Jamie Samman

Newcastle On Tyne, United Kingdom

About Jamie

An idea worth spreading

I'm spending my final year of study at Northumbria University looking specifically at what design can do to protect the diminishing species of butterflies and moths in the UK. I'll be exploring the effects of farming and agricultural policy on these insects, alongside an investigation in how we perceive butterflies and moths, and the potential to change peoples' attitudes towards conservation.

Comments & conversations

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Jamie Samman
Posted 11 months ago
How do you perceive butterflies and moths?
very true Allan, we recently had a talk from Raymond Oliver, a specialist in nano technology who discussed the potential of biomimicry in design, and how butterflies possess some really exciting traits! thanks for your inspiring comment
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Jamie Samman
Posted 11 months ago
How do you perceive butterflies and moths?
wow I'm staggered by the fact there are over 3000 people talking about the manhoods of moths! Cheers for your input Jimmy, really made me chuckle. And you're absolutely right, sanctuaries play a massive role in the conservation of these insects, and they're not really something I considered until you mentioned it. Next stop, the nearest butterfly haven!
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Jamie Samman
Posted 11 months ago
How do you perceive butterflies and moths?
no thank you Colleen! I've just watched the links you posted, absolutely fascinating. Thanks so much for your input, it's greatly appreciated! And I'm ecstatic to be part of the TED family, everyone's been really inspirational :)
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Jamie Samman
Posted 11 months ago
How do you perceive butterflies and moths?
Thanks for all your amazing responses, it's great to see so many people out there who share a similar interest to butterflies and moths! I think the emotional qualities of butterflies is such a rich vein to tap into, it seems like everyone has some deep rooted memories of spotting and photographing them. In response to a few of you questioning the value of this project in terms of the negative effect it could potentially have on biodiversity as a whole (i.e. butterfly and moth decline could be happening for a natural reason, so changing it could have wider implications), I am going to be approaching my project with the upmost sensitivity, by considering all stakeholders and living things involved before making any rash decisions! (I won't be making anything to capture moth eating birds!) Thanks again!
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Jamie Samman
Posted 11 months ago
How do you perceive butterflies and moths?
great story Yoka! it's not often I get an insight into the cultural significance of butterflies in China, your story was really inspiring. One of the earliest memories I have of them is going to a local country estate home, that had been converted to a large butterfly sanctuary inside. I vividly remember, even though it was some time ago, a butterfly resting on my hand, it was a wonderful experience!