CONN 313

Biomimicry and Bioart

Designers, engineers, and artists are beginning to use biologically inspired or biologically derived materials for solving a variety of world issues┬┐from self-cooling buildings inspired by beehives to sticky tape instpired by geckos to DNA origami. This has influenced a variety of fields such as architecture, technology, visual art and fashion design. This course provides a broad framework of such design principles in use and allows students to create their own biologically inspired designs.