Emergence: Why Fight Nature? Biomimicry as Design

Emergence: Why Fight Nature? Biomimicry as Design

Jeremy Faludi takes a stab at describing a biomemetic approach to technological design. Design in nature often addresses both short and long term issues,unlike many industrial processes. If we drop the industrial ageblinders and look clearly at the surrounding world, perhaps we willfind that the most efficient solutions to our design problems alreadyexist, everywhere around us. The Nature of Order series by Christopher Alexander makes for a good companion to this article.