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A few notes, while multi-tasking, from her interview this morning on KQED/Forum:
We _are_ nature. Part of our problem is that we’ve been thinking otherwise.
Looking for a mentor: “We don’t necessarily think to look to the organisms that have done something well. All I needed to do was look at the pond, not go on the internet.”
Is it possible? The existence proof is right outside.
Maybe the question isn’t: “how do we formulate a better, more environmentally sound paint?” but rather “how do we create color?” A biologist can tell you there’s two kinds of color: pigment and structural, like peacocks [which are actually BROWN] and tropical butterflies. Iridigm is working on computer displays based on this.
Shallow biomimicry can get us intro more trouble….


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