Jenna Sutela Log of TerraVienna, x-OO, CS + stA

>Be i

>i, Consti-Scius, surveyor of order + deep patterning

>Observe: Terra Vienna 12015

>Objective to examine structural evidence of complex life systems

 

>Be i

>i, stellAgric, surveyor of planetary garden

>Observe: Terra Vienna 12015

>Objective to examine current + previous resident organisms of Terra

 

>Comment: a biosphere so dry that only mineraloids and terra metals thrive

>Observe Specimen 1: silica sand, long-sifted from expired cosmicum

 

>Yes! Observe: A groomed plot laid to look natural, displays the formative influence of a species

 

>Observe Specimen 2: geometrical designs, dark threats groomed to order

 

>Comment: Holarchies of holons are everywhere

>?Theory: Aggregate order as cognitive sediment from departed civ

 

>Agree, possible.

 

>Observe now: Specimen 3: Lush example of Physarum polycephalum, “many-headed” slime mold; terra cereberus! a sagacious sentinel, planetoid cortex

 

>Observe: All the water on this desert planet has been folded inside a gelatinous bag

>?Theory: Life on land became a unified whole: one flexible body and collective mind, wetware

 

> Observe Specimen 4: instructions

>”Pull a nerve cell from the brain and put it on the ground”

>?Theory: The Earth is beginning to think, stellAgric think

 

>Yes! Agree! The Earth is beginning to think

 

>Observe: Simplicity rebounds. Possible? Earlier incarnations of life are re-strategized

 

>?Theory: Terra cere, this brain of the Earth, may be as old as the terrestrial ecosystem, arriving hundreds of millions of years before other life forms

 

>Agree! Possible.

 

>Observe: Physarum networks are slow, much slower than plant or animal networks and very much slower than silicon computing

>Comment: But their circuits are self-growing and self-repairing

 

>Observe: Repeated exchange between environment and organism rather than a centralized program or algorithm

>Comment: Stable relationship maintained through active discourse

 

>Yes! Agree! Forever running in the background, emergent only when absolutely necessary

 

>Observe: An intelligence governed by the laws of physics rather than concepts and symbols

 

>Yes! Conclude: Here, the law of competition bows before collaboration


>Agree! Theory: It was always the slime mold’s world, ‘they’ were mere guests

 

 

Log of TerraVienna, x-OO, CS + stA
by Jenna Sutela