National Geographic Live: Designed By Nature with Kakani Katija
Presented By Overture Center • National Geographic Live Series

National Geographic Live: Designed by Nature

with Kakani Katija

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Capitol Theater: $40 - $69

Tue 01/14/20 7:30 PM

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Approximately 75 minutes + 15 minute Q&A session, no intermission

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Ages 6 and Up

Add to Calendar 01/14/2020 07:30 PM 01/14/2019 09:00 PM America/Chicago National Geographic Live: Designed By Nature with Kakani Katija Bioengineer and research diver Kakani Katija will take the audience on a deep dive into one of the least explored ecosystems on our planet, the midwaters of the ocean. Katija, who considered being an astronaut, opted for being a bioengineer and hopes to illuminate the twilight zones of the ocean using technology inspired by the creatures living there. Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts info@overturecenter.org false MM/DD/YYYY


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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.