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Visual of Fake for Real: Image Consumption

Fake for Real: Image Consumption

Hey! That muddy, greasy burger on my plate isn't the firm, fresh, delicious one I picked out from the advertisements above the counter, is it? I vividly remember my first visit to …

Visual of Image Consumption Continues...

Image Consumption Continues...

"Do you know what it really reminds me of? ... Tasty Wheat . Did you ever eat Tasty Wheat ?" – from The Matrix. This is a project by pundo3000.com , in which 100 products were …

Visual of User Vaporated Content

User Vaporated Content

Today, I had the strangest experience. I visited the dutch MSN website (don't ask me why) and found myself erasing al the content with a flick of my cursor. As I moved the cursor …

Visual of The Human Printer

The Human Printer

For a while now printer ink is probably the most expensive liquid per litre on earth. Still we need our images so badly that we accept this fact. The Human Printer manages to make …

Visual of Bird and Towers

Bird and Towers

Twenty-first century Fata Morgana. If only. Accidental photograph by Pauline Gerritzen.

Visual of Featured Page #06: World Card Wood (Infotizement)

Featured Page #06: World Card Wood (Infotizement)

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . This week: The World Card Wood, the worlds' most prestgious and versatile …

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 Where shoes come from

Where shoes come from

Made by Studio Smack

Visual of Brand Mutation: Beersneaker

Brand Mutation: Beersneaker

What happens when brands have sex and make children? The Nike Dunk SB Heineken were a hit amongst sneaker-wearing-beer-drinkers, but unfortunately the child was unofficial. …

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 Next Nature Hands Out Performance-Enhancing Pills

Next Nature Hands Out Performance-Enhancing Pills

Recently Google slapped our site with a warning that "something's not right here!" It seems that the Drug Enforcement Agency has caught the Next Nature staff handing out baggies …

Visual of The Hollywood Megamercial

The Hollywood Megamercial

# Baudrillard wrote that, "Disneyland is presented as imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest is real, whereas Los Angeles [is] no longer real, but belongs to the …

Visual of Artists Paint a Rainbow with Copenhagen's Pigeons

Artists Paint a Rainbow with Copenhagen's Pigeons

If you've noticed candy-colored pigeons flapping through Copenhagen lately, don't blame a freak chemical spill. Artist Julien Charriere and photographer Julius von Bismark have …

Visual of Photoshop Your Way to Beauty

Photoshop Your Way to Beauty

Filmmaker Jesse Rosten shows his critical views on body standards by presenting the exclusive beauty breakthrough Fotoshop by Adobé. This revolutionary product features pro-pixel …

Visual of Human Barbie

Human Barbie

Just when you thought the  Second Life  hype was long gone, meet Ukrainian body artist Valerie Lukyanova who aims to turn Second Life into First Life. They call her the Human …

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 3D Print Your Body in Gummy Candy

3D Print Your Body in Gummy Candy

FabCafe in Tokyo offers a sweet new way to make self portraits.

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 Tattoos that Make Everyone a Product

Tattoos that Make Everyone a Product

QR and barcode tattoos turn an artist's body into a business card.

Visual of Feeling Sad? Ladies in Korea Go Under the Knife for a Perma-Smile

Feeling Sad? Ladies in Korea Go Under the Knife for a Perma-Smile

Surgery for a cute, cheerful duckface – permanently.

Visual of Reverse Retouching: Fattening Up Too-Thin Models

Reverse Retouching: Fattening Up Too-Thin Models

The more we look like ads, the closer we get to some ideal of beauty, the more off-putting we find the results.

Visual of Sexual Fetishes Evolve with Technology

Sexual Fetishes Evolve with Technology

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

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Werner Herzog on "Old" Nature

"The birds are in misery. I don’t think they sing, they just screech in pain"

Visual of Wipe with the World's First Transparent Toilet Paper

Wipe with the World's First Transparent Toilet Paper

New technology can make completely transparent paper.

Visual of A New Old Way to Share Pictures

A New Old Way to Share Pictures

The tiny Instagram projector.

Visual of In This Church We Only Take Credit Cards

In This Church We Only Take Credit Cards

In the Sanctuary of Caravaggio, Italy, devotees can make offerings just by credit cards.

Visual of FB Graffiti: Reviving Ancient impulses

FB Graffiti: Reviving Ancient impulses

FB Graffity: the extension that lets anyone “vandalize” the pictures shared by other users on Facebook

Visual of Computer Generated Deep Dream

Computer Generated Deep Dream

Turning a normal stroll through the supermarket into a psychedelic dream (or nightmare) of algorithmic pareidolia.

Visual of Instageneration: Kids Named after App Filters

Instageneration: Kids Named after App Filters

Technology breaks as an inspiration for names. Among the most popular names of 2015 we can find Instagram filters.

Visual of AI Outsmarts Face Masking Methods

AI Outsmarts Face Masking Methods

The latest researches showed how AI can recognize human faces even if pixelated and meant to be incognito.

Visual of Bringing the Camera Back to Our Eyes

Bringing the Camera Back to Our Eyes

The new Spectacles by Snap Inc. allow you to actually "make memories" (as their slogan claims) while capturing them.

Visual of Fighting Photo Overflow with a Camera

Fighting Photo Overflow with a Camera

What if a camera would say "no" when you press the shutter because there are already too many similar photos on the internet?

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 Polluted Water Popsicles

Polluted Water Popsicles

The image of polluted water popsicles surely tastes better than the real thing, we hope its message goes a long way as well.

Visual of 'Halfseen' means reading (the beginning of) a message without opening it

'Halfseen' means reading (the beginning of) a message without opening it

The appearance of “seen” has created a new phenomenon: opening messages partially, having a peek at the beginning of the message and assuming the rest so that the other person …

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 Proposing with a Phone Case

Proposing with a Phone Case

Not only does this phone case conceal your engagement ring in preparation for the big moment, but it’ll then take a video of your partner as you go down on one knee.

Visual of Teens are seeking cosmetic surgery to look like your favorite Snapchat filter

Teens are seeking cosmetic surgery to look like your favorite Snapchat filter

Cosmetic surgeons have always fielded seemingly odd requests to recreate body parts from celebrities: Angelina Jolie’s lips, David Beckham’s calve, or perhaps Salma …

Visual of Your Next Nature guide to Unseen 2018: When Records Melt

Your Next Nature guide to Unseen 2018: When Records Melt

Images largely shape our experience of reality. Just consider how imagery of nature continues to rise in popularity: only a society no longer grounded in their natural landscape …

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 Instagram will remove filters promoting cosmetic surgery amid mental health concerns

Instagram will remove filters promoting cosmetic surgery amid mental health concerns

If your Instagram feed is anything like mine, it’s littered with timelapses of injected lip fillers, Kardashian-promoted beauty products, and Story filters that “enhance” your …

Visual of Frying Nemo

Frying Nemo

Image consumption in the overdrive. Peculiar image of the week. Created by Erin Murphy, Victoria Bellavia, Yong Jun Lee & Sanggun Park . Thanks Jeroen van der Meij.

Visual of Prada Morgana

Prada Morgana

Just image if style would be a primary need.

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 Virtual Offline Shopping

Virtual Offline Shopping

If the Korean Virtual Shopping Store becomes a success, all shop shelves will soon be LCD Screens.

Visual of 'Fiji Water' Is Purer than Tap Water, No?

'Fiji Water' Is Purer than Tap Water, No?

Researchers tested 'Fiji Water' against ordinary tap water. What they found is kind of shocking.

Visual of Evolution

Evolution

From the street to the street. Watch the evolution of beauty here .

Visual of Nature So-called

Nature So-called

Nature is not what it used to be. Or at least that is what we may think, when we look at the way humans and their technologies have treated nature. When we speak of "nature", …

Visual of Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed

Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed

Since its launch in November 2004, World of Warcraft (Wow) has become the most widely played massively multiplayer online (MMO) game in the world. When a popular WoW player died …

Visual of Virtual missing limb

Virtual missing limb

"Many people who lose a limb experience the sensation that it is still attached to their body. This is also often accompanied by a feeling of pain in the missing appendage. …

Visual of Future Beauty: Hyperbreasts?

Future Beauty: Hyperbreasts?

Let's talk about hyperbreasts. Have you ever wondered why men like women with large breasts? Historically large breasts are presumably sexually attractive for men because they …

Visual of Skyscreen - largest urban LED screen in Asia

Skyscreen - largest urban LED screen in Asia

Alright, we can agree most of old nature has been altered by human activity. We're not just talking rain forest, icecaps and genetically modified fruit and kittens . Now you might …

Visual of Meatatarians

Meatatarians

This ad is made by some people who claim that they eat only meat. Their establishment is called meatatarians/ . We have seen food fights , plants that eat insects, but we haven't …

Visual of Apparently things are improving in Darfur?

Apparently things are improving in Darfur?

Unfortunately this stylish refugee is merely an advertising fata morgana.

