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'The Creeping Garden' trailer celebrates slime mold and the weird science it inspires

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Even without any background, slime mold is beautiful and hypnotic in its strangeness, but a closer look at this primitive, distributed intelligence reveals how interesting it really is. With music by one-time Sonic Youth member and Grizzly Man soundtrack composer Jim O'Rourke, The Creeping Garden is a documentary exploring the world of research that's grown up around slime mold, which can be used to illuminate everything from robot navigation to the Tokyo subway. In the trailer below, you'll see scientists and artists who have found inspiration in the organism, as well as hunts for the diverse species of slime mold found in the wild. There's no word on when the film itself will creep online or into theaters, but we have high hopes for it when it does.