A microbiological modeling of population density and the distribution of resources along Venice Blvd. in Los Angeles leads to animated discussions.
Physarum polycephalum charts the concentration and distribution of wealth in LA. Cesar & Lois ask, Do microbiological colonies share or gentrify?
The experiment in Los Angeles was hosted by JAUS and included a discussion with LA participants spanning the entire city. Food for the event was sourced from eateries along Venice Blvd. along the growth route of Physarum polycephalum. Discussants ate food from the disparate cultural areas along the route while considering how a city grows, the root causes of gentrification and why those who move do so and what happens to under-resourced and often displaced cultures.