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

TEDSalon Berlin 2014 · 12:11 · Filmed Jun 2014
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Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime
12:11 · Filmed June 2014 at TEDSalon Berlin 2014 · Subtitles available in 21 languages

Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.

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Heather Barnett creates art with slime mold — a material used in diverse areas of scientific research, including biological computing, robotics and structural design. Full bio
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