Biomimicry – Inspired by Nature – episode 1

The Art of Movement

The first episode “The Art of movement” gives an introduction into the field of the new science of biomimicry. How can this new discipline help us overcome our limits? What can we learn from nature beyond that?

The episodes in detail:

Episode 1: The Art of Movement
Episode 2: Building with Efficiency
Episode 3: Orientation in the Chaos
Episode 4: Fabrics of Future

News

  • - "Biomimicry – Inspired by nature" on Asia tour

    Our 4-part series “Biomimicry – Inspired by nature” is travelling within the Science Film Festival through Asia. With more than [...]

    Our 4-part series "Biomimicry – Inspired by nature" is travelling within the Science Film Festival through Asia. With more than 139.000 visitors in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, the festival is one of the greatest events of its kind worldwide. The festival celebrates the union of art and science through the medium of film and television and takes place from 15th of October to 10th of December in eight ASEAN-countries.

    Science Film Festival 2012


  • - "Inspired by Nature" wins Life Science Award

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that our TV-series “Inspired by Nature” by André Rehse won the Life [...]

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that our TV-series "Inspired by Nature" by André Rehse won the Life Science Award 2011. The documentary series convinced the jury in the category "Engineering" through its "discoveries of new ways to learn from nature". The awards took place on the 21st of October 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the Life Science Film Festival.

    Life Science Film Festival


  • - "Inspired By Nature" amongst 35th Wildlife Film Festival's finalists

    “Inspired By Nature” is among the finalists of the 35th Anniversary International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. Wish us [...]

    "Inspired By Nature" is among the finalists of the 35th Anniversary International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. Wish us luck for the rest of the way! The festival itself will take place from 5th to 12th of May 2012.

    Wildlife Film Festival


Projekte


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Biomimicry – Inspired by Nature – episode 1

“Well, it is new to us in western industrial culture. I think biomimicry is ancient. I think as long as we are on earth we stare up at birds admiring how they can break their earthly bonds and fly so gracefully and use the wind and the currents to their advantage. That grace and manoeuvrability has always inspired us.” (Janine Benyus)

The invention of the airplane was only a first step. Engineers enviously look at the sky and marvel at the elegance of their natural role models. Other researchers hope to develop amphibious spider vehicles or actuators that work like fish fins. Numerous examples of efficient locomotion can be found in nature. And many of these sustainable ideas are still unexploited. There is an enormous, still neglected potential.

The first episode gives an introduction into the field of the new science of biomimicry. How can this new discipline help us overcome our limits? What can we learn from nature beyond that?

Director: André Rehse
Script: André Rehse, Jan Tenhaven
Director of Photography: Fabian Welther
Editing: Oliver Szyza
Sound: Sebastian Richter, Martin Kleinmichel
Music: Nils Kacirek, Sipho Khumalo
Sound engineering: Jörg Höhne
Graphics: Michael Hübinger
Consultant: Prof. Dr. Antonia Kesel
Line Producer: Kathrin Isberner
Producer: Anahita Nazemi
Production Assistant: Sarah Maret
Executive producer : Christian Beetz
Co-producer: Ton Okkerse
Commissioning editors: Christine Peters (BR/ARTE)

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    25 February 2011 at 6:30 pm

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