The Creeping Garden: Slime Moulds and the People Who Love them / Jasper Sharp

The Creeping Garden: Slime Moulds and the People Who Love them / Jasper Sharp

DETAILS

May 26th 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, London

11 Mare Street, E84RP

£10

£5 concessions

includes admission to the museum

DESCRIPTION

The slime mould is all but unknown to most people. And yet small groups of scientists, artists, musicians and visionaries have begun to find within the intriguing behavioural patterns of this peculiar life form extraordinary metaphors that seem to belong to the world of science fiction, inspiring practical applications such as powerful computing devices, transport network designs and robot controllers.

Jasper Sharp, co-director of The Creeping Garden (with Tim Grabham), discusses his film and book exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with these extraordinary plasmodial organisms.