What our clients and fans think
Here's the feedback we got after conducting a workshop with 3rd/4th grade students of Churchill Alternative School, Ottawa. Seriously, our fireflies really enjoyed the comments of these brilliant young innovators! Our personal shout-out goes to Shauna Pollock – an outstanding teacher and a mentor whose progressive teaching methods led to us spending an hour with her students teaching them a bit about biology and 3D printing.
Ecology and evolutionary biology have taught us that the world is a vastly complex web of connections between multi-level systems and subsystems, both living and nonliving. If we ignore or misunderstand these connections, then at best our designs are suboptimal, and at worst are dangerous and life threatening. All of human activity takes place within this larger realm of living and non-living systems. I prefer the participatory mindset because the expert mindset simply ignores the diversity of living systems, and thus reduces the human activity to a narrow perspective of one discipline.
FERMANIAN BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC INSTITUTE: ECOTONOS – CAN 3D PRINTING UNLOCK BIOINSPIRATION'S FULL POTENTIAL?
Bridging the gap between business and science, DaVINCI Global provides opportunity to share basic insights, news, information, events, data, and trends related to bioinspiration and bioinspired 3D printing.
Ecotonos produces a wide range of objects, from simple hand-held tools like guitar picks to more complex products that call for a longer design process. For example, Ecotonos will soon be selling beautiful earrings with custom-designed sterling silver hardware, all made using their 3-D printer. Their technological prowess, though, is fully revealed in the environmentally progressive Smart bike generator, which Ecotonos presented at last year’s Maker Faire.