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Being Slime Mould: a participatory experiment exploring bodies of intelligence

Barnett, Heather (2015) Being Slime Mould: a participatory experiment exploring bodies of intelligence. In: Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson, 15-18 April 2015, Tucson, Arizona.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Barnett, Heather

Being Slime Mould set out to test human capacity for communication and cooperation in comparison with a single celled organism, the slime mould, Physarum polycephalum. Whilst it has no brain or central nervous system, the slime mould demonstrates primitive intelligence and an impressive capacity for collective action. This illustrated talk, experiment and discussion explored bodies of intelligence and model organisms - by following some simple biological rules we could observe what complex behaviours could emerge.

Official Website: http://body.arizona.edu
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: embodied cognition, collective intelligence, slime mould
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 16 April 2015
Related Websites: http://www.heatherbarnett.co.uk/
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Event Location: Tucson, Arizona
Projects or Series: The Physarum Experiments
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 11:58
Last Modified: 22 May 2015 11:58
Item ID: 7928
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7928

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