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Visual of Pyramid of Technology: How technology becomes nature in seven steps

Pyramid of Technology: How technology becomes nature in seven steps

How technology becomes nature in seven steps

Visual of How Food Scientists Engineer the

How Food Scientists Engineer the "Bliss Point" in Junk Food

Cheetos and other junk foods are more carefully engineered than the average bridge.

Visual of The Story of our Food

The Story of our Food

Every time we eat a piece of food, we take a bite out of the world. All these small bites tell a dozen stories. A carton of eggs presents the story of contented hens, a bottle of …

Visual of The World Without Technology

The World Without Technology

I remember the smoke the most. That pungent smell permeating the camps of tribal people. Everything they touch is infused with the lingering perfume of smoke – their food, …

Visual of 3D-printing food waste into tasty products

3D-printing food waste into tasty products

Globally, humans produce enough food to feed 10 billion people (we are only 7 billion now) yet somehow we waste a third of this. Food waste is one of the biggest climate …

Visual of Why some plastic packaging is necessary to prevent food waste

Why some plastic packaging is necessary to prevent food waste

There has been a surge in awareness of the damage that plastic pollution does to our planet in recent years. It has spurred a number of campaigns to remove single-use plastics …

Visual of Allergen Beagle – A Home Foodscanner

Allergen Beagle – A Home Foodscanner

No shellfish, no peanuts, no soy, no milk, no eggs. An increasing number of people suffer from various food allergies, which force them to constantly scan food packages for …

Visual of On inhumane technology

On inhumane technology

Stick-on shoes, wakeup lights, bionic limbs: these are examples of humane technology. But what exactly does this mean? It can best be explained in contrast with its opposite. …

Visual of Can technology be humane?

Can technology be humane?

We must be mindful about how we engage with technology: what we use it for, why, and whether it helps us or hinders us. Sometimes our tech seems to be flowing in inhumane …

Visual of Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Digital and genetic techniques increasingly influence life. Our belief in progress through technology stands in the way of a moral debate on this development. By Rinie van Est We …

Visual of Future Food, the exhibition

Future Food, the exhibition

Imagine, it’s 2050 and you are feeling hungry. What will be on your plate? Where will your food come from, and how will it be produced? It may be juicy ants from the nearest …

Visual of A vegan meat revolution is coming to global fast food chains

A vegan meat revolution is coming to global fast food chains

A few years ago, convincing meat-free “meat” was nothing more than a distant dream for most consumers. Meat substitutes in supermarkets lacked variety and quality. Plant-based …

Visual of Next Nature Night: Future food is on the menu

Next Nature Night: Future food is on the menu

Always thinking about food? What about food that doesn’t exist yet? On the 18th of September at De Studio, Next Nature Network will host a night of talks on the future of food and …

Visual of Future Food: Here's what we'll be eating in 2050

Future Food: Here's what we'll be eating in 2050

What will you be having for breakfast, lunch or dinner in 2050? Where will this food be sourced? And how will it be prepared? Edible insects? A hamburger made from cultured meat? …

Visual of Six principles of humane technology

Six principles of humane technology

We must be mindful about how we engage with technology: what we use it for, why, and whether it helps or hinders us. Sometimes our tech seems to be flowing in inhumane directions, …

Visual of Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Technology is nestling itself within us and between us, has knowledge about us and can act just like us.

Visual of Food To Eat With Your Eyes

Food To Eat With Your Eyes

In Japan, fake food industry represents a century of old crafting tradition and a multi billion business.

Visual of Junk Food or Tobacco?

Junk Food or Tobacco?

An article about the future position of junk food.

Visual of A Film to Double the Shelf-Life of Food

A Film to Double the Shelf-Life of Food

The eco-friendly food packaging material able to improve food safety, conservation and quality.

Visual of Q: How will we co-evolve with technology?

Q: How will we co-evolve with technology?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit Cooking is a process through which humans outsource part of their bodily functions to technology (think …

Visual of Food Design in the 21th Century

Food Design in the 21th Century

Old nature provided us with a wide variety of food: fresh milk, crispy vegetables, nutritious meat. Yet this is not enough, we want more: We want a printed steak , square …

Visual of (Nano)technology imitating Nature

(Nano)technology imitating Nature

Over the coming years, nanotechnology will invade our everyday lives. Nanotechnology, usually defined as the control and manipulation of matter at the nanoscale, will be …

Visual of Humans Are the Sex Organs of Technology

Humans Are the Sex Organs of Technology

Written by Kevin Kelly , published in The Technium .  I claim that technology has its own agenda. What is the evidence that technology as a whole, or the technium as I call it, is …

Visual of A path to humane technology

A path to humane technology

In 1486, six years before Columbus dropped anchor in the New World, the 23-year-old Italian nobleman Giovanni Pico della Mirandola penned a passionate discourse on the unique …

Visual of Why Meat Grown in Labs is the Next Logical Step for Food Production

Why Meat Grown in Labs is the Next Logical Step for Food Production

Lab grown meat is part of the trajectory that agricultural technology is already following.

Visual of Apes Like Cooked Food, and What that Means for Human Evolution

Apes Like Cooked Food, and What that Means for Human Evolution

Humans are the only species on earth that cooks its food. Not only do we cook our food, but we usually find the flavor of cooked foods preferable to the raw version. Compare the …

Visual of Fast Food = Lower Test Scores

Fast Food = Lower Test Scores

The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a study suggests.

Visual of Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Food is no food. Food is scent. Food is temporary experience. Food is message. Welcome to this magical gastronomy tour. You will enjoy the tasty (video)links below: Works by Chef …

Visual of Can Life Be a Technology?

Can Life Be a Technology?

In 2009 the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy coined the phrase ‘living technology’ [1] to draw attention to a group of emerging technologies that are useful because they …

Visual of Q: How will a technology enter the human habitat?

Q: How will a technology enter the human habitat?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit In the late nineties, the Tamagotchi egg was released. A small egg-shaped device that contained a digital …

Visual of How to bingewatch our ‘Intimate Technology’ video series

How to bingewatch our ‘Intimate Technology’ video series

Technology is coming closer to us. In the form of decades old headphones or state-of-art devices. It has always been a part of our lives and this only seems to develop further: …

Visual of Pre-Order the Pyramid of Technology Toolkit

Pre-Order the Pyramid of Technology Toolkit

The Pyramid of Technology toolkit is a workshop-in-a-box that helps you better understand technology and catalyze innovative processes.

Visual of AI creates images of delicious food that doesn’t exist

AI creates images of delicious food that doesn’t exist

A team of researchers from Tel-Aviv University developed a neural network capable of reading a recipe and generating an image of what the finished, cooked product would look like. …

Visual of Nano Product: The Food Printer

Nano Product: The Food Printer

Are we creating the penicillin or the asbestos of the 21st century? In the months preceding our Nano Supermarket Project , we share some speculative nanotech products with you. …

Visual of 3D Printed Food, Meet Willy Wonka

3D Printed Food, Meet Willy Wonka

Exploring the possibilities of a new 3D food printer.

Visual of The Food Pill

The Food Pill

Sweet, sour, salty, science: Food Technology!

Visual of Turning Poop Back Into Food

Turning Poop Back Into Food

Nasa funded a program to turn astronauts’ poop into food.

Visual of Q: How will technology enchant us?

Q: How will technology enchant us?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit Take a mundane object from your house. Now ask yourself: How will this particular technology enchant me? …

Visual of Moments in Meat History Part VIII- Fast Food

Moments in Meat History Part VIII- Fast Food

The very first restaurant to typify the modern fast food genre was White Castle, who opened their first location in 1916 in Witchita, USA. Ironically, at the time fast food was …

Visual of How We Domesticated Food

How We Domesticated Food

We tend to believe that the fruit and the vegetables we eat today are "natural" and the same as they always were. It turns out that in the past this familiar food didn't look like this at all.

Visual of Q: Could a technology establish new routines?

Q: Could a technology establish new routines?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit Imagine asking your grandparents if they ‘have googled anything lately?’ Chances are they actually did, …

Visual of Interactive Nanotech Food

Interactive Nanotech Food

Nanotechnology isn't just protecting your food - it's in your food. Scientists are manufacturing nano-sized vitamins that are easier for our bodies to absorb. In the future they …

Visual of From Fast Food Packaging to Flowerpot

From Fast Food Packaging to Flowerpot

Designer Michal Marko created a biodegradable food bowl. Can you imagine this bowl being used in fast-food restaurants?

Visual of Q: Is the technology outside or inside your body?

Q: Is the technology outside or inside your body?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit The first computers barely fit in your living room. This all changed with the introduction of the desktop …

Visual of Microwave VS Food Printer

Microwave VS Food Printer

3D food printer or microwave oven?

Visual of Intimate Technology Series on NNN

Intimate Technology Series on NNN

We called upon artists, filmmakers and film enthusiasts around the world to create a one-minute videos for the intimate technology series.

Visual of AI Foodcial Recognition 

AI Foodcial Recognition 

Pic2Recipe is an artificial intelligence system able to recognize ingredients, identify a dish and suggest recipes from a single image.

Visual of Technology and Sports: Nutrigenomics

Technology and Sports: Nutrigenomics

We’ve been told since grade school that what we eat is important, but we’ve all been told to eat the same sort of healthy things. This isn’t bad, but with the up-and-coming …

Visual of The Surplus Food Supermarket

The Surplus Food Supermarket

This supermarket sells expired food to raise awareness over poverty, hunger and the environment.

Visual of Reimagining popular apps with the Pyramid of Technology

Reimagining popular apps with the Pyramid of Technology

Today, there's an app for everything. They help us satisfy our cravings, allow us to communicate at all times and make it easier to share special moments. But the dark, cold …

Visual of How technology bridges the generational communication gap

How technology bridges the generational communication gap

Emoji, Skype, Selfies - can these communication technologies close the generation gap? In part, yes! Young people are teaching senior citizens how to use technology, and it’s …

Visual of Food Familiarization #3: Mimicry

Food Familiarization #3: Mimicry

Beware the vegetarian sausage in the grass...

Visual of Call for Videos: Intimate Technology

Call for Videos: Intimate Technology

Next Nature Network is curating the One Minutes series for September 2017.

Visual of Humane Technology #1: Feels Natural

Humane Technology #1: Feels Natural

All too often, technology frustrates us. It forces our behavior into constrained pathways. Even more insidious, technology can knock us out of alignment with our values, goals or …

Visual of Food Simulator to Fulfill the Desire to Eat

Food Simulator to Fulfill the Desire to Eat

Two master's students have created a speculative device to simulate the sensations of eating.

Visual of How Technology becomes Nature

How Technology becomes Nature

In this talk at TEDxGhent, our own Dr. Van Mensvoort shows how technology becomes nature in seven steps and what engineers, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs can learn from that.

Visual of The City as Technology in Tokyo

The City as Technology in Tokyo

Are cities in their current form really the future of the human habitat? What is a next nature version of the city and how would it look like? In line with this perspective, NNN designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink led two workshops in Tokyo.

Visual of Technology vs Football: 4-4

Technology vs Football: 4-4

Some matches remain interesting, even though they're predictable. Take the continuous battle between technology and football. Every time the stakes get high, such as at the World …

Visual of Humane Technology #3: Take Human Values as a Cornerstone

Humane Technology #3: Take Human Values as a Cornerstone

The third principle of humane technology: It should take human values as a cornerstone of its development. Technology doesn't have to be expensive or electronic to be humane. …

Visual of Food Familiarization #2: Celebrity Endorsement

Food Familiarization #2: Celebrity Endorsement

How "celebrity endorsements" transformed the potato from the devil's tuber into a global staple.

Visual of Smart Tags Change Color as Food Spoils

Smart Tags Change Color as Food Spoils

Smart Tags stick to containers of food and change color when something has expired.

Visual of Intimate Technology Series: Watch the Trailer

Intimate Technology Series: Watch the Trailer

We are happy to announce our new upcoming weekly video-series on the 'Intimate Technology' theme.

Visual of Future Food House in Rotterdam

Future Food House in Rotterdam

Behold the first pictures of our Bistro In Vitro ice bar in the Future Food House.

Visual of Intimate Technology Evening at Droog

Intimate Technology Evening at Droog

Droog Foundation and Next Nature Network invites you to join the conversation about Intimate Technology: April 23, in Amsterdam.

Visual of Cockroach Milk: the Next Superfood?

Cockroach Milk: the Next Superfood?

A recent research reveals that the next extra nutritious ingredient may be the liquid produced by cockrach mothers to feed their offsprings. Are you willing to try it?

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E01: All My Clothes

Intimate Technology S01E01: All My Clothes

This movie titled "All My Clothes" reminds us of a more straightforward example of intimate technology: the clothes we wear every day.

Visual of Haptic technology

Haptic technology

Haptic technology refers to technology which interfaces the user via the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations and/or motions to the user (Just think of the Wii ). At the …

Visual of City Rats Love Ethnic Food

City Rats Love Ethnic Food

City rats, it seems, prefer the same foods that humans do: Greasy, fatty, sweet, and salty. Although rats are usually seen as the billy goats of city life, ready to chow down on …

Visual of Future of Food: Eating From the Ditch

Future of Food: Eating From the Ditch

For years scientist and farmers are researching the possibilities of eating duckweed, shoveling it out of the ditches onto our plates. This proteinrich plants can be used in animal fodders or be eaten by humans.

Visual of Insect Ramen: the New Food Trend

Insect Ramen: the New Food Trend

Tokyo restaurant offers sustainable new dish - ramen noodles topped with crunchy insects and people love it

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E06: Also, the Dichotomy of Pragmatism and Perversion

Intimate Technology S01E06: Also, the Dichotomy of Pragmatism and Perversion

Do we treat our technologies with more care and sentimentality these days than we did in the past?

