An Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Mushrooms Growing

Fantastic Fungi is an excerpt from a feature documentary about Paul Stamets, a mycologist, by Louie Schwartzberg.

Fantastic Fungi is an excerpt from a feature documentary about Paul Stamets, a mycologist and author, by Louie Schwartzberg. The video pairs beautiful footage of mushrooms growing with an interview with Stamets, who makes a passionate argument for understanding and valuing nature's ecosystems. 

In 2008, Stamets gave a TED Talk, Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World: 

For more films by Louie Schwartzberg, visit

Via PopTech.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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