Pistol Shrimp Weblog

"Upon journeying to Jackson Hole, WY, and back from a recent Education Summit hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, a university professor and student united to create an open-source blog full of biomimicry/biomimetic ideas for art, design, science and engineering. The focus is form, function, style, subtlety, flow, intelligence and systems. The objective of this project is to inspire and inform others about things that have been done with, and can be done with, biomimicry.


Marjan Eggermont

Marjan: I am a senior instructor in The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, teaching in the area of engineering design. I teach visualization, drawing, design history, biomimicry and green engineering topics. I previously taught in the Fine Arts department for 7 years in the areas of drawing, art fundamentals, contemporary art practices, etching and serigraphy.

I exhibit nationally and internationally and mainly work with metals and concrete.
I am very interested in biomimicry as a teaching tool. It is an area that allows for a great deal of creativity and ‘bridging’ of subjects: science, engineering, design, art, biology, chemistry, etc. This blog is a collection of news stories and other miscellaneous internet ‘bits’ that in my mind all relate…

Karen Wong

Karen: I am currently in my second year at the University of Calgary in the Schulich School of Engineering. My major is Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Specialization. I am also a part-time graphic designer and enjoy photography and illustration."

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