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Be The Media! and NATURE Lab 3-day Workshop with Blaine O’Neill: Community Mapping with Slime Mold
July 30, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Join us Thursday, July 25 from 12:00 – 1:30 for Community Discussion to brainstorm key nodes for community mapping in North Troy! In this 3-day workshop (7/30/13-8/2/13), we will explore what adaptive biological networks in P. polycephalum plasmodia can teach us about the way that we inhabit, design, and shape urban communities. By focusing on the social analogy of individual cells coming together to form a complex, intelligent multicellular organism—the network—we can investigate how cities grow and connect, how the people and life that inhabit them move through these networks, and how the configuration of these networks may affect public health, prosperity, demographics, and mobility. Exploring the complex and graceful division of labor employed by these social amoebae (some cells form the stalk, others form the spores that will propagate future generations) we can talk about the importance of community in sustainable design and thriving lives. Part of the “BioArt in the Industrial Wasteland” series, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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