Musical Biocomputing

ICCMR studying the electrical properties of organisms in order to build innovative electronic systems. We are developing electronic components grown out of biological material.  We are learning how to control an organism known as Physarum polycephalum to build bioprocessors. And we are using them to build biocomputers for new kinds of Artificial Intelligence for musical creativity. At the core of ICCMR’s biocomputers are biomemristors. These are memristors made with Physarum polycephalum. The memristor is a relatively unknown electronic component: it is a resistor with memory. The memristor is exciting because its behaviour is comparable to the behaviour of biological neurones and certain processes in the brain, which is paving the way for the development of brain-like processors.