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Visual of Simulacra and Simulations

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 …

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 Retro-Futuristic Society of Simulations

Retro-Futuristic Society of Simulations

In 1930 Germans envisioned our Society of Simulations.

Visual of Complete Computer Simulation of a Bacterium Holds Hope for Medicine

Complete Computer Simulation of a Bacterium Holds Hope for Medicine

Researchers at Stanford and the J. Craig Venter Institute  recently created the first complete computer model of an organism. The simulation models the genome and life processes …

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

Mirror Neurons – Simulation at the basis of Human Civilization

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

Visual of iBookshelf: Simulation before Extinction

iBookshelf: Simulation before Extinction

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

Visual of Colorized Photographs Blur the Line Between History and Simulation

Colorized Photographs Blur the Line Between History and Simulation

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

Visual of I Forgot My Phone

I Forgot My Phone

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

Visual of Explore Depths from Your Chair

Explore Depths from Your Chair

To explore deep sea Standfort University developed OceanOne: a humanoid diving robot, which at the same time creates a simulation of the underwater experience on land.

Visual of LHC – How physics becomes metaphysics

LHC – How physics becomes metaphysics

Little over a week after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) became operational it broke down. As the world's largest particle accelerator isn't working, c omputer simulations are the …

Visual of Faking a Holiday on Social Media

Faking a Holiday on Social Media

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

Visual of Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

Dividing the sidewalk in two lanes: one for cell phone users and one for non-cell phone users.

Visual of Virtual Reality Meditation

Virtual Reality Meditation

Spiritual leader Deepak Chopra just unveiled a 20-minute therapy session inviting us to come back to the present moment through virtual reality.

Visual of A Virtual Reality Retreat

A Virtual Reality Retreat

Are we sleepwalking into our technological future?

Visual of Skiing on Mars? It's possible!

Skiing on Mars? It's possible!

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

Visual of 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 Browsing the Technological Sublime

Browsing the Technological Sublime

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

Visual of The Hollywood Megamercial

The Hollywood Megamercial

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

Visual of Gamers Care as Much for Their Avatar as for Their Best Friend

Gamers Care as Much for Their Avatar as for Their Best Friend

Emotionally the avatar has a similar position as ones best friend, despite its "virtual" presence and the often longer lasting relationship with ones best friend.

Visual of Manufacturing Imperfection in Processed Luncheon Meats

Manufacturing Imperfection in Processed Luncheon Meats

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

Visual of Twitter Gets Real in the Form of a Hotel

Twitter Gets Real in the Form of a Hotel

A hotel where all communication is conducted by Twitter hashtag.

Visual of A Jet without Windows for a Better View

A Jet without Windows for a Better View

Supersonic jet replaces windows with massive live-streaming screens.

Visual of It's Always Sunny with LED Panels

It's Always Sunny with LED Panels

An artificial illumination that is "authentic" enough to replace natural light.

Visual of Not On The App Store

Not On The App Store

There isn't an App for everything, and we need a sticker that reminds us so.

Visual of Virtual Reality Headset for Chickens

Virtual Reality Headset for Chickens

A virtual reality headset could give chickens the freedom to roam without the roaming.

Visual of Welcome in the Real Unreality

Welcome in the Real Unreality

This Sunday next nature maven Koert van Mensvoort is interviewed in what is arguably the finest show on Dutch television: VPRO Tegenlicht.

Visual of Gamers Stuck in Traffic Jam for Ten Minutes

Gamers Stuck in Traffic Jam for Ten Minutes

Games are typically played to escape our dull or stressful everyday reality, yet they are also made to become increasingly realistic.

Visual of The Phone That's Just a Phone

The Phone That's Just a Phone

Meet the anti-smartphone. It literally does nothing but make and answer calls.

Visual of When Was the Last Time you Were Bored?

When Was the Last Time you Were Bored?

The Bored and Brilliant project asks people to measure their smartphone use take some conscious steps to limit the digital interactions.

Visual of Robot Babies to Prevent Pregnancy

Robot Babies to Prevent Pregnancy

An Australian study has shown the use of lifelike robot babies increased teen pregnancy, rather than discouraging it.

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 Gamers are the new athletes: Sports in video games from Pong to VR

Gamers are the new athletes: Sports in video games from Pong to VR

Sports have always had an important place in human societies, providing entertainment, exercise, and a demonstration of the exceptional things the human body can achieve. But in a …

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 Highlanders in the Lowlands: Re-enactment of an Extinct Cow

Highlanders in the Lowlands: Re-enactment of an Extinct Cow

At the end of every cold winter there is a debate in the Netherlands on whether the forestry service should feed the oxes, horses and deers grazing the Dutch nature resorts. The …

Visual of Food Simulator to Fulfill the Desire to Eat

Food Simulator to Fulfill the Desire to Eat

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

Visual of Now Your Smartphone Can Smell Like Barbecue and Buttered Potatoes

Now Your Smartphone Can Smell Like Barbecue and Buttered Potatoes

An olfactory device for Smartphones that spreads the aroma of barbecue using an app.

Visual of OpenWorm: The First Digital Organism

OpenWorm: The First Digital Organism

The first digital life form is an interactive worm based on its real biology.

Visual of Seduction Between Chatbots

Seduction Between Chatbots

Two chatbots seduce each other.

Visual of All the Flights in the World

All the Flights in the World

Indulge in this video simulation that displays the flight path of every commercial flight in the world over a 24-hour period.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Interactive Van Gogh

Analogue vs Digital: Interactive Van Gogh

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Simulated Farming

Analogue vs Digital: Simulated Farming

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

Visual of 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 Nasa's Projections on Global Warming

Nasa's Projections on Global Warming

Researchers at Nasa's Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) in Maryland can deploy a supercomputer called the "Discover".

Visual of In Defense of the Eggplant

In Defense of the Eggplant

The eggplant emoji became a political weapon and gain cult status being the forbidden fruit of the web.

Visual of Anime Characters at Your Service

Anime Characters at Your Service

Take a look at this video to get an idea of what life with a virtual anime assistant would look like.

Visual of Farming in Silico

Farming in Silico

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

Visual of Govert Flint on Enrichers

Govert Flint on Enrichers

NNN fellow Govert Flint discusses Enrichers in Frame magazine.

Visual of Visit the Modernist Dream

Visit the Modernist Dream

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

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 …

Visual of How animal filters unmask the estranged relation to our wild self

How animal filters unmask the estranged relation to our wild self

Would you like a dog snout, cat eyes or fluffy bunny ears? The choice is yours. Virtual selfie filters have become a widespread phenomenon on social media platforms such as …

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 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 A digital twin of the Earth could make the planet climate-neutral

A digital twin of the Earth could make the planet climate-neutral

While Elon Musk may be trying to initiate efforts to colonize Mars, scientists on Earth are attempting to build an accurate digital twin of the planet to simulate in the future. …

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 Exploring Next Nature (2004)

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 …

Visual of Better than the real thing

Better than the real thing

Written by Debbie Mollenhagen PART 1: FROM LINEAR TO CIRCULAR Designer living has become designing life. I often ask myself: did it taste like the real thing? But when I open my …

Visual of Fake for Real: Walking Leaf

Fake for Real: Walking Leaf

Almost by default, we associate simulation with modern media: games and virtual reality. But what about the Phyllium giganteum ? It is not a leaf but an insect disguised as one. …

Visual of Fake for Real

Fake for Real

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

Visual of Field of Waves

Field of Waves

Parks are not nature. Parks are culture: man-made simulations of nature, carefully constructed to provide walkers, runners and mountain bikers with a recreational, yet confined – …

Visual of Michael Najjar – High Altitude

Michael Najjar – High Altitude

The rock formations in the High Altitude photo series don't exist physically, yet they are very present in our society of simulations . The photos visualize the development of the …

Visual of Subway Beach

Subway Beach

What would a caveman make of this optical illusion?

Visual of What Will Life Be Like Inside A Computer?

What Will Life Be Like Inside A Computer?

Many scientists believe that we will soon be able to preserve our consciousness indefinitely. This could be done by copying and transferring these contents into a computer, or by piecemeal replacement with parts of the brain gradually replaced by hardware.

Visual of Bit.fall Aquadisplay

Bit.fall Aquadisplay

A screen of water displays images by controlling drops of water falling down. Density creates light/dark shades that create the image— Project site

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 Real Nature is not Green

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 …

Visual of Fake for Real: Reflections in the Cave

Fake for Real: Reflections in the Cave

The Lascaux cave conserves some of the first images created by man, dating back to around 15,000 BC. The depiction of large animals on the cave walls is considered as a …

Visual of Next Nature Interview

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 …

Visual of Fake for Real: Fantasy Castle

Fake for Real: Fantasy Castle

Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle could be the single best-loved structure in the world. Ever wondered where Walt Disney got his enchanting fairytale aesthetic? The castle, which …

Visual of Clean linen toilet spray

Clean linen toilet spray

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

Visual of How will Michael Jackson appear in heaven?

How will Michael Jackson appear in heaven?

Our beloved King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who died tragically at the age of fifty after suffering cardiac arrest, was one of the most widely beloved entertainers and influential …

Visual of Placebo Buttons

Placebo Buttons

Buttons are everywhere: throughout your day you press them on phones, alarm clocks, keyboards, elevators, dishwashers and of course on the computer screen. Although buttons did …

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 Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Although this TED video has been all over the web and commented on this website already, it still deserves a separate post: Desigineers Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry of the MIT …

Visual of Virtual Characters tortured for Science

Virtual Characters tortured for Science

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

Visual of Virtual Money Is a Pleonasm

Virtual Money Is a Pleonasm

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

Visual of Next Nature Movie #6: The Matrix

Next Nature Movie #6: The Matrix

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

Visual of Transparency Suit

Transparency Suit

Image consumption has never been as cool as in this brand new clip by Studio Smack , which was created for the upcoming Graphic Design Festival . The ‘Transparency Suit' …

Visual of Death Watch Marks the Time of Your Life

Death Watch Marks the Time of Your Life

Tikker, the watch that counts down your life, shows the amount of time you are estimated to have left.

Visual of Did Monogamy Make Us Human?

Did Monogamy Make Us Human?

Pair-bonding sets humans apart from our relatives. But where did it come from?

Visual of Hire a Hyperreal Girlfriend to Look Better on Facebook

Hire a Hyperreal Girlfriend to Look Better on Facebook

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

Visual of The Fist Bump Manifesto

The Fist Bump Manifesto

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

Visual of Electricity From Plants

Electricity From Plants

A new technology enables us to produce electricity from living plants at practically every site where plants can grow.

Visual of Innovative Nostalgia Can Afflict Anyone

Innovative Nostalgia Can Afflict Anyone

Hanx Writer, an app that digitally simulates the experience of typing on a typewriter.

Visual of Hello, superorganism

Hello, superorganism

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

Visual of 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 '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 Entryparadise

Entryparadise

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

Visual of Online gamers unmasked

Online gamers unmasked

Photojournalist Robbie Cooper captured images of gamers and their real-life selves. Here are their stories. Bae plays a man because she thinks that male avatars have more …

Visual of Pushing the Desktop Metaphor

Pushing the Desktop Metaphor

Despite the metaphor, current virtual desktops (a) have little resemblance to the look or feel of real world desktops (b). Bumptop explores making virtual desktops behave in a …

Visual of Sixties last

Sixties last

The flower depicted in the image is a good example of Hypernature. While fake nature is always a flatter surrogate of old nature, hypernature is a simulation of an old nature that …

Visual of Diesels Global Warming Ready Campaign

Diesels Global Warming Ready Campaign

The Earth is heating up. The sun will blow up within 5 billion years. The human race will probably go extinct before entering the posthuman stage, or the probabillity that we are …

Visual of The Metaverse Roadmap

The Metaverse Roadmap

In ancient times heroes like Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus explored the unknown territories of the globe. Today world traveling has become a teenage tourist activity, but …

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 Fake for Real: A Memory Game about Reality

Fake for Real: A Memory Game about Reality

The Fake for Real Memory Game playfully visualizes the classical theme of Fake vs Real. Is everything that was once directly experienced, in our media society now replaced by …

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 The copypaste Bird

The copypaste Bird

One might think this video is just another witty flick made by some media artist. It is not. This is a real bird living in Southern Australia. In order to attract females, the …

Visual of A day in the Dutch dunes

A day in the Dutch dunes

Recently, I had a nice day in the Dutch dunes with the people of Blocter.com , who show the people behind blogs. We closely investigated the Scottish highland cattle that acts as …

Visual of Deliver us from Skeuomorph Prosthetics

Deliver us from Skeuomorph Prosthetics

No, this is not another example in our fake for real series , comparing an artificial with a human hand. Rather, you are looking at twice the same hand: with and without its …

Visual of Fake for Real Memory Game

Fake for Real Memory Game

The Fake for Real Memory Game consists of 60 cards that playfully visualize the classical theme of Fake vs Real. Is everything that was once directly experienced in our media …

Visual of French Hyperbodies

French Hyperbodies

"Paris, printemps 2019: Oh Darling, you look gorgeous." Nowadays we are so used to Hollywood hyperbodies – a simulation of a body that never existed – it is good to see a …

Visual of Inorganic Flora

Inorganic Flora

By highlighting the geometric and mechanical structure of flowers, computer graphics illustrator Macoto Murayama produced these beautiful renderings. These flowers must not be …

Visual of Laptop Pillow

Laptop Pillow

With who or what do we have contact the most in our daily life routines? Our family, our bed pillow, doorknobs maybe? The answer is probably: Display. And now there is even a …

Visual of Norwegian forest cat on batteries

Norwegian forest cat on batteries

Robots are penetrating our homes... disguised as cats? On July 30, Sega Toys releases an el-cheapo simulation cat toy for robot cat lovers with allergies or pet-unfriendly …

Visual of Plant Plays First-Person Shooter

Plant Plays First-Person Shooter

After the plant that glows when thirsty , the plant that calls when thirsty , the dataplant , plantvertizing , the emphatic plant and the blogging houseplant , there is now a …

Visual of The Playboy Interview

The Playboy Interview

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

Visual of The Uncanny Valley of the Pussycat Dolls

The Uncanny Valley of the Pussycat Dolls

Make no mistake, you're not looking at the latest Barbie line: These are the The Pussycat Dolls. Formerly an LA stripper show burlesque show, now upgraded to be pop music …

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 Dog Modding in China

Dog Modding in China

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

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

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

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

Visual of BitFriday - First Crash for Digital Currency

BitFriday - First Crash for Digital Currency

On June 10, the digital currency Bitcoin lost 30% of its value in a few hours, dropping from US $28.92 to $20.01 per coin. Bitcoins are a largely untraceable form of money, …

Visual of Inventing an Extinct Horse

Inventing an Extinct Horse

Along with the  Heck cattle and Scottish Highlanders , another reconstructed species roams the Dutch dunes . The sturdy  Konik horse , also known as the Polish primitive, is the …

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 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 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 The Ecological Human

The Ecological Human

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

Visual of A Fake Cruise for a Real Vacation

A Fake Cruise for a Real Vacation

All the "fun" of a cruise vacation, with none of the seasickness.

Visual of Cavemen Used 'Facebook' Already

Cavemen Used 'Facebook' Already

Scientists claim to have discovered a “prehistoric version of Facebook” used by ancient tribes to communicate with each other.

Visual of Now Dads Can Experience Pregnancy Too

Now Dads Can Experience Pregnancy Too

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

Visual of Diving with Sharks in a Shopping Center

Diving with Sharks in a Shopping Center

Swim with tropical fish in Manchester.

Visual of Fake Stores for a Crumbling Economy

Fake Stores for a Crumbling Economy

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

Visual of From Street View Pics to Real-Life Ghosts

From Street View Pics to Real-Life Ghosts

The pictures of Google Street View come to life.

Visual of Hong Kong Says

Hong Kong Says "Cheese" to Pollution

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

Visual of How to Turn Pork in to Beef

How to Turn Pork in to Beef

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

Visual of Interact with Friends (in Real Life) with Facebook Monopoly

Interact with Friends (in Real Life) with Facebook Monopoly

A Facebook version of Monopoly forces players to interact with each other in meatspace.

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

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

Floris Kayak discusses online hoaxes and the future of technology.

Visual of Lions Relax in Morning Traffic

Lions Relax in Morning Traffic

A pair of apex predators bring traffic to a standstill.

Visual of Modern Fata Morgana

Modern Fata Morgana

Imagine bumping into a cola dispenser after a hike in the pristine Canadian forests for three days. Would you believe your eyes?

Visual of Mutation Furniture: Your Living Room Comes Alive

Mutation Furniture: Your Living Room Comes Alive

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

Visual of Next Nature TEDx Talk in Budapest

Next Nature TEDx Talk in Budapest

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

Visual of Out of Network

Out of Network

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

Visual of Sniffer - Meet the Google Nose

Sniffer - Meet the Google Nose

The Sniffer – aka Google Nose – visualizes odors using a smell sensor, which is as good as a dog’s nose, and a glass in front of your eyes.

Visual of Spy Agencies Infiltrate in Online Games

Spy Agencies Infiltrate in Online Games

For NSA, spying on you isn't enough, they monitor your avatar too.

Visual of Take a Walk on the Fake Side

Take a Walk on the Fake Side

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

Visual of The Chinese Museum with 100% Fake Art

The Chinese Museum with 100% Fake Art

New wealth and old laws mean that China is awash in forged artwork.

Visual of The Virtual Makes an Entrance into Reality

The Virtual Makes an Entrance into Reality

Draw to unlock, a virtual experience seeping into physical world.

Visual of Virtual Offline Shopping

Virtual Offline Shopping

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

Visual of When Virtual Experiences Seep into our Physical World

When Virtual Experiences Seep into our Physical World

404 error on the Toilet.

Visual of 3D printing Tumors to Cure Cancer

3D printing Tumors to Cure Cancer

3D printing cancer could be the future of treating cancer.

Visual of All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of Binary Code Able to Act Like DNA

Binary Code Able to Act Like DNA

There is a similarity between strings of binary and strands of organic DNA: they both carry actionable information encoded into reconfigurable symbols. Using nature’s biodiversity …

Visual of Flying Through Your Brain

Flying Through Your Brain

Buckle up for some tracking technologies beyond the beyond.Buckle up for some tracking technologies beyond the beyond.

Visual of Falling in Love According to Facebook

Falling in Love According to Facebook

Facebook data science analyzed what happens to our virtual life when we fall in love.

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 Technological Suntan

Technological Suntan

Contemporary epidermal woes.

Visual of The Anthropocene Explosion

The Anthropocene Explosion

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

Visual of The Ideal Phone Might Be The noPhone

The Ideal Phone Might Be The noPhone

Your next phone could be the noPhone: a technology-free alternative to any smart mobile device.

Visual of Web Access Is A Basic Human Right

Web Access Is A Basic Human Right

"It's time to recognize the Internet as a basic human right" its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said.

Visual of The Sunrise is Now Televised in Beijing

The Sunrise is Now Televised in Beijing

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

Visual of The World As A Desktop

The World As A Desktop

Airplane controlled by computer cursor.

Visual of Touching your Unborn Child

Touching your Unborn Child

Thanks to 3D Babies and a mere $600,- you can now experience that excitement of holding your baby in your hands before he or she is born.

Visual of WikiGalaxy

WikiGalaxy

Turning 100,000 entries from the Wikipedia into a growing nebula of human knowledge.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Augmented Reality

Analogue vs Digital: Augmented Reality

No longer is the perception of the analog limited to its physical elements.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Basic Parts of Matter

Analogue vs Digital: Basic Parts of Matter

Do you think you are made from bits and bytes? Stop playing video games and spend some more time offline! Both atoms and bits are basic parts of matter.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Digital Mediated Experience

Analogue vs Digital: Digital Mediated Experience

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Digital Pets

Analogue vs Digital: Digital Pets

In 1996 Tamagotchis were the most bought pets in the world. More than 40 million(!) were sold.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Los Santos

Analogue vs Digital: Los Santos

Los Santos is a big, fictional city in the state of San Andreas inspired by the City of Los Angeles.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Messenger Service

Analogue vs Digital: Messenger Service

Social media empowered the mass by providing them with a tool to spread their voices.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Still Antisocial

Analogue vs Digital: Still Antisocial

Some modern thinkers argue that new technology is making us antisocial.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: War at Home

Analogue vs Digital: War at Home

First-person shooter games let you immerse in a battlefield from the moment you press play.

Visual of Death Threat by a Twitter Bot

Death Threat by a Twitter Bot

Dutch developer Jeffrey van der Goot got questioned by the police after one of his Twitter Bot released a tweet containing a death threat.

Visual of Drone Operated by Honeybee Brain

Drone Operated by Honeybee Brain

The Green Brain Project aims to create drones that will think, act and sense like a bee.

Visual of Drone Racing in First Person View

Drone Racing in First Person View

Racing with a drone and some FPV goggles,

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

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

Visual of Ever-Changing Sceneries with Microbots

Ever-Changing Sceneries with Microbots

Kirsten Zirngibl's illustrations depict imaginary landscapes that are formed by microbots.

Visual of Experience Van Gogh in Virtual Reality

Experience Van Gogh in Virtual Reality

America artist Mac Cauley created a new way to experience the painting in virtual reality.

Visual of This Headset Will Widen Your View of Reality

This Headset Will Widen Your View of Reality

This augmented reality helmet allows the wearers to see all around them without having to turn their head.

Visual of Hospitalised Veterans Experience Virtual Parade

Hospitalised Veterans Experience Virtual Parade

Google filmed the most recent NYC Veteran’s Day Parade in 360-degree video and created a VR version that would allow disabled or ill-healthed veterans to experience the parade as well.

Visual of Let Strangers Cheer You up on Twitter

Let Strangers Cheer You up on Twitter

There is now a new application that allows random people to cheer you up on Twitter.

Visual of Military-Style Rehab for Internet Addicts

Military-Style Rehab for Internet Addicts

Inside the Chinese military-style rehab center for internet addicts.

Visual of Musical Journey Through the Human Body

Musical Journey Through the Human Body

De Motu is an interactive music app that let you experience your body through music and influence the sound with your own body.

Visual of New Friends? Let Social Textiles Help You

New Friends? Let Social Textiles Help You

A group of students at the MIT Media Lab are working on an electronic textile that might help us interact with people more easily.

Visual of Which Technologies will 2016 Bring?

Which Technologies will 2016 Bring?

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

Visual of The World's First Virtual Reality Park

The World's First Virtual Reality Park

A virtual reality theme park where visitors can explore the virtual world in a physical environment.

Visual of Solutions to Virtual Reality's Big Problem

Solutions to Virtual Reality's Big Problem

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

Visual of Virtual Nose for Video Game Players

Virtual Nose for Video Game Players

Nausea is a common feeling while playing video games. A solution would be to add a virtual nose to VR experiences.

Visual of Virtual Reality Can Intensify Emotions

Virtual Reality Can Intensify Emotions

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

Visual of Virtual Reality Dining Experience

Virtual Reality Dining Experience

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

Visual of Gameplay of the Crowds

Gameplay of the Crowds

Australian programmer started a social experiment called “Twitch Plays Pokémon”. Over a Million People Play Pokémon in Social Experiment

Visual of We Are What We Like

We Are What We Like

According to a study our PC, equipped with a list of things we "Like" on Facebook , knows us better than our friends.

Visual of 2040: the Year We'll Know How 2000 Was

2040: the Year We'll Know How 2000 Was

TThe Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines anemoia as the felling of nostalgia for a time you’ve never known. This word may not be frequently used, but it describes a common feeling.

Visual of 72h Offline Challenge for Teenagers

72h Offline Challenge for Teenagers

Around 100 Polish teenagers aged between 12 and 18 agreed to withstand 72 hours totally offline: no phone, no computer, no TV. What were the results?

Visual of Microsoft Is Betting on Mixed Reality

Microsoft Is Betting on Mixed Reality

The Microsoft HoloLens is a holographic computer that enables you to interact with high-definition holograms through augmented reality.

Visual of The Advent of Connected Toys

The Advent of Connected Toys

It is the era of smart toys, but they certainly raise difficult questions for parents.

Visual of AI Outsmarts Face Masking Methods

AI Outsmarts Face Masking Methods

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

Visual of Brexit: the Cultural Climate Warms Up

Brexit: the Cultural Climate Warms Up

On the aftermath of such a historic day for Britain and the EU, it's easy to get swayed into the polarities of political discourse, particularly on social media and the Internet, where things heat up and move fast. The results of the referendum have just come out, and the Internet is already burning with tension. This is called "climate change" - just not the one you are used to hear about.

