Friday, October 28, 2011

Inspire Innovation: Become a Beta Tester

Introduction to the Practice of Biomimicry
Foundations of Biomimicry: First Course in a Series of Three Now Available in Beta

Biomimicry 3.8 Professional Pathways is excited to announce the Beta Release of our first online course in the Foundations of Biomimicry series, Introduction to the Practice of Biomimicry.

We're currently beta testing Introduction to the Practice of Biomimicry, which means we’re looking for any glitches, bugs, and opportunities to enhance the course before releasing it to the general public. The first 100 people to become beta testers can take the course at a 50% discount (a $74 value) in exchange for completing a feedback survey at the conclusion of the course.

Beta testing closes November 3, 2011

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Reposted courtesy professional pathways and biomimicry3.8.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Biomimicry Pecha Kucha

Amy and Lindsay presented an introduction to biomimicry, Pecha Kucha style, at the Ryerson Woods on October 13th.  Since the slides aren't really visible in this format, I've uploaded them here.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Foresight Green Drinks: New Solutions - Designing From Nature's Innovations

The Biomimicry Chicago core group will be presenting a Biomimicry: Designing from Nature's Innovations panel at the next Foresight Greendrinks in Chicago.  Come learn more about biomimicry applied locally and hear about our vision for a naturally inspired Chicago.

Wednesday, November 16th at 5:30.

Jefferson Tap & Grille.

325 N Jefferson St, 2nd Floor.  ChicagoIL 60661

Biomimicry, the practice of learning from nature to solve human design problems, is emerging as a powerful tool for creating more sustainable solutions. Applied at a variety of scales, from individual products to buildings to organizations, biomimcry brings nature's 3.8 billion years of innovation experience to the design table.
This month's panel examines this quickly evolving practice, reviewing what it is, how it is being applied, the tangible advancements it has already produced, and the powerful potential for the future. Of specific interest to designers, architects, entrepreneurs, biologists, and related others, the conversation will be wide ranging and inspiring to anyone with a concern for a more vibrant and resilient future. Come learn more about this exciting field, and the new emerging network, Biomimicry Chicago.

Biomimicry at Pecha Kucha in Ryerson Woods

Lindsay and Amy will be speaking at a Pecha Kucha at the Ryerson Woods next Thursday, October 13th at 7:30pm.  Come learn about biomimicry in this fast-paced forum - 20 slides x 20 seconds each!  Press release after the cut: