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The Playboy Interview

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

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Next Nature is...

—placing the sugar in the supermarkt at a fixed location and knowing where this is.

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Next Nature Interview

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

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Simulacra and Simulations

The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth--it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true. -Ecclesiastes If we were able to take as the …

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ISEA 2010: Artists addressing NextNature

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

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Next Nature and the Curse of Oil

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

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Ecology – A New Opium for the Masses

Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek discusses the 'naturalization' of capitalism and how ecology became a new field of capitalist investment. He also argues that the ultimate …

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An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

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

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Nature is Dead, Long live Nature

Like we did to old nature before, we must now cultivate our technological environment.

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Exploring Next Nature (2004)

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

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Real Nature is not Green

At the edge of the woods along the motorway near the Dutch town of Bloemendaal, there stands a mobile telephone mast disguised as a pine tree. This mast is not nature: at best, it …

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What Is Next Nature? #6

Flying thousands of miles to see untouched nature.

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Ars Electronica 2010: Artists Adressing NextNature

Sind wir noch zu retten? That was the slogan of this year’s Ars Electronica festival in Linz (Austria). Titled ‘REPAIR’, the media art festival urged to leave our scepticism and …

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What Is Next Nature? #15

Wearing Earphones without listening to music.

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What Is Next Nature? #11

Being reminded by Facebook that it's your best friends' birthday.

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What Is Next Nature? #14

Not knowing what hanging up the phone means.

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Next Nature book launch: here's what you missed

The new Next Nature book is here ! Next Nature fellows, ambassadors, members and newly interested people came together on the 4th of June to celebrate the book launch with a …

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The Coronation

For years, normality has been stretched nearly to its breaking point, a rope pulled tighter and tighter, waiting for a nip of the black swan’s beak to snap it in two. Now that the …

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What Is Next Nature? #5

Walking on the grass while there is a road and feeling rebellious.

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Could Biomimicry Help us Solve the Refugee Crisis?

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

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Next Nature Introduction

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

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Next Nature Services

Intentionality separates culture from nature. A dog is intentional, a fox is not; a park is intentional, a forest is not. Since trash, ruined buildings, and automated computer …

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Next Nature DVD

" A DVD with over twenty visions of artists, scientists, designers, filmmakers and thinkers who present their powerful imagery, radical ideas and visionary statements on how we …

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What Is Next Nature? #16

Feeling lonely while surrounded with people

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What Is Next Nature? #7

Head lice spreading among selfie-making children.

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Next Nature Talk at Nature 3.x Symposium

Koert van Mensvoort will take part in the Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? symposium at the University of Minnesota.

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What Is Next Nature? #8

Seeing any way, but the Milky Way.

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Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

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

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What Is Next Nature? #3

Feeding your rabbit a carrot-free diet

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What Is Next Nature? #13

Feeling as if the world comes to a hold during a blackout.

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What Is Next Nature? #12

Removing your make-up together with your sense of identity.

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What Is Next Nature? #4

Using your two eyes to watch three screens at once.

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Next Nature and Next Generations

Our workshop with kids from Lanterna Magica, an unconventional primary school in Amsterdam.

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What Is Next Nature? #1

Texting smiley faces with a straight face.

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Seeking Symbiosis

Visual artist Heleen Blanken explores the complex relationship between people, nature and technology.

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Next Nature saves Old Nature

Conservation workers ask synthetic biologists to help them save the world's endangered creatures and habitats.

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What Is Next Nature? #2

Fruit flavored candy

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What Is Next Nature? #10

Seeing more airplanes in the sky than birds

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

Pyramid of Technology: How technology becomes nature in seven steps

How technology becomes nature in seven steps

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Modernistic vs Nextnature Architecture

While the Freedom tower , replacing the WTC twin towers, is being constructed at ground zero, I still enjoy looking at some of the earlier submitted proposals. They tend to be …

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What Is Next Nature? #9

Young people who are afraid of making a phone call

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Technology Is Our Next Nature

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

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Harddisk tree visualisation

Remember the beautiful sequoiaview harddisk visualisation posted a while ago? Above a more illustrative harddisk tree visualisation by professor Jack van Wijk. Branches are …

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NEXT NATURE Biggest Visual Power Show

The Biggest Visual Power Show is an intellectual show that blends between a conference and a pop concert. Over twenty arists, filmers, philosophers, politicians and designers …

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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. …

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Austrian TV Crew visits Next Nature Lab

Austrian TV show TM Wissen visited the Next Nature Network to report on the "verstörende visionen und unberechenbare technologien".

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What is Next Nature?

At the Next Nature Power Show 2011 our master of ceremony, Koert van Mensvoort gave a mini lecture on our changing notion of Nature.

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Hey there! nextnature is using Twitter.

If Twitter is your new habitat, start following us for a regular Tweet from your favorite blog. We'll keep you updated with new posts. Join today!

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A Next Nature Christmas Present

Buy the In Vitro Meat Cookbook with free worldwide shipping and gift-wrapping with the Corporate Animals paper included.

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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.

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Next Nature Lecture @ DesignMarch Island

If you happen to be in the neighborhood you may want to attend the Next Nature lecture at the Island Design March on March 22 in the "most northerly capital in the world". If you …

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Simulating Old Nature on Next Nature

iDail replaces the iPhone keypad with a good old rotary keyboard. For all you nostalgics (and grandparents) out there. See also: Who wants a Stylus? , 8-bit icon watch , Treetrunk …

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Sequoiaview - harddisk visualisation

Did you ever wonder where all that hard drive space went too? Sequoiaview generates organic-like views of the files and folders on your hard drives using cushion treemaps. …

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

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

Visual of Next Generation: Louise Silfversparre illustrates the remains of the Anthropocene

Next Generation: Louise Silfversparre illustrates the remains of the Anthropocene

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

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The new Next Nature book is here!

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

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Discover the 3D printed Dutch Island that doesn't exist on Google Maps

Natuurmonumenten, the Dutch Society for Nature Conservation, is constructing a future nature reserve.

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Digital islands: How this tiny country is embracing e-governance

Recent years have proved that if you want to look for which countries are adopting innovative digital governing solutions, you don’t look at the usual tech suspects like the US or …

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Max Liboiron: "Pollution is Colonialism"

We now live in a world where plastics are becoming a part of our marine ecosystems. As a result, we strive hard to clean the plastics from our oceans. Dr. Max Liboiron ( Michif …

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N is for Nature

There are people who think what makes a good wine comes from nature - factors like rain and soil and temperature. Then there are those who think it's a matter of second nature - …

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Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

Nowadays, children know more corporate logo's and brands than bird or tree species. The average Western person has more worries about the instability of financial markets and …

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Next Nature gift guide 2019

Whether you're in need of a holiday gift for your techie spouse or tech-adverse grandpa, the truth is, your loved ones deserve better than a generic gift card. Now we understand …

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Meanwhile in the Next Nature Lab

Last week, the young and talented designers of the Next Nature lab at the Eindhoven University of Technology presented their end of semester works in an internal exhibition. There …

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Hello, superorganism

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

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Next Nature Gift Guide 2016

Here is a the Next Nature gift Guide 2016.

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Next Generation: Elissa Brunato's bio iridescent sequin shimmers with nature

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

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Nature through the Windshield

Volume magazine interviews Next Nature founder Koert van Mensvoort.

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Next Nature Gift Guide 2017

The gift giving season is once again upon us and to help out those who are struggling to find that perfect gift for that special someone we have brought together a collection of Next Nature inspired gifts.

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Douglas Coupland: A radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years

Douglas Coupland is a writer and artist based in Vancouver. For the canadian newspaper Globe and Mail, he wrote The ‘radical pessimist's guide to the next 10 years’ a dystopian …

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Next Nature XL showcase in China: in pictures

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

Visual of Next Generation: Searching for Null Island with Deborah Mora

Next Generation: Searching for Null Island with Deborah Mora

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

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Towards a global society as a superorganism

Today we hold the ability to gather a lot of knowledge, thanks to science. We are able to watch, analyze, manipulate and change matter to the nano-level. This makes it tempting to …

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The Rise and Fall or Rayfish Footwear

For almost three years, we worked on a sneaker company that we knew would go bankrupt on the day it was founded. This is our coming out...

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

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

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

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

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

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Next Nature Gift Guide 2018

The season of giving has come and to make sure you can find the perfect gift for your loved ones we have brought together a collection of Next Nature inspired goodies. Whether you …

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Next Nature: Radikale Mediokrität

Lecture spoken by Henk Oosterling at Biggest Visual Powershow , Zollverein Essen, Germany, 23 June 2006 Damen und Herrn, Next Nature, Nächste Natur ist ein Pleonasmus, ein …

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

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

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10 Next Nature dinner table conversation starters

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

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Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

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

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Next Nature Movie Top 10

1. Quest for Fire / La Guerre du Feu (1981) 2. Being There (1979) 3. Koyaansiqatsi (1983) 4. Blade Runner (1984) 5. American Beauty (1999) 6. The Matrix (1999) 7. Grizzly Man …

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Demo Day at Next Nature Lab

Unpolished creativity at the Next Nature lab from the Industrial Design Department at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

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Minimalist Effect in the Maximalist Market

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

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New in: Next Nature Memory Game

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Next Nature Memory Game. Now available in our web shop, it playfully explores the shifting borders between biology and technology.

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Next Nature Spotter – iPhone application

While the spotting of old nature phenomena in our surroundings – birds, insects, trees, stars, etc – has a large tradition enjoyed by millions, the spotting of next nature …

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.

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Invisibility Cloak Hides Objects Visible To The Naked Eye

Some years ago scientists managed to build a rudimentary invisibility cloak, which was an impressive device but it had some important limitations, not least of which was that it …

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VR Days Europe: Next Nature Habitat

Next Nature Habitat premiered at VR Days Europe in Amsterdam last weekend.

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The Next Nature Guide to Games in 2017

In the next nature, many people spend as much time in the digital world of gaming as they do in the real world. We have covered video games before, but this year we thought it …

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Next Nature Book Sample

Try before you buy. Browse the sample excerpt of the lustrous Next Nature book containing material from chapter 1 & chapter 3. Books bricks are currently being shipped across the …

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

Floris Kayak discusses online hoaxes and the future of technology.

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There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom

So you’re triggered by our call for products and now you’re considering to send in one, two or maybe three of your brilliant products for the Nano Supermarket? Good. Or – and this …

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Disaster Edens: The Anti-Tourist Attraction

Imagine your cruise to the Galapagos came with a ghoulish warning: "Your hair will fall out, your skin will blister, you'll probably get cancer and your children's children might …

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The Next Nature Sneaker Series

We present for the real sneaker heads amongst us, six new futuristic pieces of footwear. Going from pineapple leather to self lacing 'Back to the Future' Nikes.

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A Robot to Help The Refugee Crisis

In the last months we've been witnessing a refugee crisis of huge proportions. More than a million people crossed the sea to flee violence in Africa and the Middle-East. Together …

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Snapshots from the Next Nature Lab

Last week, the young and talented designers of the Next Nature lab at the Eindhoven University of Technology presented their end of term works in an internal exhibition. There are …

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Pack your bags and join us for the largest Next Nature showcase (yet) in China

To our Chinese friends (and beyond)! From 2 November 2019 to 1 February 2020, we'll be crossing the globe for a large showcase at the OCT Art and Design Gallery in Shenzhen, …

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Designing for Next Nature: selected proposals

Some months ago we sent out a call for proposals asking for visions, statements & ideas on we how we can design, build and live in next nature. We received an overwhelming …

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Next Nature iPad Appzine Updated

Shift your notion of Nature for € 4.49.

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Updated Next Nature Spotter

Join us in spotting Next Nature phenomena around the World. Download the free Next Nature Spotter app.

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Next Nature Book Second Edition

After it sold out, the Next Nature book has been reprinted with a brand new cover.

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Do a Next Nature Workshop!

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

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Next Generation: Unleashing nature’s untapped potential with Amelie Unger

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

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Next Nature Kills

Today, 122 years ago, on 13 september 1899, Henry Bliss became the first pedestrian known to be killed by an automobile in North America. Although not the first, he was certainly …

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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 …

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The Non-Disposable Disposable Razor

We recently stumbled upon a rare mutation: the non-disposable disposable razor.

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Ars Electronica Festival goes Next Nature

This years edition of the Ars Electronica festival , which has been hangout for international experts from the arts and sciences for almost three decades, focuses on the nature …

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Designing for NextNature @ TU Eindhoven

Starting February 2009 the Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of Technology takes Next Nature as one of its educational themes. The Industrial Design …

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Nextnature pocket outdated – buy it cheap

Remember the Next Nature pocket , featuring a 140 page trip of visions and statements from thinkers from around the globe on their explorations in next nature? We now consider …

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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 …

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Nurturing Architecture

The way we currently build is not sustainable. We will have to develop a sustainable living environment that matches our human needs, intuitions and potential.

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Entryparadise

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

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Recreation in NextNature

(Not a tourist-pic from North Korea) In January this year, at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands said: "(...) My wife and I …

Visual of Next hospitals: How virtual reality is shaping the future of medicine

Next hospitals: How virtual reality is shaping the future of medicine

And it’s already showing incredible results. VR transports us to faraway worlds without even asking us to leave our chairs. Yet we usually hear about it in the context of video …

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Roboswift, Eyes in Disguise

With its 50 cm wing span and 80 grams of weight, this high tech bird is ready to infiltrate swift surveillance squads next summer. Aerospace engineering students at TU Delft , …

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Next Nature Movie #6: The Matrix

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

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Next Nature Power Show 2011 Amsterdam

The Next Nature Power Show is an intellectual spectacle where artists, scientists, designers, filmmakers, architects and philosophers present their radical ideas, visionary …

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Save our Next Nature! Buy the book

A critical and visual take on culturally emerged Nature. Full of statements from designers and thinkers from around the globe. Wild systems, Genetic Surprises, Calm Technology, …

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Next Friday: Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light is a visual power event with short films, speedlectures, special guests and one laptop. It will be held on Friday 23 November 2007 16:30 - 18:00, as …

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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 …

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Our Image of Nature is Naïve

A while ago I tried to make a landscape paintings as seen on the Bob Ross television show, yet thing turned out a little bit different in my wilderness. Nature is perhaps the most …

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NEW: Next Nature Academy

The Next Nature Academy offers the philosophy, the tools and the methods that will shift the way you think about nature and technology.

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Next Nature Movie #2: Being There

The main character in ‘Being There’ (1979) is a simple-minded gardener named Chance, played brilliantly by Peter Sellars, who has spent all his life as a servant in the Washington …

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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 …

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George's Next Nature Testimonial

We've asked our followers to send in testimonials on the Next Nature Appzine. George got it right.

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Next Nature baby care

Babies' needs aren't complex. And yet, they are. Over the years, parents have found some tricks to ease their babies as well as themselves. Taking a baby for a drive to make them …

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Nature Disappears from Childrens' Books

In an analysis of Caldecott Medal winning children's books, sociologist Allen Williams recently discovered that depictions of nature  have dramatically declined  from 1938 to …

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Next Nature Appzine - Now on iPad

Evolution goes on. Watch clip. Like it. Get it.

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.

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Boat Noise Makes Fish Bad Parents

A study revealed that the sound of motorboat engines disturbs coral reef fish so acutely it changes their behavior, making them bad parents.

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Next Nature Picnic - August 5th

Next weekend is a good moment for a next nature picnic. The Dutch ministry of Tures (Ministerie van Turen) invited us to their strawcastle (pictured above) for a nice picnic …

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Next Nature Fun Pack

Sleek, stylish and thought-provoking, our Fun Pack is the perfect gift for the Next Nature lover in your life . Each set includes the Next Nature book, Real Nature is Not Green …

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Rural India's Next Nature Testimonial

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

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Next Nature Emergency Blanket

The Survival Blanket protects against the forces of next nature: drone attacks, electrosmog, internet fail, etc.

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Next Nature Spotting Contest

Join us in spotting Next Nature phenomena around the World. Download the free Next Nature Spotter app for iPhone in the iTunes store, and start recording examples of next natural …

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Interview: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Designer and Synthetic Biology Expert

An interview with Daisy Ginsberg, artist and synthetic biologist.

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Win the Next Nature iPad Appzine

Think you know your corporate animals? Show off your knowledge and win our Next Nature app!

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Next Nature iPad Appzine Now For Free

Listen to Green Man and get our iPad Appzine!

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Next Nature Night on Design & Evolution

Next Nature Night on Design & Evolution, Tuesday 30th June.

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One day left: Next Nature in Amsterdam

Buckle up for living architecture, lab grown meat, swallowable perfume, Facebook suicide, Gods browser and antidepressant yoghurt at the Next Nature powershow 2011.

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"That Was Then. This is Now"

The wunderkammer – the traditional repository of natural history curiosities and cultural relics  – has been updated by the  Center for PostNatural History  in Pittsburgh, which …

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Internet Archeologists Reconstruct Vanishing Digital Artifacts

Data doesn't live forever – and a new breed of archeologists are trying to recover it.

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Exploring Detroit’s Next Nature

From August 1 till 16 2015, Next Nature Network’s art director Hendrik-Jan Grievink will be co-tutor of the GDA Summer Sessions.

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3D Bioprinter promises tissue on demand

Behold "the world's first production model 3D bio-printer." A machine capable of arranging human cells and artificial scaffolds into complex three-dimensional structures, which …

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Next Nature Movie #4: Blade Runner

Look around you and try to find the most natural thing in the room you are in now. It is you. Now, you wouldn’t be so sure in the apocalyptic Los Angeles of 2019 depicted in Blade …

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Next Nature Night in Rotterdam

Some months ago the Rotterdam Think Café organized a Next Nature night featuring a prominent nextnature connoisseur.

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Green Man's Next Nature Testimonial

Listen to green man and get our iPad appzine too.

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

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

Visual of Urban Tumbleweed - Next Nature's Trash

Urban Tumbleweed - Next Nature's Trash

Yesterday's leaves are being replaced by today's garbage. This garbage is turning into a natural feature of our environment. Urban garbage, as it's called, is becoming our next …

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Next Nature Book Trailer

Pop the champagne! Our must-read coffee table book was officially launched at the delightful and uplifting Next Nature Power Show in Amsterdam. Pictures and video's of the event …

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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 Your Next Nature guide to Transmediale 2019

Your Next Nature guide to Transmediale 2019

Berlin is kicking off its cultural season with the not-to-miss 23th installment of Transmediale . This year the digital art/culture festival focuses on how feelings are made into …

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European Parliament goes Next Nature

Alright the title "Making Perfect Life" ' may sound a bit 20th-century-modernistic-techno-optimistic-naive, but for the rest we are confident this conference is going to be pretty …

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Next Nature Movie #10 – Idiocracy

As we are nearing the end of the year, and anticipate you might have some time to watch a film, we discus our top 10 Next Nature movies. Idiocracy (2006) is not a great film, …

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Next Nature Talk at IoTx in Dubai

Going to the lustrous IoTx conference in Dubai this year? Don’t miss out the Next Nature lecture.

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Visit the Modernist Dream

Discover the Next Nature Habitat VR and explore four future environments we might live in someday.

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Next n8 Nature

During the upcoming Amsterdam Museumnight, the Institute for Timebased Arts (Montevideo) will be hosting a show called Natural Habitat, in which artists play with the borders …

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Next Nature Interview on London Real

London Real interviewed Koert Van Mensvoort on the concept of Next Nature and its implications on our planet.

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Snow White's Next Nature Testimonial

Delighted to receive a video testimonial on Next Nature iPad Appzine from the one and only Snow White.

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Next Nature Newsletter

Now is a good moment to join the low-volume Next Nature email newsletter featuring the most peculiar of our recent explorations as well as announcements of Next Nature related …

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Next Nature at Futur en Seine Festival

Next Nature at "Mindfulness and Digital Detox: How to Tune Out to Tune In" Conference in Paris.

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Next Paradise

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

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How to design your future family

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

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Next Nature @ Volume Magazine

The latest issue of Volume magazine aims to re-investigate sustainability after zero. Originally a wacko, hippy-esque ideology, ‘sustainability’ - aka ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘green’ - …

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Next Nature TEDx Talk in Budapest

Indulge in the Next Nature stump speech at TEDx from Dr. Van Mensvoort

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Next Nature Talk at SXSW

Going to the lustrous SXSW festival in Texas this year? Don't miss out on the Next Nature presentation!

Visual of Next Nature Movie #1: Quest for Fire

Next Nature Movie #1: Quest for Fire

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

Visual of Next Nature Movie #9 – The Terminal

Next Nature Movie #9 – The Terminal

Viktor Navorski is an Eastern European traveler – portrayed by Tom Hanks, who in the movie ‘Cast Away’ already played a man stranded on an uninhabited island – that finds himself …

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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 Did Nature Cease to Exist in the '60s?

Did Nature Cease to Exist in the '60s?

Our historical snippet of the moment is a Canadian television fragment from 1968 featuring a debate between Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan on the implications of media …

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Lecture @ Next Ecology in Istanbul

This weekend Dr. Van Mensvoort is in Istanbul to lecture on 'Money as a Medium' and of course 'Next Nature' at Amber Festival.

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Next Nature Server Dementia

Over the last few days the Next Nature website has been suffering symptoms of dementia due to a hardware failure at our very fancy and luxurious web hosting provider Media Temple …

Visual of Cellphone Masts Disguised as Trees are Outdated

Cellphone Masts Disguised as Trees are Outdated

There is a new version of the well-known cellphone masts disguised as trees. Instead of adding fake nature to these masts,  ChamTech Operations wants to put a layer of invisible …

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 Fake Nature Meets Real Nature

Fake Nature Meets Real Nature

Real pigeons in a fake tree.

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Take nature, add nature

Myoung Ho Lee, a young artist from South Korea, has produced an elaborate series of photographs that pose some unusual questions about representation, reality, art, environment …

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Parool Article on Next Nature

Dutch newspaper ' Het Parool ' features an article on Next Nature. Great piece. You might want to buy yesterdays newspaper tomorrow. Or you can download the scan .

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Next What?

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

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Lion Man's Next Nature Testimonial

Who better than the king of the jungle could have been testimonial on the  Next Nature Appzine for iPad ? We were pleased to receive this video from the Lion Man, who passionately …

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A Garden Raised by Television

  This installation is called Feed and raises ferns that can survive under conditions of extreme lighting. The television screens provide light to the plants, which grow …

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Designing for Next Nature Workshop

Designing for Next Nature Workshop. This weekend at the Media Design Program @ Art Center College of Design . See also: Call for Proposals .

Visual of Next Nature lecture: Gardening Complexity

Next Nature lecture: Gardening Complexity

No, the peculiar image above was not created by an in vitro fertilized child from the combined DNA of Escher, Mondrian and Pollock, but rather by 21th century designer Remco van …

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Real Vanilla is Natural, but Natural Vanilla is Fake

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

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Robots in disguise

"Every year, in Germany alone, around 7000 people wait for a new cornea to save their eyesight. But donor corneas are in short supply. In an EU project, researchers have developed …

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Next natural disaster

Peculiar Image of the week. Via LA Times .

Visual of A Whole New Species of Television is Born

A Whole New Species of Television is Born

So you thought the Razorius Gilletus essay was farsighted? Interestingly enough, Samsung is advertising its latest TV-set as a whole new species . Despite the obvious …

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Games become punishment: Gold farming in prison

Remember the gold farmers in China who put in eye-straining hours to earn virtual money in World of Warcraft?  Gold farming has now made the leap to the country's corrupt penal …

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NextNature.net = Webby Honoree

Ok, we like this. Nextnature.net is a Webby Awards honoree ( again ). ‘As a result of the superior quantity and quality of sites entered, the 15th Annual Webby Awards recognized …

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Nature Deficit Disorder

Will this soon be public disease number one?

Visual of A Stroll Through the Bubbles of Chemicals and Men

A Stroll Through the Bubbles of Chemicals and Men

A stunning pre-history of the anthropocene

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What Is This Strange Device?

Kids try to figure out what the "prehistoric" Walkman is and how it works.

Visual of After In Vitro Burger, Chicken is the Next

After In Vitro Burger, Chicken is the Next

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

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Observing Next Nature

You can watch it grow in front of your eyes. Via Core.form-ula .

Visual of Is it a Plane? Is it a Bird?

Is it a Plane? Is it a Bird?

The zoomorphic designers of Festo , whom you might know from the robot penguins and a robotic elephant trunk , now managed to decipher the flight of birds. Their prototype is …

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.

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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 …

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Wildlife is disappearing

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Wildlife is disappearing II

From the WWF campaign.

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Next Nature lecture @ HAIP Nova Navara

If you happen to be in the neighborhood, you may want to attend the Next Nature lecture this Wednesday at the HAIP Festival Nova Navara (new nature) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Mother Nature is Speaking

She has the voice of Julia Roberts.

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Next Nature Lecture @ Wilderness Festival

What are you doing this weekend? If you happen to be in the neighborhood you may want to attend the Next Nature lecture at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire. Anthony and the …

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 …

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The 21th Century Paradigm

The history of art through the ages reveals a constancy that, by conscious or unconscious applications, provides us with an omnipresent correlation dealing with the …

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Bird Sounds Visualised

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

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any-sufficiently-advanced-civilization-is-indistinguishable-from-nature

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Biggest Visual Powershow: Photo report

The pictures of the Next Nature Biggest Visual Powershow , in Zollverein are now online! Powershowmaster Koert van Mensvoort and Claudia (most advanced robot in the world). …

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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 …

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Echte Natuur is niet Groen

Ons beeld van natuur moet worden aangepast

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What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun?

Since Darwin we tend to look at the biological world exclusively in economical terms. The idea that monkey's, frogs, or even ants do more than simply propagate, doesn't find much acceptance among scientists. And yet, even crayfishes at times seem to displace objects just for fun.

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

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

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

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Furniture Futures

Wondering how next natural furniture may change your way of life? Will we feed our lamps? Grow chairs? Talk with our tables?

Visual of Watch this lifelike robot fish swim through the ocean

Watch this lifelike robot fish swim through the ocean

Earth’s oceans are having a rough go of it these days. On top of being the repository for millions of tons of plastic waste , global warming is affecting the oceans and upsetting …

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Favorite explorations of 2009

As we bid farewell to 2009, it’s a good time to look back at our explorations of the year. Here are some of our most popular and peculiar posts, in case you missed them the first …

Visual of Goodbye, Nature vs Nurture

Goodbye, Nature vs Nurture

Talking about nature and nurture as separate, clear-cut forces is far adrift from the complexities of developmental science, says Evelyn Fox Keller in NewScientist . ONE of the …

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The Risk of Technological Unemployment

Stephen Hawking gives his opinion on what technological unemployment, aka machines taking over our jobs, can represent for future human societies.

Visual of On the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality

On the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality

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

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

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

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Fellow Day: Next Senses

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

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 …

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Disney Causes Tourism Overload in Norway

Disney's Frozen is causing tourism overload in Norway, and it's not sure if that is a good thing.

Visual of The World Without Technology

The World Without Technology

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

Visual of Space Tourism: Your next vacation destination might not be on Earth

Space Tourism: Your next vacation destination might not be on Earth

Back in the mid-twentieth century, before the first moon landing, people had all sorts of ideas about the golden age of space travel in front of them. Colonize the moon! Fly …

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

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

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

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Is Life on Earth Suicidal?

At Next Nature, we often argue that "our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonious  is naive and up for reconsideration ." Paleontologist Peter J. Ward happens to agree. …

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Love your monsters

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

Visual of 'Listen' to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

'Listen' to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

Genealogy services have exploded over the past few years, and Spotify is capitalizing on the boom by providing curated playlist based on users’ DNA. Here's what you should know. …

Visual of How to design a digital democracy

How to design a digital democracy

10 design requirements to fully immerse ourselves into the 21st Century—in which technology makes our world richer, not poorer.

Visual of Rayfish CEO Responds to Break-In by Animal Rights Activists

Rayfish CEO Responds to Break-In by Animal Rights Activists

Rayfish CEO Raymond Ong recorded a video response in which he analyzes the controversy around his genetically engineered stingray leather sneaker. Highly recommended for nextnature connoisseurs.

Visual of Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

As we showed with HUBOT , we can use new technologies and robotics to make our work more enjoyable, interesting and humane. Aside from our speculative jobs, a lot of robotic …

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

Next Nature Night: Future food is on the menu

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

Visual of Seven Future Visions on In-Vitro Meat

Seven Future Visions on In-Vitro Meat

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

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Breaking Point?

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

Visual of I Want Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

Visual of What is a species?

What is a species?

A koala bear isn’t actually a bear, it’s a marsupial. Whales aren’t fish, they’re mammals . Tomatoes aren’t vegetables, they’re fruit . Almost nothing is actually a nut . Peanuts, …

Visual of Next Generation: Pei-Ying Lin is cooking with viruses

Next Generation: Pei-Ying Lin is cooking with viruses

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

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

Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

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

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Your Teaching Assistant Is a Robot

Jill Watson has been performing as teaching assistant for 5 months, but she is not a real person, and students didn't notice.

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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 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.

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An AI Is Writing the Next "Game of Thrones"

One fan has become so impatient for the conclusion to "Game of Thrones", he's programmed an AI to write it for him. Move over, George R.R. Martin!

Visual of WDR Television on Visual Powershow, Zollverein

WDR Television on Visual Powershow, Zollverein

Watch the video here

Visual of BVPS Next Nature in LA - Pictures!

BVPS Next Nature in LA - Pictures!

May 17th 2008. Biggest Visual Power Show: Next Nature in LA . More pictures below. We are all born in a world that has been designed already. BVPS intro video by Floris Kaayk. Big …

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

Interview: Nadine Bongaerts, Synthetic Biologist Bridging Science with Society

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

Visual of Next Generation: Exploring the vegetal cyborg with Marie Declerfayt

Next Generation: Exploring the vegetal cyborg with Marie Declerfayt

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

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Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light is a visual power event with short films, speedlectures, special guests and one laptop. It will be held on 23 November 2007 16:30, as part of STRP Art …

Visual of Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light is a next nature event with short films, speedlectures, special guests and one laptop. It will be held on 12 September 2008 16:30-17:30, as the …

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Anthropomorphobia

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

Visual of Next Generation: The speculative futures of Deborah Rhyner

Next Generation: The speculative futures of Deborah Rhyner

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

Visual of Next Generation: The virtual infinity of Scarlett Yang

Next Generation: The virtual infinity of Scarlett Yang

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

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

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

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

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The New Era of Tourism is Underwater

Sleeping underwater has always been your dream? Thanks to an ambitious project it will be soon reality.

Visual of Diseases Of The Future

Diseases Of The Future

Nowadays humans suffer from diseases that didn't exist in the past, a trend that will probably continue into the future. A wide range of new disorders, especially related to the …

Visual of Waterworld - Old nature meets next nature

Waterworld - Old nature meets next nature

Atkin's Architecture Group recently won the first prize award for an international design competition with this hyperreal entry. Set in a spectacular water filled quarry in …

Visual of Is That You Mother Nature?

Is That You Mother Nature?

Is that Mother Nature showing herself in that tree?

Visual of The World is not a Desktop

The World is not a Desktop

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

Visual of Want to build an organization that lasts? Create a superorganism

Want to build an organization that lasts? Create a superorganism

For the past 25 years, I’ve studied everything from baboon cooperation in Ethiopia and orca whale innovation in the Bering Sea, to the Argentine ant invasion in my kitchen, and my …

Visual of It is Nature... but not as we know it

It is Nature... but not as we know it

No, this isn't the newest picture of some star system or nebula taken by Hubble telescope in deep space. This is a map of the internet. It might not be of much use since it is …

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

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

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

Visual of Why human enhancement requires technological citizenship

Why human enhancement requires technological citizenship

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

Visual of From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

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

Visual of A happy birth day to Louise Brown

A happy birth day to Louise Brown

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

Visual of But will lab-grown meat be kosher?

But will lab-grown meat be kosher?

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

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An introduction to Biomimicry

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

Visual of Next Generation: VR creator Bas Jansen asks, is there a place for humans?

Next Generation: VR creator Bas Jansen asks, is there a place for humans?

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

Visual of Next Generation: Mathilde Rougier's modular fashion echoes within the digital sphere

Next Generation: Mathilde Rougier's modular fashion echoes within the digital sphere

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

Visual of Why half of the world's beaches could disappear by 2100

Why half of the world's beaches could disappear by 2100

Up to half of the world’s sandy beaches are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century if no action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions. That’s according to a new …

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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 …

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You Can Never Go Back To Nature

One of the arguments that environmentalists use against factory farming and burning fossil fuels is that these activities are "unnatural" or that they "go against nature." But …

Visual of Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg?

Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg?

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

Visual of Call for movies: Which movie deserves a spot in the sequal to the Next Nature movie top 10?

Call for movies: Which movie deserves a spot in the sequal to the Next Nature movie top 10?

Sequels and prequels appear in our cinemas every day but somehow we haven’t had a follow-up to our infamous Next Nature movie top 10 that fully deserves the “sequel treatment”. …

Visual of Experience bio design at Dutch Design Week 2019

Experience bio design at Dutch Design Week 2019

Bio design crosses the border between the ‘made’ and the ‘born’. Enabling living organisms as essential design elements, it brings us products that adapt, grow, sense and repair …

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

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

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

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Better Than Nature?

At the turn of the millennium, miniaturized canines acquired the cherished status of living, designer handbag ornaments.  These teeny tiny photogenic doggies, which had been …

Visual of Is the Human Body Redundant?

Is the Human Body Redundant?

The increasing ‘liveliness’ of machines and accessibility to the virtual world has raised questions about whether it is possible to uncouple the mind from the body in through a …

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Why It's Time to Calm Down about "Invasive" GM GloFish

Is the neon green tetra GloFish soon to be the florescent, transgenic terror of America's waterways? The internet hype machine has repeated ad infinitum the Washington Post's  …

Visual of 'The Invention of Morel’ is a techno-lovestory from the future, written in 1940

'The Invention of Morel’ is a techno-lovestory from the future, written in 1940

Octavio Paz says calls  The Invention of Morel , “ without exaggeration… a perfect novel. ” According to Borges, “ to classify  [it]  as perfect is neither an …

Visual of Racist Robots and Bloodthirsty Crowds

Racist Robots and Bloodthirsty Crowds

It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI bot and teach it morally repugnant things.

Visual of Is in vitro meat good news for animals?

Is in vitro meat good news for animals?

The Singapore Food Agency has approved “chicken bites” containing meat made from real chicken cells that were grown outside of a chicken’s body. Alongside similar news from Israel …

Visual of Maurizio Montalti talks nature’s cycle of life

Maurizio Montalti talks nature’s cycle of life

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

Visual of First human CRISPR trial in the US aims to cure inherited blindness

First human CRISPR trial in the US aims to cure inherited blindness

Gene editing is advancing at a faster pace than most of us can keep up with. One significant recent announcement was gene editing tool CRISPR’s application to non-genetic diseases …

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Swiping is the new touching

From all the memes that have reached me through my screen since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, there is one that perfectly reflects my thoughts in the beginning of March …

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“That modernist dream of the house as butler, that’s not going to happen”

Looking at evolution, we see that there’s always a next nature. Nature changes along with us. How will that influence our way of life in the future?

Visual of Your Next Nature guide to Dutch Design Week 2018

Your Next Nature guide to Dutch Design Week 2018

Over time, our bodies, our food and our environment have become more and more subject to design. As designers, we hold the responsibility and have the unique chance to envision …

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The return of Rayfish Footwear?

Rayfish Footwear was a fictional company that offered personalized sneakers crafted from genetically modified stingray leather. This online science fiction story allowed customers …

Visual of Why physical distancing feels so unnatural to us

Why physical distancing feels so unnatural to us

For many people, the most distressing part of the coronavirus pandemic is the idea of social isolation. If we get ill, we quarantine ourselves for the protection of others. But …

Visual of Can This Virtual World Save the Real One?

Can This Virtual World Save the Real One?

A Dutch artist designs a Utopian eco-socialist online society.

Visual of Activist Release Transgenic Stingrays in the Ocean

Activist Release Transgenic Stingrays in the Ocean

This morning we received an astounding video from a group of animal right activist that broke in at Rayfish Footwear, the Thai based fashion brand that creates $1500 personalized sneakers from genetically engineered stingray leather.

Visual of Neither Warfare nor Dumplings Are Innate to Human Nature

Neither Warfare nor Dumplings Are Innate to Human Nature

In Ngogo, Gombe and elsewhere in Africa, bands of male chimpanzees regularly make organized raids on neighboring troops and batter their enemies to death. These grim, warring …

Visual of Fellow Day 2017: Next Habitat

Fellow Day 2017: Next Habitat

Last week, our NNN fellows gathered to discuss the Next Habitat; how will we work in the future? And how does this affect our personal lives?

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 This bio-brick is made out of urine mixed with sand and bacteria

This bio-brick is made out of urine mixed with sand and bacteria

The world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine has been unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert, signalling an …

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 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 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 Four visions for the future of public transport

Four visions for the future of public transport

The way people get around is starting to change, and as a professor of transport strategy I do rather wonder if the modes of transport we use today will still be around by the …

Visual of Three ways virtual reality is revolutionizing teaching

Three ways virtual reality is revolutionizing teaching

You’ve probably heard how Virtual Reality (VR) is going to change everything: the way we work, the way we live, the way we play. Still, for every truly transformative technology, …

Visual of Six gadgets to make your long distance relationship last

Six gadgets to make your long distance relationship last

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder" is a common phrase people associate with romance that has been forced apart by distance. But for long-distance couples (as many of us can …

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 Interview: Designer Shahar Livne is geomimicing the future of plastics

Interview: Designer Shahar Livne is geomimicing the future of plastics

We sat down with Shahar Livne, an Israeli-born designer who graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven to talk about her vision on the future of plastics.

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

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

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

Visual of Yes, Naturally

Yes, Naturally

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

Visual of The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean

The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed to solve …

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 The AI Revolution Is On

The AI Revolution Is On

Steven Levy writes in Wired on the unexpected turn of the Artificial Intelligence revolution: rather than whole artificial minds, it consists of a rich bestiary of digital fauna, …

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

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

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

Visual of Untouched Nature Is Entirely Gone

Untouched Nature Is Entirely Gone

Researchers prove that pristine landscapes haven’t existed for thousands of years, therefore we should change or mindset before trying to save the planet.

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1932 - "Brave New World" Published

Aldous Huxley published Brave New World in 1932, bringing the idea of the artificial uterus to the big audience.

Visual of Next Generation: Hearing the first breath of Earth with Dora Lionstone

Next Generation: Hearing the first breath of Earth with Dora Lionstone

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

Visual of IVY - hard disk cover evolves with your data

IVY - hard disk cover evolves with your data

IVY is an external hard disk which shows the content of the hard disk on its skin. When no data is stored on IVY, its skin will remain blank. When you purchase IVY, it appears to …

Visual of Faustian Bargains and Pineapple Shampoo

Faustian Bargains and Pineapple Shampoo

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

Visual of Supermarket – Our Next Savanna

Supermarket – Our Next Savanna

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

Visual of Tattooed Goldfishes

Tattooed Goldfishes

If a tattooed pig is a bit too much for you, why not go for a tattooed goldfish? They bring you lost of luck and are available Chinese characters such as “Wealth, Dragon, …

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

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

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

Visual of NATURE: Where biology and design merge

NATURE: Where biology and design merge

Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade and Cooper Hewitt in New York present the comprehensive exhibition NATURE - in which internationally renowned designers, artists and inventors …

Visual of The Next Hacking Frontier: Your Brain

The Next Hacking Frontier: Your Brain

WiredScience writes: Hackers who commandeer your computer are bad enough. Now scientists worry that someday, they’ll try to take over your brain. In the past year, researchers …

Visual of Designer Dave Hakkens is putting plastic waste to better use

Designer Dave Hakkens is putting plastic waste to better use

We recently handed this year’s ECO Coin Award to Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, founder of the Precious Plastic movement. With his open sourced recycling machines, he provides people around the world the knowledge to start recycling plastic locally.

Visual of FishBowl - Ready made Meal

FishBowl - Ready made Meal

After cooking lobsters alive, picking your own living fish in a restaurant and serving your rabbit for Christmas dinner, now comes a wonderful new creation: the FishBoil. This …

Visual of Post Natural Organisms of the EU

Post Natural Organisms of the EU

If you happen to be in the neighborhood you might want to drop by at the exhibition Post Natural Organisms of the European Union in Amsterdam. The small but delicate expo, curated …

Visual of 1999 - Ectogenesis Enters The Matrix

1999 - Ectogenesis Enters The Matrix

The movie The Matrix brought ectogenesis to the public eye.

Visual of Notes on the plastisphere

Notes on the plastisphere

Every piece of plastic that’s ever made, still exists. It results in a floating garbage dump in the ocean, full of life. While this (geo)design was never intentional, humans …

Visual of 11 Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Design: Introduction

11 Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Design: Introduction

Welcome to the 11 part series The Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Product Design. In this series, we will be examining how designers can better integrate human-like forms or …

Visual of Next Landscapes

Next Landscapes

Quoted in a recent interview about his work, Landscapes without Memory , artist Joan Fontcuberta asked, “Could a natural nature exist? The answer is no, or at least, not anymore: …

Visual of The Soul is a Plastic Bag

The Soul is a Plastic Bag

In the film Plastic Bag , the title character spends a lifetime (or more) on a quest for a creator not even aware of his existence.  A stunning short by Ramin Bahrani, director of …

Visual of Call for entries: Speculative product advertisements

Call for entries: Speculative product advertisements

In anticipation of the forthcoming Next Nature Magazine, we call upon you, dearest creatives, to submit a fictitious editorial advertisement: The Infotizement. The infotizement is …

Visual of Biggest Visual Power Show 2006, Video

Biggest Visual Power Show 2006, Video

At the Biggest Visual Power Show 2006 , held in Zollverein, Germany, over twenty artists, designers, filmmakers and philosophers gave their view on Next Nature. Click to watch the …

Visual of Bisected Brontosaurus in a Water-Filled Case

Bisected Brontosaurus in a Water-Filled Case

Chinese artist Xu Zhen created the monumental untitled sculpture depicted above (sorry I am such a bad photographer) for "NONO", a show without explanations or preconceptions, I …

Visual of Scientists Extract Images Directly from Brain

Scientists Extract Images Directly from Brain

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

Visual of There is not enough Africa in Computers

There is not enough Africa in Computers

Brian Eno - artist, composer, inventor, thinker - spoke to Kevin Kelly about the meaning of Africa for music and technology. "Africa is everything that something like classical …

Visual of Nature Ludens: The Natural World at Play

Nature Ludens: The Natural World at Play

An ingenious Russian crow that used a lid as a snowboard to slide down a snowy roof persuaded millions of YouTube viewers that animals are not merely beasts of burden – they also …

Visual of Bistro In Vitro to Be Launched

Bistro In Vitro to Be Launched

Inspired by the award winning In Vitro Meat Cookbook , Next Nature Network and Submarine Channel present  Bistro In Vitro : an online design fiction documentary about the future …

Visual of Next Nature Habitat VR at SXSW17

Next Nature Habitat VR at SXSW17

This week our virtual reality experience landed at the inaugural VR program of SXSW festival.