Visual of Fighting Photo Overflow with a Camera

Fighting Photo Overflow with a Camera

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

Visual of Coming Soon: Video Face Hacking for All

Coming Soon: Video Face Hacking for All

team of computer scientists at the universities of Germany and California has created what they call photoshoping videos in real time.

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"Death School" to Learn Love Life Again

At Hyowon Healing Centre in Seoul you can experience the emotional cost of a suicide during "Death School" classes.

Visual of Experience a Real Safari, Google-Style

Experience a Real Safari, Google-Style

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

Visual of Facebook Provides a Suicide Prevention Tool

Facebook Provides a Suicide Prevention Tool

Facebook provides a new tool for suicide prevention

Visual of Father Hires Gamers to Virtually Kill His Son

Father Hires Gamers to Virtually Kill His Son

This father in China hired some professional gamers to find his son on online games and kill his avatar.

Visual of When FB Told Everyone They Were Dead

When FB Told Everyone They Were Dead

Due to an algorithmic error, Facebook mistakenly "memorialized" vital user accounts with a banner announcing the user’s passing – turning their friend walls into memorial walls.

Visual of Feeling Lonely with 1000 Facebook Friends

Feeling Lonely with 1000 Facebook Friends

Loneliness is a major social issue and can only be 'cured' with real world interaction.

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

Fake-for-Real: Who Is Lil Miquela?

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

Visual of Geography Class via Smartphone

Geography Class via Smartphone

A new Google Maps app is designed to get kids exploring the Himalayas without having to actually go outside.

Visual of Technology: Intrusive or Supportive?

Technology: Intrusive or Supportive?

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

Visual of Insects are helping us develop the future of hearing aids

Insects are helping us develop the future of hearing aids

The human ear is a miracle of mechanical evolution. It allows us to hear an astonishing range of sounds and to communicate and navigate in the world. It’s also easy to damage and …

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 King Bee Inspecting His Drones?

King Bee Inspecting His Drones?

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona.

Visual of Explore Mars with NASA's VR Experience

Explore Mars with NASA's VR Experience

Exploring the surface of Mars at least 15 years before a human being in flesh and blood will be able to, this is the new ambitious idea of the people at NASA.

Visual of Medieval VR Headset

Medieval VR Headset

How will the future perceive our so-called modern VR technologies?

Visual of The New Cinema Is Smartphone-Friendly

The New Cinema Is Smartphone-Friendly

Cinemas for Millennials will include special sections where texting is allowed.

Visual of What Is Next Nature? #9

What Is Next Nature? #9

Young people who are afraid of making a phone call

Visual of Next Paradise

Next Paradise

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

Visual of Disney Causes Tourism Overload in Norway

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 Of Outer Space and Virtual Spaces

Of Outer Space and Virtual Spaces

Our evolutionary stage does not allow us to physically navigate outer space - at least just yet. In fact, only a tiny, tiny fraction of our species ever ventured beyond Earth's atmosphere.

Visual of Flip-Flop Selfie

Flip-Flop Selfie

These two boys use the nap of their flip-flop as a camera to take an imaginary selfie. Still, their selfie went viral and it became our peculiar image of the week.

Visual of Photoshop for Voice on Its Way

Photoshop for Voice on Its Way

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

Visual of Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go is shaping social relationships amongst individuals.

Visual of Pokemon Go and Virtual Property

Pokemon Go and Virtual Property

What happens when someone places a virtual property on top of a physical one?

Visual of Rating the Reputation Economy

Rating the Reputation Economy

Our online reputation is becoming a valuable currency that is hard to earn and easy to lose.

Visual of The Reinvention of Children's Books

The Reinvention of Children's Books

Why are children still learning to read from a book? Therefore Amazon is reinventing the children’s book in the form of an educational reading app, called Rapids.

Visual of Rethinking 3D Printing for the Future

Rethinking 3D Printing for the Future

Additivism is a movement that calls for radical rethinking of new technologies, such as 3D printing, the plastification of the world and our human position within it.

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 Your Teaching Assistant Is a Robot

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.