Visual of As real as it gets

As real as it gets

Art Directors Andreas Junus and Irawandhani Kamarga; copywriter Darrick Subrata and photographer Anton Ismael (Indonesia) went through some trouble , visualizing Photoshop's …

Visual of Asus introduces scented laptops

Asus introduces scented laptops

Integrating nature in our technology. There are four different laptops: Floral Blossom (pink), which has a tropical, flowery scent; Musky Black (black), which incorporates a waft …

Visual of Augmented Reality Girlfriend

Augmented Reality Girlfriend

Using the special cube, stick, and web camera, ARis will appear and move around in the monitor of your PC. When you touch her by the AR Stick, she shows various reactions. You can …

Visual of Back to Nature?

Back to Nature?

Now this is how you do it. First you take the meat of a hundred animals; chickens (19%), turkeys (17%). Secondly, you blend them in a large tank with water, mais, wheat, oil, fat, …

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 Bearbushka

Bearbushka

Peculiar image of the week (can I, Koert?)

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 Design Your Sims

Design Your Sims

IKEA is going to sell furniture with Electronic Arts via The Sims 2 game. Soon, it will be possible for you game addicts, to refurbish your Sims living room into your own …

Visual of Face swapping for privacy

Face swapping for privacy

Face swapping software finds faces in a photograph and swaps the features in the target face from a library of faces.  This can be used to "de-identify" faces that appear in …

Visual of Fake for Real

Fake for Real

Fakeness has long been associated with inferiority. Fake Rolexes that break in two weeks, plastic Christmas trees, leaky silicone breasts that cause cancer, imitation caviar. Even …

Visual of Fake for Real: Cartoon Rats

Fake for Real: Cartoon Rats

In 2000 on a Japanese auction site , 20 real live Pokemon Pikachus were offered for 925 million dollars. Roughly translated: We capture each one after your order, so we guarantee …

Visual of Faked Fireworks at Beijing Olympics

Faked Fireworks at Beijing Olympics

A local Chinese newspaper, The Beijing Times , revealed some of the staggering fireworks at the opening of the Beijing Olympics were actually not fireworks, but computer graphics. …

Visual of If avatars could vote

If avatars could vote

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has made a play for online gamers, placing in game campaign advertisements in a series of popular titles from video game giant …

Visual of iHam

iHam

I eat... therefore iHam . ijam.es (by shackleton.es ) | ( Apple has a webapp called iHam... but it's far less interesting) Related: Greener Apple | The Tissue Engineered Meat of …

Visual of Image Fulgurator

Image Fulgurator

This gun style camera projects messages on the objects of which people take pictures. It can not be seen by the naked eye, but is only visible on the pictures strangers take of …

Visual of Banana Juice Box

Banana Juice Box

This Japanese Juice box is camouflaged from modern box designs and tries to convince consumers with its appealing 'natural' look. A schoolbook example of biomimicmarketing ; …

Visual of Louis Vuitton VS Fake for Real

Louis Vuitton VS Fake for Real

The Fake for Real Memory Game – consisting of 60 cards that playfully visualize the classical theme of fake and real in our society – has temporarily been taken offline due to …

Visual of Photoshop terrorism

Photoshop terrorism

Some months ago Iran did a test to show off their missile power which turned out to be quite embarrassing because one out of three did not work. Fortunately, they had a good copy …

Visual of Press [CTRL] [S] to save the environment

Press [CTRL] [S] to save the environment

The people at Preem.se – the Swedish organization responsible for this advertisement – must think this is the way to promote environmental protection with a younger generation of …

Visual of Search Engine

Search Engine

"Google has stationed approximately a million computers worldwide to be able to process the 40 billion searches per month. One search request uses as much energy as a low-energy …

Visual of Searching for something to drink

Searching for something to drink

Copy and paste the successful and your shop will survive. That's what these Indian entrepreneurs must have figured in the city of Mumbai. Peculiar detail: a trademark on that …

Visual of Self Control Freak

Self Control Freak

WARNING: Spending too much time behind the computer, may cause the leaking of elements from the digital environment into everyday life. Self control freak Olivier Otten is …

Visual of Selling soap

Selling soap

You eat what you touch. via: scaryideas.com

Visual of Shopping tree

Shopping tree

We used to wonder where all the stuff in the shops comes from. So now we know. This shopping tree is actually the latest logo of the Dutch shopping center chain V&D . Thanks …

Visual of Software that Ranks Female Beauty

Software that Ranks Female Beauty

Earlier we reported software that predicts how a wine will rate in reviews even before it is made . Now, for puber-geek delight, lets try that for women. Tel Aviv University …

Visual of Sunny Coat

Sunny Coat

Fashion becomes nature down under. 24 Flashers were deployed throughout high traffic areas in chilly Sydney and Melbourne to promote sunny Queensland as a holiday destination this …

Visual of The Photoshop Beauties

The Photoshop Beauties

Usually we don't realize the hours of photoshopping spent on magazine and advertising images before publication. The raw photographic material reveals a lot about the fine craft …

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 The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else

The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else

Image created by Lisa Oppenheim using images downloaded from the internet of sunsets taken by soldiers in Iraq, then positioned in front of the setting sun in New York. Via VVork .

Visual of In-Formed

In-Formed

With this project, Nadeem Haidary is trying to make life's facts more tangible by creating products that tell you facts and statistics about the context that the item is designed …

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 Apple Salad

Apple Salad

Tasty realization of the classic Apple rainbow logo, made entirely out of fresh fruit. The clever creation was made by Richard Thomas from sliced kiwis, bananas, oranges, …

Visual of ARM•ME

ARM•ME

LOUIS VUITTON AK-47 GUCCI MP-5 Justin Melnick is an avid photographer, digital artist, and has lived in the Middle East. All of these influences have come together in his latest …

Visual of Autimacy

Autimacy

Autimacy [aw-tih-muh-see] - noun, plural - cies. The term was coined by Simona Kicurovska .

Visual of Biodiversity of Green Brands is Increasing

Biodiversity of Green Brands is Increasing

This collection of green, leafy, eco, enviro, bio, organic logo's was collected by Andrew Kinnear . See also: Five strategies of biomimicmarketing , Biodiversity in the …

Visual of Biomimicmarketed Strawberry Juice

Biomimicmarketed Strawberry Juice

Peculiar object of the week. See also Banana Juice box , Modernistic Watermelon , Cubic Fruit , How to grow an Orangina Bottle .

Visual of Brainwave Binoculars

Brainwave Binoculars

The eye passes on more information to the brain than the brain will process. In that sense, the brain functions as a filter. But on the battlefield the risk of neglecting …

Visual of Brand dating

Brand dating

Male - BMW, Armani, Durex - is looking for a Female - Dolce & Gabana, New York Times, Victoria's Secret. Branddating.nl is a (serious) dating site that relies on the …

Visual of Carhenge

Carhenge

Jim Reinders, an experimental artist with a history of using curious media, became so enthralled by the beauty of the famous Stonehenge in England that he had to recreate it. …

Visual of Clean linen toilet spray

Clean linen toilet spray

So what to think of this? A toilet spray that mimics the smell of clean linen. It is great in the beginning, yet in time your bed will smell like a toilet. Found in the futuristic …

Visual of Comeback of the 'Ugly' Fruits

Comeback of the 'Ugly' Fruits

Perhaps in the long run, historians will consider this as the official end of modernity as we knew it: The comeback of the wonky cucumber, abnormally bent banana, and comedy …

Visual of Credit on Color – Rainbow of Credit Cards

Credit on Color – Rainbow of Credit Cards

Regular readers of this website know we are keen to speculate that our global financial system is best perceived as an ecology, which although originally constructed by man, has …

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 Deforestation in China threatens giant pandas

Deforestation in China threatens giant pandas

I found this ad very ironic; after killing the giant panda (by turning it into a logo) WWF is complaining that the Chinese are killing the living version of it. I wonder if they …

Visual of Diversity of Species in the Rainforest

Diversity of Species in the Rainforest

Nice one. I wonder if that wicked spider crane really exists.

Visual of Everything is Fake

Everything is Fake

This is the first viral internet movie I've seen that's actually aware of being a viral. I just can't wait until this happens for real -including the car stunts- when will virals …

Visual of Extinct Comic

Extinct Comic

As a kid we used to eat a cereal breakfast with rice pops. On the package of the rice pops there was a little blue bird called Dodo, who seemed to enjoy the rice pops as well. One …

Visual of Five strategies of Biomimicmarketing

Five strategies of Biomimicmarketing

Green electricity, Organic Shampoo, Jaguar convertibles, Red Bull, Bio Beef, Alligator gardening tools, Camel cigarettes and Puma sneakers. Once you develop an eye for it, it is …

Visual of Fruit4Day

Fruit4Day

Fruit does wonders for your health. No doubt about it. It is recommended to consume two pieces of fruit each day. One.. Sorry, I've lost count? How convenient to have the two …

Visual of Future babes

Future babes

A future in which prosthetic patches prevent bodies from aging? Or a sexists view on femininity in robotics?   Either way, the question is whether they are up- or downgrades of …

Visual of Hamburger sneaker

Hamburger sneaker

We are unsure whether it is just an accidental evolutionary recombination, or that the hamburger sneaker was bound to happen – somehow, it feels natural. Our peculiar object of …

Visual of Get it out of Your Head

Get it out of Your Head

Talking about image consumption ... Via scaryideas.com | Related: Some Kids Don't Like Chicken | Banksy Pet Store   | Featherless Chicken | Confetti Chicken | FFR Image Consumption

Visual of Human Landscape

Human Landscape

Our peculiar image of the week was created by artist Levi van Veluw , who reinvents the classical fine art of landscape painting, by moving from the traditional 'oil on canvas' to …

Visual of I'm loving it

I'm loving it

Sometimes you just need to settle with the surrogate. Peculiar image of the week. See also (in the baby series): Infant pillow , We are all born in a world . Thanks Hendrik-Jan .

