An international network of/for intelligent organisms
hi there .
i·m new here and i·m excited to join this community .
at some point i would love
to get a sample of physerum polycephalum .
i figure though
first i·ll offer some stories as trade .
over the past five years
i got increasingly into studying molds , fungi , and lichens .
i made some avant garde technologies
involving bio-chips , terraria , and a giant glass tank filled with all manner of things , which i one day ran a 6V lantern battery through and dubbed The Bioreactor .
the experiment got so famous that
Magic: the Gathering made a card about it ,
The Reality Chip .
part of the experiment
involved an electrical chip
made of chia gel , graphite , and lichen
hooked up to a 9V portable battery .
i had set up the terrarium such that
there was an old SD Card buried in the sand .
slime mold connected the bio-chip to the card
could have allowed it
to randomly access or burn in packets of
what would have appeared as digital noise .
here·s the terrarium
and here·s The Reality Chip
note the round AI node in the top left corner ,
the blue scintillation is glass dust in sand ,
the Bio-Chip and SD Card at the bottom ,
with ever-so-fine tendrils seeking out ,
and two staring giants in the background ,
"Did it? Did it though?"
i just moved into a new apartment
in a new city
and i·ve already got
some promising glass tanks
with which to start
a whole town of experiments .
i·m super excited .