La Forma è necessaria: esperimentazioni microbiologiche : La gravità causa intelligenzia
Project 3rd year: Atelier Blumer, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, USI, Svizzera
Book, written in 3 languages, Italian, English and German
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The hypothesis of the study is: Gravity causes intelligence
The behavior and growth of the slime mold, Physarum polycephalum, was studied in relation to artificially generated gravity. The intention of this project was to find new sources of inspiration for architectural concepts through systematic exploration of the effect of gravity on organisms. The main question is: Does gravity promote intelligent behaviors for living beings? This yielded the following results:
18.104.22.168 Excessive rotational speed is is not tolerated by the slime mold
22.214.171.124 In order to grow into the center the slime mold optimizes its structure
126.96.36.199 The slime mold cautiously changes its direction even with strong rotation
188.8.131.52 Stimulus improves growth in the resting phase
184.108.40.206 Repetitions reinforce the structure of the slime mold
220.127.116.11 Teamwork ensures the survival of the colony through the main adery.
18.104.22.168 Important main aderies quickly regenerate themselves after rotation and become stronger.