Intelligent Slime Mold Explored By Fringe Scientists in “The Creeping Garden” Documentary

June 23, 2014 | Marina Galperina

The Creeping Garden documentary follows artists, fringe scientists and mycologists who study the mysterious plasmodial slime mold — a non-animal, non-vegetable, non-fungi organisms that appears to be making intelligent decisions. Scored by Sonic Youth’s Jim O’Rourke (who scored Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man), it’s finally nearing completion.

The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.

But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat.

From its potential as an experimental artistic interface between data and information, to its integration with humanoid robotics, to something called “the human slime” — see it in the brand new trailer above, via Twitch Film.