Visual of How technology keeps us connected, now more than ever

How technology keeps us connected, now more than ever

At this moment in time, many people are staying at home in order to flatten the curve . It is times like these that we realize how vital technology is to us and our societies. It …

Visual of Sneak Preview Food

Sneak Preview Food

Lets face it: we spoiled western people are pretty much imprisoned by our self created safe environments and remotely disconnected from the wonders and chaotic surprises of old …

Visual of Food Fight

Food Fight

If food and consumption are part of a nations identity, then could warfare be culturally determined as well? The short film that plays with this theme is called Food Fight by …

Visual of Humane Technology #2: Revive Human Intuitions

Humane Technology #2: Revive Human Intuitions

Our second principle: Humane technology revives human intuitions, in particular those we might have forgotten about. 'Conventional' technology aims to overcome our hominid …

Visual of Humane Technology #6: Improve the Human Condition

Humane Technology #6: Improve the Human Condition

And now for the sixth and final principle: Humane technology improves the human condition and helps people realize the dreams they have of themselves. No matter what your …

Visual of Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life

Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine talks about the nature of technology and propose to define technology as the 7th Kingdom of Life.

Visual of Inside the Fastfood

Inside the Fastfood "Photokitchen"

Why does your food look different in advertising than it does in the store? A Canadian McDonald's marketing manager tries to answer this common question with a behind-the-scenes …

Visual of 33% of All Seafood in the United States Is Fraudulently Labeled

33% of All Seafood in the United States Is Fraudulently Labeled

A new study from the marine conservation group Oceana reveals that a full one-third of seafood across the US is mislabeled. Not surprisingly, the most expensive fish is also the …

Visual of Food Familiarization #1: Semantic Tricks

Food Familiarization #1: Semantic Tricks

When does a rose not smell as sweet? When it's a Patagonian toothfish.

Visual of Living Food

Living Food

Minsu Kim created a wonderful series of living dishes that wiggle and wave on your plate.

Visual of This Robot will Grow Food in Your Backyard

This Robot will Grow Food in Your Backyard

FarmBot Genesis is humanity's first open-source CNC farming machine designed for at-home automated food production.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E07: Our Selves

Intimate Technology S01E07: Our Selves

We think of selfhood as residing in our everyday stream of consciousness. But could we possibly have a second digital self in our online behaviors? Watch episode 3 of our Intimate Technology series.

Visual of Technology behind Google's results

Technology behind Google's results

As a Google user, you're familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly as it does? …

Visual of Cockroach Farms Do Big Business for Food and Pharmaceuticals

Cockroach Farms Do Big Business for Food and Pharmaceuticals

Big bugs make big bucks for Chinese farmers turning to roach ranching.

Visual of Interview: Chloé Rutzerveld, Designer Who Wants to Grow Healthy 3D Printed Food

Interview: Chloé Rutzerveld, Designer Who Wants to Grow Healthy 3D Printed Food

Food and Concept designer, Chloé Rutzerveld, explains her 3D food printing project Edible Growth.

Visual of Changing your Mood on Demand with Brain-Altering Wearable Technology

Changing your Mood on Demand with Brain-Altering Wearable Technology

Thync, is a new brain-altering wearable technology that promises to “shift your state of mind and conquer life” by allowing its users to change their mood whenever they need it.

Visual of How Technology is Becoming More and More Sensitive

How Technology is Becoming More and More Sensitive

Over the past decade scientists have tried to get technology surfaces to be as sensitive as our skin, especially as our fingertips. Human tact is a very sophisticate interface …

Visual of Design on the Border of Technology and Biology Demands Us to 'Mother' Nature

Design on the Border of Technology and Biology Demands Us to 'Mother' Nature

Designer and architect Neri Oxman explores how digital fabrication technologies can interact with the biological world. Watch the TED talk.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E04: So Happy Together

Intimate Technology S01E04: So Happy Together

What if you could upload your fondest memories to the cloud? Watch episode 4 of our Intimate Technology video series.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

"Misbehaving (Ro)bots" asks whether technology could hope to replicate these small bothersome quirks that instill a feeling of intimacy.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E05: The Modular Body

Intimate Technology S01E05: The Modular Body

The body, like any technology, is made up of countless individual components. Yet, apart from dire medical emergency, have you ever thought about mixing and matching these …

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E08: Scroll

Intimate Technology S01E08: Scroll

The last episode of our Intimate Technology series follows a minute in the life of a hyperconnected family in the digital era.

Visual of Food sculpture

Food sculpture

Culture becomes nature. Food as well. Check it out here

Visual of Humane Technology #4: Resonate with human senses

Humane Technology #4: Resonate with human senses

Principle number four: Humane technology should resonate with the human senses, rather than numbing them. If you're an office worker or a video game fanatic , you may spend most …

Visual of Army Protected Organic Foods

Army Protected Organic Foods

Over the last few decades, the public has been – and still is – creating awareness on the values of organically produced foods. For many foodies an important value of organic …

Visual of Playing with Your Food (Industry)

Playing with Your Food (Industry)

Back in the old days, we played with a  Playmobil ®   farm. With a farmhouse, two pigs and a chicken, and it was a fair reflection of how the food industry worked. Nowadays small …

Visual of Green Colors Make Food Seem Healthier

Green Colors Make Food Seem Healthier

Which candy bar you choose depends on the color of the packaging.

Visual of We Are Not Alone Eating Fast Food

We Are Not Alone Eating Fast Food

Beekeepers in France have been puzzled by their bees producing blue and green honey. Turned out the bees were eating waste from an M&Ms factory.

Visual of Blaming Car Technology for Dumb Drivers

Blaming Car Technology for Dumb Drivers

Cars increasingly rely on technology designed to make driving easier and safer. But are these improvements creating less-skilled drivers?

Visual of Technology Reflexology

Technology Reflexology

People have complex relationships with their own (and other’s) bodies. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is believed that your feet are a map of your body and can provide …

Visual of Wearing Technology Under the Skin

Wearing Technology Under the Skin

UnderSkin is a device that would be implanted beneath the skin on your hand and charge off your body’s energy.

Visual of Technology and Emotions

Technology and Emotions

A wearable lighting device that changes color and shade according to movement, facial expressions, weather and mood.

Visual of Climate Change Turns Leaves into Junk Food

Climate Change Turns Leaves into Junk Food

Climate change turns rainforest leaves into junk food.

Visual of Humane Technology #5: Empower People

Humane Technology #5: Empower People

Principle number five: Humane technology doesn't outsource people, but instead empowers them. How healthy or humane is it to have an escalator to the gym? Humane technology should …

Visual of Googles Natural Tracking Technology

Googles Natural Tracking Technology

We may soon all be making natural gestures to interact with our digital devices.

Visual of How modern technology is inspired by the natural world

How modern technology is inspired by the natural world

What do a kingfisher, cocklebur pods and a Namibian beetle have in common? Besides being living organisms, they have all served as inspiration for creative human technologies to …

Visual of Nanotechnology Crashcourse

Nanotechnology Crashcourse

This mashup video project integrates various video clips that ask: What is nanotechnology? Via Posthumanblues , via Futureblogger . See also: Small Talks , Bacteria Bots , …

Visual of Tribal Communication Technology

Tribal Communication Technology

Mobile phones are nextnature: Twenty years ago they didn't exist, now everyone has one and when you leave your house without it, you feel amputated. Like you are missing a limb …

Visual of Co-Evolving with Technology

Co-Evolving with Technology

Looking at this nextnatural comic, our co-evolutionary relationship with technology might need some work.

Visual of Sexual Fetishes Evolve with Technology

Sexual Fetishes Evolve with Technology

Once common, statue-loving has disappeared from the sexual landscape.

Visual of Technology Costs Evolution

Technology Costs Evolution

Producing an iPhone in 1991 would have cost 3,56 million of dollars.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E03: A iReal

Intimate Technology S01E03: A iReal

What if your devices had a life of their own? Guy Farber’s playful short movie "An iReal" explores this very possibility.

Visual of What does Technology want?

What does Technology want?

Technologist, environmentalist and nextnature thinker avant la lettre Kevin Kelly , muses on what technology means in our lives – from its impact at the personal level to its …

Visual of Robot Fridge Forces You to Smile for Food

Robot Fridge Forces You to Smile for Food

Feeling grumpy and hungry? Unfortunately, the University of Tokyo's Happiness Counter refrigerator won't open up until you give it a big smile. The concept is based on the fact …

Visual of Screw Technology

Screw Technology

In this particular piece of video art, loyal readers of nextnature.net might recognise the building as Zeche Zollverein in Germany, where we organized the Biggest Visual Power …

Visual of All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

Then and now.

Visual of Animals Love Technology

Animals Love Technology

A macaque stole a tourist's iPhone and fiddled around with it like a human would.

Visual of Technology Is Our Next Nature

Technology Is Our Next Nature

Video testimonial for our Next Nature Appzine, all the way from India!

Visual of Technology Made us Human

Technology Made us Human

Buckle up for a cinematic espresso shot from performance philosopher and NNN ambassador Jason Silva.

Visual of The New Technology in Agriculture: Trees

The New Technology in Agriculture: Trees

New technologies are changing the landscape, but the latest trend reshaping rural environments and agriculture is agroforestry: the art of planting trees.

Visual of How an app is helping restaurants cut food waste

How an app is helping restaurants cut food waste

Globally, humans produce enough food to feed 10 billion people (we are only 7 billion now) yet somehow we waste a third of this. Food waste is one of the biggest climate …

Visual of Interview: Pauline Van Dongen, Designer Merging Fashion and Technology

Interview: Pauline Van Dongen, Designer Merging Fashion and Technology

Dutch fashion designer specialized in wearable technology, Pauline van Dongen researches the human body in relation to its surroundings.

Visual of How biotechnology could shape the future of product design

How biotechnology could shape the future of product design

Humans have been manipulating living things for thousands of years. Examples of early biotechnologies include domesticating plants and animals and then selectively breeding them …

Visual of Our Relationship with Tech Is Growing Stronger

Our Relationship with Tech Is Growing Stronger

It's getting difficult to discern what's technology and what's not.With wearable technology becoming more and more integrated into society, our lives become infused with more technology.

Visual of Next Generation: Why Annie Larkins' egg project is essential for future food thinking

Next Generation: Why Annie Larkins' egg project is essential for future food thinking

This story is part of Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here? Get in touch and plot your coordinates as we …

Visual of How blockchain technology is changing the agriculture industry

How blockchain technology is changing the agriculture industry

Blockchain is useful for more than cryptocurrency. It’s revolutionizing industry after industry. Next, it may change the way we get our food. The agriculture industry is complex. …

Visual of Meat & Greet Workshop Report

Meat & Greet Workshop Report

Last week, Next Nature Lab had the first Meat & Greet to explore the future of in vitro meet.

Visual of Technology: Intrusive or Supportive?

Technology: Intrusive or Supportive?

Is the use of personal devices becoming a replacement for the spectrum of emotions that make us all humans?

Visual of Modernist Food

Modernist Food

This modernist food makes the future of 3D printed food look pretty tasty!

Visual of Tiny Food Made in a Tiny Kitchen

Tiny Food Made in a Tiny Kitchen

A small introduction to tiny cooking.

Visual of These speculative 'Next Senses' allow you to augment your senses with technology

These speculative 'Next Senses' allow you to augment your senses with technology

Imagine you could communicate telepathically with a whale, listen to the WiFi networks in your environment, or experience smells through seeing color. Developments in technology …

Visual of The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

Before money came into existence, trading was all we knew. Farmers in China traded their spades for food and other goods, and this continued up until a point where most spades …

Visual of The next sexual revolution is going to be all about technology

The next sexual revolution is going to be all about technology

Sex is one of the most powerful, fundamental human drives. It’s caused wars, and built and destroyed kingdoms. It occupies a significant percentage of most people’s thoughts. As …

Visual of Will we ever shake hands again? With this technology, we could

Will we ever shake hands again? With this technology, we could

“Please refrain from hand shaking" is a common sign we now see as a result of public health organizations advising people to avoid shaking hands as a greeting. As people still …

Visual of Close to skin technology

Close to skin technology

Wearable Interfaces, Smart Materials and Living Fabrics. V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam-based Virtueel Platform, the expertise centre for …

Visual of Smartphones Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Smartphones Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Smartphones have become almost a part of who we are. According to tech industry experts, however, the smartphone's days are numbered and that number is lower than you might expect.

Visual of Body hair helps animals stay clean – and could inspire self-cleaning technologies

Body hair helps animals stay clean – and could inspire self-cleaning technologies

Watch a fly land on the kitchen table, and the first thing it does is clean itself, very, very carefully. Although we can’t see it, the animal’s surface is covered with dust, …

Visual of But will lab-grown meat be kosher?

But will lab-grown meat be kosher?

Read Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft's essay on judaism in relation to the production of laboratory-grown meat.

Visual of Why human enhancement requires technological citizenship

Why human enhancement requires technological citizenship

New technologies – from artificial intelligence to synthetic biology – are set to alter the world, the human condition, and our very being in ways that are hard to imagine. The …

Visual of The Playboy Interview

The Playboy Interview

In 1961, the name of Marshall McLuhan was unknown to everyone but his English students at the University of Toronto – and a coterie of academic admirers who followed his abstruse …

Visual of Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

An interview about the history and promises of synthetic biology, and the problem with the word "nature".

Visual of The Idea for Lab-Grown Meat Was Born in a Prisoner-of-War Camp

The Idea for Lab-Grown Meat Was Born in a Prisoner-of-War Camp

The phone call was as unexpected as the American accent at the other end of the line. And when she hung up a few moments later, Ira van Eelen had to stop to catch her breath. More …

Visual of Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo

Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo

Meet the teledildonics, an ingenious species of bi-directionally controlled sextoys from the future, available today. These touch emulating vibrators find each other on social sex …

Visual of The Carnery - A Cultured Future with In Vitro Meat

The Carnery - A Cultured Future with In Vitro Meat

In vitro meat has the capacity to transform meat production as we know it, introducing an entirely new way of thinking about and interacting with food.

