Evolutionary design through the lens of biomimicry
For us to really get with the evolutionary program we need not control and patent natural systems, processes and life forms, but rather learn advanced design from them. Janine Benyus is the catalyst of and guide for a cross-disciplinary movement following her basic thesis that human beings should consciously emulate nature’s genius in their designs. This 50 minute extended program not only conveys much about the concept and applications of biomimicry, but also sheds light on Janine’s history and current work and awards, her concerns about the patenting of natural forms and GMOs, and ways to get involved with and support biomimicry. Benyus founded Biomimicry 3.8, a B Corporation offering educational and youth programs, consulting and training, and a public Biomimicry Design Portal used by students and researchers, AskNature.org.
Eco Evolution with host Michael Gosney is a weekly talk radio show tracking the global shift to sustainability in conversation with leading thinkers and doers on the front lines of change. Current and past shows available on I-Tunes and WebTalkRadio.net. For complete info visit eco-evolution.com.
This podcast originally appeared on Eco Evolution with Michael Gosney.
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