Janine Benyus gives a talk on Monday October 6, 2008 at 7PM titled “What Life Knows: New ideas from biology that could change the world” at Great Sage in Clarksville.
Biomimicry seeks to emulate the time-tested adaptive strategies of many species of plants, animals and microorganisms to transform how we live on this planet. Janine Benyus of the Biomimicry Guild celebrates the newest ancient ideas bubbling up in the natural sciences, illuminating how evolution’s wisdom can help us design benign, life enhancing technologies while inspiring us to protect Earth’s biodiversity.
This talk is free and open to the public. Great Sage is located at 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville, MD 21029.
Benyus has authored several books including:
- Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
- The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States
- Nature’s 100 Best: World-Changing Innovations Inspired By Nature
- The Secret Language & Remarkable Behavior of Animals, Northwoods Wildlife: A Watcher’s Guide to Habitats
- Beastly Behaviors: A Watcher’s Guide to How Animals Act and Why
Two related lectures are also scheduled for 7PM on Monday, October 6, 2008 so you can’t go to all of them.
- Jay Harman “Designing the Next Golden Age: A Progress Report” @ The Waldorf School of Baltimore/Music Room, 4801 Tamarind Rd., Baltimore
- Charlotte Brody “How Chemicals are Changing What it Means to Be a Woman (or a Man)” @ Breathe Books, 810 W 36th St, Baltimore
Read on below…
Jay Harman “Designing the Next Golden Age: A Progress Report”
This isn’t a live talk, instead it is a DVD screening ( 30 minutes) and discussion of Jay Harman’s keynote from last year’s Bioneers conference. Award-winning inventor, entrepreneur and CEO of PAX Scientific, Jay Harman shows examples of streamlined geometries and biomimetic approaches to the design of energy efficient, quiet, and ecologically friendly technology. Designs include fans, boats, and water pumps, all based on nature’s efficient, beautiful spiral geometry and rigorous engineering analysis.
7 PM at The Waldorf School of Baltimore/Music Room, 4801 Tamarind Rd., Baltimore; free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Charlotte Brody “How Chemicals are Changing What it Means to Be a Woman (or a Man)” …and what women and men can do to change chemicals.
Commonweal’s Charlotte Brody, an organizer for civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, peace and environmental health since 1964, explores how chemicals are creating disease and disorders and how solutions are being created to regain health and democracy.
7 PM at Breathe Books, 810 W 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211; free and open to the public.
All of these lectures are part of Baltimore Bioneers.