Earth’s own art – brought to you by NASA

Seen close up at the scale of a dust mite or from as far as the upper atmosphere, the life on our pl

What is earth art?

In the documentary ‘Rivers and Tides’, artist Andy Goldsworthy often rises in the pre-da

Biophilic Cities

Biophilia. It’s a term introduced by E. O. Wilson in his 1984 book of the same name. Biophilia

 

Earth’s own art – brought to you by NASA

March 8, 2013 in earth art

Seen close up at the scale of a dust mite or from as far as the upper atmosphere, the life on our planet organizes into remarkably beautiful forms. Thanks to […]

What is earth art?

February 6, 2013 in earth art

In the documentary ‘Rivers and Tides’, artist Andy Goldsworthy often rises in the pre-dawn, bearing cold and often frostbite, to piece together ephemeral sculptures of ice, stone, twig, or leaf. […]

Biophilic Cities

January 15, 2013 in Biophilia

Biophilia. It’s a term introduced by E. O. Wilson in his 1984 book of the same name. Biophilia is an innate human love for the natural world – a desire […]

Whale-fin Windmills

December 7, 2012 in Biomimicry

Until recently, the leading edge of any wing, propellor, or other airfoil was smooth and streamlined. Even minor imperfections, such as caused by insect impacts, could effect performance. But instances […]

Biomimicry and Regional Planning

December 5, 2012 in Biomimicry

The collaboration between the biomimicry institute and HOK, one of the worlds largest architectural firms, has begun to put biomimicry to practice at a community scale. Part of the goal […]

Right-handed Plants

January 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

First watch this: La lenta belleza de las plantas (nuestroviaje-alive.blogspot.com) from tanavoltan on Vimeo. This gorgeous video by Maurice Maeterlinck shows the movement of plants – movements we don’t normally […]

The Wild Moon.

January 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

The full moon is a powerful symbol. It speaks to us of fertility, cycles, pregnancy, and wildness. The moon itself has been shown to influence animal behavior, particularly in the […]

Catostrophic Sexual Transmutation

November 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

Paul Magelsdorf, distinguished professor at Harvard’s Botanical Museum, stormed out on a lecture at the “Origin of Corn Conference” at U. of Illinois in 1969. He wasn’t happy, I imagine. […]

Intrinsic Stability: Flight of the Hummingbird Moth

November 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

A number of times this summer I was visited by a creature that appeared something like a hummingbird but smaller and more insect like in it’s appearance, usually hovering around […]

Bisexual Potentiality

October 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Okay, let’s talk about sex again. Plants are so adventurous in this realm, having none of the hang-ups or intolerances that we humans often do. Plants can be male, female, […]