Visual of Kiwi Juice Packaging

Kiwi Juice Packaging

What you see is what you get – at least that is what you hope – with this biomimicked kiwinut juice packaging designed by Naoto Fukasawa. See also: Image consumption , Image …

Visual of Mixed Up Brands

Mixed Up Brands

It's funny how these mixed up brands still feel like they make sense. Peculiar image of the week.

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 Not so Little Red Ridinghood

Not so Little Red Ridinghood

Part of the Fallen Princesses series by Dina Goldstein. "These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an …

Visual of Pantonebow

Pantonebow

Never believed in pots of gold anyway. Related: Credit on Color - rainbow of credit cards | Datafountain - money translated into water | Ceci n'est pas une Roche | Faked Fireworks …

Visual of Photoshopped Billboards

Photoshopped Billboards

Nice adbust in Berlins subway. Photoshop panels were put over the image to make reassure us that nobody is actually born that beautiful. More images . See also: Photoshop Beauties …

Visual of Pixxxel

Pixxxel

Internet porn graphics transferred to real life objects. A nice photography project by Jean Yves Lemoigne .

Visual of Post-apocalypse religious artifact

Post-apocalypse religious artifact

Image by: V. V. Kalininski.

Visual of Re-visualizing Molecular Science

Re-visualizing Molecular Science

I vividly remember being offended throughout my high-school education because 'atoms' where consistently presented as these perfect slick round little spheres. At one time I even …

Visual of Second Sight - Augmented Contacts

Second Sight - Augmented Contacts

Getting information as fast as possible and on the spot is the trend. So what could be more direct than having information fired directly into the eye? Today - together with his …

Visual of Shoulder Pads: Fashion tide back to the 80's?

Shoulder Pads: Fashion tide back to the 80's?

Fashion has a natural cycle of its own, which is more dependent on market and media forces than seasons or weather. Trends are predicted, recycled, set and followed. Seasons in …

Visual of Urban Camouflage

Urban Camouflage

Laurent La Gamba makes photographic installations dealing with camouflage. His work juggles with the idea of natural procrypsis in the urban space and deals with the relations …

Visual of Virtual Characters tortured for Science

Virtual Characters tortured for Science

In the classic Milgram Experiment conducted in the 1960s, volunteers were told by an authority figure to deliver electric shocks to another person as punishment for incorrect …

Visual of Virtual Money Is a Pleonasm

Virtual Money Is a Pleonasm

Have you heard the buzz on virtual money in online games? Some years ago the first virtual millionaire was announced, yet there have also been reports on people being practically …

Visual of Wallpaper Escape

Wallpaper Escape

Found sportswear a d, will be reality some day... (with magical goggles of some sort) Related: Recreation in NextNature | Big Ass Search Engine | If Giraffes lived in the US | …

Visual of Wooden Bankcard

Wooden Bankcard

Silver, gold or platinum creditcards? Expensive metals in credit card design used to have a certain luster in the past, yet today we are all (painfully) aware the mimicked …

Visual of You are what you eat

You are what you eat

Evolution according to Ted Sabarese . Via Trendbeheer .

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 YourDay

YourDay

Visitors of the British amusement park Alton Towers can have themselves wristbanded and RFID tracked in order to buy a "personalised" DVD at the end of their visit. Precomposed …

Visual of A Soft Drink Fairytale

A Soft Drink Fairytale

Once upon a time there were two global soft drink brands. One old brand and another, slightly younger. The older one positioned itself as The Real Thing as it entered the market …

Visual of Brand Environmentalism: The Augmented Reality Sneaker

Brand Environmentalism: The Augmented Reality Sneaker

Once, we wore footwear to protect our feet from the hostile influences of our natural environment. But with the replacement of our natural environment by a world of design, the …

Visual of Bad Panda

Bad Panda

Biomimicmarketing wars: While the WWF has worked for years to market the Panda as a vulnerable, cute and cuddly animal, the Egyptian cheese brand Panda needs only five commercials …

Visual of Augmented Reality Maps

Augmented Reality Maps

Since a few years the internet in combination with mobile phone technology brought us something that we refer to as augmented reality : A digital projection that is placed over …

Visual of Blob architecture 1.400 AD

Blob architecture 1.400 AD

Blob architecture 1.400 AD in the emperor's garden in the Forbidden City, Beijing. Peculiar image, from China with love.

Visual of Chinese Crayons

Chinese Crayons

Though I did not eat as many crayons as PiPi growing up, I’m sure we all remember the first day we tasted wax. How can something *look* so tasty, yet be totally bland. But I …

Visual of Coke Mutation

Coke Mutation

We're unsure on the survival prospects of this oddly mutated Coca-Pepsi-Cola can. This could be the ultimate coke - if only the current species could interbreed. Peculiar image of …

Visual of Digital Gastronomy

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 …

Visual of Dog Modding in China

Dog Modding in China

As a child, I already saw some great tiger potential in my cat and some shark-ish attitude in the behaviour of my goldfish. Personally, I think that since we started domesticating …

Visual of Fat/slim magnifying label

Fat/slim magnifying label

With an optical trick, this German bottle of water is trying to prove its effectiveness for the body. Though drinking water is a necessity for life, the downside of this product …

Visual of From Main Street to the Mansion: Disney, Playboy and the Next Nature of Sex and Death

From Main Street to the Mansion: Disney, Playboy and the Next Nature of Sex and Death

Nature demanded that we make a choice between immortality and sex, but the Next Nature of the 21st century may not. For help, we can look back to the 20th Century, which had many …

Visual of Glamor & Oil

Glamor & Oil

In response to the latest oil spill famed photographer Steven Meisel made a shoot for the Italian Vogue (the only fashion magazine in the world worth reading, really) that …

Visual of Global Village

Global Village

So this is what the global village really looks like. Seen in an advertisement at an airport (of course). Peculiar image of the week.

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 Google Earth Alphabet

Google Earth Alphabet

Language is communication technology. As Marshall McLuhan said, the spoken word was ‘the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it …

Visual of iApple

iApple

Although most biomimicmarketing strategies are oxymoronic , it is nice to see some people take them full cycle. This Japanese Apple fan found  a way to naturally grow and harvest …

Visual of iBookshelf: Simulation before Extinction

iBookshelf: Simulation before Extinction

As technology progresses we constantly have to adapt ourselves to an ever changing media landscape. Designers try to smooth the changes with a ' progressive nostalgic ' strategy: …

Visual of In Pursuit of Artificial Flavoring

In Pursuit of Artificial Flavoring

Following in the footsteps of a Marco Polo-esque spice trade, next nature explorers Jon Cohrs and Ryan Van Luit travel by canoe past massive cargo ships and factories in search of …

Visual of Kapitaal

Kapitaal

So you thought augmented reality is something new? Guess you are so attuned to the already existing augmentation of reality that you don't even notice it anymore. The short film …

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 LED Religion

LED Religion

  The Catholic Church is not exactly renowned for its progressive attitude towards technological progress. Just think of the belligerent attitude the Church still has towards …

Visual of Lets Grow an Avatar Forest

Lets Grow an Avatar Forest

After making the successful and popular movie Avatar (2009), James Cameron started the Avatar Home Tree Initiative . This initiative consists of building "Avatar" forests on 17 …

Visual of Logorama

Logorama

Sometimes you come across something that is not directly related to Next Nature, but só well made that it deserves a place on this website. Logorama, a 16 minute animation by the …

Visual of MANKO & Plagiarism [#1]

MANKO & Plagiarism [#1]

In this first review of the works of Manko, we'll discuss the complex sorts of plagiarism in Augmented Reality art that are typical for our contemporary art scene. This introduces …

Visual of Manko & The Invitation [#3]

Manko & The Invitation [#3]

Last month we discussed how the vacuum played a big role in Manko's life since he lost his right leg. Soon he developed this idea further, beyond the mere notion of extensions …

Visual of Mercedes-Benz Was Here

Mercedes-Benz Was Here

In the older days, people had to cross natural barriers like mountains for survival purposes. Grains from one side of the mountain was traded with cloth from the other side, for …

