A great presentation by Biomimicry3.8 co-founder Dr Dayna Baumeister. Enjoy! http://www.bioneerslive.org/VOD/VOD14/vod1602.html
Life’s Operating Manual :
Envision what our world would and could look like if we actually started reading and following the directions contained in “Life’s Operating Manual.” Co-founder with Janine Benyus of the Biomimicry Guild and Biomimicry Institute, Dayna Baumeister provides an eagle’s-eye view of biomimicry breakthroughs using ecological design and nature-inspired technologies that emulate nature’s profound design sophistication. She has worked in the field of biomimicry with Janine Benyus since 1998 and designed and teaches the world’s first Biomimicry Professional Certification Program.
About the Presenter:
Dayna Baumeister has worked in the field of biomimicry with Janine Benyus since 1998 as a business catalyst, educator, researcher, and design consultant. Together they founded the Biomimicry Guild, The Biomimicry Institute, and Biomimicry3.8, collectively fertilizing the movement of biomimicry as an innovative practice and philosophy to meet the world’s sustainability challenges. Dayna also designed and teaches the world’s first Biomimicry Professional Certification Program and compiled over a decade of experience into the Biomimicry Resource Handbook: A Seed Bank of Knowledge and Best Practices (2011). (www.biomimicry.net)
It’s always heartening to report on big business taking note of biomimicry. DOW – yes, the DOW, the granddaddy chemical company – is sponsoring a series of vignettes on Fast Company http://www.fastcompany.com/biomimicry. Check out this short interview with Janine Benyus: http://www.fastcompany.com/biomimicry/janine-benyus-biomimicry-is-innovation-inspired-by-nature.
This interview is part of a special EarthSky series Biomimicry: Nature of Innovation produced in partnership with Fast Company and sponsored by Dow.