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Should lab-grown meat be labelled as meat when it's available for sale?

Australian regulators will soon be faced with a challenge: can animal flesh produced in a lab be called meat? Amid reports that lab-grown meat could be on sale this year, the US …

Visual of Interview: Rachel Armstrong, Innovative Scientist Who Wants to Grow Architecture

Interview: Rachel Armstrong, Innovative Scientist Who Wants to Grow Architecture

Rachel Armstrong discusses living buildings, Venice's foundations, millennial nature and how to improve our future.

Visual of In Vitro Meat: Animal Liberation?

In Vitro Meat: Animal Liberation?

Many people welcome in vitro meat because of what it may mean for animals. Even though they often find the idea strange, the promise for animals is widely felt as a source of hope.

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Letter to Humanity

NNN director Koert van Mensvoort writes a letter to humanity.

Visual of Why insects are not the new sushi

Why insects are not the new sushi

People across the world have been eating insects for thousands of years. We know that approximately 2,000 species are edible and that these insects are eaten in many different …

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This startup is growing sushi-grade salmon from cells in a lab

As the ills of factory farming become more pronounced, people are increasingly gravitating towards vegetarian or pescatarian diets. Besides producing a large percentage of our …

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Fresh from the Pharm

Will we in the future still buy several needs according food in shops, or will we grow M&M’s ourselves? There is a lot happening on in the field of food technology , think for …

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Growing the Future of Meat

Outside of the limits imposed by the edges of an animal’s body, the cells can reproduce and multiply until they exhaust the nutrients and space provided, filling petri dishes and vats to grow the future of meat.

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Plants + Science = Meat!

What if you could have the taste of a juicy, sizzling burger without the destructive impact of using animals for meat? That is what Impossible Foods wants to do with its new burger.

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An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

When techno–optimist and fellow at the Hybrid Reality Institute , Jason Silva, meets with Richard Doyle, author of Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the …

Visual of Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

Interview with Liam Young on his work in speculative architecture, the future, and our role in nature as humans.

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Next Nature Academy presents: A workshop-in-a-box for your team

Are you working on projects where technology and human interaction are involved, and are you looking for a new approach? As of today, we offer a brand new workshop concept for you …

Visual of Interview Matilde Boelhouwer: Making urban environments flower again

Interview Matilde Boelhouwer: Making urban environments flower again

Matilde Boelhouwer is a designer whose work speculates between art, design, science, biology and food. Matilde shapes this obligation into a studio which mainly focuses on the …

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Next What?

In this essay, anti-civilization, anarchist philosopher John Zerzan critiques the concept of 'next nature.' He argues that rather than freeing us, our self-domestication through …

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Design Your Own Vegetables

With her project Future Food Formula, food designer Chloé Rutzerveld is looking for innovative methods to design vegetables.

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Organic Coca-Cola

Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you may be. You can’t beat the real thing. It really refreshes and brings real satisfaction in every glass. It was not until America’s …

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Entryparadise

Written by Werner Lippert & Peter Wippermann, Curators of the Entryparadise exhibition (26/8 until 3/12, 2006, at Kohlenwäsche, Zollverein) Design is about to undergo a …

Visual of Lab-Grown Shrimps Are Coming to Your Plate

Lab-Grown Shrimps Are Coming to Your Plate

A startup called New Wave Foods is developing artificial shrimp meat in the laboratory.

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Turning surplus bread into craft beer

Globally, humans produce enough food to feed 10 billion people (we are only 7 billion now) yet somehow we waste a third of this. Food waste is one of the biggest climate …

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10 Next Nature dinner table conversation starters

Summer is here and the sun is out, and yes, this is awesome. After a long day in the sizzling summer sun, you get a group of people together to share some delicious food, …

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Elzelinde van Doleweerd wins the ECO Coin Award 2018

The ECO Coin Award honours outstanding ecological heroes. In 2015, we handed out our first ECO Coin award to Yoyo Yogasamana for his digitalization of sustainable knowledge to …

Visual of Aleph Farms just grew meat in space for the first time

Aleph Farms just grew meat in space for the first time

Hello meat lovers! In vitro meat innovator Aleph Farms has taken the saying 'one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind' to a whole new level. The startup has succeeded …

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Innovative Nostalgia

We humans simply feel more comfortable with technological change when it comes in a familiar form that refers to an existing and accepted object, habit, value, tradition or intuition.

Visual of How the Dutch government is obstructing the advent of in vitro meat

How the Dutch government is obstructing the advent of in vitro meat

In 2017, two years after her father died , Ira van Eelen decided to call the Dutch Arable Farming Union. She couldn't help but wonder how come the Netherlands was still not …

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Next Generation: Pei-Ying Lin is cooking with viruses

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Want to see your work here?  Get in touch  and plot your …

Visual of Lab-Grown Bread for Your In Vitro Burger

Lab-Grown Bread for Your In Vitro Burger

A novel process turns wood into tasty, edible starch

Visual of Next Nature and the Curse of Oil

Next Nature and the Curse of Oil

The next step is to embrace and celebrate how cultural artifacts are escaping control, becoming autonomous, and forming the “next nature”.

Visual of Interview: Nadine Bongaerts, Synthetic Biologist Bridging Science with Society

Interview: Nadine Bongaerts, Synthetic Biologist Bridging Science with Society

We recently talk to Nadine Bongaerts about the role and impact of synthetic biology, the gap between bio­sciences and society and the importance of communication to overcome the fear of new technologies.

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Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg?

The artificial womb is on the verge of becoming a reality, but how it will affect our culture is for us to decide.

Visual of Meatable: From stem cells to pork chops

Meatable: From stem cells to pork chops

The food chain has always worked roughly like this: sunlight feeds plants. Plants feed insects. Insects and plants feed animals. Plants and animals feed people. Then …

Visual of Seven Future Visions on In-Vitro Meat

Seven Future Visions on In-Vitro Meat

Before we can decide if we will ever be willing to eat in-vitro, we need to explore the food culture it will bring us.

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Towards a Post-Animal Bioeconomy

As emerging biotechnologies are blurring the lines between synthetic food and natural food, who will regulate cellular agriculture?

Visual of Cultured Meat Closer to Reality

Cultured Meat Closer to Reality

Many companies are seeing the potential of this technology to solve food scarcity, reduce pollution and offer cruelty free meat. One of these firms is Tyson Foods, the meat giant.

Visual of Interview: Lining Yao, Interaction Designer and Maker of Novel Materials

Interview: Lining Yao, Interaction Designer and Maker of Novel Materials

We recently interviewed Lining Yao, Chinese interaction designer who uses organic materials as a technology that brings us back to nature.

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Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing, many people may have chosen to cut down on their tech use – or even give it up altogether. The  growing popularity of such “digital …

Visual of Taco futures: In vitro meat in Mexico City

Taco futures: In vitro meat in Mexico City

Our In Vitro Meat Cookbook has inspired many people around the world. Just recently, we had the BBC over at our headquarters to see what makes us thick. This idea of in vitro meat …

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Suzanne Lee wants to live in a sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil

Biotechnology is nearly as old as humanity itself. The food you eat and the pets you love? You can thank our ancestors for kickstarting the agricultural revolution, using …

Visual of Look for The Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream Cart

Look for The Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream Cart

Our Bistro in Vitro Ice Cream Cart took off for the Spring/Summer season in Vondelpark, Amsterdam.

Visual of An afternoon with Josh Tetrick: The man who wants to bring in vitro meat to the market by 2018

An afternoon with Josh Tetrick: The man who wants to bring in vitro meat to the market by 2018

Meet Josh Tetrick, entrepreneur who wants to reinvent the food industry and plans to launch lab-grown meat on the market by the end of 2018.

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Getting rid of that bit of unspoiled green

There it is. A hefty hen, with its head up high and its beak out. And a gigantic VR headset over its beady little eyes. What does this battery hen see? ‘An experience of a free …

Visual of I like my steak lab-grown, not-grass fed

I like my steak lab-grown, not-grass fed

Right now, somewhere in a laboratory in California, the Netherlands or Japan, a technician is taking a few thousand skeletal muscle cells from a living animal, and placing them in …

Visual of In Conversation with Marleen Hartjes: Introducing a digital door to the museum

In Conversation with Marleen Hartjes: Introducing a digital door to the museum

Don’t be surprised when you catch a human face on a screen strolling through the Van Abbe museum for contemporary art in Eindhoven, as these are Europe’s very first robotic …

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If you could have another sense, which sense would you choose?

Color-blind artist Neil Harbisson designed a brain-implanted antenna that converts colors into sound. This enables him to hear colors he cannot see, and extends his vision to …

Visual of Grossed Out by Lab-Grown Meat? Here's 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be

Grossed Out by Lab-Grown Meat? Here's 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be

In vitro meat is creepy, unnatural and downright disgusting – and so is every other kind of food we eat.

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I Want Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read Nicholas Carr's essay on the transhumanist dream of having wings.

Visual of Here’s how the Dutch are embracing blockchain in the polder

Here’s how the Dutch are embracing blockchain in the polder

Smiling broadly and rattling with enthusiasm, the 33-year-old Rylana Doesburg shows off a QR-code on her phone: an angular pattern of black and white squares. “Thanks to this …

Visual of 'I volunteer myself to try this cultured meat at my own risk'

'I volunteer myself to try this cultured meat at my own risk'

The Netherlands leads in cheese, clogs, and cultured meat. This sustainable and animal-friendly form of meat has largely been developed in our country. In 1997, Willem van Eelen …

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Orthorexia Nervosa: the "healthy" eating disorder

Following anorexia nervosa (under eating) and bulimia nervosa (overeating and compensating), orthorexia nervosa (obsessively healthy eating) is the latest eating disorder in the …

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Digital Gastronomy

The food printer seems to be one of those lustrous concepts that continues to pop-up in the fantasy of techno-connoisseurs. Some years ago James King already proposed a printed …

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Love your monsters

Why we must care for our technologies as we do our children.

Visual of No Future for Traditional Meat

No Future for Traditional Meat

At Home in the Lab with Mark Post, Father of the In Vitro Hamburger. Interview from The In Vitro Meat Cookbook

Visual of How in vitro meat became a subject of debate in the Dutch parliament

How in vitro meat became a subject of debate in the Dutch parliament

To all in vitro meat optimists, hear hear! In May 2018 we launched the petition ' In vitro meat is here. Let us taste it. ' We proudly announce that this petition led to …

Visual of There's a new urgency for speculative design. Here's why

There's a new urgency for speculative design. Here's why

Pink chickens, synthesized tiger penises and salads grown from bodily fluids - how could they shape our future? In a Next Nature collaboration with the Gogbot Festival, the …

Visual of How rich people used to show off their wealth with pineapples and celery

How rich people used to show off their wealth with pineapples and celery

A stack of pancakes ladened with syrup, a frothy latte posed next to a white MacBook, a deep pan pizza oozing with cheese. Instagram has made “food porn” – images that portray …

Visual of Nano Supermarket – Jury Report

Nano Supermarket – Jury Report

Nanotechnology is an important emerging technology of our time – it radically intervenes with our sense of what is natural – yet most people are still relatively unaware of its …

Visual of Interview: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Designer and Synthetic Biology Expert

Interview: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Designer and Synthetic Biology Expert

An interview with Daisy Ginsberg, artist and synthetic biologist.

Visual of Le Bistro In Vitro @ Dutch Design Week

Le Bistro In Vitro @ Dutch Design Week

This whole week you can come and taste meat ice at Le Bistro In Vitro in the main hall of Eindhoven University of Technology.

Visual of Three scenarios for the future of farming

Three scenarios for the future of farming

Agriculture may be one of the oldest of our technologies. Over time it has developed, changed, revolutionized, industrialized - or simply put, it has evolved . Today’s farms are …

Visual of In vitro meat is here! But we are not allowed to taste it

In vitro meat is here! But we are not allowed to taste it

Previously we predicted that we would be eating in vitro meat by 2028. But as it turns out... In vitro meat is already here! And we are not allowed to eat it. The meat has been …

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In conversation with Studio Drift

A flock of drones that fly like birds, drifting blocks of concrete, a choreography of opening and closing flowers. The work of Studio Drift is challenging the distinction between …

Visual of Traditional Thanksgiving Meat

Traditional Thanksgiving Meat

Food technology in the overdrive: Pork molded in the shape of a piglet.

Visual of Watch Out Whales, Humans Want Your Krill

Watch Out Whales, Humans Want Your Krill

Krill, those tiny members of the ocean's planktonic community, have an importance disproportionate to their size. They are a vital food for whales, penguins and increasingly, …

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Did Forks Really Give Modern Humans an Overbite?

The food writer Bee Wilson, author of Consider the Fork , has put forth a surprising theory about forks and teeth that has received widespread online coverage. According to …

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Virtual Reality Dining Experience

Using immersive virtual reality and aromatics to make the brain believe we are enjoying a delicious dish.