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

Q: Is the technology outside or inside your body?

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

Visual of Review Paradise by the Laptop light

Review Paradise by the Laptop light

A review by Djbroadcast on the Paradise by the Laptop Light event last week. Sorry it is all so Dutch. Wat betekent het begrip natuur voor ons vandaag de dag? We zien 'de groene …

Visual of Fake Nature can Prevent Climate Change

Fake Nature can Prevent Climate Change

Scientists are working on an ingenious approach to carbon capture that will enhance the way plants isolate carbon dioxide from other emissions in order to contain it.

Visual of Setting Aside Half the Earth for Nature

Setting Aside Half the Earth for Nature

E.O. Wilson, a respected biologist, has proposed a radical idea: set aside half of the planet as nature preserves.

Visual of 1896 - Baby Incubators in Coney Island

1896 - Baby Incubators in Coney Island

In 1896 Dr Couney incubated premature babies. He saved at least 6.500 premature infants from death by putting them on display in Coney Island.

Visual of Q: Could a technology establish new routines?

Q: Could a technology establish new routines?

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

Visual of Catch and eat fishing by phone

Catch and eat fishing by phone

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

Visual of Modernistic Tree

Modernistic Tree

Mondrian would have appreciated square trees. Furthermore, they would enable wood industry to lose less material, to cut easier with machines and to store more efficiently. Hence …

Visual of Next Nature Habitat VR Wins Sweden VR Award

Next Nature Habitat VR Wins Sweden VR Award

Our Next Nature Habitat VR experience has won the Sweden International Virtual Reality Award in the category Best 360 Video!

Visual of COVID-19 is a virus, corona is a meme

COVID-19 is a virus, corona is a meme

As the viral pandemic continues to spread, so too does the world’s collective uncertainty. As a result, people are turning to media for some levity. And can you blame them. …

Visual of Erkundungen im Nächste Natur (D)

Erkundungen im Nächste Natur (D)

Die Natur verändert sich mit uns (English version: Exploring Next Nature ) by Koert van Mensvoort , published in Entry Paradise, Neue Welten des Designs, Gerhard Seltman, Werner …

Visual of Solaris: Mind-Controlled Magnets

Solaris: Mind-Controlled Magnets

Solaris gives participants the power to control a pool of magnetic fluids with their brainwaves.

Visual of Simulated Kissing Over the Internet

Simulated Kissing Over the Internet

After calling, texting, chatting, video chatting, teledildonics (interactive and touch emulating sex toys) and sync-watching TV series while miles apart, you can kiss your beloved one over the Internet from wherever you are with Kissenger.

Visual of How China is enjoying blue skies — thanks to the coronavirus

How China is enjoying blue skies — thanks to the coronavirus

Surrounded by greyness and with the air around you having a dusty, burnt taste; for a long time this is what it has been like to live in many of the world’s highly polluted …

Visual of Office Kiss

Office Kiss

Neo was here. By Kristof Wickman, Tyler Peterson, and Shaun Owens-Agase, November 2004. Source: oodagroup.com | Related: Warp Your Room | Learning to Build Superman's House | …

Visual of A Net will Collect Debris from Outer Space

A Net will Collect Debris from Outer Space

JAXA developes a net that could collect debris from outer space.

Visual of Next Generation: Get to know Valerie Daude

Next Generation: Get to know Valerie Daude

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

Visual of Next Generation: Exploring cybernetic ecologies with Marie Walker-Smith

Next Generation: Exploring cybernetic ecologies with Marie Walker-Smith

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

Visual of Friending, Ancient or Otherwise

Friending, Ancient or Otherwise

By ALEX WRIGHT, Published in NY Times December 2, 2007 The growing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook , MySpace and Second Life has thrust many of us into a new …

Visual of 3D-Printed Shell to Save Tortoise's Life

3D-Printed Shell to Save Tortoise's Life

A severely injured tortoise was saved by a team of doctors thanks to a 3D printed shell.

Visual of Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Gene therapy can cure up to 200 different diseases and the list is growing.

Visual of Human Artist Hatches Ten Chicken Eggs

Human Artist Hatches Ten Chicken Eggs

French performance artist hatches 10 hen's eggs in Palais de Tokyo.

Visual of Why superhuman technologies will affect us all

Why superhuman technologies will affect us all

When you look through a super-telescope, you can still see the planet Earth. Once called the blue planet, she now looks red and parched. We had no choice but to abandon her… On a …

Visual of Next Generation: Building Aquatecture with Shaakira Jassat

Next Generation: Building Aquatecture with Shaakira Jassat

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

Visual of 'Atlantis' Turns out to be Interfacial Artefact

'Atlantis' Turns out to be Interfacial Artefact

Since the days of Plato, the lost city of Atlantis has captivated the imagination of many.  The city, if you don’t already know, was said to be a naval power located roughly 600 …

Visual of Brain Needs 'Nature'

Brain Needs 'Nature'

Scientists have begun to examine how the city affects the brain, and the results are chastening. Just being in an urban environment, they have found, impairs our basic mental …

Visual of Experiments in the Revival of Organisms

Experiments in the Revival of Organisms

Experiments in the Revival of Organisms is a 1940 motion picture which documents Soviet research into the resuscitation of clinically dead organisms by Doctor Sergey Sergeyevich …

Visual of The World's First Invisible Train

The World's First Invisible Train

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima is designing the world's first invisible train.

Visual of 1923 - Term 'Ectogenesis' Coined

1923 - Term 'Ectogenesis' Coined

The term "ecotogenesis" was first coined in 1923 in "Daedalus".

Visual of Digital Detox: Disconnect to Reconnect?

Digital Detox: Disconnect to Reconnect?

Do you feel information overloaded? Do you experience stress? Do you feel like you are addicted to your smartphone, laptop, or the Internet? Get yourself digital detoxed!

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

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

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

Visual of Your next doctor might just be a robot

Your next doctor might just be a robot

Conventional wisdom says that you can’t replace the human touch in terms of medical care, but in our rapidly changing technological environment, it appears that this perception …

Visual of The Solar Home

The Solar Home

Today, solar is science. But why can’t energy be beautiful too?

Visual of Modernistic Meat

Modernistic Meat

This slightly uncanny piece of modernistic meat is actually not made from meat, but from wax, oil, paint polystyrene, stage blood & latex, by artist John Isaacs , who titled …

Visual of Self Catching Fish

Self Catching Fish

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

Visual of Negative Islands

Negative Islands

Recent flooding along the Mississippi River has broken records first set 70 years ago. As always, it's hard to attribute local weather to global patterns, but the heavier rainfall …

Visual of This startup uses body heat to mine crypto

This startup uses body heat to mine crypto

While many love to speculate about the sheer number of jobs that robots and artificial intelligence are going to replace in the near future, no one seems to be coming up with any …

Visual of Artvertising: pixel ads become physical

Artvertising: pixel ads become physical

In the early days of digitalization many metaphors from the physical world were translated to the digital world; think desktop folders, trashcan and shopping cart. Now we have …

Visual of Biggest Visual Power Show 2008

Biggest Visual Power Show 2008

The Biggest Visual Power Show is an intellectual show that blends between a conference and a pop concert. Twenty filmers, scientists, designers, artist and thinkers present …

Visual of Old People as Old Nature

Old People as Old Nature

Two grannies assessing the milk productivity of two goats by means of a chart: this is the story of the commercial behind this screenshot. The first granny is a data analysis …

Visual of Swedish Underground Cabins

Swedish Underground Cabins

In this era we are reaching for the sky. But back in the 17th century however, something different was happening in Sweden.

Visual of Researchers are using VR to help teachers understand autism

Researchers are using VR to help teachers understand autism

Researchers are using VR as an empathy tool to help neurotypical teachers understand their students with autism. There have already been attempts to use VR to help autistic …

Visual of Oded Ezer discusses the future of typography and the importance of dreaming

Oded Ezer discusses the future of typography and the importance of dreaming

Oded Ezer is a typographer from Israel who never fails to push boundaries, or rather, discard them altogether. Ezer is a rebellious force that swings between commercial and …

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

Next Nature Future Lab plan granted €2m funding

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

Visual of Augmented Fish Reality

Augmented Fish Reality

Augmented Fish Reality is an interactive installation of five rolling robotic fish-bowl sculptures. These sculptures allow Siamese Fighting fish (Betta Splendons) to use …

Visual of Botanic Artists

Botanic Artists

Where other trees grow their branches towards the light, willows seem to want to touch the surface. Tim Knowles creates drawings independent of his own hand and when he attaches …

Visual of The Invisible Movie

The Invisible Movie

In the Netherlands, there is a raging debate about a movie nobody ever saw. It seems that images have become so powerful, we don't even need them anymore to scare the hell out of …

Visual of Next Nest

Next Nest

When a bird builds a nest, we call it nature, but when a human puts up an apartment building, suddenly it’s culture? As if the dividing line between nature and culture wasn't …

Visual of KaraokeBot Sings Christmas Carols

KaraokeBot Sings Christmas Carols

The KaraokeBot is an AI system that generates and sings Christmas songs from the visual components of an uploaded image.

Visual of What Is the Selfie Elbow?

What Is the Selfie Elbow?

The advent of digital communications media is bringing along some health conditions.

Visual of The Seven Wonders of Nature

The Seven Wonders of Nature

After setting up the biggest online voting poll ever for electing seven new wonders of the world, the swiss-canadian filmmaker Bernard Weber set up a new poll: the election of …

Visual of The Top 10 New Organisms of 2007

The Top 10 New Organisms of 2007

Genetic engineering isn't just for scientists in ivory towers or corporate R&D labs anymore. Researchers are still creating new mice and crops every week, but the tools and …

Visual of Greenvertising

Greenvertising

Brain Kane proposes to fund the re-foresting of clearcut areas, with Greenvertising. See also: Branded butterfly wing , Plantvertising , Information Decoration , Dataplant , …

Visual of Alter Nature: We Can

Alter Nature: We Can

This peculiar carrot, created by Driessen & Verstappen , is the promo image of the Alter Nature: We Can exhibition, which takes place from November 2010 to March 2011 in …

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

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

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

Visual of Space Archeologist Unlocks Secrets of Ancient Civilizations

Space Archeologist Unlocks Secrets of Ancient Civilizations

Sarah Parcak is a pioneering "satellite archaeologist" from University of Alabama, a sort of Indiana Jones with 21st century tech. She has been awarded the 2016 TED Prize for her …

Visual of Israeli Tech Turns Any Road Electric

Israeli Tech Turns Any Road Electric

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

Visual of Papervision3D

Papervision3D

Aquarium screensavers must be as old as the first RGB-monitors, but in times of fast and turbulent software development, the underwater world proves to be a familiar and relaxing …

Visual of Exploring the Offline World, if It Still Exists

Exploring the Offline World, if It Still Exists

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

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"News Machine" Illustrates the Effects of Media Distortion

The  News Machine  is a contraption that explains the news distortion that happens when a message is broadcast through different media. The starting point is a tweet sent from a …

Visual of The Sci-Fi Prehistory of

The Sci-Fi Prehistory of "Victimless" Meat

A (very) short history of a century's worth of "disembodied" meat in fiction.

