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      January 7, 2014

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      Sustain Dane presents an Encore Bioneers Screening: Biomimicry

      Date
      Jan 7, 2014
      06:00 PM until 08:00 PM



      Description

      Do you find inspiration in nature? Biomimicry is the field of imitating natural systems and models for the purpose of solving complex human problems. In recent years, it's led to some stellar and life-changing innovations. During this special encore screening of the 2013 National Bioneers Conference, we'll meet two experts in biomimetics who are re-imagining our built world through a lens of our natural world.

      JANINE BENYUS | THE BIOMIMICRY NETWORK EFFECT: WHAT WILL WE SOLVE TOGETHER?

      If we collectively consulted nature to solve a few key issues, imagine what a difference we could make!  The acclaimed biomimicry guru, biologist, innovation consultant, and author Janine Benyus illuminates how the Biomimicry community might collaborate, with nature’s help, on a short list of challenges that just can’t wait. She will translate the latest scientific findings on Biomimicry, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as “one of the 20 breakthrough ideas in business,” and on biological networks into an action plan for anyone wanting to spread good ideas organically.

      JAY HARMAN | THE NATURE OF INNOVATION

      As a boy in Australia, Jay Harman noticed that nature’s favorite form is the spiral. From the shape of galaxies and hurricanes to how blood flows through your veins to how water goes down a drain, this ancient sacred form – the Golden Mean – has preoccupied a lineage from indigenous peoples to Plato, Pythagoras, Descartes and Da Vinci. Harman had the genius to apply nature’s favorite form to industrial design. Through starting numerous biomimicry firms and research conducted for his acclaimed new book, The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation, he has illustrated key ways that biomimetic business differs from business as usual. He’ll share inspiring examples of companies and governments that are adopting biomimicry, including radical approaches to mitigating the harms of fracking and climate change. He will illustrate ways we can all be biomimics in our homes and businesses. Modern biomimicry does more than gratify human industrial ambition; it teaches us how to live in harmony with nature and opens breakthrough opportunities for a new business model of partnership with nature.

      Cost
      $Free, Open to the public

      Location

      Madison Central Library, Room 302
      201 W Mifflin St.
      Madison, WI
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      Additional Information

      For more information:

      Sustain Dane, the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability

      Telephone: 608-819-0689
      Contact name: Amy Kesling

      Website: http://sustaindane.org


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