Mapping Ecological Networks with the Living Organism - Slime Mould

Rosie Whicheloe


An introduction to experimental slime mould mapping - could slime mould’s inherent networking ability help me model ecological networks?. This would be no different from computer models; simplified representations of reality; based on numerous assumptions and all having their own limitations. The extra benefit with using or rather collaborating with slime mould, a fellow being would mean the mapping would become open-access”, available to anyone; no technical expertise required, no long days sitting behind a computer. This would be a bio-mimicry-style live-mapping engagement with one of Earth’s oldest and most peculiar inhabitants, the slime mould.

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