Next Nature researchers Van Mensvoort & Grievink explain how speculative design can make abstract new technologies tangible and emphasize the urgency to get a grip on the technologies that will constitute our next nature. If we don't domesticate our technologies, they will domesticate us.
Design Indaba Interview
What is your view on the coronavirus?
Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.Comment