For anyone beginning to explore biomimicry, or wanting to introduce it to new audiences, there is a superb resource online that is often buried below the glamour of TED talks. The new academic year means introducing biomimicry to fresh minds, so I thought I would start sharing the resources I use to do this.
A conversation with Janine Benyus
There is no replacement for reading the seminal text of Biomimicry: Innovation inspired by nature, but there is an excellent introductory overview that Janine posted on the website, that I designed, many moons ago. We use this as the first hand out in class to get all the students up to speed. It touches on all the big topics, such as;
- Introduction to biomimicry, what is it, where it came from
- Why biomimicry is critical for humanity now
- The future of agriculture, farming like a prairie
- The future of business, shifting our “niche”
- Case studies for further research