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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-03-29 05:45 am

I collect spores, molds, and fungus

There's a documentary about slime mold! The Creeping Garden (2014), by Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp. It screened two years ago at the Brattle and I missed it. I didn't even know. It's plasmodial slime molds, not cellular, but that's okay. I'll still watch it. Fortunately, there appears to be a Blu-Ray/DVD. I'm so happy. It had better include the time a slime mold modeled the railway system of Tokyo.
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-03-29 10:49 am (UTC)(link)
But why do slime moulds shun Carlisle?
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[personal profile] kore 2017-03-29 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
1) T will love this! 2) I will have to leave the room (holy jet engine nightmare fuel Batman)
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[personal profile] kore 2017-03-29 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
It's just such a visceral OH GOD NO NO NO ACK reaction I'm not sure I could even really verbalize it. Slime! Mold! MOVING slime mold! WTF!
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[personal profile] kore 2017-03-29 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, I wasn't truly bothered or anything, I mean it's not like you included a picture.
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[personal profile] kore 2017-03-29 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
//BURSTS into tears
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[personal profile] genarti 2017-03-29 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh. That's fascinating!
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[personal profile] genarti 2017-03-29 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooooh. Definitely going to have to keep an eye out for this one!

[identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com 2017-03-29 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember about the slime mold modeling the railway system of Tokyo. It's a great world.

[identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com 2017-03-29 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Are you going to Washington, or is there a sister march in Boston?

[identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com 2017-03-29 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
That's great that your father will be joining you ... I can't venture more, because when I start to make remarks about the generations coming together and the fate of the world .... it's more emotion than I want to cope with just this moment.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2017-05-16 08:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I just saw the documentary and wish to mention (in case you have not yet seen it) that it includes the phrase "coax it with an oat" (used by an artist of her slime molds).
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2017-05-18 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
It has far fewer slime mold facts than I personally would like, but considerable charm.