Biomimicry: The Next Big Thing – How Nature is Inspiring Radical Innovation

October 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art in Swiggert Commons
1241 Northwest Johnson Street
Portland,OR 97209

Join Biomimicry Oregon for a free lecture by Jay Harman, biomimetic inventor and entrepreneur, and author the new book, The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation.

Jay is one of the world’s leaders in biomimicry research and development, at the forefront of the biomimicry design movement as a nature-inspired designer of boats, fans, pumps, propellers and mixers, and founder of several companies to bring these products to market.

Harman says he is “on a mission to halve the world’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through biomimicry and waste elimination.” He believes that it is simply false when some industrial leaders claim that we cannot afford green solutions because they will undermine the economic recovery. According to Harman, “all over the world, across dozens of industries, people are finding profitable solutions to seemingly intractable problems by partnering with nature. Following nature’s design mastery,  shark_photowe can achieve greater wealth and economic sustainability.”

Best selling author Paul Hawken says of Harman and The Shark’s Paintbrush, “Imagine Indiana Jones, Huckleberry Finn, and Erasmus Darwin rolled into one person, and you will have some sense of what it is like to roam and see the world through Jay Harman’s biomimetic eyes.”

Join us for this sure-to-be-inspiring talk by gifted storyteller and successful businessman Jay Harman!

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