Good day passengers. This is your boarding call for our VR Time Machine. Your destination: Big Future. Mode of transport: Virtual Reality. We have clear weather today. Our flight time takes not 10, 100 or 1000 years, but billions of years ahead into the future.
Welcome time travelers.
For how many years have the Earth and the universe been around? And for how long have humans been here? If we see how old our universe is, we humans have been on Earth for a relatively short time. The dreams we have about the future are short-term too if you place them in the perspective of deep time.
Are you ready to travel a few billion years ahead?
Next Nature is taking you on a voyage to the distant future. With our VR Time Machine you will explore the possibilities of human evolution and all our planet's transformations. We combined scientific knowledge, philosophy, and imagination into one virtual reality experience while a carousel-like structure sends you floating into the air. Your trip to Big Future will take you forward in time, to the end of the Earth, the solar system, and the beginning of everything.
Plan your visit
Our VR Time Machine is currently on display at the futuristic Evoluon building in Eindhoven as part of the RetroFuture exhibition. We dedicated 3,000 square meters of exhibition space about yesterday's future through design, art, science and film. Will humans still be alive in a billion years? And how do we become good ancestors of people, the nature and technology of our future?Plan your visit
Concept & Research
Directors: Floris Kaayk & Koert van Mensvoort
Installation concept & design: Maze de Boer
Scenario: Koert van Mensvoort & Floris Kaayk
Scientific advice: Frans Snik, Rob van Hattum, Lisa Becking, Erik van Sebille, Daniel Oberski, Behnam Taebi
3D modelling & Asset development: Organism Studios, Adriaan & Rik Veldhuizen
Animation & Rendering: Floris Kaayk
Interaction design & additional audio design:
Sound Design: Wart Warmsteker
Co-producers: Next Nature Network | Koert van Mensvoort & Tim Hoogesteger, seriousFilm | Koert Davidse & Marc Thelosen
Design Assistant: Silvia Cantalupi
Line Producer: Lies de Jager
Technical team: Marcus Graf, Hans Broers, Martijn van Nunen
Education: STRP | Shirley Hendrikse, Djoeke Schoots
Next Nature Academy | Arida Bandringa, Rolinka Kattouw
Academy program: Rachel Owusu, Honor Newman, Lucas Zarzoso Hueck, Ruben Baart, Rolinka Kattouw
Production coordinator: Simon Bavinck
Coordinator volunteers: Mitchell Multem
Marketing: Hans van Rijsbergen, Saskia Wesseling
Graphic Design: UNDOG
Web developers: Christian Eckert, Sven Ewers
This production is produced within the framework of Immerse\Interact, a collaboration of the Netherlands Film Fund and Creative Industries Fund NL
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
STROOM The Hague
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
City of Eindhoven
Province of Noord-Brabant
Regio Deal Brainport Eindhoven
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