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Heather Barnett TEDTalks

Heather Barnett

Jun 2014

Barnett presents a talk on creating a semi-intellgent slime mold using Physarum polycephalum. While this single celled organism has no brain nor central nervous system, it shows a primitive form of memory, problem-solving skills and the apparent ability to make decisions.

It is also quite beautiful and makes therefore for a great creative collaborator. Although ultimately I cannot control the final outcome, it is a rather independent organism.

Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime