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Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg?

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

Artificial womb: Are we ready?

“Within a few years it will be possible for a premature baby to continue to mature in an artificial womb,” says gynecologist Guid Oei. It is therefore that the Artificial Womb: …

2017 - Artificial Womb Incubates Fetal Lamb

A lamb born at the equivalent of 23 weeks in a human gestational period was kept alive in an artificial womb and developed just as if it was in a normal womb.

Artificial Womb: the Timeline

NNN is currently doing a preliminary research into the idea of the artificial womb. This timeline will help you navigate through the investigation.

1955 - Artificial Womb Drawing Patented

In 1955 Emanuel M. Greenberg patented his Illustration of an artificial womb, his invention contains all the apparatus he thought would be required to grow a baby.

Artificial Womb receives €2.9m funding to develop prototype

Hooray! The team of researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology (whom we previously collaborated with to design a prototype for an artificial womb ) has been awarded a …

2014 - Womb Transplant Baby Born

A Swedish woman who had her uterus removed due to cancer in her twenties gave birth to her own child as the world's first person to undergo a uterus transplant. And the donor? Her own mother.

1916 - Artificial Womb Appeared in Cinema

In 1916 the artificial womb made its first appearance on the big screen in the movie "Homunculus" by Otto Rippert.

What an artificial womb may look like in the future

Consider this: in the future, artificial wombs could replace incubators as they mimic the natural environment of the female uterus. But what will these devices look like? And how …

How will the artificial womb affect society?

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

Watch: BBC reports on world's first artificial womb for humans

Now that the team of researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology (whom we previously collaborated with to design a prototype for an artificial womb ) has been awarded a …

Read the Entire Artificial Womb Series

We published a timeline series to explore medical, cultural and technological developments in relation to the ectogenesis concept.

Artificial womb: Dream or nightmare?

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

Artificial Womb Workshop at BioClub Tokyo

On August 8, NNN gave a workshop at BioClub Tokyo to share some insights on the future of technologies concerning human reproduction, sexuality and relationships.

Towards a design brief for the artificial womb

Humanity is facing the disconnection between biological reproduction and the body, facilitated by the emerging technology of the Artificial Womb. Envisioned in bleak science …

The birth of the artificial womb

Researchers in Tokyo have developed an artificial womb (for goats).

Artificial Womb Workshop at Border Sessions

At Border Sessions Festival in the Hague a workshop was hosted by Next Nature Network on the artificial womb.

1996 - First Artificial Womb Experimented

In 1996, Yoshinori Kuwabara at Juntendo University in Tokyo incubated a premature goat fetus by using extrauterine fetal incubation.

400 BCE - Myth of Princes Grown in Jars

In year 400BCE in ancient Indian Sanskrit epics, 100 princes were created from a jar of ghee.

1999 - Ectogenesis Enters The Matrix

The movie The Matrix brought ectogenesis to the public eye.

2015: Artificial Placenta Approaches

In 2015, a group of scientists from the University of Michigan claimed to have made the world's first artificial placenta.

1932 - "Brave New World" Published

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

1923 - Term 'Ectogenesis' Coined

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

1537 - Homunculus: the Semi-Human

In 16th and 17th centuries, some medical theory believed that a miniature human body can be produced in a flask by an alchemist.

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.

1978 - World’s First ‘Test Tube Baby’ Born

In 1978, the world's first test-tube baby was born, her name is Louise Brown.

2016 - Human Embryo Lives 13 Days in Lab

In 2016 a team of biologists has successfully kept a human embryo alive in the lab for 13 days, breaking the previous record of nine days.

Towards collective standpoints on the future of baby making

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

Design your future family

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

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, …

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Within a few years, it may be possible for premature babies to grow inside an artificial womb. And when that day arrives, should men be able to give birth to children? Should we …

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 …

3D Printed Ovaries

3D printed ovaries help infertile mice to have a healthy offspring.

Human Artist Hatches Ten Chicken Eggs

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

The Posthuman Farm

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

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 …

Join us for the closing event of Reprodutopia

Should men be able to give birth to children? Should we externalize pregnancy with artificial wombs? And are these feminist dreams or frankenstein nightmares? Welcome to …

Speaking at the Wall

I used to hear voices in my head, but now they seem to be coming from the walls – am I back in to the womb? No wait.. it's a wall that reacts to the spectators voice (quicktime) . …

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 …

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 …

Reading the Body: Finger Length Ratio Predicts Athletic Ability

The human body is increasingly recognized as a biometric source of information for a wide spectrum of issues, including security, psychopathology, personality and health. Earlier …

Where Cars are Born

French photographer Stéphane Couturier provides us with an intimate peek inside the womb of a Toyota car factory north of Paris, France. The highly abstract photos of car parts, …

Now Dads Can Experience Pregnancy Too

A new device replicates the kicking and moving of a baby inside a mother's womb.

The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

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

The First Baby with Three Genetic Parents

This year, on April 6th, a baby was born with three genetic parents: two mothers and one father.

1857 - The First Baby Incubators

In 1857 in France the first baby incubators start to appear.

Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

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

Looking into the Artificial Eye

Sensor specialists recently developed a sensor that mimics the mammalian eye.

Your Virtual Midwife Is Here

An external device that helps you conceive, carry and raise a child. Too scary? Or extremely useful? It's up to you to decide, your virtual midwife is here!

This Chinese baby is born four years after their parent's death

In March 2013, five days before Liu Xi and her husband Shen Jie were scheduled for the transplantation of one fertilized embryo into her womb, the young couple died in a car …

Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo

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

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 …

Author Jenny Kleeman is meeting the people creating our future

Meet Jenny Kleeman , journalist and documentary-maker. Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is her first book for anyone interested in, well, sex robots, vegan meat, out of body birth bags …

How 'Woman on the Edge of Time' explores the politics of embodiment

In her utopian novel Woman on the Edge of Time (1976), Marge Piercy addresses class, gender, and race as political and social issues in contemporary society. In her novel, these …