Visual of Milk comes from Bottles

Milk comes from Bottles

Milk is good for you and we all should drink lots of it. Common knowledge so far, but do you actually know where milk comes from? Supermarket? Factories? Luckily this milk …

Visual of Mind Expanding Lead

Mind Expanding Lead

These pencils release allegedly mind-expanding aromas, letting you 'smell your way to smartness while you write'. According to the creators , the fragrance is encapsulated using …

Visual of Mirror Neurons – Simulation at the basis of Human Civilization

Mirror Neurons – Simulation at the basis of Human Civilization

Within our society, imitation and simulation are typically seen as inferior symbols of a distorted mediated culture – think of fake Rolexes, plastic Christmas trees, silicone …

Visual of Nano Care™ Blueberry Paste Wax

Nano Care™ Blueberry Paste Wax

Surely we are quite attuned to some unexpected flavors in these quarters, but this Nano Care™ Blueberry Paste Wax wins our syncretic mash-up award for combining technorethoric …

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 Natural-Born Junkies

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 …

Visual of Nature as a building

Nature as a building

As the world is preparing to show off at the World Expo in Shanghai, their pavilions are nearing their final stage. To me, it feels like a lot of them are making references to …

Visual of Nature as a Commodity

Nature as a Commodity

Nature conservation organizations – like the WWF and Greenpeace – typically present nature as a commodity that has become increasingly scarce and will be used up altogether if we …

Visual of Nature is an Agreement

Nature is an Agreement

Nature is an agreement. Just like the nude beach. Here you keep your breasts and your crotch covered, There you drop everything and act like it is the most ordinary thing in the …

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 Next Nature Movie #3: Koyaanisqatsi

Next Nature Movie #3: Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi (1982) is a film with no actors, no storyline, and no dialogue. The only things we see are landscapes, images of cities, and people going about their regular lives. …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #5: American Beauty

Next Nature Movie #5: American Beauty

During the selection of the top ten of next nature movies we’ve doubted quite a bit between the Truman Show (1998) and American Beauty (1999). The Truman Show tells the story of a …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #7 – Grizzly Man

Next Nature Movie #7 – Grizzly Man

The sad story of Timothy Treadwell is the ultimate example of the drama a naive notion of nature can bring about. Grizzly Man (2005) opens with the facts surrounding Timothy …

Visual of Old Nature, the Museum

Old Nature, the Museum

Our peculiar image of the week was created by Ilkka Halso .

Visual of Onion Pill

Onion Pill

Since the intake of medicines has become a mundane ritual nowadays, why not naturalize the interface? French artist Mathieu Lehanneur is rethinking the pill-person interface in …

Visual of Polar Ice for sale

Polar Ice for sale

Original pieces of polar ice will be sold in a shop in Amsterdam from this Friday the 25th. MyPolarIce is a venture led by Coralie Vogelaar and Teun Castelein . They went to the …

Visual of Polar ice gone in two days

Polar ice gone in two days

You have only two days left to purchase your own piece of history at the MyPolarIce store in Amsterdam and express the value the polar caps have for you – in real money. €24,95 to …

Visual of Smart vending machine

Smart vending machine

  At Tokyo's Shinagawa Station visitors can now select beverages from a 47-inch touch panel. An embedded camera will recognize your gender and age, allowing the machine to …

Visual of South Korea Rules 'Virtual' Money on Par With 'Real' Money

South Korea Rules 'Virtual' Money on Par With 'Real' Money

Our regular readers know that whenever we write about money in these quarters, we always feel obliged to write the words 'virtual' and 'real' between brackets, as money is by …

Visual of Spot of the Month: Arbor Artificialis Naturalis

Spot of the Month: Arbor Artificialis Naturalis

Our first spot of the month was made by Tijn Kooijmans, who pinpointed the first Dutch Arbor Artificialis Naturalis planted in 1999 by telecom provider Libertel. You too can share …

Visual of Stereotype Packaging

Stereotype Packaging

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), unhealthy diet is amongst one of the leading causes of the major non-communicable diseases. Can design encourage people to …

Visual of To Milk the Cows, Click here

To Milk the Cows, Click here

In millions of offices and homes around the world, people are hard at work planting crops, feeding cattle and tilling their land. Welcome to Farmville , the digital rural world …

Visual of Traffic Jam Celebration

Traffic Jam Celebration

On this day (Saturday May 29th 2010), the Dutch nation takes pride in celebrating their first real traffic jam. During the pentecost weekend in 1955, a mass exodus of a tribe of …

Visual of When Dreams become a Commodity

When Dreams become a Commodity

As neuroscience progresses, we gain access to previously inaccessible and unexplored areas of the human mind. Consequentially the intricate processes in our brain are cultivated …

Visual of Wiiron

Wiiron

Gets your cloths 'virtually' unwrinkled. Peculiar object of the week.

Visual of Alex Gross

Alex Gross

Indulge in the paintings by Alex Gross . There is 'something' next nature about them... If happen to have more information on what that 'something' is, feel free to enlighten us …

Visual of An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

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 Animals Made from Other Animals

Animals Made from Other Animals

That's no reindeer, and it's certainly no moose. It's an Irish Elk, Megaloceros giganteous , a deer that happens to be neither an elk, nor really all that Irish. What it does …

Visual of Beyond Recognition @ Sameheads Gallery, Berlin

Beyond Recognition @ Sameheads Gallery, Berlin

Coming saturday, your faithful Next Nature editor/designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink will perform Beyond Recognition – a corporate poem about the image of words , at Sameheads Gallery …

Visual of Billboard in the Forest

Billboard in the Forest

Unfortunately your forest experience does not meet the highest standards at this moment. We are working on a solution and hope to resolve this issue very soon. Our sincere …

Visual of Bottle Plant

Bottle Plant

The Coca-Cola introduces the PlantBottle . Partially made of plants, this bottle is 100% recyclable. Next step will be a natural bottle fully growing on a plant. In the meanwhile, …

Visual of Breeding QR codes

Breeding QR codes

You look at the great dane and wonder what information the QR codes on its pelt might contain. You point your smart phone camera at the dog and realize you’ve been hit by a …

Visual of Browsing the Technological Sublime

Browsing the Technological Sublime

In this video, Geert Mul uses online photos to tap into the divine presence in image search #powershow http://bit.ly/uk79b0

Visual of Catalytic Clothing

Catalytic Clothing

Catalytic Clothing is a fashionably calm technology that aims to tackle air pollution by embedding a substance in the clothing that purifies air when you wear it. The purifying …

Visual of Concrete Cabin

Concrete Cabin

Our peculiar image of the week was made by Peter Doig . Oil on canvas, 200x275 cm, 1992. Via De Groene Amsterdammer .

Visual of Evolution of the Lion

Evolution of the Lion

Corporate logos constantly have to adapt to survive. With the lion of the Peugeot car brand this resulted in a parade of poses over time. Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana

Finally... A gas station in the ocean! If we all rigorously continue filling up our tanks, this fiction can become a reality one day. This is not a photoshop, this is our peculiar …

Visual of Hunter-Gatherer

Hunter-Gatherer

Different totems, same rituals. Peculiar image of the week by Walter Robinson .

Visual of Information Decoration Scarf

Information Decoration Scarf

Remember the Information Decoration essay which argued our so-called information society barely employs our human bandwidth, as most of the data in our lives is presented in …

Visual of Living Life Support

Living Life Support

Designer Revital Cohen imagines a future where life-support machines are replaced with life-support animals. In this scenario, a transgenic lamb is allowed to frolic in the fields …

Visual of Manufactured Rainbows

Manufactured Rainbows

Why wait for old nature to give us rainbows when we have so many ways of making our own? The image above shows solar-powered installation that uses recycled rainwater to create …

Visual of Mastering Bambi

Mastering Bambi

In the film Mastering Bambi, artists Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukacs have stripped the landscape of its cuddly, anthropomorphic characters. Over the course of the film, the …

Visual of Monkey See, Monkey Buy

Monkey See, Monkey Buy

Yale researchers and advertising executives have created the first ad campaign aimed at animals.  The targets in question are a group of captive capuchin monkeys with a taste for …

Visual of Morphotheque #15

Morphotheque #15

Unsatisfied with the variety of vegetables in your local Supermarket? Why not try the Art Gallery? Morphotheque #15 (2011) is a form collection that consists of 27 elements, 1:1 …

Visual of My Fetal Pony:  Neoteny in Girls' Toys

My Fetal Pony: Neoteny in Girls' Toys

It's no secret that Mickey Mouse has evolved in response to consumer pressures. Once a violent river-rat, he became the boy scout of rodents with good looks to match. Steven Jay …

Visual of Nano Supermarket in Amsterdam

Nano Supermarket in Amsterdam

From Friday 28 January - Wednesday 2 Februari the Nano Supermarket will be opened at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. Additionally, on the 27th of January we will be opened at the …

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 Nature as a Product

Nature as a Product

Nature is a terrific marketing tool and corporations know this. Somehow the natural reference provides us with a familiar feeling of recognition and trust. We call this phenomenon …

Visual of Peel that Bottle

Peel that Bottle

There’s nothing quite like peeling a piece of fruit, but if you end up with a bottle of Vodka after peeling, you know you have been caught in a biomimicmarketing fantasy. I guess …

Visual of Phone Camouflage

Phone Camouflage

In twenty years , the mobile phone has become man's closest utensil. Can you imagine living without this umbilical box? Too bad it's often still a box that we hold to our ears... …

Visual of Pixelhead

Pixelhead

I woke up this morning and grabbed my Iphone to have a browse on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I looked at pictures of a far away friend and his family on a night out in …

Visual of Pump My Ride

Pump My Ride

Lovely image of a really fat car by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm . This image is for a Belgian eco-awareness campaign.