Visual of Anthropomorphism Puts a Friendly Face on Autonomous Vehicles

Anthropomorphism Puts a Friendly Face on Autonomous Vehicles

Do you ever look at the bonnet of a car and see a face? Now, designers are looking at how to give self-driving cars the friendliest "faces" they can through anthropomorphism.

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Showcase your work on nextnature.net!

Are you a recent graduate or young maker who feels your work deserves a spotlight? Does your project seek to understand how technology becomes so omnipresent, complex, intimate …

Visual of Jellyfish built from Rat Cells

Jellyfish built from Rat Cells

Another step in the fusion of the made & the born: Researchers at Harvard University managed to make an artificial jellyfish using a sheet of silicone and rat heart cells. The …

Visual of Slavoj Žižek abandons Nature

Slavoj Žižek abandons Nature

Of course our faithful readers already long know that Nature is better understood as a dynamic force that changes along with us.

Visual of Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

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

Visual of Tristes Tropiques

Tristes Tropiques

Forward to nature. Some of the most important aspect of life remain unchanged

Visual of Change Your Notion Of Nature

Change Your Notion Of Nature

A message for all you Next Nature readers from the one and only Snow White, who knows a thing or two about Hypernature . Download the Next Nature Appzine for free and change your …

Visual of Genetic Scissors Instead of Chef's Knife

Genetic Scissors Instead of Chef's Knife

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

Visual of “Next Tokyo” City Plan Unveiled

“Next Tokyo” City Plan Unveiled

A proposal for a residential skyscraper in Tokyo Bay as part of “Next Tokyo”, takes into account the recurrent threats of rising sea levels, seismic activity and typhoons.

Visual of Nature Transformer – Microwave Festival 2009

Nature Transformer – Microwave Festival 2009

If you happen to be in the neighborhood, you may want to attend that inspirational Next Nature lecture Dr. Van Mensvoort will be throwing this Sunday 15-11-2009 at the Microwave …

Visual of Water Shows When the Heat is On

Water Shows When the Heat is On

Designer Carlijn Compen upgraded her watertap with some LED's that shift color along with the heat of the water. A simple yet effective example of information decoration that will …

Visual of Windows XP Revisited

Windows XP Revisited

The most distributed image ever is being phased out. What remains is a hill in Sonoma Valley, California. Charles O’Rear used to pass that hill almost daily between his home in …

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 Featured Page #02: Google Nature

Featured Page #02: Google Nature

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book . This week the second one in this series: Google Nature. Imagine you are an …

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

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

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

Visual of Fish Fins vs Bones

Fish Fins vs Bones

Zebrafish can regrow fins. Is there a possibility we can regrow bones in the near future?

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

In Vitro Celebrity Meat, for Real this Time?

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

Visual of From Discarded Mega Oil-Tanker to Village

From Discarded Mega Oil-Tanker to Village

Dutch architect Chris Collaris and designers Ruben Esser, Sander Bakker and Patrick van der Gronde, saw a new sustainable potential in discarded mega oil tankers in the Southern …

Visual of The Institute of Digital Fashion explore what's next in the industry

The Institute of Digital Fashion explore what's next in the industry

Trading animal skins for pixels, our digital selves call for a digital wardrobe. The Institute of Digital Fashion , led by CommuneEast founder Leanne Elliott Young and Digi-Gxl …

Visual of Revisiting Jurassic Park

Revisiting Jurassic Park

When searching for Next Nature in the world around us, one does not necessarily have to look at the present. The science fiction novel Jurassic Park, written in 1990 by the …

Visual of Wi-Fi Visualization: Surrounded by Waves

Wi-Fi Visualization: Surrounded by Waves

An artist visualizes WiFi waves across landmarks in Washington, DC.

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 Enlisting Eagles to Take Down Drones

Enlisting Eagles to Take Down Drones

An eagle clutching a flying drone is probably not a show that you see everyday, unless you live in the Netherlands.

Visual of A Tablet for the Visually Impaired People

A Tablet for the Visually Impaired People

U.S. researchers are working on an affordable braille tablet for blind people.

Visual of The Human Smart Home Assistant

The Human Smart Home Assistant

Artist Lauren McCarthy launched a project called LAUREN in which she embodies a eponymous human smart home assistant.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

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

Visual of Your Smartphone Is Your New Eye Doctor

Your Smartphone Is Your New Eye Doctor

The EyeQue personal vision tracker is a smartphone app that allows you to test your eyes from the comfort of your couch.

Visual of Visit the Garden of Eden

Visit the Garden of Eden

Discover the Next Nature Habitat VR and explore four future environments we might live in someday.

Visual of Cell Phone Minutes: the Next Currency

Cell Phone Minutes: the Next Currency

It might just be my old nature mind, but I still find it a daily miracle: being able to walk into the bakery around the corner and trade a piece of paper – called money – for a …

Visual of If the earth is not round..

If the earth is not round..

://nextnature.net The convincing tone of the Iraqi Astronomy researcher Fadhel Al-Sa'd in his elaboration on the shape of the earth in an Iraqi television show, is just as …

Visual of Next Rabbit

Next Rabbit

This is not a 3-D-animation of a fictional creature, but an actual existing animal: the Angora Rabbit.

Visual of A More Realistic Zoo

A More Realistic Zoo

Going to the zoo is a favorite summer past-time. Visitors to the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna will see lots of animals in recreated ‘natural’ habitats. Except this summer, along with …

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 Why are carrots orange? It is political

Why are carrots orange? It is political

No, the image above does not some show some collection of freshly genetically designed hypercarrots in various colors of the rainbow. This is the spectrum of colors carrots used to have.

Visual of Lecture on Next Nature book

Lecture on Next Nature book

Our resident designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink will give a presentation about next nature and our book Next Nature: Nature Changes Along With Us in Amsterdam on february 14th. Yes, we …

Visual of The (Almost) Invisible Dancing Wheelchair

The (Almost) Invisible Dancing Wheelchair

Designed by a dancer, a new wheelchair moves intuitively with the user's movements.

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Scientists Created "Alien-DNA"

US-scientists extended the DNA alphabet with two new created 'foreign' building-blocks.

Visual of Business is Peanuts!

Business is Peanuts!

We designers often have to exchange business cards and usually they sit in a drawer forever, forgotten and out of date. In Japan there is quite a ritual about exchanging meishi or …

Visual of Enjoying Nature in the Cave

Enjoying Nature in the Cave

Now let us analyze this setup for a moment: You are looking at an avatar character inside a 3D model of a virtual reality cave, enjoying a 'natural' landscape – welcome in the …

Visual of Natural chairs?

Natural chairs?

The image above shows the chair design from the Nature v2.01 project by draw me a sheep . As we struggle to find a new relation with nature, the difference between nature and …

Visual of Scientists 'grow' pork

Scientists 'grow' pork

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

Visual of Nano Supermarket seeks Assistants

Nano Supermarket seeks Assistants

Always wanted to work in a Supermarket? Here is you chance. The Nano Supermarket seeks assistants. The Nano Supermarket assistant is part of a team, knows the products and knows …

Visual of Digital Aquarium Powered by Real Fish

Digital Aquarium Powered by Real Fish

The fish swimming in this aquarium are unaware part of the Flowers and Fish art installation by Japanese digital studio teamLab.

Visual of Agriculture Isn’t as Green as You Think

Agriculture Isn’t as Green as You Think

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

Visual of Open Call for ECO Coin Award 2018 Submissions

Open Call for ECO Coin Award 2018 Submissions

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

Visual of Post History

Post History

Jos de Mul (Erasmus University Rotterdam), published in Next Nature Paperback, 2005 For someone whose main instrument is a computer, the world becomes a gigantic database. We see …

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 Elephant Artist

Elephant Artist

This weeks peculiar image was made by Elephant Artist Sri Siam at the Lamphang Elephant Camp in Thailand. It is hard to tell whether the elephants actually know what they are …

Visual of Slavoj Zizek - Ecology without Nature

Slavoj Zizek - Ecology without Nature

This lecture by Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek – never mind the crappy sound & image quality: this is philosophy folks! – should provide all next nature explorers with a …

Visual of Children's Dictionary Dumps 'Nature' Words

Children's Dictionary Dumps 'Nature' Words

To make way for modern tech terms such as BlackBerry, blog, voicemail and broadband, the latest edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary has opted to drop terms pertaining to old …

Visual of Mistaking buildings for mountains

Mistaking buildings for mountains

On a misty day in Aberdeen, Hong Kong, it is easy to mistake buildings for mountains. Nonetheless a captivating blend of old & next nature. Peculiar image of the week. …

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 Recycled Island

Recycled Island

Recycled island is a research project on the potential of realizing a habitable floating island in the Pacific Ocean made from all the plastic waste that is momentarily floating …

Visual of Dumpster Fish the Future of Farming

Dumpster Fish the Future of Farming

Cities have seen guerilla gardens, rooftop honey production, and fire escape chicken coops. Now, urban farmers may be adding aquaculture to the mix. Headed by ex-banker …

Visual of Internet Traffic is now 51% Non-Human

Internet Traffic is now 51% Non-Human

So you thought the Internet was made by and for people? Think again. A study by Incapsula , a provider of cloud-based security for web sites (mind you where this data comes from), …

Visual of Dissected Motorcycle

Dissected Motorcycle

The dissected motorcycle learns us that, like in old nature, much of the inner workings of next nature are occluded to us.

Visual of Listening to Wi-Fi

Listening to Wi-Fi

Modern technologies give deaf people the ability to hear again, not only regular sounds but also the invisible Wi-Fi signals.

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 Scientists could Reveal a Parallel Universe

Scientists could Reveal a Parallel Universe

Large Hadron Collider in Geneva will attempt to detect or create mini black holes, to reveal a new universe.

Visual of The Secret Service is Preparing for Drones

The Secret Service is Preparing for Drones

The U.S. Secret Service is conducting test drone flights over Washington, D.C.

Visual of Look for The Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream Cart

Look for The Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream Cart

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

Visual of Ramen: the New Prison Currency

Ramen: the New Prison Currency

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

Visual of The Autonomous Tractor Is Here

The Autonomous Tractor Is Here

Case IH debuted their autonomous farm tractor that plants, monitors crops and harvests, all without a driver.

Visual of Visit the Hypernatural Resort

Visit the Hypernatural Resort

Discover the Next Nature Habitat VR and explore four future environments we might live in someday.

