Slimey and me have been doing more of the "what are we doing and how are we doing it and haven't we been over this before and where do we want to go now?" activities.
Anyway I don't know about you but I can't think of anything more dull than a maze. I'd rather have a normal real-world problem to solve of the kind that we share with other organisms such as will I be able to find my dinner on this riverbank? and how do I get this mud off my whiskers? and how will I complete my life-cycle in the absence of a suitable host? etc. Furthermore the only times I've negotiated a maze have been under duress and with various family members and I am pretty sure that not one of them is convinced that I have any sort of computational or cognitive powers, agency, ability to do decision-making, overarching self-awareness or anything that could add up to a form of memory.
How about a crossword then? Something appropriately cryptic?
|Pathways to Impact|
But we had more fun with the sudoku:
|You put your whole self in: that's what it's all about.|
* But you have to hand it to anyone who manages to get funding to study seventy-eight kittens from 3 to 7 weeks of age in an open-field arena. I would very much like to do that too. I hope it was all of them all at once, for four continuous weeks, bring a tent and a camping stove but it's ok, we have a composting toilet. But if you want to see what these guys actually did with their kittens Wiley have them all hidden behind a paywall and are charging $6 a look or $38 for the bareback ride. Which is how Public Engagement with Science becomes such a furtive and sordid and dimly-lit and sometimes illegal affair.