Paul Stamets and Louie Schwarzberg: How Mushrooms and Nature’s Beauty Can Help Save the World

May 20th, 2012

View the entire presentation by Paul Stamets and Louie Schwartzberg here

Sunday, May 20, 8:00 pm
Intiman Playhouse Studio at the Seattle Center

Join visionary mycologist Paul Stamets and cinematographer extraordinaire Louie Schwartzberg for a wide-ranging exploration of the world changing potential of mushrooms and media. Paul will discuss his fungus-based ecological and medicinal technologies for radically restoring ecosystems and human health. Drawing from his stunningly beautiful MOVING ART images, Louie will show how nature‚Äôs beauty can provide a way to connect with ourselves, each other and the natural world. Louie is currently working on a 3D film about the work of Paul Stamets entitled “Fantastic Fungi… The Forbidden Fruit.”

Paul Stamets is a world-renowned mycologist and author of six books including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World and Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. He is founder and president of Fungi Perfecti, a company which provides medicinal mushroom products and information (

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer whose career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. His short film “Gratitude” featuring Brother David Stendl-Rast is the most popular Tedx presentation of all time (

Special Benefit Reception at the Whidbey GeoDome Earth Portal Exhibit

Join us for an intimate reception with Paul Stamets and Louie Schwartzberg at the Whidbey GeoDome Earth Portal exhibit at the Seattle Center. This benefit for the Whidbey GeoDome Project will include a half hour Earth Portal experience.
Sunday, May 20, 6:00 pm, at the Earth Portal exhibit at the Seattle Center

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