Fungal Faculty (2023)

Fungal Faculty (2023)

Fungal Faculty (2023)

An essay by

Fungal Faculty (2023)
Thijs Biersteker
in collaboration with the Computational Intelligence Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Experience the fluidity of intelligence through 'Fungal Faculty.' This AI-powered artwork challenges our notions of intelligence, intertwining ancient fungal networks with modern AI.
As you engage with the installation by moving in front of it, you witness the dynamic shift from directive to subservient, mirroring our evolving understanding of intelligence. This harmonious blend of recycled materials and cutting-edge technology offers a glimpse into the future of biology and technology interaction. 'Fungal Faculty' invites us to embrace new perspectives on intelligence, sparking a bridge of understanding between humans and alternative forms of cognition.