Visual of Why in the future, we will all wear one piece of garment

Why in the future, we will all wear one piece of garment

It's not an easy task to define the practice of designer Jasna Rok . Fashtech pioneer? Radical innovator? Visionary designer? ‘All of the above’ seems only appropriate. In fact, …

Visual of Exploring body architecture with Lucy McRae

Exploring body architecture with Lucy McRae

As evolution goes on, the human body is evolving too. What does it mean to be human in times of advanced biotechnology and genetic engineering? Are our bodies ready for our …

Visual of The path towards solar democracy with Marjan van Aubel

The path towards solar democracy with Marjan van Aubel

Solar cells are often considered an eyesore, used for their sustainability yet not for their beauty. Installed on roofs or in solar parks, they take up precious space. Well that’s …

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Natural-Born Junkies

Hippopotamus: a 2,5cm-long tablet-shaped nonliving chewable animal, member of a multi-species flock known as the Animal Parade, which tastes like fruit and is found in little pill …

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Self–Repairing Architecture

All buildings today have something in common: They are made using Victorian technologies. This involves blueprints, industrial manufacturing and construction using teams of …

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A Savannah Inside the Dumpster

For most of us, obtaining food is easy.  We go to the grocery store, where fruits are labeled and meats arranged by species.  We go to a restaurant, sit, and wait for our food to …

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The Technological Sublime

The sublime is an aesthetic concept of 'the exalted,' of beauty that is grand and dangerous. Through 17th and 18th century European intellectual tradition, the sublime became …

Visual of 3D Pizza Printer for Astronauts

3D Pizza Printer for Astronauts

Printable pizza. The next big food innovation after sliced bread.

Visual of In-Vitro Hamburger Sponsored by Google

In-Vitro Hamburger Sponsored by Google

More remarkable than the look and taste of the burger, which only stood out because it was presented in a petri dish and described by one of the panelist as 'hot', was the revelation that Serge Brin, co-founder of Google.com, financed the project.

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"Soylent" Liquid Meals Will Save the World

Can a meal replacer save us money, time, and maybe even save the world?

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Do a Next Nature Workshop!

NNN organizes workshops using a physical Pyramid of Technology as conceptual tool.

Visual of World’s First Lab-Grown Chicken Is Here

World’s First Lab-Grown Chicken Is Here

Memphis Meats reveals world’s first lab-grown chicken.

Visual of Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too

Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too

Intensive agriculture may be nourishing most of the Earth’s inhabitants, but it’s doing the opposite to earth itself. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, …

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‘Optimism is our duty’: A conversation with Koert van Mensvoort

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, …

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Exploring Next Nature (2004)

The first essay ever written on Next Nature, published in Next Nature Pocket and in Entry Paradise, New Design Worlds . ( download pdf ) (German version: Erkundungen im Nächste …

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Faustian Bargains and Pineapple Shampoo

Since the early days of the net, the electronic pastoral has lent itself to all sorts of dubious agendas pushed by science, the military and even libertarian tendencies. In the …

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ISEA 2010: Artists addressing NextNature

At ISEA 2010 , the International Symposium on Electronic Arts, media artists and media researchers from all over the world present their work in Dortmund (Germany). This year, …

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The Search for the "Real" Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fake-for-real. While it's true that there was a minor harvest feast in 1621, held by English immigrants and Wampanoag Indians, the event was never celebrated …

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'Alp' Turns Containers into Refrigerators

Transporting and displaying cold food is an incredibly wasteful and inefficient process. Current display refrigerators, like those that display meats or cheeses in supermarkets, …

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Corn 2.0: Survival of the Cheapest

Congrats to Sean Serafini, the winner of our April Next Nature Spotter contest. While we received many images of fake nature , Sean's entry delves deeper into more diverse next …

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From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

Do humans exist merely to make money and use resources? Vandana Shiva believes humans have a higher purpose.

Visual of Moments in Meat History Part III- Preservation

Moments in Meat History Part III- Preservation

The oldest evidence of cold food storage dates back to 1700 BCE.

Visual of Moments in Meat History Part IX - In-Vitro Meat

Moments in Meat History Part IX - In-Vitro Meat

In 1995, the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of in-vitro techniques for commercial meat production, paving the way for lab-grown meat products to make their way to the market.

Visual of Moments in Meat History Part VI - Meat the Future

Moments in Meat History Part VI - Meat the Future

By the turn of the century, some people began raising questions about our meat consumption habits.

Visual of OUT NOW: The In Vitro Meat Cookbook

OUT NOW: The In Vitro Meat Cookbook

On the 5th of August, one year after the lab grown hamburger, the In Vitro Meat Cookbook was launched.

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Agriculture Isn’t as Green as You Think

Agriculture today isn’t where it needs to be. Here’s how farmers are taking the next step for better agriculture tomorrow

Visual of Dessert Goals: Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream

Dessert Goals: Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream

In the upcoming episode of Dutch youth education series Denktank (translated think tank) philosopher Stine Jensen and eight teenagers will explore the future of food and try our Bistro In Vitro ice cream.

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From Vegetable to Stroopwafel

Chloé Rutzerveld presents a modern version of the iconic stroopwafel, fully made of vegetables.

Visual of Cutlery Set to Eat Bugs

Cutlery Set to Eat Bugs

Designer Wataru Kobayashi created a picnic cutlery set to promote eating insects.

Visual of Designer Anouk Wipprecht combines fashion with robotics

Designer Anouk Wipprecht combines fashion with robotics

We met Anouk Wipprecht and talked about smart fabrics and accessories that can listen to our body, therapeutic fashion and the future of dressmaking.

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Interview Mark Wigley: "We are living in an ecology of antenna"

With the invention of the radio antenna in the late 19th century, we became a different species: Introducing the human insect. A species, able to communicate across oceans using …

Visual of Human Nature, designing the equilibrium with Koert van Mensvoort

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium with Koert van Mensvoort

Under the title Human Nature, designing the equilibrium, eleven designers will answer questions about a future in which Humankind and Nature enter into a new relationship. An …

Visual of Five (un)mundane things to do at Dutch Design Week 2019

Five (un)mundane things to do at Dutch Design Week 2019

Lining up plans for Dutch Design Week ? Once more, 2600 designers gather in over 120 locations during 450 events. So whether you're a local, new in town, or just passing through, …

Visual of Artificial ceramic bones for a natural meat experience

Artificial ceramic bones for a natural meat experience

The world is developing, climate change is happening and it's time for us to do something. Now. One strategy would be to simply stop eating meat — or at least reduce the amount of …

Visual of Truly smart homes could help dementia patients live independently

Truly smart homes could help dementia patients live independently

You might already have what’s often called a “smart home”, with your lights or music connected to voice-controlled technology such as Alexa or Siri. But when researchers talk …

Visual of Ouroboros Steak: Producing meat using human cells

Ouroboros Steak: Producing meat using human cells

You are what you eat; a quite common message in the midst of our self-growth society. We have to eat well to become the best version of ourselves - more productive, healthier …

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Special in Groene Amsterdammer

This week the oldest and classiest Dutch newsmagazine De Groene Amsterdammer features an 11-page special with lots of material from the forthcoming Next Nature book The special …

Visual of Eating In-Vitro: Meat-Fruit

Eating In-Vitro: Meat-Fruit

La Pâte Meat Fruit aims to seduce and inspire diners with an entirely new eating experience that balances eating meat and fruit. In vitro technology is used to grow meat …

Visual of First tasting of Printed Meat

First tasting of Printed Meat

Biological physicist Gabor Forgacs normally works on the “printing” of new organs for use in clinical trials, however, his technology could also be used to bioprint meat. In the …

Visual of Jet Powered Barbecue

Jet Powered Barbecue

At first sight it seems plain wrong to roast your burgers on this utterly technological machine: barbecuing is supposed to be a nostalgic low-tech activity that brings us back to …

Visual of Those Blueberries in Your Cereal, Muffins and Baking Mixes? All Fake.

Those Blueberries in Your Cereal, Muffins and Baking Mixes? All Fake.

What do blueberries have in common with sugar, corn cereal, modified food starch, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, artificial flavor, cellulose gum, salt and and Blue …

Visual of Pick Pig - Name Pig - Love Pig - Eat Pig

Pick Pig - Name Pig - Love Pig - Eat Pig

In a time of all-horse hamburgers and E. coli outbreaks, food provenance has become a huge issue. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the lack of traceability within the …

Visual of Moments in Meat History Part IV- Substitutes

Moments in Meat History Part IV- Substitutes

The story goes that in the 7th Century, Buddhist monks in China stumbled upon the product now known as "wheat gluten" while cooking. Noting that it looked, felt and tasted …

Visual of In Vitro Celebrity Meat, for Real this Time?

In Vitro Celebrity Meat, for Real this Time?

A company is working on culturing celebrity stem cells for cannibal cuisine.

Visual of In Vitro Recipe #10: Home Incubator

In Vitro Recipe #10: Home Incubator

The home incubator does for cooking what the electronic synthesizer did for musicians.

Visual of Nano Product: Bake 'n Spray

Nano Product: Bake 'n Spray

Bake 'n Spray: the oven in a can.

Visual of Our Tribal Gut Bacteria Are Disappearing (And Why We're Getting Fat)

Our Tribal Gut Bacteria Are Disappearing (And Why We're Getting Fat)

Healthy gut bacteria may hold the key to weight loss – but only isolated communities may preserve "natural" intestinal biomes.

Visual of Interview: Suzanne Lee, Fashion Innovator Who Grows Clothing in the Laboratory

Interview: Suzanne Lee, Fashion Innovator Who Grows Clothing in the Laboratory

We recently talked with Suzanne Lee about the textile industry and technology, growing leather in the lab, and the use of new alternative materials in the future of fashion.

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Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson

The AI chef nows more than 10,000 recipes from all over the world and is capable of combining any ingredient while following your personal food preferences.

Visual of Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

We recently spoke to Ilari Laamanen, to peel the outcrops of Momemtum9, and unveil the overlapping themes to the next nature philosophy.

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Watch Koert's TED Talk on Meat the Future

We need to talk about the future of meat! Watch Next Nature Network director Koert van Mensvoort's TED talk on Meat the Future.

Visual of The In Vitro Meat Cookbook Is Officially Art

The In Vitro Meat Cookbook Is Officially Art

The Stedelijk Museum has added The In Vitro Meat Cookbook to its public art collection, turning the book into a piece of art!

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Open Call for ECO Coin Award 2018 Submissions

Nominate an inspiring project, platform, person or community who is tackling food waste for the ECO Coin Award 2018

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On the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality

Let’s talk about the most controversial of "m words"—monogamy. And let’s have this conversation with in mind its prehistoric origins. Our modern picture of prehistoric societies …

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Next Nature Interview

For the Venezuelan Magazine Platanoverde , Gabriela Valdivieso y Lope Gutiarrez-Ruiz interviewed artist/scientist Koert van Mensvoort and discussed some of the idea's behind Next …

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Oil Price Threatens Biofuel Firms

Economy is ecology? Technology Review writes the price of oil has dipped to levels that could be far too low for many advanced-biofuel startups to succeed, especially those that …

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Supermarket – Our Next Savanna

We are living in the future and we find it boring. The best place to gather evidence for this claim is the supermarket. To begin with, try and have a fresh look at the word:  …

Visual of Meet the Cellphone that drinks Coke

Meet the Cellphone that drinks Coke

Chinese designer Daizi Zheng created a conceptual mobile phone for Nokia that could be powered by cola. The idea is the phone could run on a battery that uses enzymes to generate …

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Shrink

You are what you eat, taken seriously. Shrink is a work by the artist Lawrence Malstaf . Visitors place themselves between two large, transparent plastic sheets. The air gets …

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Typically Dubai

Presumably the only place on Earth where burkas & protein supplements coincide in jolly harmony. Peculiar image of the week. Photo by me .

Visual of Eating In-Vitro: Knitted Meat

Eating In-Vitro: Knitted Meat

Rather than growing whole steaks in bio-reactors, Knitted Meat assumes that it is more feasible to create thin threads of protein. Supermarkets sell balls of meat fiber seasoned …

Visual of Eating In-Vitro: Rustic In Vitro

Eating In-Vitro: Rustic In Vitro

Many people still find in vitro meat too alien and artificial to put it in their mouths. With the Rustic In Vitro incubator, this outdated perception is about to change. Similar …

Visual of Four Objections to Lab-Grown Meat

Four Objections to Lab-Grown Meat

In vitro meat has been billed as a way to  end animal suffering , put a stop to global warming , and solve the world's insatiable demand for animal protein. There's no doubt that …

Visual of Eating In-Vitro: Instant Meat Powder

Eating In-Vitro: Instant Meat Powder

The number one argument for eating meat: it provides nutritious proteins that cannot be entirely supplied by vegetarian alternatives. Like it or not, humans are omnivores. Meat is …

Visual of Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

The future of farming is not to be found in further mass-industrialization nor in the return to traditional farming with man and horse power, but rather in swarms of smart, cheap robotic farmers that patiently seed, tend and harvest fields one plant at a time without the need for damaging pesticides.

Visual of NANO Supermarket Jury Report 2012

NANO Supermarket Jury Report 2012

After the successful introduction of the NANO Supermarket in 2010 it became even more clear that the contest and the presented results produced discussions and many challenges to …

Visual of Care for a Meat Flower Amuse?

Care for a Meat Flower Amuse?

Vegetarian food products typically mimic existing meat products. The meat flower reverses this principle.

Visual of Moments in Meat History Part V- Industrialization of Farming

Moments in Meat History Part V- Industrialization of Farming

In 1876, the first cattle feedlot was established near Chicago.

Visual of Moments in Meat History Part VII - Factory Farming

Moments in Meat History Part VII - Factory Farming

In the 1950s, the transition towards what is now known as factory farming picked up speed with farmers.

Visual of In Vitro Recipe #11: Meat Fruit

In Vitro Recipe #11: Meat Fruit

Meat fruit combines the femininity of fruit with the masculine sensibilities of red meat in a hybrid celebration of our post-patriarchal, post-gender society.

Visual of In Vitro Recipe #12: Meat Flowers

In Vitro Recipe #12: Meat Flowers

If vegetarian products can mimic meat, then why not the other way around?

Visual of Could Biomimicry Help us Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Could Biomimicry Help us Solve the Refugee Crisis?

From nutrients within an organism, to organisms within collectives, to populations within a territory and so on - nature offers models on how to deal with highly complex systems.

Visual of Everything Stew from the Home Incubator

Everything Stew from the Home Incubator

The home incubator you can prepare a stew made with thirteen different sorts of meat, is heaven for carnivores.

