January 2013

Monthly Archive

The 4th Annual Tommies – the Year in Biomimicry by Tom McKeag

Posted by on 12 Jan 2013 | Tagged as: biomimicry

Writing in his GreenBiz column, San Francisco biomimicry specialist Tom Mckeag says:

It’s time for the fourth annual Tommies, my list of notable bio-inspired ideas of 2012. As always, I have organized the list by the organisms that inspired the inventions or discoveries. Let me know if you have a favorite I might have missed. You can find the Tommies from 2011 here, the 2010 list here, and the 2009 awards here.

Continued at http://www.greenbiz.com

Will Biomimicry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy?

Posted by on 07 Jan 2013 | Tagged as: biomimicry

HOK's design for Project Haiti, an orphanage for Port-au-Prince, was inspired by the way kapok trees store water and maximize available resources.

A great post that moves the biomimicry conversation on from ‘looking like nature’ to ‘functioning like nature’. Read on!

As neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy begin drafting plans for reconstruction, some progressive architects and urban planners are arguing that the emerging science of biomimicryoffers a way forward. The notion is that the next generation of waterfront designs could draw inspiration from the intricate ways that plants and animals have adapted to their situations over hundreds of millions of years. Continued at http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/

Biomimicry Events for Jan/Feb

Posted by on 07 Jan 2013 | Tagged as: biomimicry, events

via Julie Sammons:

Here’s what’s blooming — scroll down for details, attachments, and contact info:


1. (Jan 7th) 2013 Biomimicry Education Summit: Save the Date + Call for Proposals (K-University + Adult Education)

2. (Jan 9th) Biomimicry Professional Certification: Potential Applicant Webinar (Adult Training)

3. (Jan 17th) Helios School: “Biomimicry Intelligence Agency” Program Showcase (K-8 Education)

4. (Jan 22nd) MIT/VLAB Forum: Programming Nature (Local Event)

5. (Feb 7th) Autodesk Design Night: Biomimicry Theme (Local / Partner Event)

6. (no deadline) 2013 Biomimicry Youth Challenge: Call for Submissions (Youth Education)