Urban Agriculture 22: Clare-ity of thought

April 2, 2016

velcroHosts: Dickson Despommier and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Clare Miflin

Dickson and Vincent speak with architect Clare Miflin about biomimicry – innovation inspired by nature – and environmentally sound building practices. 

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One comment on “Urban Agriculture 22: Clare-ity of thought

  1. Steen Apr 2, 2016

    Great show—I enjoyed Dickson’s summary of the book by Peder Anker.
    http://www.amazon.com/Bauhaus-Eco-House-History-Ecological-Design/dp/0807135518/
    http://lsupress.org/books/detail/from-bauhaus-to-ecohouse/

    It looks like structural virologists found some inspiration from an architect in at least one case: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0968000402000075
    Inadvertent biomimicry? Reverse biomimicry?

    I may be biased (Swarthmore alumnus), but I think that Woody Hastings deserves much of the credit for the discovery for the discovery of quorum sensing based on (Alii?)Vibrio fischeri luminescence.
    See e.g. http://jb.asm.org/content/198/4/601.full

    Cf. V. harveyi, named for Hastings’s mentor E. N. Harvey and used by Bassler in her pioneering work on interspecies quorum sensing.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate

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