Visual of Rainbow Tulips

Rainbow Tulips

Human design brings us ‘natural’ experiences that could not exist without the human hand, but can be appreciated nevertheless. Perhaps we are intuitively faked to believe …

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 Real women advertise RealDolls

Real women advertise RealDolls

At the 2011 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, a photograph of a flesh-and-blood woman advertises a RealDoll, the life-sized sex mannequin made for people with a fetish for …

Visual of Rule #1: Any Association that Can be Made, Will be Made

Rule #1: Any Association that Can be Made, Will be Made

For other entries and an introduction to the 11 Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Design,  click here.   People have evolutionarily built-in mechanisms that help us to …

Visual of Selective Shopping

Selective Shopping

In a cheerful attempt to investigate and subvert the image consumption power structures of the contemporary supermarket , designer Marco Ugolini and photographer Pedro Motta went …

Visual of Shopping in 2015?

Shopping in 2015?

A panacea Yoghurt? Cures athlete’s foot, acne and dandruff! Triple irradiated Spinach? Three-week shelf life! Funa sushu? Asian carp fresh from Lake Superior! Minority Report …

Visual of Strawberry Cow

Strawberry Cow

Live size version of the lustrous strawberry cow from Farmville . If only. We would have strawberry milk straight from the farm. Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of The Amazing Technicolor Dream Ant

The Amazing Technicolor Dream Ant

A scientist in Mysore, India has figured out how to color-code his backyard ants. Mohamed Babu's wife noticed that the ants' abdomens turned white after drinking milk, so it was …

Visual of The Banana Gets a Second Skin

The Banana Gets a Second Skin

We already know that bananas are  evidence of intelligent design – by  farmers, not by god.  All commercial crops have been tweaked by the hand of agriculture, but modern bananas …

Visual of The Monsters We Deserve

The Monsters We Deserve

Recently, a video clip has been circulating the web that  purportedly shows a rabbit born earless due to the radiation at Fukushima. BoingBoing has a convincing take-down of the …

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 Woods Smell of Shampoo

The Woods Smell of Shampoo

Named after the story of a city girl that washes her hair with pine-needle shampoo and one day walks in the woods with her daddy says "Daddy! The Woods Smell of Shampoo", this …

Visual of Timon and Pumbaa

Timon and Pumbaa

More real than you think. Peculiar image of the week. Via . Thanks Ton .

Visual of Tomberry – The Worlds Smallest Tomato

Tomberry – The Worlds Smallest Tomato

Some people like berries, some like tomato's. So what do you get when you get when the two mate? Indeed, the latest hyperfruit spotted on the selves is the Tomberry . This …

Visual of Traditional Thanksgiving Meat

Traditional Thanksgiving Meat

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

Visual of Trips to the Moon

Trips to the Moon

When watching a science fiction flick, it can be hard to determine what time in the future it is set, although this is a usually an integral part of the movie. However, it is …

Visual of Virtual Offline Shopping

Virtual Offline Shopping

As the second most hardest working people on this planet, Koreans obviously dread their weekly shopping for groceries. It is therefore that Home Plus (Tesco in Europe) plastered …

Visual of Who Owns the Rights to a Toucan?

Who Owns the Rights to a Toucan?

Kellogg, the proud copyright holders of Toucan Sam, recently asked a the Mayan Archeology Initiative  to reconsider their logo . Despite the fact that the two birds have entirely …

Visual of YouTube preserves unmediated Nature

YouTube preserves unmediated Nature

On Youtube, there's a whole sub-genera of safari videos that show, in gruesome detail, what exactly it means to live and die in Old Nature. The above film is a particularly …

Visual of 21st Century Dutch Landscapes

21st Century Dutch Landscapes

For centuries the Dutch landscape has been known for its highly cultivated formal structure, however with the introduction of Google Maps a whole new layer of formalization has …

Visual of A €1,174 Chicken Coop for the Bourgeois Farmer

A €1,174 Chicken Coop for the Bourgeois Farmer

Long for farm-fresh eggs on the table? Dream about going to bed each night worrying about racoons, rats and foxes? Like the feeling of scraping chicken shit off your hands? For …

Visual of Broersen & Lukács – Mastering Bambi

Broersen & Lukács – Mastering Bambi

Media artists Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács created a remake of the Disney classic Bambi from which they stripped all the inhabitants. The removal of the cuddly, …

Visual of Budweiser Cans Water for Storm Victims

Budweiser Cans Water for Storm Victims

In more next natural news from Hurricane Sandy, Anheuser-Busch, parent company of the American beer brand Budweiser, has been canning water for victims of the disaster. The …

Visual of Close Personal Friend

Close Personal Friend

You may want to spend 24-minutes on this Close Personal Friend. Made in 1996, this film anticipates contemporary phenomena like social media and self-branding.

Visual of Coca-Cola embraces Organic Coke?

Coca-Cola embraces Organic Coke?

Coca Cola company is considering to actually bring Organic Coke to the market?

Visual of Corn 2.0: Survival of the Cheapest

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 …

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 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 Eating in Vitro: Magic Meatballs

Eating in Vitro: Magic Meatballs

Magic Meatballs are designed to playfully familiarize children with lab-grown meat.

Visual of Featured Page #01: Hypernature

Featured Page #01: Hypernature

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . To kick the series off, we’ll start with a spread about hypernature; the …

Visual of Featured Page #03: Tomorrow’s Fossils

Featured Page #03: Tomorrow’s Fossils

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . This week the thirs one in this series: Tomorrow’s Fossils. Ode to the car …

Visual of Featured Page #04: The McWorld Map

Featured Page #04: The McWorld Map

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . This week a tool that encourages us to experience local specialties through …

Visual of Fresh Meat in the Overdrive

Fresh Meat in the Overdrive

Some reactions from people shopping when they see how fresh their meat is.

Visual of Genetic Screening for Christmas Trees

Genetic Screening for Christmas Trees

If you've turned to plastic Christmas trees because the real ones leave piles of needles behind, science is working to bring live conifers back into your holidays. A $1.3 million …

Visual of Glass Gem Corn Looks Like Jewelry

Glass Gem Corn Looks Like Jewelry

Most corn has been selectively bred over the centuries to be a single color: yellow, white or blue. Glass gem corn, a varietal grown by Greg Schoen , harkens back to the days when …

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 Happy Meat

Happy Meat

The Happy Meat project combines the basic principles of the meat-industry and the toy-industry in an uncanny hybrid.

Visual of How 'Green' is Green Cotton?

How 'Green' is Green Cotton?

Intuitively we expect the 100% organic green clothes to be more environmental friendly and sustainable, but is this really the case? The color of cotton is brown by nature, not green. Most manufacturers use chemicals to bleach and paint the cotton.

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 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 iPhone Entertainment for Pets

iPhone Entertainment for Pets

Children can be effortlessly entertained for hours thanks to tablet and smartphone games, but these technologies also provide a solution for the lazy pet owner. More videos of …

Visual of Liver Pie Made for (Not from) Children

Liver Pie Made for (Not from) Children

Everyday Anthropomophobia : This summer in Norway I discovered it is normal to put images of happy children on your liver pie product. I asked a Norwegian friend about this …

Visual of Medicinal Blueberries

Medicinal Blueberries

As our scientific knowledge of nutritious food increases, will healthy foods be progressively designed to look like medicines? This blueberry blister packaging created by Chinese …

Visual of Millions Mourn After Massacre Leaves City Littered with (Virtual) Dead

Millions Mourn After Massacre Leaves City Littered with (Virtual) Dead

"Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities," wrote a …

Visual of Muscle Milk. Contains No Milk.

Muscle Milk. Contains No Milk.

Pump yourself up the "natural" way: Muscle Milk  contains no milk, and hopefully no muscles either. Just goes to show that nature is the most successful marketing trope of our …

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 Nanotech Generates the Blackest Black

Nanotech Generates the Blackest Black

As the NANO Supermarket opens discussions on the ethics, purpose and usability of nanotechnology, Frederik De Wilde is researching its artistic possibilities. De Wilde is a guest …

Visual of Pantone SkinTone

Pantone SkinTone

Should made-to-order babies become a reality in the near future, one piece of the design puzzle has been solved now Pantone has release their SkinTone system. Indexing 110 skin …

Visual of Pikachu Pussy

Pikachu Pussy

The pursuit of the cute: Pokemon Hypernature . Please don't try this at home with your own kittens, dear intelligent readers. Luckily our peculiar image of the week is digitally …

Visual of Pixelated Camouflage for Digital Warfare?

