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THE HIDDEN CONNECTIONS - SUPERORGANISATIONS: LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

     This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2012/08/15/superorganisations-learning-from-natures-networks/

 

                                                       TED TALKS
                   THE WORLD'S BEST CREATIVE DIRECTOR : NATURE
http://ideas.ted.com/2014/02/07/nature-knows-best-a-biologist-and-a-designer-take-creative-direction-from-the-earths-operating-system/

 

Stanford Social Innovation Review, June 17, 2014
  -▶  LOOKING TO NATURE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION. If we foster new skills, tools, and techniques to explore and unearth the latent knowledge within and around us, then we can tap into a whole new source of ideas and inspiration for people solving social problems. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/looking_to_nature_for_social_innovation

 

                                                      WATCH
                                                     Amani TV
                                      WHAT IS BIO-EMPATHY?

              Looking to Nature For Social Innovation and Answers
                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RnzGDdJi0

 

 Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2014
  -▶  SUSTAINABILITY AS AN EMERGENT PROPERTY: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE SUPER-ORGANISMS? http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/collaboration/victoria-kindred-keziah/sustainability-emergent-property-what-can-we-le

 

January 28, 2013, Sustainable Brands

-▶  IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP,  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

▶ COMPANIES THAT MIMIC NATURE OUT-PERFORM THOSE THAT DO NOT http://sco.lt/76twrB

 

InHabitat, June 29, 2014
▶ WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

 

                                   NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                         WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE

                             WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

                                         http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

Conservation - University of Washington

▶ DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

 

- ▶  A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE:  BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/994B8L

 

                                           MIMICKING NATURE:

                    ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                           http://sco.lt/5DcYXh

 

 ▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: CREATING 'FIRMS OF THE FUTURE' THROUGH BIOMIMICRY http://sco.lt/76mBDl

 

Smithsonian Magazine

▶ HOW BIOMIMICRY IS INSPIRING HUMAN INNOVATION: Creative Minds Are Increasingly Turning to Nature - Banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak -- for fresh design solutions  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html

 

 The Tyee, February 18, 2012
▶ HUMANS NEED NOT BE ENEMIES OF HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2012/02/18/Humans_need_not_be_enemies/

 

                                                   WATCH
                                                  QUEST TV
              THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE OF NATURE

                              ANSWERS FOR THE FUTURE
                               Bio-Inspiration: Nature as Muse
   http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/bio-inspiration-nature-as-muse/

 

 

 June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities

▶ BEST OF BIOMIMICRY http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/

 

Guardian, February 17, 2014
-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

 

                                                    A TED VIDEO
                                       Louie Schwartzberg: TED.com
                       "HIDDEN MIRACLES OF THE NATURAL WORLD"
We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

 

▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS: HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

▶ INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM: NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING: NATURE IS PRICELESS http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 

                                                    VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
DOWN TO EARTH: Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/

 

 Paul4innovating's Blog, January 19, 2014
-▶  INNOVATION IS LIKE A TROPICAL RAINFOREST http://paul4innovating.com/2014/01/19/innovation-is-like-a-tropical-rainforest/

 

 

Conservation - University of Washington

▶ DESIGN GENIUS - NATURE'S MOST ELEGANT DESIGNS MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT, ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

 

 

                                                    WATCH:
      "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                                Free Documentary Online
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/unwasted-future-business-earth/

 

 

  -▶  A GREEN COMMON-BASED GOVERNANCE: THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES A Green, Commons-Based Governance: The Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment for all species http://sco.lt/8qokwj

 

The Nature of Business, November 26, 2013
  -▶  WHERE'S THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE? ... WHAT'S THE NEW PARADIGM? http://thenatureofbusiness.org/2013/11/26/wheres-the-vision-for-the-future-whats-the-new-paradigm/

 

  Upside, February 28, 2013
▶  A CORPORATION SHOULD BE MORE THAN A MONEY COW. We need a new market system according to Pavan Sukhdev, founder/CEO of GIST Advisory. A market that is not set on just financial success but for once focuses on the whole picture http://www.upsides.com/2013/02/28/why-a-corporation-should-be-so-much-more-than-a-money-cow/

 

 allAfrica, January 07, 2014
▶  AFRICA:  OUR MODERN, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH.

Today our food comes from across the world. More importantly, it is often produced in highly destructive ways, at the lowest possible cost.

Consequently our food production system is responsible for accelerating the rate of destruction of the very ecosystems we are reliant upon in order to maintain our delicate global environmental equilibrium.

We cut and clear the lungs of the world, our tropical rainforests, to feed livestock or grow dishonestly named "biofuels". We bulldoze natural filtration systems and the nurseries for life like wetlands and mangrove swamps to produce luxury foods for obese populations. http://allafrica.com/stories/201401071158.html?viewall=1

 

 

 

 


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