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November 24, 2010

Above and Beyond

A weekly exploration of creativity – or something just ‘out there’

Biomimicry. If you’ve never heard the term before check out this TED video by Janine Benyus. The premise is that we live in a competent universe. Just about anything we want to do has already been done – by nature. Take spring for example (not a spring, although I’m sure there’s plenty of examples in nature for that). Spring. The season that comes after winter. Imagine designing spring, says Janine. Imagine indeed. Further, she says, imagine designing spring without policies, and committees, and protocols? Indeed.

Someone once said: maybe we just need to get out of our own way.

And when we’re stuck (a symptom of being in our own way) maybe we should take on the biomimicry mantra and ask ourselves: how would nature solve this?

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