Pixelated Camouflage for Digital Warfare?

We guess the general that ordered the pixelated camouflage pattern didn't quite quite understand what 'digital warfare' is all about.

Visual of Put on your Pixelhead

Put on your Pixelhead

A while ago we wrote about the Pixelhead mask by artist Martin Backes . Now he informs us that the masks are for sale. Get one while they last!

Visual of Rainbow Roses

Rainbow Roses

We spotted these hypernatural rainbow roses at the train station in Utrecht . Indeed they look a bit over date, I guess drinking rainbow ink doesn't make them last any longer. …

Visual of Scuba Airport

Scuba Airport

Weird biomimicmarketing commercial brought to you by American Airlines.

Visual of Selling Rum with Dragons, Berries & Bats

Selling Rum with Dragons, Berries & Bats

Apparently the marketeers of Bacardi expect the combination of bats, berries and dragons should help to successfully promote the alcoholic sugar drink in the shops.

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 The Relative Size of Old Nature

The Relative Size of Old Nature

Created by Cary Huang, this interactive scale of the universe shows the relative sizes of everything from quarks to the Hoover Dam. Be prepared for some cosmic gee-whiz moments …

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 Tracy Metz – Nature is an Agreement

Tracy Metz – Nature is an Agreement

Writer and NRC journalist Tracy Metz dissects our Image of Nature , how it is constructed, by whom and for what reason. Her conclusion: "Nature is an Agreement. Just like the nude …

Visual of Twitter Followers as Currency

Twitter Followers as Currency

Imagine what you could do if you had one million Twitter followers. You would be so rich! Now seriously: Are followers becoming an alternative currency? Perhaps, although we are …

Visual of Christien Meindertsma – Visualizing the Pig Farm

Christien Meindertsma – Visualizing the Pig Farm

Christien Meindertsma was surprised by the unrealistic nostalgic visualizations of farms on children's coloring plates. She decided to create a more realistic coloring plate of the pig farm.

Visual of Walter Benjamin on Film and the Senses

Walter Benjamin on Film and the Senses

During the late 1930’s the philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote its widely influential essay ‘The work of Art in the Age of Its Technical Reproducibility’. While describing a general …

Visual of When Biomimicmarketing Kills

When Biomimicmarketing Kills

Loosely regulated and largely untested in clinical trials, herbal medicines nonetheless do big business based on their image of being wholesome, natural, and backed by millennia …

Visual of When Gadgets Become Religion

When Gadgets Become Religion

An illustration on how market value and expectation can trick the mind.

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 …

Visual of Yes, There Is Now a TV Channel Just for Dogs

Yes, There Is Now a TV Channel Just for Dogs

DogTV , a new TV channel available in the US, offers 24/7 programming for the modern dog. There's busy streets, computer-animated moths and frolicking, cross-breed hounds. The …

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 …

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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 Anti-BP Diseased Dolphin Ride

Anti-BP Diseased Dolphin Ride

In what's probably the most fun form of environmental protest ever, Banksy has created a morose-looking dolphin ride to protest the BP oil spill. The ride is complete with fish …

Visual of Artist Creates Portraits of Strangers Using DNA in Discarded Hair

Artist Creates Portraits of Strangers Using DNA in Discarded Hair

Heather Dewey-Hagborg just needs a strand of your hair to know what you look like.

Visual of Bird Sounds Visualised

Bird Sounds Visualised

Made to beat the real thing. By digital artist Andy Thomas .

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 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 Colorized Photographs Blur the Line Between History and Simulation

Colorized Photographs Blur the Line Between History and Simulation

Is a colorized antique photo more or less "real" than the original?

Visual of Software Fakes an Active Social Life While You're on the Sofa

Software Fakes an Active Social Life While You're on the Sofa

CouchCachet promises to give you the fully-booked, in-the-know life while you are on the Sofa.

Visual of Crystalline Cityscapes for Homeless Hermit Crabs

Crystalline Cityscapes for Homeless Hermit Crabs

Globe-hopping hermit crab housing.

Visual of Design Looking Backwards

Design Looking Backwards

Should digital technology imitate that which exists, or could it also surpass it?

Visual of Disney Princesses Fight Against Cliché

Disney Princesses Fight Against Cliché

Watch your back: the Disney princesses are feeling murderous.

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 painting with meat!

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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 Face 'doek'

Face 'doek'

A student hopes a blanket will replace her classmate's Facebook addictions.

Visual of Fake-for-Real Fur from Imaginary Animals

Fake-for-Real Fur from Imaginary Animals

WWF teams up with designers to produce fur from imaginary animals

Visual of Fake Shanty Town Simulates Poverty for Rich Vacationers

Fake Shanty Town Simulates Poverty for Rich Vacationers

You too can experience a life of grinding poverty in South Africa – with free WiFi and optional breakfast.

Visual of Fake Stores for a Crumbling Economy

Fake Stores for a Crumbling Economy

A 2 million pound investment to hide economic decay with fake storefronts.

Visual of Filling Vacant Lots with Augmented Reality Grocery Stores

Filling Vacant Lots with Augmented Reality Grocery Stores

A Chinese company wants to transform vacant lots into virtual shopping centers.

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 Food Familiarization #3: Mimicry

Food Familiarization #3: Mimicry

Beware the vegetarian sausage in the grass...

Visual of Frisky Whisky: Radioactive Booze from the Atomic Age

Frisky Whisky: Radioactive Booze from the Atomic Age

The world's first – and hopefully last – whiskey aged with radioactivity.

Visual of From Street View Pics to Real-Life Ghosts

From Street View Pics to Real-Life Ghosts

The pictures of Google Street View come to life.

Visual of Gated Communities: In Or Out?

Gated Communities: In Or Out?

Ultimately existence (or not) for gated communities comes down to the existential choice: should we be afraid of the future?

Visual of Google Travels to a Place in Your Memory

Google Travels to a Place in Your Memory

Google Maps preserves a place that's too dangerous to visit.

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 Hire a Hyperreal Girlfriend to Look Better on Facebook

Hire a Hyperreal Girlfriend to Look Better on Facebook

Baudrillard intersects with social media in the world of fake online girlfriends.

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Hong Kong Says "Cheese" to Pollution

Hong Kong has a rather cynical solution to the problem of ugly air pollution.

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 How Much is a Polar Bear Worth?

How Much is a Polar Bear Worth?

Polar bears bring only $9 million to the Canadian economy, but citizens put their collective value at $6.3 billion. Why?

Visual of How Social Media Has Changed Our Response to Disaster

How Social Media Has Changed Our Response to Disaster

From the earthquake in Haiti to Hurricane Sandy to the Boston Marathon bombings, Facebook, Twitter and other social media were used to spread information and help citizens and …

Visual of How to Turn Pork in to Beef

How to Turn Pork in to Beef

Next, we are anticipating recipes on how to turn pork into dinosaur filet.

Visual of I Forgot My Phone

I Forgot My Phone

Simple yet elegant short film on a girl that forgot here phone and realizes the impact of our Society of Simulations.

Visual of If Barbie Had Human Proportions

If Barbie Had Human Proportions

What does Barbie look like when she has the proportions of a normal 19-year-old?

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 In the (Physical) Cloud

In the (Physical) Cloud

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde uses smoke, moisture and lighting to create temporary clouds.

Visual of Interview: Floris Kaayk, the Visionary Creative Mind Behind Human Birdwings

Interview: Floris Kaayk, the Visionary Creative Mind Behind Human Birdwings

Floris Kayak discusses online hoaxes and the future of technology.

Visual of Lego Minifigs Will Take Over The Planet By 2019

Lego Minifigs Will Take Over The Planet By 2019

Imagine the devastation when there are more Lego minifigs on Earth than humans...

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 Modern Cave Painting

Modern Cave Painting

Primitive man lived in caves. He used the surface of these caves as a canvas (*) to make representations of the things that surrounded him: animals and hunting, stories of magic …

Visual of More than Fake Nature: The Surprising Sociology of Museum Taxidermy

More than Fake Nature: The Surprising Sociology of Museum Taxidermy

The greatest taxidermy in the world reveals a great deal about our changing notions of nature.

Visual of Mutation Furniture: Your Living Room Comes Alive

Mutation Furniture: Your Living Room Comes Alive

Beautiful Mutation series from Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer show how herpes would dramatically enhance the look of your Yves Klein blue sofa. Indeed the velvety series …

Visual of NASA Solves the Toxic 'New Car Smell'

NASA Solves the Toxic 'New Car Smell'

A new material can stop toxic off-gassing from plastics, but the 'new car smell' is so valuable the car industry might not change.

