Home > Press > Nano & Nature
A blog discussion of effects of Nanotechnology on Nature
Nano & Nature
September 14, 2005
Multi-talented Artist John Burch launched a blog recently, titled "Nano & Nature."
Burch, owner of Lizard Fire Studios, was an electrical engineer for 18 years before starting Lizard Fire Studios to get more control of his own work and to find a more creative path. Software, game development and, finally, animation have played their part and are all contributing to the company's future. That wide background helped a lot when working with pioneering nanotechnologist Dr. K. Eric Drexler on the nanofactory animation project. What started out as one week's worth of graphic work offered as a contribution to the Foresight Nanotech Institute, turned into a nine month project of design, animation, and what Burch considers the high point of his animation career. Burch provided mechanical design for most of the non-chemical mechanisms of the factory as well as the concept of using extrusion in the final stage. All mechanical and character animation, audio recording and production were provided by Burch and Lizard Fire Studios. The studio contributed over six months of full-time resources to this project to get the factory to version 0.8.
The blog, Nano and Nature, brings together two strong currents in Burch's life: nature and nanotechnology. Nature has always been important to Burch, who was raised on farms and spent a great deal of time outdoors, then, and now as an adult. Recently there have been protests against nanotechnology by some in the ecological/environmental communities. Burch thinks it is important to clarify where the actual dangers lie. He believes that nanotechnology is the only way to save nature. Without it, the human race will consume the Earth's resources, thereby destroying the biosphere we all depend on.
Some of his work can be seen in our Nanotechnology Art Gallery and at Lizard Fire Studios.
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
Preparing for Nano
Durnham University's DEEPEN project comes to a close September 26th, 2012
Technical Seminar at ANFoS 2012 August 22nd, 2012
Nanotechnology shows we can innovate without economic growth April 12th, 2012
Thailand to host NanoThailand 2012 December 18th, 2011
The "Tipping Point" February 12th, 2014
UCF Researcher Bringing 3-D TV Back From The Dead February 12th, 2014
Diamond Defect Boosts Quantum Technology February 4th, 2014
Iran to Hold 2nd Prototype Nanotechnology Products Competition January 21st, 2014
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient March 10th, 2014
Two-dimensional material shows promise for optoelectronics: Team creates LEDs, photovoltaic cells, and light detectors using novel 1-molecule-thick material March 10th, 2014
Carbon Nanotubes Market by Type (SWCNTS & MWCNTS), Application (Electronics, Chemicals, Energy, Medical, Composites, Aerospace & more) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018 March 9th, 2014
Toxicity of Commonly-Used Nanoparticles on Human Body Studied in Iran March 9th, 2014
More dangerous chemicals in everyday life: Now experts warn against nanosilver February 27th, 2014
Ecotoxicity: All clear for silver nanoparticles? Silver gone astray February 25th, 2014
NIST microanalysis technique makes the most of small nanoparticle samples February 24th, 2014
Modified Nanozeolite Boost Efficiency of Nickel Removal from Wastewater February 2nd, 2014