Natures Operating Systems

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There are many design problems we think of, but there is a big chance that nature solved it already million years ago...

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Natures Operating Systems

  1. 1. Nature’s Operating Systems Oracle Thursday 3rd of Marsch 2011 Stefaan Vandist
  2. 2. Hello there! My name is Stefaan [ TOM DUHOUX [ STEFAAN VANDIST [ BART JANSEN eco-business developer Brand- and communication Eco-designer and cradle-and cradle-to-cradle expert ] Strategist ] to-cradle expert ]
  3. 3. We need a new relation to the natural world…
  4. 4. Most of our processes are based on efficiency and ‘Brutal Force’…
  5. 5. BRUTAL FORCE
  6. 6. BRUTAL FORCE
  7. 7. BRUTAL FORCE
  8. 8. BRUTAL FORCE
  9. 9. What we need is elegance and effectiveness…
  10. 10. NAÏVE ROMANCE ORMAGICAL REALISM?
  11. 11. REAL
  12. 12. REAL
  13. 13. REAL
  14. 14. REALIF WE BUILD HOUSES LIKE TREES, CITIES BECOME FORESTSWilliam Mc Donough, co-author of Cradle-to-cradle
  15. 15. LEARNTermites teach us how to cool Grasshoppers swarms teach us how to buildings by natural design prevent car accidentsGhekko’s teach us how to stick Bees teach us how to build modular without glue and expandible ultra light structures
  16. 16. LEARN
  17. 17. Hannover Principles REMEMBER   Nature runs on sunlight   Nature only uses the energy it needs   Nature fits form to function   Nature recycles everything   Nature rewards cooperation   Nature banks on diversity   Nature demands local expertise   Nature curbs excesses from within   Nature taps the power of limits William Mc Donough, co-author of Cradle-to-cradle
  18. 18. Can we Google nature?
  19. 19. How can ICT collaborate with nature as free R&D lab?
  20. 20. What can nature mean to us? And what can we mean to nature (and all of us)?
  21. 21. GREEN ITREDUCE energy and waste > REUSE switch to renewable energy > RESTORE compensate > RECYCLE end-opf-pipe products
  22. 22. GREEN IT
  23. 23. FIX E-WASTE WITH CRADLE-2-CRADLE
  24. 24. (RE)PROGRAMMING LIFEStephen Emmot
  25. 25. FROMPROGRAMMING SILICON TO PROGRAMMING LIFE
  26. 26. BIONIC SUPERTREES TOMEET ENERGY DEMAND
  27. 27. WEIRD YOUNG GEEKS OR PIONEERS? STORING 60 GB OF DATA IN ONE GRAM OF ORGANIC CELLS
  28. 28. WEIRD YOUNG GEEKS OR PIONEERS?
  29. 29. OUT-OF-THE-BOX DOING IS THE NEWOUT-OF-THE-BOX THINKING
  30. 30. Thanks for your attention! [ Tom ] [ Stefaan ] [ Bart ] [ www.studiospark.eu ]

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