Louie Schwartzberg and Moving Art are bringing you Wonder & Awe, a podcast that explores the captivating intersection between art and science. Every episode, Louie will host a conversation about our natural world featuring two unique guests: one guest from the realm of art and one from the field of science. It all begins with […]
Louie Schwartzberg demonstrated our powerful connection to nature in his Earth Day 2020 short film. The mycelial network gives us a glimpse of what is possible through connection. How we can live in harmony with the earth. We need to recognize that what we do the earth, we do to ourselves. Watch the short film […]
Louie Schwartzberg received the American Visionary Art Museum’s highest honor, the Grand Visionary Award. Louie’s work will be on display at the museum through January 2021, part of its 25th original mega-exhibition, “The Secret Life of Earth.” Watch his inspiring keynote speech below! A Visionary Exhibit The American Visionary Art Museum exhibit brings together global […]
How did the human brain triple in size in just two million years? According to the “Stoned Ape Theory” developed by Terrence McKenna and his brother Dennis McKenna, a community of proto-humans might have consumed the magic mushrooms they found in the wild. That act could have profoundly changed their brains. “It was like a […]
Fungi could hold the key to our travels in outer space, both in real life and science fiction. On Star Trek: Discovery, a fictional astromycologist named Paul Stamets harnessed the power of cosmic fungi to power an entire spaceship. Watch the Star Trek character describe his work here: Star Trek Astromycology First of all, that’s […]
Psilocybin Therapy – On The Ballot Activists have collected more than 164,000 signatures from voters in Oregon to ensure that psilocybin therapy will be on the ballot this fall. Next, the state will vote on Initiative Petition 34 (IP 34) in November a petition that would bring psilocybin therapy to Oregon “through a licensed, regulated […]
Fantastic Fungi director Louie Schwartzberg joined The Harmonic Convergence—a 10-day long global meditation for universal contact organized by Unify. His unique work was played throughout the week-long broadcast, and Louie spoke with Isis Indriya for a fascinating conversation about our conscious evolution. Watch everything here: A Shift in Consciousness The Harmonic Convergence (THC) took place […]
The great American composer John Cage once wrote, “I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.” He was an amateur mycologist throughout his life, and this summer, his writings about fungi will be re-released in a gorgeous collection, John Cage: A Mycological Foray. Decades […]
Most people remember Beatrix Potter as the author of beloved children’s books like The Tale of Peter Rabbit, but she had a lesser-known, but important career as a mushroom hunter and amateur mycologist! In the forthcoming children’s book, Beatrix Potter, Scientist, author and Kansas City Star parenting columnist Lindsay H. Metcalf explores Potter’s work as […]
FANTASTIC FUNGI REIMAGINE We are launching a brand new album inspired by Fantastic Funig and the Mycelial Network. Pre-orders will launch on Kickstarter June 29th, but the official album release is July 28th. Over the next several weeks we are excited to share live performances and stories from the artists and producers who have contributed […]
Did you know there was real science behind Avatar‘s most famous concept? The forest is alive, all nurtured by the Mother Tree. James Cameron’s Avatar caused a sensation upon its release in 2009. Fans of the science fiction movie returned again and again for repeated viewings, making it one of the biggest box office hits […]
There are worlds of wonder that every child should visit. A journey to the Kingdom of the Mycelia world will spark your children’s curiosity about mushrooms and all the hidden magic there is to be discovered in nature. And it’s as close as a forest near you. Start your journey by watching “The Fantastic Fungi […]
Fantastic Fungi and Holistic Primary Care invite you to join a special online screening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi film. Immediately following the screening, will be a live Q&A session with director Louie Schwartzberg, neurologist Maya Shetreat, MD, and holistic psychiatrist, Scott Shannon, MD–all moderated by Holistic Primary Care’s editor, Erik Goldman. Follow this link […]
At a special Healer Collective seminar, director Louie Schwartzberg explained how the mycelium network shows us a different way of thinking about the world. You can watch the complete seminar here. Read inspiring quotes from the event below… Our culture has created a psychological sense of separation from the planet, from nature. But we are […]
Have you ever thought about foraging for mushrooms? There’s no better time to start! As we all shelter-in-place together, millions of people have explored life-changing new activities–including mycology. Biologist Merlin Sheldrake just published Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, a wide-ranging exploration of the world of mycology. His passion for mushrooms could inspire anybody […]
During this time of great uncertainty, many people are looking for ways to help our African-American communities. We’ve seen the deep roots of racism and divide in our country, but we are recognizing our shared humanity and interconnection. Leah Penniman, the founding co-director of Soul Fire Farm, has written about the struggles of black farmers […]
This is a unique poem, written and performed by IN-Q and set to the beautiful cinematography of filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, is a message of hope and encouragement to provide sustainable access to water and to transform lives forever.
WHAT'S POSSIBLE, a film for the UN Climate Summit, was created by the team of director Louie Schwartzberg, producer Lyn Davis Lear, writer Scott Z. Burns, Moving Art Studio, and the Lear Family Foundation.
This video was shown at the TED conference in 2011, with scenes from "Wings of Life", a film about the threat to essential pollinators that produce over a third of the food we eat. The seductive love dance between flowers and pollinators sustains the fabric of life and is the mystical keystone event where the animal and plant worlds intersect that make the world go round.
Witness a subtle poetic movement of flowers as they dance to the moving light, combining close-up cinematography at its finest along with wide and aerial perspectives of the flowering plant world that sustains us.
Viewers will experience the power of ocean waves and the sea's underwater splendor as celebrated filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg takes his camera into the deep to unveil the mysteries and wonders of the natural world.
Oprah steeps the soul with nature cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg, who has worked around the world, filming in 54 countries. This excerpt from the OWN series "Steep Your Soul" asks Louie to describe his morning ritual.
An intimate discussion between Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg and Author Katie Hess on their collaboration for their book Flower Revolution. Together they discuss the healing powers of flowers, the power of awe and the beauty of nature.
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
Visionary Artists Alex and Allyson Grey. Through a tour of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors ( The Grey's Art church) the artists discuss, life death, art, mushrooms and the mycelial web that weaves the universe together.
Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg's Images projected onto St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican to bring awareness to climate change. The show coincided with the last week of international climate talks in Paris.
Go behind the Scenes with Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg and Mycologist Paul Stamets to the San Francisco Premiere of Fantastic Fungi. Experience exclusive fan interactions, mycology fair and a one of a kind Fungi Q and A that explores science, art, religion and awe.