Gallery: Ask Nature: Using Biomimicry to Solve Design Problems

 
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The Biomimicry Institute recently teamed up with Autodesk to launch AskNature.org, an incredible source of information for the growing community of professionals researching and applying the principles of biomimicry. The solutions that animals and nature have come up with have been tried and tested for millions of years (certainly longer than humans have been designing), so why reinvent the wheel? Why not learn from nature to make our designs more efficient, elegant, and sustainable?

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  3. tuttles November 27, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    The presentation on TED is done by Janine Benyus.

    Biomimicry is a wonderful way to approach design, however, I might argue that this approach has been around as long as we have been designing. It just fairly recently has been categorized “biomimicry” by someone. (another example could be the development of airplanes)

    These days, with the new capabilities of our technology, we are begin to uncover much more information about the natural world and it is great to see organizations attempt to spread new information.

    And remember, just because something is biomorphic, that doesn’t mean it is biomimetic. Biomimicry is much better!

  4. genitron November 27, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Good Stuff!

    For all people and Ecodesigner, we want to sign this very interesting interview with Taryn Mead from Biomimcry Guild, Interview is Italian / English:

    http://www.genitronsviluppo.com/2008/11/10/biomimesi-lunico-ecodesign-possibile-intervista-a-taryn-mead-di-the-biomimicry-gulid-per-scoprire-la-reale-possiblita-di-ricollegare-le-azioni-e-i-prodotti-delluomo-alla-natura/

    Good Work People!

    Daniel – GenitronSviluppo.com – Italian Web Green Publishing

  5. ligress November 27, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    There is a fantastic presentation on TED.com about biomimicry – anyone interested shoudl really check it out. I can’t remember the author, but if you type in ‘biomimicry’, i’m sure it’ll find it. Enjoy!

  6. theokobox November 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Totally awesome – to see a car struture as skeletel is amazing… like why didn’t we try these things sooner?… of course we can’t beat nature- we should join it. Thanks for this beautiful post!

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