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Main Title: Biological Computation of Physarum
Subtitle: from DLA to spatial adaptive Voronoi
Author(s): Werner, Liss C.
Type: Conference Object
Language Code: en
Abstract: Physarum polycephalum, also called slime mold or myxamoeba, has started attracting the attention of those architects, urban designers, and scholars, who work in experimental trans- and flexi-disciplines between architecture, computer sciences, biology, art, cognitive sciences or soft matter; disciplines that build on cybernetic principles. Slime mold is regarded as a bio-computer with intelligence embedded in its physical mechanisms. In its plasmodium stage, the single cell organism shows geometric, morphological and cognitive principles potentially relevant for future complexity in human-machines-networks (HMN) in architecture and urban design. The parametric bio-blob presents itself as a geometrically regulated graph structure-morphologically adaptive, logistically smart. It indicates cognitive goal-driven navigation and the ability to externally memorize (like ants). Physarum communicates with its environment. The paper introduces physarum polycephalum in the context of 'digital architecture' as a biological computer for self-organizing 2D- to 4D-geometry generation.
Issue Date: 2018
Date Available: 23-Nov-2018
DDC Class: 720 Architektur
570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
003 Systeme
Subject(s): generative geometry
Proceedings Title: Computing for a better tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th eCAADe Conference
Editor: Kępczyńska-Walczak, Anetta
Bialkowski, Sebastian
Publisher: eCAADe; Lodz University of Technology
Publisher Place: Łódź
Number: 2
Page Start: 531
Page End: 536
ISBN: 978-94-91207-16-7
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