I’ve been incredibly lucky to be invited to work on my dissertation and current projects at Matt Ratto’s Critical Making Lab. Since last week, I started bringing the slime mold growing on plates nested in a camera bag, underneath a box of electronic components — musing for a few seconds, every now and then along the way, on the […]
I found Andrew Adamatzky’s research very helpful in getting to know slime mold at the intersection of biology and electronics. I’ve been trying to replicate ways to coax slime mold growth to make conductive wires as well. In an chapter contributed to Advances in Physarum Machines (2016) a book he also edited, Adamatzky reported that: In 25 experiments we measured […]
Since January 2017 I became the happy parent of slime mold. Well, “happy” is how I felt when I took the petri dish that contained — it or them? more on that later — out of the box. Since then, there’s been a lot of mixed feelings: boisterous joys, puzzlement, misunderstandings, flashes of connections to media and communication theories, […]
– « eeeeewww! » I know. But it tastes great. Recipes abound for this kind of thing online. Here it’s just burnt brie cheese and peanut butter over whole-grain toast. It’s as simple and counterintuitively awesome as that.
Two experiments were combined in one. First I wanted some way to cook meat glued parts to test out the transglutaminase. I also wanted to figure out how to cook a Moroccan tagine in a rice cooker. Turned out both were successful and delicious. In a rice cooker combine: – chicken or any scraps broth […]