Shewanella bacteria has been found to produce semiconducting nanotubes produced, which is a huge step in the way to nanoelectroc devices. The process they follow is biological rather than chemical, which indicates a more environmentally friendly manufacturing process for electronic materials.
This pavilion was made by 3D scanning a termite mound and enlarging it to fit humans before being milled and assembled. I think such analogies will be useful, especially in ideas of reconstruction, memory, and such.
new scales of movement in response to an obstruction
Obstruction or distortion could be a means of affecting the system, altering speed to create new environments.
river meander movement
Laboratory experiments allow hydrologists to study the movement of water at faster speeds because river simulation scales both time and movement. Using the idea of “sandbox” environments, our system could quarantine time and test new possibilities.