Hosts: 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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- Kiss & Kathcart Architects
- Biomimicry Institute
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- Make biomimicry your career
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Great show—I enjoyed Dickson’s summary of the book by Peder Anker.
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.