An international network of/for intelligent organisms
Check out this BBC4 documentary on the science of decay. There's a decent section on slime moulds, including Bruce Ing foraging for them in the woods, the Tokyo transport network experiment and Soichiro Tsuda's physarum controlled robot. Some gorgeous time lapse's too.
Catch it on iPlayer for another 5 days...
Added by Heather Barnett on May 5, 2012 at 10:05 — No Comments
Just as I'm about to do a bit of work with the slime mould it decides to get all reproductive on me. Am I normal?
Added by Sarah Roberts on February 25, 2012 at 11:44 — No Comments
Had a great outing today to the MA Art & Science @ CSM, London. Thanks for having me. Please add photos of your Physarum polycephalum experiments here and let us know if they do anything interesting or unusual. The collective animation we made during the day is on here and YouTube.
Thanks again for a great day.
Added by Heather Barnett on November 21, 2011 at 22:43 — No Comments
I took some Physarum to the Margate Photo Festival last weekend and invited visitors to feed it with a variety of substances to establish likes and dislikes. Obvious liking for oats and rice, pasta and flour; distinct dislike for alka seltzer, ibuprofen and bicarbinate of soda; but I'm not too sure about tobacco and chilli powder (it seemed to investigate seriously but not engulf). Worth further investigation, with a closer position...
Thanks to all those who fed the slime…Continue
Added by Heather Barnett on August 19, 2011 at 13:01 — No Comments
On 22 March 2011 I am giving a talk about my work with Physarum to a group of artists, designers and biologists at GenSpace, New York's Community Laboratory. http://genspace.org/
We will be looking at the range of research currently being done with slime moulds, my experiments and attempts to collaborate with the intelligent organism and will be making slime mould art.
So watch this space for new postings of oat eating drawings and the…Continue
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