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EXPERIMENT: Physarum polycphalum, Agar agar, starch
YEAR: 2014

Long-term research project into decentralized organisation, complexitiy, swarm intelligence... or simply the beauty of nature.

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I am exploring live organic material as an artistic medium to better understand the complexity of our lives by combining biological matter with digital art. This involves the artistic interpretation, abstraction and representation of studies of pattern formation in vegetative state of acellular slime mold Physarum polycephalum.

Experiment to test the growth properties on different media. Comparison between various mixtures of Agar agar and starch. When growing on starch media the morphology and foraging behaviour of Physarum poycephalum starts to change considerably.