Visual of Our Electronics, 100 Years Later

Our Electronics, 100 Years Later

An artist envisions our consumer electronics in a century, moss-covered and half-decayed.

Visual of Out of Network

Out of Network

Artist Filippo Minelli aims to point out the gap between the reality we still live in and the ephemeral world of technologies.

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 Sloths and Other Imaginary Animals

Sloths and Other Imaginary Animals

A snapshot from the future.

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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?

Visual of Squirrels Are in Cities to Keep Us Sane

Squirrels Are in Cities to Keep Us Sane

The surprising reasons why squirrels are so abundant in city parks in the US.

Visual of Subway Beach

Subway Beach

What would a caveman make of this optical illusion?

Visual of Take a Walk on the Fake Side

Take a Walk on the Fake Side

When you look into the anamorphic abyss, the anamorphic abyss also looks into you.

Visual of The Anatomy of Mickey Mouse

The Anatomy of Mickey Mouse

Finally a full anatomical model of the renowned comic figure.

Visual of The Monkey Named After a Website

The Monkey Named After a Website

This Bolivian monkey's name is also an ad for online gambling.

Visual of The Only Blue Sky in Beijing is Fake

The Only Blue Sky in Beijing is Fake

Blade Runner becomes reality in China. Just try not to breathe.

Visual of The Visible Flight of Seagulls

The Visible Flight of Seagulls

A long exposure turns seagulls into airplanes.

Visual of This Color-Changing Glass Could Stop Date Rape

This Color-Changing Glass Could Stop Date Rape

Because date rape drugs are odorless, colorless and tasteless, victims don't normally realize they've been attacked until it's too late. In a clever, necessary bit of information …

Visual of Truly Honest Branding

Truly Honest Branding

Viktor Hertz put a painfully honest (and funny) spin on corporate logos.

Visual of Virtual Reality Treats Nicotine Addicts

Virtual Reality Treats Nicotine Addicts

Scientists are using virtual reality environments to help people quit smoking.

Visual of 100% Organic? Get a Coconut

100% Organic? Get a Coconut

100% pure organic coconut water would be to drink directly from the coconut. So how organic is this product really? 80% Organic? 70% Organic? Or just slightly more organic than the coconut water without the labeling?

Visual of A Jet without Windows for a Better View

A Jet without Windows for a Better View

Supersonic jet replaces windows with massive live-streaming screens.

Visual of A Registered Landscape

A Registered Landscape

Tuscany is known for its natural beauty. But only a few know that this wonderful landscape is actually a really good design work.

Visual of All-Natural E-nemies

All-Natural E-nemies

Chemistry teacher, James Kennedy, shows us that Mother Nature's products are far sneakier and complex than the lab's.

Visual of Breathing Lights

Breathing Lights

Inspired by the movement of spider webs in the wind, Dutch designer Jeroen Van Der Meij created Breathing Lights.

Visual of Credit to Plastic

Credit to Plastic

Gold credit card? In the end it’s all plastic!

Visual of Drone Crash

Drone Crash

During a triathlon ace a drone operated by a local photographer hit one of the athletes.

Visual of Electronic Make Up

Electronic Make Up

If this technique become widely accessible it could allow you to regain anonymity in webcam and facetime conversations.

Visual of Faking a Holiday on Social Media

Faking a Holiday on Social Media

Dutch girl fakes an exotic holiday with the power of Photoshop and Facebook.

Visual of Flight Paths Of Birds Captured On Video

Flight Paths Of Birds Captured On Video

Visualizing of the flight paths of birds.

Visual of Growing Crops with Video Projections

Growing Crops with Video Projections

Growing plants with projected YouTube videos.

Visual of High-Tech Cemetery

High-Tech Cemetery

In the Ruriden cemetery, in Tokyo, over 2.000 Buddhas statues are illuminated by high-powered color changing LED lights.

Visual of How a Self-Driving Car Sees the World

How a Self-Driving Car Sees the World

The Google self-driving car has driven 700.000 miles by itself, and now it can drive through busy city streets.

Visual of How Google Maps Solves Borders Issues

How Google Maps Solves Borders Issues

Google Maps drew up three different topographical plans of Crimea: one for visitors from Ukraine, another one for Russian users; and the third on the international version of the …

Visual of In Memory of New Materials Gone

In Memory of New Materials Gone

A deceased scrollbar in a Church. What does it mean?

Visual of Leaves & Logos Identification Quiz

Leaves & Logos Identification Quiz

Most people nowadays know more logos and brands than bird or tree species. Go test your own knowledge. Take a look at the leaves and logos above and see how many you can identify without looking them up.

Visual of Living Portraits

Living Portraits

An alive portrait made of of microscopic algae.

Visual of Lonely Sculpture Your Next Tinder Match?

Lonely Sculpture Your Next Tinder Match?

Tinder users beware: somewhere out there a mechanical finger is surfing the popular dating smartphone app. This could be your next match.

Visual of McDonald’s Is Eating The World

McDonald’s Is Eating The World

A map showing the endless expansion of McDonald’s restaurants.

Visual of Modern African Classics

Modern African Classics

Textiles manufacturer 'Vlisco' updates African classic pattern to represent personal educational preferences.

Visual of Nike Robotic Sneakers

Nike Robotic Sneakers

Futuristic Nike sneakers for robots.

Visual of Now Wait, Did Tanks Have Lasers WWII?

Now Wait, Did Tanks Have Lasers WWII?

Realistic WOII movie Fury had to cater to the gaming generation with hyperrealistic Star Wars style laser shooting tanks.

Visual of Palm Tree Antenna

Palm Tree Antenna

Spotted near Las Vegas and Hurghada, Egypt. If you know any cellphone tree antenna masts in your neighborhood. Use the Next Nature spotting app for iPhone to add them.

Visual of Pepsi Aubergine

Pepsi Aubergine

Occasionally you bump into an image that seems related to our next nature quest, but you are unable to verbalize.

Visual of Pixel Space

Pixel Space

If the moon were only one pixel: a scale model of the solar system that shows how big our milky way actually is.

Visual of Play Buttons on Paper Magazines

Play Buttons on Paper Magazines

Updating the old paper magazine into the digital realm.

Visual of Predator VS Alien

Predator VS Alien

Your backyard is a dangerous place.

Visual of Social Media Potatoes

Social Media Potatoes

Please note that this virtual snack makes you really fat.

Visual of The Self-Portrait of the Digital Age

The Self-Portrait of the Digital Age

The series Museum of Selfies combines the original art of portraiture with its modern counterpart, the the smartphone self-portrait.

Visual of The Sunrise is Now Televised in Beijing

The Sunrise is Now Televised in Beijing

The smog in Beijing has become so thick that only place to hail a sunrise is on the huge digital commercial television screens across the city.

Visual of Travel By Drone

Travel By Drone

See the world, travel by drones!

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Add, Browse, Destroy

Analogue vs Digital: Add, Browse, Destroy

Just like Lego, Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: All Art in the World

Analogue vs Digital: All Art in the World

Visit a couple of museums from all over the world in a single day. The world’s most famous paintings are just one click away.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Boomeranged Metaphors

Analogue vs Digital: Boomeranged Metaphors

Is it analog, or is it digital? It’s a boomeranged metaphor!

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Caught on Film

Analogue vs Digital: Caught on Film

Digital cameras have made us think less about taking a snapshot. Why should you think twice?

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Digital Mediated Experience

Analogue vs Digital: Digital Mediated Experience

he always-available camera in our pockets compels us to shoot photos and videos every minute a day.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Interactive Van Gogh

Analogue vs Digital: Interactive Van Gogh

Did Vincent van Gogh ever imagine his paintings would be sold for millions?

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Phoning

Analogue vs Digital: Phoning

Remember these? If you are a digital native there is a chance you never noticed one of them.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Simulated Farming

Analogue vs Digital: Simulated Farming

Want to grow some vegetables but don’t want to get your hands dirty? There is an app for that!

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Take a Selfie

Analogue vs Digital: Take a Selfie

No, the selfie at the top isn’t the latest post of Albrecht Du?rer on Instagram.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Thumbs Up

Analogue vs Digital: Thumbs Up

Will the children of the future think Mark Zuckerberg came up with the thumbs-up gesture?

Visual of Brand Logos Translated into Chinese

Brand Logos Translated into Chinese

Would you be able to recognize these logos if they were in Chinese?

Visual of Drone Maps Christ the Redeemer

Drone Maps Christ the Redeemer

The current technology has not been able to replicate Christ the Redeemer perfectly, until now.

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"The End": a Virtual Opera Singer, Millions of Fans and the Meaning of Death

Sixteen-year-old Japanese singer Hatsune Miku grew in short time to a worldwide popstar. With her colourful appearance she counts millions of followers on social media, she …

Visual of Facebook Turned into a Real Toxic Drug

Facebook Turned into a Real Toxic Drug

The popular social network icon has been turned into a potentially lethal narcotic substance.

Visual of Happy Next Nature!

Happy Next Nature!

