mind we just want you to communicate.
In return we will let you have your very own slime sent discreetly in a plain envelope - your friends and family need never know!
Ian, we just got our slime molds yesterday and are looking forward to reviving them. I'm hoping to do some experiments via web cam for the kids in her class while their school is closed for COVID. Maybe their teachers will get into it enough and I can leave them spawn for future generations. Either way, wanted to let you know that this is a cool thing you're doing. Thanks.
Back in history
The motile grex caught my eye
Now it’s time to see.
Are they Physarum
Best left to the clever moulds
Would love a sample.
hi dear ian,
we want to experiment with the blob. watch how he eats the flake. give him mushrooms so that he eats them. otherwise i can't think of anything else. no, wait: we want to cut him into several pieces, take them to the kindergarten and give them away to everyone of my friends who wants them. then everyone will have a blob. then we can compare what he does.
Ian, dear Ian
hardly to imagine something more generous than sending precious slime mould to one another. Nothing is for free, really! But it is all about taking and receiving.
Therefore, I humbly ask for some slimy moldy attention - with all the fears, hopes and other expectation towards slime mould I can offer.
I am a theatre practitioner and writer, based in Switzerland, and my artistic focus is perception as a broader frame, and ecology as a more specific topic. In addition to that, I am a garden enthusiast and me and my garden-friends got offered to transform some small waste land next to our house into something else. This something else offers to deepen playing with the contrast of urban and natural space and sound (since the waste land is next to our house, but also next to a quite noisy street.)
I'd love to focus on fungi and really, slime mould is on very top of my all times favorites. (After slime mould, there comes plankton, and then amoeba.)
Promise: I will give names to my new friends, will talk and listen to them and let you know how our oaty friendship grows.