Visual of In Vitro Meat Godfather Dies at Age of 91

In Vitro Meat Godfather Dies at Age of 91

Dutch researcher and entrepreneur, Willem van Eelen, has died in Amsterdam. For more than half a century, Van Eelen relentlessly researched and promoted In Vitro Meat.

Visual of What Is Next Nature? #2

What Is Next Nature? #2

Fruit flavored candy

Visual of Smart Spoon with Spilling Prevention

Smart Spoon with Spilling Prevention

People with parkinson or other diseases that cause tremors or uncontrable muscular movements, eating is a major challenge. Liftware launches two smart spoons which corrects the unexpected movements of its eaters.

Visual of ReGen, the Autarchic Off-Grid Village

ReGen, the Autarchic Off-Grid Village

Utopian off-grid ReGen Village produces all of its own food and energy is being implemented in Almere.

Visual of Animal Free Cow Milk

Animal Free Cow Milk

A San Francisco-based start up discovered a way to "brew" milk that has zero hormones, antibiotics, steroid or lactose inside, and a longer shelf-life.

Visual of Meat the Future Exhibition: Appetizer

Meat the Future Exhibition: Appetizer

Have you already visited our Meat the Future exhibition? Consider this three course meal an introduction to what you may expect.

Visual of The age of cyborgs has arrived

The age of cyborgs has arrived

How many cyborgs did you see during your morning commute today? I would guess at least five. Did they make you nervous? Probably not; you likely didn’t even realize they were …

Visual of This tiny tooth sensor tracks what you eat, and it could help you be healthier

This tiny tooth sensor tracks what you eat, and it could help you be healthier

The South Beach diet. The Atkins diet. Eating paleo. Cutting out gluten. Going vegan. The list of fad diets and health crazes goes on, yet health statistics in the US and around …

Visual of Hello, superorganism

Hello, superorganism

When I was a kid, my parents took me to the beach every summer. We’d swim in the ocean and play on our inflatable raft in the surf. When the tide was low, I’d build a sand castle …

Visual of Interview Nadine Bongaerts: 'We’re attempting to make foie gras based on stem cells'

Interview Nadine Bongaerts: 'We’re attempting to make foie gras based on stem cells'

Biosensors, cultivated meat and spider’s silk. For synthetic biologist and Next Nature ambassador Nadine Bongaerts, these are all advances towards a new world, where polluting …

Visual of Breaking Point?

Breaking Point?

John Zerzan, published in Green Anarchy issue #24 - Spring/Summer 2007 The rapidly mounting toll of modern life is worse than we could have imagined. A metamorphosis rushes …

Visual of Forefather Ox cloned to revive delicious Steak

Forefather Ox cloned to revive delicious Steak

Delicious retro-future meat from Japan. Food technology in the overdrive. Japanese researchers successfully cloned what is believed to have been the forefather ox of Gifu …

Visual of Scientists 'grow' pork

Scientists 'grow' pork

Scientists at the Eindhoven University of Technology are creating artificial pork. Prof. Dr Mark Post and his colleagues of the department of Biomedical Engineering have extracted …

Visual of Genetically Engineered

Genetically Engineered "Arctic" Apple Will Never Turn Brown

Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits is pitching a genetically engineered apple that does not turn brown when bruised or exposed to air. This new technology, available in both …

Visual of Herons Eat at the Local Snack Bar

Herons Eat at the Local Snack Bar

Originally herons are migratory birds, in the winter they leave to warmer habitats. In the city there is enough food to survive the winter. Some herons are even too lazy to find their own food and try to collect it from the local snack bar.

Visual of Fuel Your Body With Algae Headgear

Fuel Your Body With Algae Headgear

Algae as the future alternative fuel for the human body.

Visual of Manufacturing Imperfection in Processed Luncheon Meats

Manufacturing Imperfection in Processed Luncheon Meats

Food companies are hard at work inventing processes to make luncheon meat look "deli fresh".

Visual of Nature through the Windshield

Nature through the Windshield

Volume magazine interviews Next Nature founder Koert van Mensvoort.

Visual of The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology

The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg discusses the promises and realities of synthetic biology.

Visual of Professions Of The Future

Professions Of The Future

As technology evolves, what today seems like science fiction may be the job market of tomorrow: 11 professions of the future.

Visual of The Anthropocene Explosion

The Anthropocene Explosion

We have entered the Anthropocene epoch, in which humanity and its instrumentalities are the most potent and influential geological force.

Visual of Veggie Burger That Bleeds Like Real Meat

Veggie Burger That Bleeds Like Real Meat

Prof. Patrick Brown developed a meatless burger that look and taste like meat, made out of plant ingredients.

Visual of GM Salmon Approved for Consumption

GM Salmon Approved for Consumption

Time ago we wrote about the fact that  US Food and Drug Administration  was considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered salmon. We have a verdict: from now on …

Visual of Soil-Free Farming in the Desert

Soil-Free Farming in the Desert

A special absorbant film that require no soil may be able to grow plants more efficiently than soil farming.

Visual of Interview: Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret, Designers Exploring Alternative Ways of Thinking & Doing

Interview: Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret, Designers Exploring Alternative Ways of Thinking & Doing

Interview with Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret.

Visual of Dinner with Chef Watson

Dinner with Chef Watson

Chef Watson knows over 10.000 recipes. The highbrow robotic cook invited us over for dinner during the first Neo-Futurist Dinner at Mediamatic.

Visual of Greenhouse for Space Colonies

Greenhouse for Space Colonies

Researchers from Arizona and NASA unveiled a plan to sustainably provide food in space, growing it in an inflatable greenhouse.

Visual of In Conversation with Yoyo Yogasmana, Winner of the First ECO Coin Award

In Conversation with Yoyo Yogasmana, Winner of the First ECO Coin Award

Read our conversation with the ECO Coin Award Winner of 2015: Yoyo Yogasmana.

Visual of Edible packaging: Seaweed could replace plastic in disposable packaging

Edible packaging: Seaweed could replace plastic in disposable packaging

What to do about the plastic planet ? The seas are steadily filling up with plastic , and it's vital to find ways to address the problem . One way to do this is to move away from …

Visual of Interview: Huub Ehlhardt on the evolution of products

Interview: Huub Ehlhardt on the evolution of products

"To understand why a product is the way it is today, you need to learn about its evolutionary background." Meet Huub Ehlhardt, an engineer with a PhD in product design . Huub …

Visual of Welcome to the CRISPR baby world—here’s what you should know

Welcome to the CRISPR baby world—here’s what you should know

Last week, the gene editing world was hit by news the equivalent of a nuclear bomb. In a video on YouTube , Dr. Jiankui He at Southern University of Science and Technology in …

Visual of How AI is reshaping electronic music

How AI is reshaping electronic music

The idea that AI can compose electronic music may sound a little off to people. It raises essential questions about creativity as a product exclusive to humans: can an AI be …

Visual of Next Nature XL showcase in China: in pictures

Next Nature XL showcase in China: in pictures

We are proud to invite you to our largest showcase (so far), currently on display at OCT Art & Design in Shenzhen, China. Spanning across three floors, with a total surface of …

Visual of Do It Yourself Pet

Do It Yourself Pet

Image: A. Sidorov Have you ever fantasized about creatures which carry the biggest smile? Or creatures which are so deeply covered with fur that you wish they were real? Good …

Visual of Feeding the world: oh not organic

Feeding the world: oh not organic

Daring talk by agriculture expert Louise Fresco , who has the guts to break the organic trance of the fashionably-natural-farmers-market people at TED . During her talk she is …

Visual of Hyper Fruit

Hyper Fruit

Imaginary advertizement for genetically engineered hybrid hyperfruits featuring an 'limwi', 'kiwange' and a 'strawblackberry'. Imagine a taste of things to come. Makes you want to …

Visual of Not so Happy Meals

Not so Happy Meals

This week a Brazilian prosecutor asked a judge to nationally ban toys sold with meals in fast-food outlets like McDonald's and Burger King, because it can lead children to develop …

Visual of Nature Preservation: The Literal Version

Nature Preservation: The Literal Version

* warning: high doses of irony detected in this article * Method #01: Canning Promotional gift 'Nature in a can' complete with soil and bean plant seeds (from DKNY , 2010). Method …

Visual of Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

Is the evolution of the single bladed razor into an exorbitant five–bladed vibrating gizmo the outcome of human needs, or is there another force in play? Say hello to Razorius …

Visual of A Winery in your Microwave

A Winery in your Microwave

A delicious Montepulciano in only 6 seconds? This is now possible with the universal Nano wine. All you need is a microwave oven. In 5,64 seconds at 1000 watt you have a sublime …

Visual of Algae in the Supermarket

Algae in the Supermarket

As mentioned  earlier , the world seems obsessed with algae. Not limited to producing light or energy , algae has also found its way to our plate as a new vegetable, and maybe …

Visual of Time Between Emergence and Design

Time Between Emergence and Design

Previously, experiences of time emerged from nature as given – offering seasons, the rhythm of humans, plants and animals. Nowadays, people integrate nature-time, body-time, inner-time, clock-time, and global 24/7 systems-time. Human beings, in past, current and next natures, have to deal with emergence and design of time in order to survive.

Visual of The Ecological Human

The Ecological Human

The nature of humanity in the twenty-first century is, according to sociologist Steve Fuller, a ‘bipolar disorder’ beset with dualisms of identification such as divine/animal, …

Visual of A Stroll Through the Bubbles of Chemicals and Men

A Stroll Through the Bubbles of Chemicals and Men

A stunning pre-history of the anthropocene

Visual of Eating In Vitro: Meat Paint

Eating In Vitro: Meat Paint

Paint with meat! is a product for children of 5-10 years old. It allows them to prepare a meat dish on their own and in a very creative, fun and safe way: by pa

Visual of Exploring the Offline World, if It Still Exists

Exploring the Offline World, if It Still Exists

The surprising results of a year offline in the "real" world.

Visual of In-Vitro Meat Visions in The Guardian

In-Vitro Meat Visions in The Guardian

Last weekends edition of the Guardian featured some of the In-Vitro Meat Visions developed at Next Nature Lab.

Visual of Making Fake Eggs to Beat the Real Thing

Making Fake Eggs to Beat the Real Thing

Tech experts are betting that they can make vegetarian eggs that outperform the real thing.

Visual of Maya YogHurt: Fermented Drink Made with Human Lactic Acid

Maya YogHurt: Fermented Drink Made with Human Lactic Acid

Artist Maja Smrekar modified yeast with her own DNA to produce human lactic acid.

Visual of Why Isn't Cream Cream-Colored?

Why Isn't Cream Cream-Colored?

Our language preserves evidence of a type of food that's all but extinct.

Visual of Share the Smell of Your Delicious Dish

Share the Smell of Your Delicious Dish

The oPhone and oSnap allow you to send pictures with aromatic vocabularies.

Visual of Ikea's Lab-Grown 3D Printed Meatballs

Ikea's Lab-Grown 3D Printed Meatballs

Ikea’s research laboratory was inspired by our Magic Meatballs to re-design their famous meatballs.

Visual of Robot’s Best Friend

Robot’s Best Friend

From chef, to nurse, and also lover. Get ready, a new generation of robots is going to invade our lives!

Visual of Interview: Leanne Wijnsma, Designer for the Instinct Who Uses Smell as Medium

Interview: Leanne Wijnsma, Designer for the Instinct Who Uses Smell as Medium

Dutch experience designer Leanne Wijnsma designs for the human instinct and puts the sense of smell back to where it belongs, as modern hazards have shifted to the digital realm.

Visual of Meat-Eating Made Us Humans

Meat-Eating Made Us Humans

Eating meat has made us who we are today: evolved, intelligent humans, able to use a verbal language.

Visual of Fellow Day: Next Senses

Fellow Day: Next Senses

On June 17th a NNN Fellow Day was organized to explore the future project: Next Senses.

Visual of Welcome to Chanel Data Center

Welcome to Chanel Data Center

Two robots opened the show of Chanel during the Paris Fashion Week of 2017. Well robots, two models dressed up like humanoid robots entered the catwalk. Is Chanel going Next Nature?

Visual of Pay with Your Face

Pay with Your Face

Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals.

Visual of FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

A Japanese Start up brings Farmville back into real life by letting players grow physical food.

Visual of The Future of Dating

The Future of Dating

Introducing Tinder VR: dating technology from the future.

Visual of Transformative Appetite: Shape-Shifting Pasta

Transformative Appetite: Shape-Shifting Pasta

MIT Media Lab developed pasta programmed on a computer.

Visual of How will the artificial womb affect society?

How will the artificial womb affect society?

Where contraceptives such as the pill disconnect sex from reproduction, in vitro fertilisation disconnects contraception from sex, and the artificial womb would disconnect the …

Visual of The future of the ECO Coin

The future of the ECO Coin

How can we design a cryptocurrency for the better of humanity and ecology? In this last chapter of the crypto deep dive series , we will dissect two kinds of blockchain …

Visual of Aleph Farms wants to bring clean meat from the lab to the next farming industry

Aleph Farms wants to bring clean meat from the lab to the next farming industry

Growing meat artificially, instead of within an animal, may soon be an available reality. Meet one of the pioneering developers of this product of the future: Aleph Farms. With …

Visual of The future infrastructure of the blockchain might be green and humane

The future infrastructure of the blockchain might be green and humane

The connection we share through the Internet has laid the foundation for a whole new digital infrastructure, in which blockchain technology is heralded by many believers for being …

Visual of The beginner's guide to biohacking

The beginner's guide to biohacking

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term 'biohacking'? Perhaps you are now thinking of a bunch of kids sitting in their kitchen with a DNA kit, (wannabe) …

Visual of Smart cities could give the visually impaired a new outlook on urban life

Smart cities could give the visually impaired a new outlook on urban life

Travelling to work, meeting friends for a catch up or just doing some shopping are often taken for granted by people with no known disabilities. For the visually impaired, these …

Visual of How future fashion could help us cope with isolation

How future fashion could help us cope with isolation

Today we cannot meet, touch or hug our loved ones. And while we all like the feeling of the touch of another human being, physical contact does not just feel nice, it is crucial …

Visual of Why I'm turning my son into a cyborg

Why I'm turning my son into a cyborg

Imagine if everyone spoke a language that you don’t understand. It’s not a foreign language–it’s been spoken around you since the day you were born–but where as everyone else …

Visual of Design your future family

Design your future family

Here, you are allowed to design your reproductive lifestyle and intimate relationships without any biological, economical and technological limitations.

Visual of Crash–Test Pizzas?

Crash–Test Pizzas?

Schwan Consumer Brands, a leading frozen pizzas brand, has launched a challenging brand: UGLY. The design embraces the rising trend for natural, honest food and the notion that …

Visual of Anthropomorphobia

Anthropomorphobia

Are you familiar with the affliction? Anthropomorphobia is the fear of recognizing human characteristics in non-human objects. The term is a hybrid of two Greek-derived words: …

Visual of Manko & Life [#8]

Manko & Life [#8]

Manko sighed. Nada: 'Did you like it?' Manko: 'I have to admit that if this is the starter, I'm not sure I'll survive the main course.' Everyone at the table laughed. Manko: 'Let …

Visual of Morphing Cutlery

Morphing Cutlery

Imagine a world where the shapes of all objects around you would be able to change on the fly. Envision a future where nanotechnology and morphing become ubiquitous and blend in …

Visual of Nano Product: Pharmaceutical Sushi

Nano Product: Pharmaceutical Sushi

Are we creating the penicillin or the asbestos of the 21st century? Prior to the arrival of the Nano Supermarket , we share some speculative nanotech products with you. Here’s the …

Visual of Plastic Planet

Plastic Planet

We tend to think of plastic as a cheap, inferior and ugly material used to make children’s toys, garden furniture and throwaway bottles. But as an experiment, imagine for a moment …

Visual of Meat, the Expectations

Meat, the Expectations

As the planet’s population speeds towards 9 billion, it’s becomes impossible to continue consuming meat like we do today. Will we all be eating rice and beans? Grasshoppers …

Visual of Nano Product: Honest Egg

Nano Product: Honest Egg

Do away with dishonest health claims for eggs and uncertain promises of organic, free-range hens. With eggshells that change color according to hormones, medicines, and nutrients, …

Visual of Control Your Mobile Phone or Tablet Directly from Your Brain

Control Your Mobile Phone or Tablet Directly from Your Brain

Samsung is working on a brain interface that lets you go truly hands-free with your phone.

Visual of Did Booze Make Us Modern?

Did Booze Make Us Modern?

A psychiatrist argues that beer gave us civilization - but do intoxicants play a deeper evolutionary role than that?

Visual of I’ll Take A Variety of Fried Gadgets, Please

I’ll Take A Variety of Fried Gadgets, Please

Is a deep-fried iPad as unhealthy as a McDonald's meal?

Visual of Moving From Password to Biometric Data

Moving From Password to Biometric Data

Unlock our devices with our fingerprint, this technology for security represents a change in our digital life.

Visual of Nanotech Shots Take Mice from Drunk to Sober in Minutes

Nanotech Shots Take Mice from Drunk to Sober in Minutes

Ever curse the fact that you have to wait hours to sober up after a night at the bar? Now, you can sober up almost instantly  – that is, if you're a mouse. Researchers at  MIT …

Visual of Q&A with CEO of In Vitro Meat Company

Q&A with CEO of In Vitro Meat Company "Modern Meadow"

Excerpts from the Rebbit AMA with Andras Forgacs, founder of a company that manufactures in vitro meat.

Visual of Space Farming for Astronauts

Space Farming for Astronauts

Space Farming: NASA plans to grow a vegetable garden 230 miles above the Earth.

Visual of What Ant Colony Networks Can Tell Us About What’s Next for Digital Networks

What Ant Colony Networks Can Tell Us About What’s Next for Digital Networks

Ever notice how ant colonies so successfully explore and exploit resources in the world … to find food at 4th of July picnics, for example? You may find it annoying. But as an …

Visual of World's First In Vitro Hamburger Arrives

World's First In Vitro Hamburger Arrives

Break out the ketchup: Mark Post has grown the world's first entirely artificial burger from cultured beef cells.

Visual of From the Super Muscular Pig to the Hypoallergenic Cow: New GMOs May Soon Be on Your Plate

From the Super Muscular Pig to the Hypoallergenic Cow: New GMOs May Soon Be on Your Plate

The acronym that keeps Europe awake at night is TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), a trade and investment deal that the EU is negotiating with the US. From …

Visual of Implanting Chips into Employees

Implanting Chips into Employees

An he hi-tech Swedish office block implanted a microchip under the employees’ hand skin.

Visual of Prodigious Yogurt Can Reveal Cancer

Prodigious Yogurt Can Reveal Cancer

An extraordinary yogurt that could soon implement accurate, young disease diagnosis.

Visual of Speculative Sensing at WDCD 2015

Speculative Sensing at WDCD 2015

On may 21st, Next Nature Network art director Hendrik-Jan Grievink  will host a workshop around the idea of Speculative Sensing: exploring the potential of senses found in nature …

Visual of The Biosphere Code Manifesto

The Biosphere Code Manifesto

During the event The Biosphere Code, Stockholm University researcher Victor Galaz and colleagues outlined a manifesto for algorithms in the environment.

Visual of Ramen: the New Prison Currency

Ramen: the New Prison Currency

Instant ramen noodles have become a valuable commodity to inmates, as cost-cutting measures in US prisons led to the deterioration of food quality.

Visual of Growing Norwegian Nori in the Lab

Growing Norwegian Nori in the Lab

Norwegian researchers have succeeded to grow nori under laboratory conditions for the first time.

Visual of iPhones Are Happy to See Us

iPhones Are Happy to See Us

What if you could unlock your phone by simply looking at the camera? According to Apple, this is precisely how the iPhone X will work. But how secure is it?

Visual of Bacteria Are the New Hard Drives

Bacteria Are the New Hard Drives

DNA is the densest known storage medium in the universe - and Harvard University researchers have managed to use it to store GIFs inside bacteria.

Visual of Robotic Tarzan Controls Crops

Robotic Tarzan Controls Crops

A robot inspired by a sloth was developed in order to control crops growing in our fields.

Visual of Tattooing Fruits and Veggies with Lasers

Tattooing Fruits and Veggies with Lasers

Eco-friendly lasers might soon replace stick-on labels on fruits and veggies.

Visual of A full course cabbage meal to discuss the problem of agricultural over-abundance

A full course cabbage meal to discuss the problem of agricultural over-abundance

Last night we were invited to celebrate the plenty at the third edition of the Neo-Futurist Dinner series at Mediamatic in Amsterdam. This time, the night was hosted by Dutch …

Visual of Robo Wunderkind is a modular robot even a five-year-old can program

Robo Wunderkind is a modular robot even a five-year-old can program

Meet the Robo Wunderkind, a new breed of smart toys that introduces children to the basics of coding and robotics in a playful way. Advanced technologies are increasingly embedded …

Visual of Artificial womb: Dream or nightmare?

Artificial womb: Dream or nightmare?

The emerging technology of the artificial womb confronts us with a series of moral and societal questions. How to cope with that? Join us on 29 March at Eindhoven University of …

Visual of An introduction to Biomimicry

An introduction to Biomimicry

The first time I explained biomimicry to a stranger was not in a talk or a workshop but in a big-box bookstore just after Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature had come out. I …

Visual of Towards collective standpoints on the future of baby making

Towards collective standpoints on the future of baby making

For the closing event of Reprodutopia , a true meeting of minds took place as we discussed the social implications surrounding the future of reproductive technologies. Multiple …

Visual of In conversation with Jalila Essaïdi

In conversation with Jalila Essaïdi

What do in-vitro human skin, spider silk and cow manure have in common? They are all unlikely materials that can cloth, protect and inspire humans, as realized by award-winning …

Visual of The new Next Nature book is here!

The new Next Nature book is here!

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, …

Visual of Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

The extent to which new technologies are intervening with everyday life can hardly be underestimated. Virtual realities, nano- and biotechnology are increasingly providing new …

Visual of Catch and eat fishing by phone

Catch and eat fishing by phone

For mobile gamers in western Japan, a hearty seafood dinner awaits just a few key clicks away, thanks to a unique new cellphone fishing game that rewards successful players with …

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Scientists Extract Images Directly from Brain

(Extracted directly from Pink Tentacle , thanks!): Researchers from Japan’s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can …

Visual of The peoples gardens

The peoples gardens

Volkstuintjes (or peoples gardens) might be a typical Dutch / European tradition, offering gardening space in urban environments in which people don't have their own gardens. It's …

Visual of The Presidential Harvest

The Presidential Harvest

" Eat the View " is a campaign to plant healthy, edible landscapes in high-impact, high visibility places, whether it's the "First Lawn" or the lawn in front of your child's …

Visual of A plate that regulates the speed of eating

A plate that regulates the speed of eating

Many people tend to eat too fast. As a result they do not receive signals from the stomach that they are in fact full. The result can be overeating and obesity . To encounter …

Visual of Back to Where it Came From

Back to Where it Came From

Fish sticks are among the most wondrous modernistic inventions of the previous century. They are easy to eat, efficient in their packaging & transport and the greatest of all: …

Visual of Crowdsourced drink

Crowdsourced drink

Remember the days when the flavor of a fruity drink was simply connected to an apple, orange, strawberry, kiwi, or perhaps – if you felt really exotic – an acai berry? Nowadays we …

Visual of Go forth, Buy a Smartphone and Reproduce Thyself

Go forth, Buy a Smartphone and Reproduce Thyself

It took some years of evolution to turn sex (between different sexes) from a stricly functional activity attuned to reproduction, into the recreational activity it is primarily …

Visual of Nano Supermarket – Call for Products

Nano Supermarket – Call for Products

Nanotechnology is an important emerging technology of our time – it radically intervenes with our sense of what is natural – yet most people are still relatively unaware of its …

Visual of Nano Supermarket on Dutch TV News

Nano Supermarket on Dutch TV News

The Dutch evening News payed a visit to our Nano Supermarket to familiarize the television viewers with the intricate world of nanotechnology and its potential impact our economy …

Visual of Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Damage Microbes

Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Damage Microbes

Nanotechnology has been hailed for its benefits because of the potential ability to create drugs that could cure cancer and radiation poisoning, make miniature pollutant filters …

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Next Nature Introduction

This project - the Next Nature Network - is about Nature's brand image. One might surmise that "Nature," being 100 percent all-natural, can't have any brand image.  The facts …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #1: Quest for Fire

Next Nature Movie #1: Quest for Fire

The Quest for Fire (1981) shows the Next Nature of 80.000 BC. Set in a world without highways, supermarkets, airports, Internet, television, farming, money or written language, …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #6: The Matrix

Next Nature Movie #6: The Matrix

In the last few decades there have been numerous films that take the struggle between mankind and its increasingly intelligent and autonomous technology as a leitmotif. Ranging …

Visual of Self Catching Fish

Self Catching Fish

Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Wood's Hole, Massachusetts, are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by using a sound broadcast to attract them into …

Visual of Back to the Tribe

Back to the Tribe

Traditionally, technology is seen as a force that diminishes our instincts and puts us at a distance of nature. Increasingly however, we realize technology can also energize and …

Visual of Drugs are Nuts

Drugs are Nuts

Thinking about Next Nature can sometimes result in a feeling of vertigo. Normal standards are eroded and slowly replaced by next natural ones. A bewildering example can be found …

Visual of Raptor in a Wrapper

Raptor in a Wrapper

The appliance company Bosch claims that its new technology keeps food so fresh that meat from the Ice Age (and presumably the Cretaceous as well) can be stored without incident …

Visual of Should we clone Neanderthals?

Should we clone Neanderthals?

If Neanderthals ever walk the earth again, the primordial ooze from which they will rise is an emulsion of oil, water, and DNA capture beads engineered in the laboratory of 454 …

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First "Farm"aceuticals Grown in Carrots

The United States Food and Drug Administration recently approved Elelyso, the first drug to be grown in genetically modified plant cells. Produced in carrot cells, this drug helps …

Visual of Ice Cream Cones Made from Ice Cream, and Other Wikicells

Ice Cream Cones Made from Ice Cream, and Other Wikicells

Plastic is a part of the earth's ecosystem , but it's a part that no one wants. At Harvard, scientists are looking to replace single-use plastic bottles, plates, and cups with …

Visual of Little Green Cows

Little Green Cows

The world is alight with algae fever. In this age of deep ecological design aspirations, the range of speculative design projects based on algae technology is growing. Algae are …

Visual of Nano Supermarket 2nd Edition: Call for Products

Nano Supermarket 2nd Edition: Call for Products

We call upon designers, technologists and artists to submit their speculative nanotech products for the next round of the NANO supermarket.

Visual of Raise Crops on the Moon with Plant-Growing Jelly

Raise Crops on the Moon with Plant-Growing Jelly

In dry areas like the desert, on mountain tops or on the moon it’s impossible to grow anything. Or is it? A rain in the desert sparks extreme plant growth from the moment the …

Visual of Real Vanilla is Natural, but Natural Vanilla is Fake

Real Vanilla is Natural, but Natural Vanilla is Fake

What most gourmands would define as "real" and "natural" vanilla flavoring is simple: Vanilla beans steeped in alcohol. But vanillin, the chemical responsible for vanilla's taste …

Visual of Slurpee Machines Add a New Flavor: Mashed Potato

Slurpee Machines Add a New Flavor: Mashed Potato

Convenience store chain 7/11 is serving up the latest in a line of futuristic near-foods: Instant mashed potatoes from a Slurpee-style spigot. The machine dispenses a stream of …

Visual of That Website Smells!

