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Everything you need to know to sound brilliant when talking about biophilia

Everything you need to know to sound brilliant when talking about biophilia | [s]PORE | Scoop.it
Biophilia is a term that literally means love of nature. It was coined by E.O. Wilson, who said that biophilia is the “connection that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life.” And Stephen Kellert, who worked with Wilson wrote that biophilia is “a complex of weak genetic tendencies to value nature that are instrumental in human physical, material, emotional, intellectual, and moral wellbeing. Because biophilia is rooted in human biology and evolution, it presents an argument for conserving nature based on long-term self-interest.”
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SOLARIS

The man got to know other worlds, other civilizations, not knowing completely his own hides, alleyways, wells, blocked dark doors. S. Lem “Solaris” Interactive…

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Responsive material could be the 'golden ticket' of sensing

Responsive material could be the 'golden ticket' of sensing | [s]PORE | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new self-assembled material, which, by changing its... http://t.co/SyoLR1Z7G0
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The Architecture of Living Buildings – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

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“The beautiful photos on this post are by Tim Nowack. Check out his site. Fire ants are self-architects: they construct buildings using their own bodies. Put a chasm in their path, and they’ll unite...”
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Nice example of architectural/structural adaptation and intelligent collective taxonomy.
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