Time measurement tools are perhaps among the most inventive technologies mankind has produced, as it enables us to articulate ‘natural’ time (in the form of lunar years, sun …

Visual of Junk Food or Tobacco?

Junk Food or Tobacco?

An article about the future position of junk food.

Visual of Forget Google Street View, Here's Cat Street View

Forget Google Street View, Here's Cat Street View

Japan city has launched an online street view map to introduce the view of the city by a cat's perspective.

Visual of Minimalist Effect in the Maximalist Market

Minimalist Effect in the Maximalist Market

The multidisciplinary design consultancy Antrepo Team created a project named Minimalist Effect in the Maximalist Market in 2010.

Visual of Sexy Car – From Russia with Love

Sexy Car – From Russia with Love

Humans cannot have intercourse with cars or replicate with them, so why would we find cars sexy anyhow?

Visual of Smog: an Augmented Reality?

Smog: an Augmented Reality?

A few days ago, these images of iconic buildings in Beijing as they look with and without intense smog have been posted on Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media …

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 The Candle of the Future

The Candle of the Future

My New Flame uses LED technology to faithfully recreate the experience of light from the ancient past

Visual of Solutions to Virtual Reality's Big Problem

Solutions to Virtual Reality's Big Problem

If you experience virtual reality sickness, here some solutions for you.

Visual of Virtual Reality Can Intensify Emotions

Virtual Reality Can Intensify Emotions

Researchers discovered that people's reactions to 3D images of facial expressions are more emotional than the responses to classic 2D images.

Visual of Virtual Reality Dining Experience

Virtual Reality Dining Experience

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

Visual of Your Cat Can Post on Instagram Now

Your Cat Can Post on Instagram Now

Your cat might be able to take photos and share them on Instagram by itself soon.

Visual of Adblock Plus Now Sells Acceptable Ads

Adblock Plus Now Sells Acceptable Ads

Adblock Plus, world’s most popular ad-blocking tool, just announced they are launching an advertising service for “acceptable” ads.

Visual of Branded Dreams - The Future of Advertising?

Branded Dreams - The Future of Advertising?

What happens when our dreams become a commodity and advertisers gain the technology to enter our dreams?

Visual of A.I. Can Guess Exact Locations of Images

A.I. Can Guess Exact Locations of Images

Google's PlaNet will be soon able to tell you where a photograph was taken by simply looking at its contents.

Visual of Cats Take Over London Underground

Cats Take Over London Underground

Last week nearly 70 portraits of cats replaced all advertisements at the Clapham Common tube station in London.

Visual of People, Use Your Drone to Map El Niño!

People, Use Your Drone to Map El Niño!

How to monitor the effects of El Niño ? The Nature Conservancy wants to take advantage of the massive image production that can be collected using smartphones and drones. From …

Visual of Experience a Real Safari, Google-Style

Experience a Real Safari, Google-Style

Google launched the Mzansi Experience, a virtual tour to South Africa through Street View.

Visual of Fake-for-Real: Who Is Lil Miquela?

Fake-for-Real: Who Is Lil Miquela?

This Instagram model makes her fans wondering whether she is fake or real.

Visual of Goodbye Password, Hello Selfie!

Goodbye Password, Hello Selfie!

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

Visual of Google Sheep View

Google Sheep View

The Faroe Islands invented Google Sheep View 360.

Visual of Greetings from Mars

Greetings from Mars

Since plans for conquering the Red Planet are becoming more serious we should get acquainted with the possible view from up there.

Visual of Happy New Green 2017!

Happy New Green 2017!

A bright green is the color of 2017, a perfect choice if we take into account some of the positive developments in renewables reached during this controversial year.

Visual of A Map of Mars for Regular Humans

A Map of Mars for Regular Humans

If we'll ever get to go to Mars as tourists , we wouldn't get lost. Ordnance Survey , the official British mapping agency, recently released a new detailed map of the Red Planet. …

Visual of Next Paradise

Next Paradise

To celebrate the 500 year anniversary for Hieronymus Bosch, Studio Smack made a contemporary interpretation of 'The Garden Of Earthly Delights'.

Visual of Photoshop for Voice on Its Way

Photoshop for Voice on Its Way

What if we can no longer rely on authenticity of voice recordings? A demo software to alter them premiered recently.

Visual of Photoshop Hacks Become In Real Life Art

Photoshop Hacks Become In Real Life Art

UV Production House reflects on popular online platforms for maker culture.

Visual of Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go is shaping social relationships amongst individuals.

Visual of A Search Engine for Satellite Imagery

A Search Engine for Satellite Imagery

Terrapattern is a search engine that gathers similar elements of satellite imagery, giving surprising results.

Visual of The Wordless Language

The Wordless Language

Emoji are taking our communication to a faster, simpler level.

Visual of VR as a Tool for Social Change

VR as a Tool for Social Change

United Nations aims at turning a playful technology into a serious medium.

Visual of AI Draws New Worlds from Its Artificial Memory

AI Draws New Worlds from Its Artificial Memory

An AI draws streets and spaces stitching together its artificial memories of real places.

Visual of From Bad Selfie to Perfect Portrait

From Bad Selfie to Perfect Portrait

Say goodbye to bad selfies with Adobe’s latest AI photo editor.

Visual of Barbie Becomes a Hologram of Herself

Barbie Becomes a Hologram of Herself

Barbie has been turned into a hologram version of herself and will now be your kids assistend.

Visual of Beatles Zebra Crossing

Beatles Zebra Crossing

Realize it's metaphors we live by.

Visual of Become an Emoji Translator

Become an Emoji Translator

Emoji translator wanted! London firm is looking for an emoji translator, take the test to find out if you're good enough.

Visual of How to Fool a Neural Network

How to Fool a Neural Network

A neural network helps computers with image recognition. It is usually tough to fool. But one group of researchers has found a way to reliably trick it.

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 Meet the Emoji Snake

Meet the Emoji Snake

Python breeder designed emoji snake.

Visual of Meteorology Captures the Technosphere

Meteorology Captures the Technosphere

There is a WiFi network illegally configured that interferes with the rain radar creating a ray of "clouds" that won't bring any water.

Visual of Space Television Network

Space Television Network

Sen is a space television network that provides visuals from other planets in order to prepare us for our multi-planetary life.

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 Pigcasso: the Painting Pig

Pigcasso: the Painting Pig

Meet Pigcasso the painting pig.

Visual of Selfie Time with Your Dead Beloved One

Selfie Time with Your Dead Beloved One

Forever by your side. Elrois a South Korean firm developed an app that allows you to engage with your dead friends lovers or idols.

Visual of Shazam Your Plant Findings

Shazam Your Plant Findings

Shazam for Plants app lets you catch around 400.000 plant species left on our planet through the lens of your smartphone.

Visual of Skyscraper Fails to Load Its Textures

Skyscraper Fails to Load Its Textures

In New York, observant residents were surprised to see a skyscraper that looked like it was struggling to load its textures.

Visual of The Selfie Drone

The Selfie Drone

Can a drone take selfies?

Visual of Tinder for Orangutans

Tinder for Orangutans

The Apenheul primate park in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, has launched a four-year experiment to study how the primates make their mating choices.

Visual of Turn Your Smartphone into a Microscope

Turn Your Smartphone into a Microscope

Discover the cellular world with stick-on camera lenses for your smartphone.

Visual of A Virtual Cure for the Socially Withdrawn

A Virtual Cure for the Socially Withdrawn

Using alternative reality as a cure for the socially excluded.

Visual of This Twitterbot imagines the Fanta flavors that will fuel your summer

This Twitterbot imagines the Fanta flavors that will fuel your summer

Today, artificial intelligence is doing all kinds of things: It can write an episode of game of thrones , it may revolutionize the teaching industry , and it's drawing new streets …

Visual of Skiing on Mars? It's possible!

Skiing on Mars? It's possible!

For those experiencing symptoms of motion sickness in VR , it’s now possible to step inside a real-life simulation of what it could be like to ski on mars. Last week, desert dust …

Visual of Games become jobs: Looking through the eye of the submarine with an X-Box controller

Games become jobs: Looking through the eye of the submarine with an X-Box controller

Submarines feature a special device called a periscope that allows people inside the submarine to see what's going on above water. Controlling such an eye requires hours of …

Visual of '(Un)postable' is the quality of being (un)suitable for a post on social media

'(Un)postable' is the quality of being (un)suitable for a post on social media

When perceiving the world around us as a potential Instagram post, some thoughts, stories and situations can easily be packed into a tweet or a photo, while others are harder to …

Visual of Fake-for-Real: Octopus Lips

Fake-for-Real: Octopus Lips

A recent lip filler trend blew up on social media. 'Devil lips' , or Octopus lips, have attracted divided opinion online. When the body modification hit Instagram, some spectators …

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 Have you thought about your social media death?

Have you thought about your social media death?

Recently, Twitter announced it would be clearing all inactive accounts in an effort to free up dormant usernames and prevent the risk of old accounts being hacked. The new policy …