Siphonophora
With Robert Davis, Psychology Department, Goldsmiths College, London.

Borrowing its name from a class of marine invertebrates, Siphonophora consists of a collection of small reactive devices that float in one of Gunpowder Park's lakes, tracking light, temperature, audio, pH levels and other pond life activity. We are researching ways to enable the population of devices to evolve their behaviour organically in response to specific site conditions including the local bird population, insects in and around the water and human interaction from visitors who come to see it from the existing bird hide.

Research began in August 2008 and Siphonophora will live in the park from January to March 2009.

Progress details are available here: http://www.artofcommonspace.org/site/75/306.html and its realtime Pachube sensor feed can be found here http://www.pachube.com/feeds/1247.

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