Biomimicry is the conscious emulation of life’s genius. The ability to learn from nature instead of merely seeing it as a warehouse of goods for disposal. Despite the exponential growth of interest in this subject, biomimicry is still in it’s infant stages in South Africa. I will speak about how we should move forwards at schools and university.
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In 2006, Braam completed a world-first when he ran 4,200kms along the entire length of the Great Wall of China in a single attempt. This translated to running an average of 43kms per day (that’s over a marathon a day!), six days a week for over a hundred days. Professionals had said it was physically impossible.
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Imagine an online network where people from around the world can openly view, share and contribute to projects in real time. Not only do these collaborations provide a public platform for people to connect, engage and showcase there abilities, the detailed documentation of each project can educate and inspire others.
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What makes you come alive? Currently jobless and on a quest for ‘fulfillment’ Jess recently stumbled into the magical world of bee keeping. Her talk offers a tiny glimpse into the fascinating life of a honey bee and the essential role that ‘dance’ plays in her daily mission for survival….we humans have so much to learn from these little creatures!
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Gino is a courageous man whose ‘day job’ is being a comedian. He will put his wits on the line as a series of 20 images – he has not seen – pop up on screen while he tries to deliver a joke, story, or some sort of funny – within 20 seconds – to make us giggle and cry. Behold…the PechaKucha Kamikaze!
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A “Burlesque Artiste” who personifies the glamour and intrigue of the vintage showgirl, Madamoiselle Demi-Monde is a femme fatale of the highest order who morphs her seductions into palatable spectacles to titillate discerning audiences in the art of the glamorous tease.
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Many people think that a lot of time or money, or a life-long commitment is needed to make a difference. The truth is it can be done in a Day. This belief drives Sisanda FunDaytion and every Fun Day we host for under-privileged children around Cape Town.
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As a marketing mind, Craig occupies his thoughts with how things can be made to be more memorable. The factor of this memory can be equated to stickiness. What can we do for ideas we communicate to linger longer than others competing for the same sets of attentions. How does this translate into branding choices and the “”stuff”” we choose to represent us?
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Mike – an enthusiastic ‘iPhoneologist’ and a big fan of Instagram – enjoys sunsets on a daily basis, whether one is visible or not. He recently completed photographing 500 consecutive sunsets, a feat that he has submitted to the Guinness World Records.