On June 28, 2011, I had a visitor to my office window. I know the exact date, because I posted on Facebook: "For some reason, I feel like I am being watched."
In June of 2013, one of our summer interns, Charlott Vallon, had a similar visitor. Or perhaps it was the same bird? Here is a speaker case that Director of Applied Innovation, Maurice Conti, and Charlott designed as her summer project:
Coincidence? Or does being peeped by a bird make a subconscious, but indelible impression? If biomimicry is the intentional design and production of materials, structures, and systems modeled on biological entities and processes, what is it if it is unintentional? The speaker now sits on Maurice's desk.
Pondering the origin of form is alive in the lab.