Art+Nature Symposium (Day 2)

Conference/Symposium | November 10 | 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Ronald S. Fearing, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley; Takuya Umedachi, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Shinshu University

 Kazuya Saito, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

 Design Innovation from Nature

Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always been a strong source of inspiration for artists and scientists. Often, natural structures form themselves in ways that seem to completely contradict our notions of how to build lasting, functional, and versatile structures. For example, some structures found in Nature surprise us by being both soft and flexible and at the same time strong and resilient. To explore how biological models stimulate the curiosity of today’s designers and researchers, this symposium will bring together various lectures by experts from the fields of art, architecture, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, robotics, and biology.

A collaboration between the University of Tokyo and the University of California, Berkeley.

This event is open to the public.

 Alumni, Faculty, Students - Graduate

 All Audiences