Visiting Non-Human Scholar
The first non-human scholar-in-residence, Physarum Polycephalum, arrived from Carolina Biological Supply in 2017, and moved into a dedicated office in the Cole Science Center.
Physarum Polycephalum, a plasmodial slime mold, researches important problems from a non-human perspective, and enhances intellectual life on campus by helping students and colleagues to think about the world without human biases.
Current research by Physarum Polycephalum, in conjunction with student and faculty colleagues, will be available for peer review in the Hampshire College Art Gallery from February 1 - March 9, 2018. The campus and broader community is invited to a series of related presentations as part of the Plasmodium Symposium on March 2, 2018, 1.30-7pm.