That Website Smells!

Do you ever miss being able to smell the woods in an online travel journal? The odor of a new leather jacket in an online shop? Or perhaps you just couldn’t find the words in an …

Visual of Tuur van Balen – Hacking Yoghurt

Tuur van Balen – Hacking Yoghurt

Designer Tuur van Balen argues biotechnoloyg is actually very accessible and creates an 'anti-depressant yoghurt' on stage.

Visual of What do AR-Burgers taste like?

What do AR-Burgers taste like?

Augmented Reality is supposed to be just over the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" of Gartner's hype cycle . This video, however, is vaulting the technology directly onto the …

Visual of Where Have All the Cucumbers Gone?

Where Have All the Cucumbers Gone?

This stunning graphic, courtesy of Nature & More , shows the astonishing drop in food crop diversity from 1903 to 1983. Lettuces available from commercial seed houses now …

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"Algae Opera" Nourishes Algae with a Singer's Breath

Are you blessed with a Maria Callas kind of voice? If, like us, you don't go beyond croaking the occasional " I want to break free" in the shower, watch out. If the artists of …

Visual of Bizarre Retro-Futuristic Visions of Meat

Bizarre Retro-Futuristic Visions of Meat

Illustrators from the 1800s to the 1950s offer strange prediction for the future of meat.

Visual of Implantable Microchip Controls Appetite

Implantable Microchip Controls Appetite

By attaching to the vagus nerve, a chip can contribute to "natural" weight-loss.

Visual of Interview: Jason Silva, Media Artist and Curator of Awe-Inspiring Ideas

Interview: Jason Silva, Media Artist and Curator of Awe-Inspiring Ideas

Media artist, filmmaker and wonderjunkie Jason Silva talks about technological evolution and why humans are gods with anuses.

Visual of NANO Supermarket 2014 Call for Products

NANO Supermarket 2014 Call for Products

Submit your speculative product to the NANO Supermarket and win 2500 euro.

Visual of Paint by Numbers, then Eat It

Paint by Numbers, then Eat It

An innovative workshop points out future directions for in-vitro meat products.

Visual of Sitting on Tofu

Sitting on Tofu

Italian Designer discovers new material. A ideal throne for a vegan king.

Visual of 'Victimless Shelter' Grown from Pig Cells

'Victimless Shelter' Grown from Pig Cells

While Next Nature was busy dreaming up new in vitro meat (IVM) foods, the mad scientists of Terreform ONE in New York went ahead and designed an entire dwelling made of IVM pig cells.

Visual of Apple Watch Evolution

Apple Watch Evolution

In 1992, decades before the era of wearable technology, Apple produced its first watch: no apps and vintage design.

Visual of Do Kids Know Where Dinner Comes From?

Do Kids Know Where Dinner Comes From?

Swimming salmon fillets confuse educate children about where dinner comes from.

Visual of Converting Gestures into Concrete Action

Converting Gestures into Concrete Action

Francesca Barchiesi's glove concept allows the user to translate hand gestures into images and information.

Visual of Did a Robot Grow your Vegetable?

Did a Robot Grow your Vegetable?

The world’s largest indoor farm  is not the only firm developing vertical agriculture. Japanese company  Spread plans to grow more than ten million heads of lettuce a year by …

Visual of Feeding the World with Insects

Feeding the World with Insects

Should we make a next step in what we serve at the table? What about insects? Would you give them a try?

Visual of Google's Smart Interactive Clothing

Google's Smart Interactive Clothing

Project Jacquard makes it possible to weave touch and gesture interactivity into any textile.

Visual of Hearing Colors

Hearing Colors

Thanks to the antenna implanted in his skull, Neil Harbisson can hear images and paint sounds.

Visual of The Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

The Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

Researchers discovered a protein that can be used to produce the first ice cream that melts more slowly that the normal products on the market today.

Visual of If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?

Visual of Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

A new seaweed that tastes like bacon and is better for you than kale.

Visual of Sharing Your Newborn's Heartbeat

Sharing Your Newborn's Heartbeat

These parents use the Apple Watch to share their newborn child's heartbeats with friends and family.

Visual of The World’s Largest Indoor Farm

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm

The world’s largest indoor farm in Japan is 100 times more productive than traditional agriculture.

Visual of Wearable Device For Tomato Lovers

Wearable Device For Tomato Lovers

The Wearable Tomato Project consists in a robot that dispenses tomatoes.

Visual of Bio-Printer Creates Living Body Parts

Bio-Printer Creates Living Body Parts

Bioprinter creates bespoke lab-grown body parts for transplant.

Visual of Bringing In Vitro Meat to the Market

Bringing In Vitro Meat to the Market

Mark Post is planning to bring lab-grown meat on the market shelves within five years at a reasonable price.

Visual of Goodbye Password, Hello Selfie!

Goodbye Password, Hello Selfie!

Companies try a new, more secure payment system using selfies.

Visual of Growing Potatoes at JFK Airport

Growing Potatoes at JFK Airport

The 5th largest airline in the United States, JetBlue, is growing potatoes at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

Visual of How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

Hitech is changing sports, but what are the consequences?

Visual of Interview: Agi Haines, Speculative Artist Who Wants to Redesign the Human Body

Interview: Agi Haines, Speculative Artist Who Wants to Redesign the Human Body

Speculative designer Agi Haines' work focuses on (re)designing the human body, and speculates upon future scenarios.

Visual of Israeli Tech Turns Any Road Electric

Israeli Tech Turns Any Road Electric

ElectRoad developed a unique technology that powers the vehicle wirelessly from the road while driving.

Visual of A Smart Top to Correct Body Posture

A Smart Top to Correct Body Posture

FysioPal is a smart top made to support and enhance the upper-body and posture.

Visual of The Posthuman Farm

The Posthuman Farm

Wu Tzu-ning presents a posthuman reality from genetic engineering to digital afterlife.

Visual of A Virtual Counselor for Mental Health

A Virtual Counselor for Mental Health

A Facebook chatbot that offers interactive cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s called Woebot and it's your personal virtual counselor.

Visual of Ermi van Oers wants to bring  living light to your living room

Ermi van Oers wants to bring living light to your living room

The Living Light harnesses plant energy to provide light. We spoke to its designer, Ermi van Oers, to find out more about the unique product.

Visual of A happy birth day to Louise Brown

A happy birth day to Louise Brown

Dear Louise Brown, On behalf of the future I would like to congratulate you on your birthday. It has been 40 years that you where born into this world on July 25th 1978, …

Visual of How a museum encourages its visitors to examine their relationship with their environment

How a museum encourages its visitors to examine their relationship with their environment

Last month I had the opportunity to immerse myself in Tokyo’s newly opened digital art landscape, the Mori Digital Art Museum. The museum stands out for it enables virtual …

Visual of Smart Ring Turns Thumb Gestures into Words and Numbers

Smart Ring Turns Thumb Gestures into Words and Numbers

From the Georgia Institute of Technology arrives FingerSound, a smart ring that recognizes thumb gestures and converts them into words and numbers.

Visual of Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant

Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant

Around the world thousands of people are on organ donor waiting lists. While some of those people will receive the organ transplants they need in time, the sad reality is that …

Visual of Maurizio Montalti talks nature’s cycle of life

Maurizio Montalti talks nature’s cycle of life

As modern humans, we are out of balance with our natural environment. With use of technology, we try to prolong our human lifespan and create materials that live longer than we …

Visual of Next Generation: Get to know Valerie Daude

Next Generation: Get to know Valerie Daude

This story is part of Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here? Get in touch and plot your coordinates as we …

Visual of Next Nature Future Lab plan granted €2m funding

Next Nature Future Lab plan granted €2m funding

Hooray! This just in: Next Nature Network is granted a significant contribution from the Dutch government intended to develop a Future Lab for design & technology in Eindhoven …

Visual of How emojis represent the past, present and future within Next Nature

How emojis represent the past, present and future within Next Nature

It's that time of year again; the Unicode Emoji 13.0 has announced that 117 new emojis are to be implemented in the second half of 2020. It got us curious of what these new emojis …

Visual of A countryside dweller's guide to the future

A countryside dweller's guide to the future

The current lockdown in much of Europe has city-dwellers flocking to the countryside to wait out the outbreak sweeping the continent. Seeking relief from coronavirus, urbanites …

Visual of What we can learn from 'The Social Dilemma'

What we can learn from 'The Social Dilemma'

Is social media ruining the world? Dramatic political polarization. Rising anxiety and depression. An uptick in teen suicide rates. Misinformation that spreads like wildfire. The …

Visual of The World is not a Desktop

The World is not a Desktop

Mark Weiser (originally written for ACM Interactions ). What is the metaphor for the computer of the future? The intelligent agent? The television (multimedia)? The 3-D graphics …

Visual of Interview with a cyborg

Interview with a cyborg

Erich Berger has a 96 year old grandmother who is a cyborg. She features dentures, hearing aids, glasses, pace maker, a metal implant on the pinkie toe, and more. Quotes from the …

Visual of What does 200 Calories look like?

What does 200 Calories look like?

Everyone knows some foods have more calories than others. For many people eating turned into an information science, having to continuously read the amount of calories of the …

Visual of Banksy Pet Store

Banksy Pet Store

Famous street artist Banksy left his grafitti spraycans at home and sets to opening a pet store. The difference with this pet store is that instead of looking at pets, you look at …

Visual of Dogpause

Dogpause

According to the inventors of the dogpause bowl , slow eating dogs are happier than fast eating dogs. Having a dog in the first place is supposed to improve the quality of life, …

Visual of Surrogate Sushi Unmasked with DNA Test

Surrogate Sushi Unmasked with DNA Test

These two teenagers, Kate Stoeckle and Louisa Strauss, just found out many New York sushi restaurants and seafood markets are playing a game of bait and switch with their sushi. …

Visual of The mobile evolution

The mobile evolution

In our NextNature event BVPS (May 2008), Kevin Kelly spoke of technology as the 7th kingdom of life : a form of evolution whithout the nasty side–effect of dying (Every object …

Visual of Blood Cells 2.0

Blood Cells 2.0

Unlike many people fear that computers will overtake humans, Ray Kurzweil states that robots will merge with humans, robots the size of cells which can do the job way more …

Visual of Freshness Label

Freshness Label

Japanese design agency To-Genkyo proposes a dynamic freshness label for meat products. The hourglass-shaped label contains special ink that changes color based on the amount of …

Visual of Genomics & the mapping of a wine grape

Genomics & the mapping of a wine grape

What is genomics? How will it affect our lives? Serial entrepreneur Barry Schuler explains the genomics revolution. We are now not just reading genomes, we are writing them. …

Visual of You Are What You Eat, part II

You Are What You Eat, part II

Mark Menjivar created a series of portraits of people across the United States, by taking pictures of their refrigerators content. Quote: "For three years I traveled around the …

Visual of Kosher Coke

Kosher Coke

Last week I opened a bag of potato crisps that read: "We know the origins of all our ingredients" . As some crisps had already disappeared down my throat, this made me suddenly …

Visual of Monitoring your computer's activity like a frog pond

Monitoring your computer's activity like a frog pond

Multi-touch designer and developer Richard Monson-Haefel considers sound as an important part of our user interfaces. As an application of " Calm Technology " which revolves …

Visual of Animal-Free Meat Could Put a Hold on Global Warming

Animal-Free Meat Could Put a Hold on Global Warming

Growing meat in the lab, rather than slaughtering animals, could become a viable alternative for people who want to cut the environmental impact of their food consumption, but …

Visual of Birdfeeders spit Blackcaps in two species

Birdfeeders spit Blackcaps in two species

Until now, most people have likely regarded bird-feeders as merely a pleasant addition to their gardens. But scientists have now discovered that bird-feeders in the UK are …

Visual of Egg Sausage

Egg Sausage

Our food production is much more technological than we typically realize. My appologies for disturbing your trance; I realize that sometimes you'd rather linger in the illusion. …

Visual of Mushrooms in the Mokum

Mushrooms in the Mokum

Mediamatic  is hosting a pop-up urban mushroom farm in the middle of Amsterdam. Rows and rows of shiitake, oyster, and the elusive almond-flavored  Agaricus subrufescens are …

Visual of Rule #3: Keep it ASS: Abstract, Simple and Subtle

Rule #3: Keep it ASS: Abstract, Simple and Subtle

For past entries and an introduction to the 11 Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Design,  click here.   Making good use of anthropomorphism isn’t easy. As you’ve probably …

Visual of Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming

Columbia professor Dickson Despommier imagines filling New Yorks skyscrapers with farms. As over 50% of the world population now lives in urban areas, this scenario could solve …

Visual of Want Ketchup with those Flies?

Want Ketchup with those Flies?

Industrial-scale in vitro meat may be a long way off, but for meat-lovers looking for a cheap, eco-friendly source of protein, there's no need to wait. We just have to swear off …

Visual of A Space-Faring Backup for Earth's Biota

A Space-Faring Backup for Earth's Biota

Elon Musk, the chief executive of spacecraft company SpaceX, believes we need to reinvigorate popular interest in space colonization, not just to boldly go where no man has gone …

Visual of Antifreeze from Fish Blood Keeps Low-Fat Ice Cream Rich and Creamy

Antifreeze from Fish Blood Keeps Low-Fat Ice Cream Rich and Creamy

Fat is what makes ice cream taste rich and creamy. It's called ice cream, after all, not ice skim milk. So how have some manufacturers managed to make reduced fat ice cream that …

Visual of As Corn Withers in the Drought, Farmers Fatten Their Cows on Candy

As Corn Withers in the Drought, Farmers Fatten Their Cows on Candy

Farmers have long made frugal use of their table scraps, feeding their leftovers to hogs, dogs and now, cows. In a bizarre sign of our cash-strapped and climate-changing …

Visual of Creating the World's Cutest Fruit

Creating the World's Cutest Fruit

Just like corn, bananas , and essentially any other plant we cultivate, the Cutie mandarin is the result of a concerted effort to produce an ideal food. Mandarin oranges come from …

Visual of Does Chocolate Milk Come From Brown Cows?

