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Biomimicry 3.8 Homepage - Biomimicry 3.8. Vibrant OS Learning. If you take this course, you will be able to: Describe what biomimicry is and how it relates to other forms of bio-inspired design Use the Biomimicry for Design methodology (the Biomimicry Design Spiral) for technical and non- technical design challenges Articulate why biomimicry is valuable for your organization Integrate biomimicry into your design process or innovation pathway Content and Overview The first part of the course is an overview of the what, why, and how of biomimicry and the Biomimicry Design Spiral.

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The core of the course shows you how to use the 6 steps of Biomimicry Design Spiral: Identify, Translate, Discover, Abstract, Emulate, and Evaluate. Here you will learn how to apply biomimicry to real design challenges. Algorithmic Botany: Publications. Vintage animal prints. Here are some sample images – right click to print or save.

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Scroll down for more. Related pages: V&A · Elytra Filament Pavilion. Biomimicry. Glowee. Bio-Mathematics in Busby Berkeley Musicals. JF Ptak Science Books Post 1133 There's a certain amount of Leggy Geometry going on in the many films of the great and often-troubled Busby Berkeley.

Bio-Mathematics in Busby Berkeley Musicals

Berkeley was about 38 when he came into great prominence as a choreographer for movies with music--they were grand and spectacular, intricate dances involving dozens, many times employing overhead shots looking straight down on a full-kaleidoscope productions. (A kaleidoscope mirrors the great majority of its displayed image; Berkeley mirrored almost nothing, And he didn't really produce movie musicals per se, I think; those would come later with Fred Astaire and the like, where there were story lines and plots and associated happenings along with the terrific dancing and music. "Plot" was a throw-in with Berkeley, but everything else was just so grand that storyline really didn't get in the way of entertainment.) The motion, the offset camera work, the constant motion, almost gives you the sensation of falling into a Phoenix Set. The Gang's All Here (1943) Full Movie (Blu-ray Version)

Berlage drawings. Hendrik P.

Berlage drawings

Berlage's designs are based on the concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk, meaning that the architect not only designs the building, but is also involved in the interior design, taking care of furniture, lighting or carpeting. In the following 18 drawings we can find parquet and lamp designs among other ornaments and decorative patterns. The geometrical scheme and evocation of nature in these drawings refer directly to the artforms and compositions as drawn by Haeckel in his book Kunstformen Der Natur. Click on the link listed at the bottom of every image to go to their equivalent Haeckel's artwork. Please note that when they refer to a detail in Haeckel's print, the number of the specific organism is marked with '#'.

These 18 water colours by Dutch architect H.P. Special thanks to Het Nieuwe Instituut for loaning Berlage's drawings and to the sponsors for making Kunstformen der Natur possible. Prints. Biomimicry » Biomimicry » Leaf Litter Newsletter » Biohabitats Inc. When faced with a design challenges, we ask a lot of questions.

Biomimicry » Biomimicry » Leaf Litter Newsletter » Biohabitats Inc.

“What defines this place? What is its history, and how is it projected to change? What vegetation and microclimates exist here? What people, plants and wildlife can use this site?” These questions are important to the process, as they help us explore potential, but what if we began by first asking, “What would nature do?” Janine Benyus says yes. How do fireflies light up. Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies.

How do fireflies light up

This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light. The cells contain a chemical called luciferin and make an enzyme called luciferase. To make light, the luciferin combines with oxygen to form an inactive molecule called oxyluciferin. Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action. Insects - Insecta - Details. Animal / pathogenAspergillus flavus infects Insecta Animal / pathogenAspergillus fumigatus infects Insecta Animal / pathogenAspergillus niger infects Insecta In Great Britain and/or Ireland:Animal / carrion / dead animal feederAsterophlyctis sarcoptoides feeds on dead dead, shed exuvia of larva of Insecta.

Insects - Insecta - Details

AskNature. Biomimicry. BIOMIMICRY. Biomimicry is a 20-minute film featuring Janine Benyus.

BIOMIMICRY

It premiered at SXSWEco to a standing ovation and is now being screened around the world in theaters. Biomimicry will appear on LinkTV this winter and is available to the public on social media. Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it's ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water; and gives Janine the space to explain these subtle yet powerful solutions. How do fireflies light up?" Design Challenges – Biomimicry Institute. If you've ever caught fireflies and kept them in a mason jar, you're one of many who have encountered the enchanting glow of bioluminescent organisms.

Fireflies may be the most widely known bioluminescent creatures, but the phenomenon is surprisingly common in nature. Not so surprisingly, designers have taken an interest in the subject with the hope of creating a free energy lighting source. Read on to learn about some of the species that have inspired their work.