Visual of Struck by lightning: Shipping emissions double frequency of lightning storms

Struck by lightning: Shipping emissions double frequency of lightning storms

They say lightning never strikes twice, but it appears to be striking a lot more often in some areas of ocean than others. New research published in Geophysical Research Letters …

Visual of This expo confronts a planet in a state of emergency

This expo confronts a planet in a state of emergency

Meet the 'Eco-Visionaries' , these are the architects, artists and designers who respond to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times. This exhibition reveals how …

Visual of All Is Full Of Love

All Is Full Of Love

While time seems to flow in this one direction, some people just know how to walk straight through that fourth dimension; catch it in a videoclip and throw the message into …

Visual of Hyper Fish

Hyper Fish

While swimming in second life, India Leigh came across this cool lion fish. See also: Redefining Nemo , Augmented Fish Reality , Who wants to drive a fish? .

Visual of Orthorexia Nervosa: the

Orthorexia Nervosa: the "healthy" eating disorder

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

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 Old meets Next

Old meets Next

Our peculiar image of the week was spotted in Friesland with the Next Nature spotting app for iphone . Add your spot and win a copy of the Next Nature book .

Visual of Invisible Headphone Implants

Invisible Headphone Implants

Invisible ear implants for listening to music, getting directions, and recording conversation.

Visual of Beyond the Possible with Floris Kaayk

Beyond the Possible with Floris Kaayk

Floris Kaayk, artist and fictive documentaries maker, confronts us with the impossible.

Visual of Reinventing Nature with Synthetic Biology

Reinventing Nature with Synthetic Biology

Bioengineer Drew Endy shares his idea of biology as a precision manufacturer that could potentially transform civilization as we know it.

Visual of Salmon Cannon Shoots Fish Over Dams

Salmon Cannon Shoots Fish Over Dams

A cannon that sucks salmon up and “shoots” them out in a different body of water.

Visual of Stable Propagation of Next Natural DNA

Stable Propagation of Next Natural DNA

A team of scientists created a semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet.

Visual of 3D Printed Fish Remove Toxins and Deliver Drugs

3D Printed Fish Remove Toxins and Deliver Drugs

Researchers from UC San Diego announced that they have developed 3D print tiny microrobots in the shape of fish able to detect and remove toxin from liquid.

Visual of 4D Printing Inspired by Nature

4D Printing Inspired by Nature

Scientists were inspired by nature to developed a method to shape-shift 4D-printed structures that could one day help heal wounds and be used in robotic surgical tools.

Visual of Guerilla Gardening in Paris

Guerilla Gardening in Paris

Paris passed a new law that not only allows locals to plant their own urban garden around the city, but also encourages them in doing so.

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 Preventive Punishment for Robots

Preventive Punishment for Robots

The Punishment is an installation featuring a robotic arm that mimics a kid's handwriting perfectly, and repetitively writes "I must not hurt humans".

Visual of Smell of Data Documentary on Nextnature.net

Smell of Data Documentary on Nextnature.net

The Smell of Data documentary will make its online debut on nextnature.net.

Visual of Discussing non-human centered design with Kelvin Godee and Simon Wijrdeman

Discussing non-human centered design with Kelvin Godee and Simon Wijrdeman

What if design began to put everything but the human first? The needs of the human not paramount to the design process, but instead the other entities that we cohabit planet earth …

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 Sunflower Satellite Dish

Sunflower Satellite Dish

Have an unsightly satellite dish? Time to pimp it with a giant all-weather sticker designed by The White Room . satellitedishsticker.com | schotelsticker.nl | also available at: …

Visual of The Tissue Engineered Meat of Tomorrow

The Tissue Engineered Meat of Tomorrow

The meat in the supermarket is abstract, square and habitually made from wickedly manufactured animals. A friend once told me he only eats meat if he "can not recognize the animal …

Visual of Tulip Island - Design a Polder

Tulip Island - Design a Polder

A proposal to gain 600.000 m 2 of land near the Dutch coast recently came from the CDA (Dutch Christian-Democratic political party). The idea is to create a tulip-shaped island …

Visual of Epidermits – The Tissue Engineered Toy

Epidermits – The Tissue Engineered Toy

The world of tissue engineering is usually associated with medical applications . But how about some tissue engineered toys? The Epidermits toy is the Karten Design firm 's …

Visual of Pelvis Rocking Chair

Pelvis Rocking Chair

It is nature, but not like we know it when chairs biomimic the pelvis. This anatomic Ruby rockingchair was designed by Pouyan Mokhtarani , Tehran (Iran). Via b oingboing.net | …

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

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

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

Visual of Conservationists Turn Their Sights on Urban Habitats

Conservationists Turn Their Sights on Urban Habitats

For city-dwellers, the closest 'true wilderness' to be found is usually the weeds sprouting in abandoned lots. Snow-capped, postcard nature might be beautiful but 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 Animals Mistaken For Spies

Animals Mistaken For Spies

Egyptian authorities detained a stork last week on suspicion of espionage.

Visual of Ghost Imaging: Taking Pictures of the Invisible Thanks to a New 3D Technique

Ghost Imaging: Taking Pictures of the Invisible Thanks to a New 3D Technique

British research group created anew scanning technique permits to obtain 3D images and detect wavelengths that our visual system is not able to see.

Visual of Jellyfish Ice Cream Glows When Licked

Jellyfish Ice Cream Glows When Licked

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

Visual of The Golden Quarter

The Golden Quarter

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

Visual of The Most Densely Populated Island on Earth

The Most Densely Populated Island on Earth

The island Santa Cruz del Islote is only 0.012 square kilometers in size, but is home to over 1.200 people. That's four times as dense as Manhattan.

Visual of Augmented Christmas

Augmented Christmas

The AR+RFID Lab at KABK (Royal Academy of Art, The Netherlands) sends this marker card, wishing an Augmented Christmas. Funny they need a real tree for hanging those markers... …

Visual of A Society of Simulations

A Society of Simulations

An interviewer once asked Pablo Picasso why he paints such strange pictures instead of painting things the way they are. Picasso asks the man what he means. The man then takes out …

Visual of One day at the Dentist

One day at the Dentist

Do you also have that feeling sometimes that your dentist is undertaking all kinds of activities in your mouth that aren't really necessary? Yet, you usually just trust 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 New Museum Preserves

New Museum Preserves "Extinct" Noises

Growing up, I had a cockatiel that could mimic the bleeping cacophony of a dial-up connection with dead accuracy. I never stopped to think that my bird (still alive) preserves a …

Visual of Anthropo-scene #4: Longing for Nature

Anthropo-scene #4: Longing for Nature

What one ugly overpass in Berlin reveals about our attitudes towards nature.

Visual of Disney Princesses Fight Against Cliché

Disney Princesses Fight Against Cliché

Watch your back: the Disney princesses are feeling murderous.

Visual of Grow Your Clothing with Microorganisms

Grow Your Clothing with Microorganisms

Wine and bacteria combine to make seamless clothing.

Visual of In-Vitro Meat Visions in The Guardian

In-Vitro Meat Visions in The Guardian

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

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

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

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

Visual of Taste the Artificial Fish Rainbow

Taste the Artificial Fish Rainbow

A gorgeously uncanny school of discus fish cluster in an aquarium, all of them captive breeds. Though there's nothing unusual about artificially selecting animals for flamboyant …

Visual of The Fist Bump Manifesto

The Fist Bump Manifesto

From the handshake to the sanitary, gender-neutral fist bump.

Visual of Brain Surgery For Goldfish

Brain Surgery For Goldfish

The tiny patient lying on the operating table is a goldfish.

Visual of Retro-Futuristic Society of Simulations

Retro-Futuristic Society of Simulations

In 1930 Germans envisioned our Society of Simulations.

Visual of Share the Smell of Your Delicious Dish

Share the Smell of Your Delicious Dish

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

Visual of A Robot Scientist Could Cure Malaria

A Robot Scientist Could Cure Malaria

Although there seems to be no effective drug in use to cure malaria, a scientist robot named Eve may have found a cure.

Visual of Tourism's Impact on Indigenous Tribes

Tourism's Impact on Indigenous Tribes

How does an indigenous culture sustain, extend, and evolve nowadays? Probably, it mainly depends on the preferences of the tourism industry. Here is an example from the Mursi, one …

Visual of Computer-Simulated Realistic Sounds

Computer-Simulated Realistic Sounds

Researchers at MIT have created a system that is able to simulate sounds that are so perfect that they can even fool human listeners.

Visual of A Floating Gym in Paris

A Floating Gym in Paris

This floating gym harnesses human energy to sail down the Seine River in Paris.

Visual of A Robot Will Spark the Next Avant-Garde

A Robot Will Spark the Next Avant-Garde

­­ “An illegal theme park exposing the ideology of the aesthetics of hacking”. “A hybrid drone targeting technological domination”. “A psychedelic fridge to raise doubt about fake …

Visual of Scientists Create Ghost Heart

Scientists Create Ghost Heart

The Texas Heart Institute researches in the field of organ transplantation. With the “ghost heart” — an heart organ scrubbed clean of all its former cells, the researches are on the verge of creating a sustainable and effective way of transplanting organs.

Visual of Untouched Nature? Not in the Amazon

Untouched Nature? Not in the Amazon

The Amazonian rainforest was already transformed over two thousand years ago by people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks.

Visual of How future fashion could help us cope with isolation

How future fashion could help us cope with isolation

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

Visual of Interview: Patricia Piccinini discusses her latest solo exhibition 'Embracing the Future'

Interview: Patricia Piccinini discusses her latest solo exhibition 'Embracing the Future'

Patricia Piccinini is an artist interested in the relationship between humans and non-humans, the natural and the artificial, science and storytelling. Working with silicone, …

Visual of Deep in the Forest : Owls, Logs and Noise

Deep in the Forest : Owls, Logs and Noise

Starting as noise makers, the owlproject work on different products which are deeply rooted in nature. And electronics.With their logs the owlproject travel around the world, …

Visual of Earthrise on YouTube

Earthrise on YouTube

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and public broadcaster NHK have released a video of the Earth rising over the lunar horizon. The video was taken on November 7 by the …

Visual of Innovation inspired by Old Nature

Innovation inspired by Old Nature

Janine Benyus talks about biomimcry at TED (video) . Of course, we “like” her book and appreciate the concept of biomimcry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to …

Visual of Philips Wake Up Light - Sunrise Alarm Clock

Philips Wake Up Light - Sunrise Alarm Clock

Philips hits the shops with a product that aims to naturalize alarm clocks. The annoying buzzing machines were once invented to cultivate our day/night rhythms, formerly connected …

Visual of Nature versus Culture

Nature versus Culture

Let's try this song to focus once more on the culture versus nature theme: "The Big Idea" by Nataly Dawn . The concept of this song is illustrated by the fact that she recorded it …

Visual of Nano Supermarket visits Pamplona, Spain

Nano Supermarket visits Pamplona, Spain

From 9 - 14 March 2011 the Nano Supermarket opens its doors in Pampona, Spain. The NANO Supermarket presents speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next …

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 Remote Kissing Device

Remote Kissing Device

Nobuhiru Takahashi, student at the Kajimoto Laboratory of the University of Electro-Communications in Chofu City, Tokyo, invented this Internet French kissing device. When a …

Visual of #11: Don’t Use Anthropomorphism if it Does Not Serve Any Purpose

#11: Don’t Use Anthropomorphism if it Does Not Serve Any Purpose

Part 11 of the series 11 Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Design Anthropomorphism can be a powerful tool in product design. But there are also risks involved that urge …

Visual of Bruce Sterling – Next Literature

Bruce Sterling – Next Literature

At the Next Nature Power Show 2011 American Science Fiction writer Bruce Sterling – 'perhaps the sharpest observer of our media-choked culture working today in any genre' , …

Visual of Frozen Coral Sperm Holds Promise in a Boiling World

Frozen Coral Sperm Holds Promise in a Boiling World

Life is bleak and bleached for many of the world's corals. Fatal bleaching events triggered by warming seas have become common from the Caribbean to Australia. More worrying still …

Visual of IKEA Lamp Catches Elephantiasis Virus

IKEA Lamp Catches Elephantiasis Virus

Have you heard of Elephantiasis? It is a disease caused by microscopic parasitic worms that cause a thickening of the skin and underlying tissues. The disease typically occurs in …

Visual of The Evolutionary History of Office Chairs

The Evolutionary History of Office Chairs

On the shortlist for the year's strangest book title , Jonathan Olivares'  A Taxonomy of Office Chairs charts the "evolution" of chairs from the 1840s to the present day. The …

Visual of Disgusting, these Stingray Sneakers

Disgusting, these Stingray Sneakers

Dutch NRC features a wonderful article today on our online film project The Rise & Fall of Rayfish Footwear.