Does Chocolate Milk Come From Brown Cows?

Although chocolate milk producing cows may sound silly, scientists are seriously analyzing the feasibility of the idea. Why not add genes of cocoa and sugar to a cow, in order to create a cow that produces sweet chocolate milk?

Visual of Dyeing Salmon Pink for Farms and Profit

Dyeing Salmon Pink for Farms and Profit

Wild salmon gets its robust pink color from a diet rich in red-hued krill. Farmed salmon are fed on fish meal, chicken byproducts, soybeans, wheat and a long list of other …

Visual of End of Life Care Machine

End of Life Care Machine

Designer, artist and engineer  Dan Chen has developed the ' End of Life Care Machine ', a machine designed to guide and comfort dying patients with a carefully scripted message. …

Visual of Growing Fruit into Its Own

Growing Fruit into Its Own "Juice Box"

Brazilian ad agency  AGE Isobar  spent two years experimenting in order to grow fruits into the shape of Camp's juice boxes. Immature limes, guavas and passionfruit were packed …

Visual of Hybrid Meat

Hybrid Meat

On society's search to becoming a meatless one, several new kinds of 'meat' pop up in the food industry. From so called 'hybrid' meatballs, to 'the chicken that isn't', when will …

Visual of Nanotech Water Bottle Harvests Water from the Air

Nanotech Water Bottle Harvests Water from the Air

The Namib desert gets less than a half an inch of rain per year, yet the stenocara beetle manages to survive in these punishing conditions. The beetle's secret lies in an array of …

Visual of Organic Drink Dispenser

Organic Drink Dispenser

I didn't need to insert a coin before collecting my refreshment!

Visual of Cake Made from Human Skin

Cake Made from Human Skin

Cake or death? Cake! The Slice cake is a (vegetarian) vision of the forms lab-grown meat may take in the future.

Visual of Turning Wind Farms into Seaweed Farms

Turning Wind Farms into Seaweed Farms

Closed to commercial shipping and fishing, offshore wind farms aren't put to much use besides generating clean energy. Ecofys , a Dutch sustainable consulting company, hopes to …

Visual of 3D Print a New House in One Day

3D Print a New House in One Day

3D printers using concrete can now create complete houses from the ground-up.

Visual of A More Interesting, More Depressing Theory of Easter Island's Downfall

A More Interesting, More Depressing Theory of Easter Island's Downfall

A new theory claims it wasn't human deforestation that caused the ecological collapse of Easter Island, but something smaller and squeakier.

Visual of Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable

Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable "Virtual Fencing"

A device that remotely controls cattle's movements promises to transform the American landscape.

Visual of Diet-in-a-Pill Promises Weight Loss with Synthetic Genes

Diet-in-a-Pill Promises Weight Loss with Synthetic Genes

Fat rats with unrestricted access to high-calorie food still lose weight with the help of a genetic implant.

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"Ento" Brand Normalizes Eating Insects

While Next Nature is hard at work normalizing the idea of eating lab-grown meat , a group of British design students are working to bring insect-eating into the mainstream. Though …

Visual of How to Avoid a Global Wine Shortage

How to Avoid a Global Wine Shortage

A global wine shortage is looming. Never fear: Next Nature has a solution.

Visual of How to Grow a Beer Bottle

How to Grow a Beer Bottle

A so-called "natural" beer is marketed by portraying an utterly technological process.

Visual of Interview: Arne Hendriks, Researcher and

Interview: Arne Hendriks, Researcher and "Father" of The Incredible Shrinking Man

Hendriks’s activity explores the positive transformative power of creative impulses and the importance of fundamental free scientific research.

Visual of Jellyfish Ice Cream Glows When Licked

Jellyfish Ice Cream Glows When Licked

$220 ice cream glows thanks to synthetic bioluminescent proteins derived from jellyfish.

Visual of Killing Cancer Cells, Arcade-Style

Killing Cancer Cells, Arcade-Style

A speculative nanotech pill that lets you virtually rove your body, zapping cancer cells as you go.

Visual of Kitchen of 2001 – Envisioned in 1967

Kitchen of 2001 – Envisioned in 1967

Retro futuristic vision from the sixties: "The menu is given to the automatic chef via typewriter or punched computer cards."

Visual of Oranges Are Going Extinct – Unless a Gene from Spinach Can Help

Oranges Are Going Extinct – Unless a Gene from Spinach Can Help

Only genetic engineering can stop citrus from going commercially extinct. But is the public ready to accept GM orange juice?

Visual of Purple GM Tomatoes Prevent Cancer

Purple GM Tomatoes Prevent Cancer

A new strain of purple GM tomatoes last longer on shelves and help out cancer-prone mice.

Visual of Swallow a Pill to Turn Your Body into a Living Password

Swallow a Pill to Turn Your Body into a Living Password

Need a password that you'll never forget and can never be stolen? Try storing it in a pill in your gut.

Visual of The 10th Anniversary of the World's First Lab-Grown Steak

The 10th Anniversary of the World's First Lab-Grown Steak

Many people don't know that growing and cooking in vitro meat is a decade old.

Visual of What You Feel Is What You Get - Smartphone for the Blind

What You Feel Is What You Get - Smartphone for the Blind

A revolutionary new smartphone for the blind uses a completely tactile interface.

Visual of Yes, Naturally

Yes, Naturally

The introductory essay from the Yes, Naturally book - available in our store!

Visual of Nano Product: Catad'Or

Nano Product: Catad'Or

Catad'Or: the allergy sensitive cutlery.

Visual of Razorius Gilletus Flexball Subspecies

Razorius Gilletus Flexball Subspecies

The latest subspecies in the Razorius line is the Razorius Gilletus Flexball. While Gillete proclaims they reinvented shaving, others argue Gillette's new razor is everything that's wrong with America.

Visual of Razorius Gilletus Gold Plastic

Razorius Gilletus Gold Plastic

Like the exorbitant feathers of the peacock, which only function is to aesthetically stand out amid its competitors, this new species of Razorius Gilletus only differs from its predecessor aesthetically.

Visual of Three Points in Support of In Vitro Meat

Three Points in Support of In Vitro Meat

The top three aspects why people should support cultured meat.

Visual of 3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

A new technology aims to provide doctors with a true hologram of organs.

Visual of A Tiny Trackpad That Fits on Your Nail

A Tiny Trackpad That Fits on Your Nail

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a tiny wireless trackpad that could easily fit on your finger nail.

Visual of After In Vitro Burger, Chicken is the Next

After In Vitro Burger, Chicken is the Next

Soon, we might be getting a taste of the first lab-grown chicken meat.

Visual of Bioprinting in the Kitchen of the Future

Bioprinting in the Kitchen of the Future

Cultivator is speculative design project on how bioprinting could find its way into the kitchen of the future.

Visual of Electronic Skin can Detect Magnetic Fields

Electronic Skin can Detect Magnetic Fields

There is a new artificial skin technology that could give humans magnetoception in the future.

Visual of Hacking Human Cells to Use Solar Power

Hacking Human Cells to Use Solar Power

A new biotech startup seeks to hack our cells to use solar energy instead of carbon and oxygen.

Visual of Ingestible Device to Monitor Vital Signs

Ingestible Device to Monitor Vital Signs

Biomaterials researchers at MIT came up with a very tiny device able to monitor vital signs from deep inside the body.

Visual of Organs Could Self-Heal with Nanoneedles

Organs Could Self-Heal with Nanoneedles

An international team of scientists used nano-sized needles in order to promote production of new blood cells.

Visual of See Through the Skin with Your Smartphone

See Through the Skin with Your Smartphone

In the near future he ability to see through things won’t be a dream anymore with this infrared smartphone camera.

Visual of Should We Fear Thinking Machines?

Should We Fear Thinking Machines?

It seems thinking machines could put the human race in danger. How realistic these fears are?

Visual of Teasing the Internet of Things

Teasing the Internet of Things

When there is such abundance of areas where IoT could be applied, several ridiculous, unnecessary products are inevitable.

Visual of Which Technologies will 2016 Bring?

Which Technologies will 2016 Bring?

The new year is right around the corner, let’s forget about long-term future for a while to check out what new tech trends will hit it big in 2016. At the end of every year, …

Visual of The Golden Quarter

The Golden Quarter

Some of our greatest cultural and technological achievements took place between 1945 and 1971. Why has progress stalled?

Visual of Talkable Vegetables

Talkable Vegetables

Breaking the silence, vegetables in a Japanese supermarket start to talk to the customers.

Visual of Wasps Inspire Robotic Needle for Surgery

Wasps Inspire Robotic Needle for Surgery

The Wood-Boring Wasp inspired scientists to create a new robotic needle which will be used in brain surgery.

Visual of Anonymity Becomes the New Privacy

Anonymity Becomes the New Privacy

Artists respond to biometric technology and data collecting software through subversive projects.

Visual of Bye Bye BlackBerry

Bye Bye BlackBerry

BlackBerry has just confirmed that it will no longer create its own phones, marking the end of an era for the once dominant leader of the smartphone market.

Visual of Drones in Agriculture

Drones in Agriculture

Here's a look at how drones can and will impact the agriculture and farming industry.

Visual of Eating Plastic or Krill: a Smelly Story for Birds

Eating Plastic or Krill: a Smelly Story for Birds

Seabirds eat floating plastic debris because it smells like food, study finds.

Visual of Edible Crops Grown in Martian Soil

Edible Crops Grown in Martian Soil

Scientists at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, grew edible crops in Martian soil.

Visual of The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it. We have outgrown the distinction between the natural and the artificial. We are what we make.

Visual of Evolution Will Change the Way We Sleep

Evolution Will Change the Way We Sleep

A group of researchers is working to optimize the way we sleep, increasing our relaxation, and therefore reducing the time devoted to our naps.

Visual of Genetic Scissors Instead of Chef's Knife

Genetic Scissors Instead of Chef's Knife

CRISPRy cabbage has been served for the first time in the world.

Visual of Growing Drones From Chemicals

Growing Drones From Chemicals

Researchers are experimenting with a new technology that would be able to grow drones from chemical compounds.

Visual of From Homo Sapiens to Homo Optimus

From Homo Sapiens to Homo Optimus

We are entering an age of technological singularity, in which artificial intelligence and biological enhancement are combined in order to construct the next stages of human evolution.

Visual of Human Cloning Now Possible in China

Human Cloning Now Possible in China

Is human cloning here? Chinese scientist is ready to clone people at his ‘replication factory’.

Visual of Meat Lovers Megasteak Delight

Meat Lovers Megasteak Delight

Grown in a laboratory in Wageningen and it is vegetarian too.

Visual of New Diets for Cows Can Stop Gas Emissions

New Diets for Cows Can Stop Gas Emissions

Yearly 90 million metric tonnes of methane are burped and farted into the atmosphere by cattle with effects on climate change. Researchers are looking for ways to change the cow's diet, feeding it oregano, seaweed and super grass.

Visual of How Rare Is Virtual Gold?

How Rare Is Virtual Gold?

Part one of a ten part series exploring the design of an invisible technology: money.

Visual of A Temporary Tattoo That Heals

A Temporary Tattoo That Heals

Moving tattoos from purely aesthetic crave to a healing method thanks to nanotechnology.

Visual of Vacation in the Era of Marine Pollution

Vacation in the Era of Marine Pollution

While we can’t just leave the coast permanently without upsetting the delicate balance of this new environment we created, we can take better care of it to ensure that it is around for years to come.

Visual of 3D Print Your Pizza in Six Minutes

3D Print Your Pizza in Six Minutes

Meet the commercial 3D pizza printer that takes your order via a smartphone app.

Visual of Facial Recognition Replaces Passports

Facial Recognition Replaces Passports

Biometric technology replaces passports in Australian airports.

Visual of Carpooling into the Future

Carpooling into the Future

American company Ideo has taken the essence of on-demand economy at heart, presenting a vehicle with detail-designed services for the future of carpooling.

Visual of Farming in Silico

Farming in Silico

Farming is more than manual labor. The hard part is knowing how to get the best yield. Thankfully, there’s an app for that: growing crops in silico.

Visual of Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Today we celebrate Earth day, here is why.

Visual of Making Tomatoes Tasty Again

Making Tomatoes Tasty Again

Scientists have found a way to bring back the lost flavor of tomatoes.

Visual of Robotic Pillow Breathes to Help You Sleep

Robotic Pillow Breathes to Help You Sleep

A smart, huggable bed partner, who also improves your sleep quality. Sounds great, right? Soon, you might be able to order one yourself: Somnox is a soft robotic pillow that gently breathes as you hold it.

Visual of Robotization Makes Work More Human

Robotization Makes Work More Human

Imagine being 16 and studying for a job that soon won't exist. What kind of future is that? New occupations will come thanks to robotization.

Visual of Smart Fabric Might Be the Key to the Future

Smart Fabric Might Be the Key to the Future

Researchers designed a smart fabric able to encode data readable by a magnetometer, like the one in your phone, without electronics or batteries.

Visual of Stay Young with Millennial Blood

Stay Young with Millennial Blood

A clinical startup sells millennial blood to reverse aging.

Visual of A Truly Exotic Fruit: the Space Mango

A Truly Exotic Fruit: the Space Mango

Scientists sent mango embryos to space lab in order to let them develop new genetic traits.

Visual of Artificial Womb Workshop at Border Sessions

Artificial Womb Workshop at Border Sessions