Bamboo composition

For those looking for more technical information on the actual composition of bamboo then follow this link below.

One of my own personal interests in both my teaching and making is Complexity Theory. There are echoes of that "whole-system perspective" here in the sense of understanding the complex relationships of the bamboo material itself with the desire to design something that works in conjunction with those properties, instead of working against them. In fact, when one speaks of "holism" this is the sort of perspective one is after, since, "wholes connected to other wholes" allows a comprehensive understanding of the problem or challenge to emerge. This is in contrast to only analyzing the parts at the cost of losing the whole.

Building a bamboo bicycle frame is then a great example of using a holistic systems thinking perspective.


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