“Biomechanics and Biomimicry: A Primer”

“Biomechanics and Biomimicry” Lecturer: Michael Pollard
Wednesday, March 14th 6:00pm-8:00pm (doors at 5:30)
Location: Discovery Coffee (664 Discovery Street, downtown)
Lecture Cost: $5.00

This lecture will focus on the biomechanics of animals, and explore animal physiology, behaviour and evolution from an engineering point of view. This lecture will ask participants to consider the aesthetic, ecological and pragmatic implications of design based on ‘nature’s blueprints’.

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Michael Pollard Instructor Bio:
Michael Pollard began his studies at the University of Victoria in the Geology department, but gravitated towards the arts and graduated with a  B.A. in Sociology. Since graduating, Michael has developed an interest in literature and philosophy, but has recently rekindled his fascination with science in an attempt to bridge the gap between ‘the two cultures’ in his own mind. Setting himself the task of reading up on biomechanics and biomimicry, and presenting on it is a part of that effort.