Homo Faber

Homo Faber Glossary


The replication or imitation of biological systems and pathways with the use of technology.


Someone from Dusseldorf, Germany, the economic center of Western Germany.

Homo Faber

Homo Faber, in Latin, means "Man the Smith," "Man the Maker", or "Man the Toolmaker." As used by Max Frisch, it refers to a man who controls his environment through his abilities and tools, to be a maker of things.


A specialist in technology; someone who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems, such as an engineer.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Orginazation, Walter's employer. Its stated goal is to build peace in the minds of men by sharing knowledge and encouraging understanding between cultures. It promotes international cooperation among member states.