Kakani Katija: Designed by Nature: Canceled
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 8pm
Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre
Irvine Barclay Theatre considers the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, visiting artists and staff a top priority. Due to COVID19, this performance has been canceled.
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A former member of the U.S. International Figure Skating Team, bioengineer Kakani Katija now studies the graceful movements of life below the surface. Join her for a fascinating look at one of the least explored ecosystems on our planet—the ocean’s midwaters—and learn how its inhabitants could lead to breakthroughs in bio-inspired design.
Designers and engineers have drawn inspiration from our natural world for decades, creating innovations as groundbreaking as manned flight, and Katija’s own early work has led to energy efficient jellyfish-inspired robotics. Now, she studies little-known sea creatures that have the potential to make a big impact on some of our world’s most critical problems. As a certified research diver, Katija conducts field studies around the world, gathering data to help her develop technologies for exploring this ocean twilight zone and imagining—and creating—possibilities for the future.
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