expanding on: slime mould

 

We finalised some of the closing weeks of 2016 with the second instalment of our ART x RESEARCH x SCIENCE series with Heather Barnett.  The following video demonstrates slime mould's 'intelligent' behaviour and uncanny sense of direction.

Video courtesy of © Heather Barnett via YouTube. [No sound] Nodes and Networks | New York City December 2015 Throughout the first week of December 2015, an international multidisciplinary team came together to design a series of experiments to test human collective intelligence in comparison to other, seemingly simpler, organisms, looking particularly at behaviours of the slime mould Physarum polycephalum.