Guest Blog by Allison Bernett: Biomimicry is a hot topic right now--especially with the emergence of academic programs like Arizona State University’s biomimicry masters degree, centers like the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and now a biomimicry track at SXSW Eco.
Check out our latest release of SXSW Eco 2015 sessions! Our new sessions cover a variety of themes from corporate social responsibility, design, communication to cities and utilities.
The Biomimicry Institute and Biomimicry 3.8 presents: Open Innovation Challenges, Inspired by Nature
In a world where every day, new advances in technology are making designing and developing easier not only for large corporations but for the do-it-yourselfers at home, how do we ensure that inventors and users of technology are ethically and empathetically prepared to build and use technology responsibly?
When we think of life in the future, the first thing that comes to mind is usually advancing technologies. We expect our future urban homes to be run on smart technology and energy savers like solar panels, but should we also be considering our give and take with other organisms?...
Join us as we discuss how current advancements in space technology are helping address a wide variety of global problems from food security to disaster management to protecting natural resources.
How do international regulations (or lack thereof) allow for innovation in urban development and energy policy? Join Anica Landrenau of HOK and Sean O'Malley of SWA as they share their firms' international development achievements and challenges in Saudi Arabia and China, respectively, in this engaging session....
How can we overthrow the king of fossil fuels? Hear from one of the world leaders in clean energy transportation, David Livingston, and learn about The Oil-Climate Index this October at SXSW Eco.
The exponential growth of the Internet of Things has shown us the difference between having Smart devices and the Smart cities of the future. As we move towards a world where our devices are mostly independent, they will require less of our guidance for continued functionality.
Join us when we welcome XPRIZE ocean expert Paul Bunje and the new competition winner for a Fireside Chat. There they will discuss developments in ocean acidification research and introduce their winning technology that promises to change the way we measure and therefore respond to ocean acidification.