Thursday, February 9, 2012

So the groundhog got me thinking... do animals adapt to freezing Chicago winters?

Humans seal ourselves off in conditioned homes and cars, burning a lot of fossil fuel energy to do so.  But animals don't have that option.  So how do they do it?  I decided to revisit my grade school classes and relearn what I've forgotten.  And maybe there is something we can learn for design.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Getting Started on Groundhog Day!

Did the groundhog see it's shadow?  We hadn't heard because the Network Leaders of Biomimicry Chicago were hard at work at HOK in Chicago figuring out how to start our new network!  After much visioning and brainstorming, we have figured out an interim plan for 2012 that will allow us to establish the groundwork for our network while Lindsay and Amy finish the final year in the Biomimicry Professional Program.  This year, we plan to work on select projects while creating collaborative relationships with like minded organizations throughout our region.  We'll also be collaborating to keep this blog up to date with the latest local biomimicry stories as well as announcements and educational opportunities available nationally.  Follow us on twitter @biomimicrychi and our LinkedIn group Biomimicry Chicago and stay tuned - there's much more where this came from!

Amy, Lindsay, Peter, and Colin

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Biomimicry Student Design Challenge Finalists
Entries from around the world were received and they've narrowed the selection to 12 finalists.  Which one do you like the best?