Visual of Le Bistro In Vitro @ Dutch Design Week

Le Bistro In Vitro @ Dutch Design Week

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

Visual of Serious Gamers Assist Society

Serious Gamers Assist Society

New citizen science games are bringing gamification to serious issues.

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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 How Technology becomes Nature

How Technology becomes Nature

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

Visual of Heart Tissue Grown with Spider Silk

Heart Tissue Grown with Spider Silk

It might be possible to grow a new heart in labs using spider silk.

Visual of Disney Lights Up the Sky with 300 Drones

Disney Lights Up the Sky with 300 Drones

Disney’s latest attraction? 300 drones flying in formation.

Visual of Supermarkets Are Our New Savannah, Especially During Natural Disasters

Supermarkets Are Our New Savannah, Especially During Natural Disasters

Before a natural disaster hordes of people crowd in supermarkets and fight over the last supplies. It mirrors the savannah with cliques and groups trying to get the available food, water or shelter.

Visual of 'Team Human' is a manifesto for humankind

'Team Human' is a manifesto for humankind

' Team Human ' is a manifesto—a fiery distillation of media theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive …

Visual of Virtual Miss Germany

Virtual Miss Germany

Scientists are looking for the most beautiful woman in Germany... At the 2002 Miss Germany pageant, the eight finalists were photographed from the same angle without makeup. The …

Visual of Furry Display

Furry Display

I applaud any new display technique that isn't emitting light. A recent patent application by Philips for a new type of screen based on "furry" pixels , or physical pixels made …

Visual of 1962 Oil Company Advertisement boasts about ability to Melt Glaciers

1962 Oil Company Advertisement boasts about ability to Melt Glaciers

If this gasoline advertisement would be submitted to our infotizement contest , we would probably dismiss it for being too cynical and far fetched. Nonetheless, this ad was …

Visual of Living with First-Person shooter disease

Living with First-Person shooter disease

Now how is this for a Boomeranged Metaphor ? Gene suffers from first person shooter disease, also known as Duke Nukem’s disease. It is such a sadness. See also: When Facebook gets …

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

Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

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

Visual of Babel Fish

Babel Fish

Researchers are working on a language and a device that will help humans and dolphins talk with each other. Denise Herzing , a researcher and founder of the Wild Dolphin Project …

Visual of Nature will Remember

Nature will Remember

In this commercial, the sheep knows that the Peugeot has been made dirty by the splashing mud. Then it proceeds by cleaning it. Slogan: Nature will remember. We know that this …

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

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

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

Visual of Kitchen of 2001 – Envisioned in 1967

Kitchen of 2001 – Envisioned in 1967

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

Visual of Why Isn't Cream Cream-Colored?

Why Isn't Cream Cream-Colored?

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

Visual of Drones Could Be the Next Dog Sitters

Drones Could Be the Next Dog Sitters

A drone take a dog out for a walk, guiding and monitoring the pet.

Visual of Retro-Futuristic Smartwatch

Retro-Futuristic Smartwatch

In 1981 the idea of what we call smartwatch was nothing more than a funny joke.

Visual of Experiencing Animal Vision Through Virtual Reality

Experiencing Animal Vision Through Virtual Reality

Eyes of the Animal is an interactive project that invites the public to an uncommon virtual reality setting conceived especially for experiences in actual forests, giving the opportunity to see the world as an insect would.

Visual of Disney-Themed Prosthetics for Children

Disney-Themed Prosthetics for Children

Open Bionics is helping children in need for bionic hands. With Iron Man, Frozen, or Star Wars-themed prosthetics, their fantasies become reality.

Visual of This Robotic Stingray is Alive

This Robotic Stingray is Alive

By way of reverse engineering and taking heart cells from a rat, researchers at Harvard University have designed a miniature robotic stingray that is alive.

Visual of This artist carried 99 smartphones and caused a virtual traffic jam

This artist carried 99 smartphones and caused a virtual traffic jam

“ Google choose the fastest route to home.” Today, drivers are better informed about routes and traffic than ever before . Using 'mapping apps', drivers can see traffic before …

Visual of NAT Designing Nature - Exhibition & Debate

NAT Designing Nature - Exhibition & Debate

NAT, designing nature is about the interface where nature and culture, biology and design intertwine. An exhibition that is a cross between an exotic Garden of Eden and an illegal …

Visual of Last night I saw a magnificent flock of Visas

Last night I saw a magnificent flock of Visas

"Visa has elements of Jeffersonian democracy, it has elements of the free market, of government franchising – almost every kind of organization you can think about. But it is none …

Visual of Modernistic Chair

Modernistic Chair

In the category: Creativity with modernistic tree trunks . Created by the good people of Draw me a sheep , who with this project aim to explore today’s human relationship with …

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 Sneakpreview

Sneakpreview

This week we are sneak previewing our forthcoming compilation DVD featuring the best of the Biggest Visual Power Shows at the Picnic 08 - E-art event on 24,25,26 September at …

Visual of Effects of citrus smell and mosquito noise

Effects of citrus smell and mosquito noise

Recently, two new inventions have been developed. One, the mosquito-buzzer produces a 5 or 6 KHz buzz, which is (or should be) only audible for people under 25 years old. A …

Visual of Today: Paradise by the Laptop Light

Today: Paradise by the Laptop Light

Eat the fruit. Kiss the Snake. Today 16:30-17:30: Paradise by the Laptop Light is the opening event of the Wereld van Witte de With Festival .

Visual of Strategy #1: Use Nature As Aesthetics

Strategy #1: Use Nature As Aesthetics

The products in the first category have none or only a very weak link with the natural imagery being used: Lacoste is not about crocodiles, Linux is not about penguins, Bacardi is …

Visual of Hydrogel Heals Injured Brain & Bone-Tissue

Hydrogel Heals Injured Brain & Bone-Tissue

A new nano-particle-infused hydrogel, developed by scientists from Clemson University, should be able to heal scrambled brains and broken bones. The gel creates new blood vessels …

Visual of MyWebwill.com – Serving your last online wishes

MyWebwill.com – Serving your last online wishes

We live an increasing amount of our lives online, but what happens to our digital identity after we are gone?  Until now our blogs, photos and social network accounts have lived …

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 Oil Diet: Recipes for Disaster

Oil Diet: Recipes for Disaster

Do you know how much oil you use per day? Neither did director John Webster. In 2005 he decided to make a documentary about oil from his own families perspective. How would it be …

Visual of Everything is an Event on the Skin

Everything is an Event on the Skin

wrote 19th-century scientist and philosopher Hermann von Helmholtz. It was Helmholtz who inspired body-architect Lucy McRae to create Morph?.

Visual of Sexual Fetishes Evolve with Technology

Sexual Fetishes Evolve with Technology

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

Visual of Squared Romanticism

Squared Romanticism

A tree with squared-off branches invites speculation

Visual of Totem Animals for the Anthropocene

Totem Animals for the Anthropocene

Invasive species become the animal symbols for a man-made world.

Visual of When Is Biomimicry Not Really Biomimicry?

When Is Biomimicry Not Really Biomimicry?

A entomologist gives another explanation for that famous fruit fly with ant-patterned wings: it's not evolution, it's human error.

Visual of Our Cookbook Wins Dutch Design Award

Our Cookbook Wins Dutch Design Award

The In Vitro Meat Cookbook won the Design Research Award.

Visual of Visualizing the World Economy

Visualizing the World Economy

This Is What $15.3 Trillion of World Trade Looks Like.

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

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

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

Visual of Cell Phone Disco

Cell Phone Disco

Electromagnetic radiation of active mobile phone sets off the LEDs in relative proximity. Light shadow follows the conversation through the space. …

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Coexist

Donna Conlon is a Panama-based artist who often uses the relation between man and environment in her work. In her short film "Coexist" we get a close-up look at leaf cutter ants …

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Disney made in China

Shijingshan Amusement Park in Beijing states that it has absolutely nothing to do with Disney. The park's operators have insisted that the Minnie-character on the right is not a …

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Plantvertising

You put all that care into your plants, and what do you get in return? Magic. Buy a can with a bean seed , add water, watch it sprout with a message etched on the leaf. Well in …

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Economy is ecology

Nature is itself a free market system. A rain forest is an unplanned economy, as is a coral reef. The difference between an economy that sorts the information and energy in …

Visual of Old nature compared

Old nature compared

The comparison graphics are a bit dull after a while, but I think this video illustrates how people deal with the forces of Next Nature; If we want to understand why managers, …

Visual of One mans output is another mans input

One mans output is another mans input

Within old nature one organism's droppings becomes another organism's food. This is a cycle that will continue going for ever and is vital for the old nature's balance. Nowadays …

Visual of Remember nature? Fake or real?

Remember nature? Fake or real?

Visiting the American Natural History Museum in New York, I pictured myself in about, let's say 150 years from now, trying to explain my younger family members what nature looked …

Visual of Flyvertising

Flyvertising

To draw attention to a stand at the publishing house of the Frankfurter Buchmesse , a publisher hired some flies. The paper mini-banners -- attached with self-dissolving wax -- …

Visual of X-Ray Visions

X-Ray Visions

Anyone who ever saw an x-ray picture of himself will probably recognise the uncanny feeling of staring at your own skull or bones and being confronted by one of nature’s grim …

Visual of Afterlife for Atheists

Afterlife for Atheists

Where religions promise their believers a life after death and cryonics also needs a kind of belief in future technological development, designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau …

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