November 9-10, 2019 || 10 am – 5 pm in 310 Jacobs Hall
Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always been a strong source of inspiration for artists and scientists. Often, natural structures form themselves in ways that seem to completely contradict our notions of how to build lasting, functional, and versatile structures. For example, some structures found in Nature surprise us by being both soft and flexible and at the same time strong and resilient.
To explore how biological models stimulate the curiosity of today’s designers and researchers, this symposium will bring together various lectures by experts from the fields of art, architecture, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, robotics, and biology.
A collaboration between the University of Tokyo and the University of California, Berkeley.
This event is open to the public.
For more information please visit: designinnovation.berkeley.edu
The Institute of International Studies (IIS)
Department of Architecture
Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation
The Center for Japanese Studies
Saturday, November 9
|10:00-10:10am||Opening by Simon Schledicher and Tomohiro Tachi|
|10:10-11:00am||Tadashi Tokieda, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University|
|11:00-12:00 pm||Toshitake Kohno, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo|
|12:00-1:30 pm||Lunch Break|
|1:30 – 2:15 pm||Tomohiro Tachi, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo|
|2:15 – 3:00 pm||Simon Schleicher, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley|
|3:00 – 3:15 pm||Coffee Break|
|3:15 – 4:00 pm||Maria Paz Gutierrez, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley|
|4:00 – 5:00 pm||Christine Gregg, NASA Ames Research Center|
Sunday, November 10
|10:00 – 11:00 am||Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley|
|11:00 – 12:00 pm||Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley|
|12:00 – 1:30 pm||Lunch Break|
|1:30 – 2:15 pm||Ronald S. Fearing, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley|
|2:15 – 3:00 pm||Kazuya Saito, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University|
|3:15 – 4:00 pm||Takuya Umedachi, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Shinshu University|
|4:00 – 4:10 pm||Closing Remarks|