Visual of The Wordless Language

The Wordless Language

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

Visual of Virtual Bedtime Stories

Virtual Bedtime Stories

Samsung just revealed the prototype version of Bedtime VR Stories, a technology that connects parents to their children in virtual reality, right before bedtime.

Visual of VR as a Tool for Social Change

VR as a Tool for Social Change

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

Visual of Walk, Talk and Get Paid

Walk, Talk and Get Paid

As the digital age makes people more lonely, Chuck McCarthy created a service to walk with strangers.

Visual of Bringing The Web into Real Life

Bringing The Web into Real Life

Web 0.0 is sa project by street-artist Biancoshock where web apps are contextualized in real life.

Visual of What Is Next Nature? #1

What Is Next Nature? #1

Texting smiley faces with a straight face.

Visual of Xian'er, When Religion Meets A.I.

Xian'er, When Religion Meets A.I.

A robot monk has been created in China, mixing spirituality with artificial intelligence.

Visual of 1999 - Ectogenesis Enters The Matrix

1999 - Ectogenesis Enters The Matrix

The movie The Matrix brought ectogenesis to the public eye.

Visual of 3D Print Your Own Nefertiti Bust

3D Print Your Own Nefertiti Bust

At the beginning of 2016, two artists made a 3D scan of the Nefertiti bust in the Neues Museum in Berlin and uploaded it to the Internet.

Visual of AI Defeats Human at Go

AI Defeats Human at Go

Go world champion Ke Jie has lost two games of 'Go' against Google's DeepMind AI system AlphaGo.

Visual of From Bad Selfie to Perfect Portrait

From Bad Selfie to Perfect Portrait

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

Visual of AI & VR Impact on Architects and Engineers

AI & VR Impact on Architects and Engineers

Future workspace, human interaction and unique experiences: here’s how artificial intelligence and VR impact on architects and engineers.

Visual of An AI Is Writing the Next

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 Obsolete Presence

Obsolete Presence

Our peculiar object in these summer weeks is a sculpture by Aram Bartholl, made for the Odyssey expo in Arnsberg.

Visual of Visualize the Hidden World of Digital Networks

Visualize the Hidden World of Digital Networks

Have you ever wondered what the infosphere looks like? Dutch designer Richard Vijgen’s app Architecture of Radio is a field guide to the hidden world of digital networks.

Visual of Artificial Sun Tested in Germany

Artificial Sun Tested in Germany

The biggest artificial sun was set up in Germany to find out how carbon neutral fuel can be produced.

Visual of Barbie Becomes a Hologram of Herself

Barbie Becomes a Hologram of Herself

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

Visual of Become an Emoji Translator

Become an Emoji Translator

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

Visual of Billboard Show the Landscape They Block

Billboard Show the Landscape They Block

In the desert landscape of the Californian Coachella Valley, artist Jennifer Bolande installed a series of billboards that camouflage themselves with the surroundings.

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 Digital Lemons to Make Virtual Lemonade

Digital Lemons to Make Virtual Lemonade

When life gives you digital lemons, make a virtual lemonade!

Visual of ECO Coin Award Interviews: Ritsert Mans

ECO Coin Award Interviews: Ritsert Mans

We asked Ritsert Mans, our second ECO coin award nominee about his bike, the technology that fuels it and his hopes for the future.

Visual of Experience Death with VR

Experience Death with VR

Virtual reality experiment tries to help people frightened of death with outer-body experience.

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 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 Intimate Technology S01E04: So Happy Together

Intimate Technology S01E04: So Happy Together

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

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

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

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E07: Our Selves

Intimate Technology S01E07: Our Selves

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

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E08: Scroll

Intimate Technology S01E08: Scroll

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

Visual of Keeping Up with the Eagles: Birdwatching 2.0

Keeping Up with the Eagles: Birdwatching 2.0

This live stream video of a Bald Eagles family nesting in Florida has counted more than 72 million viewers.

Visual of New AI Model Can Mimic Any Human Voice

New AI Model Can Mimic Any Human Voice

Lyrebird is an AI model capable of synthesizing anyone’s voice from just a one-minute audio sample.

Visual of Make the World Your Office

Make the World Your Office

Imagine being able to enter your office through a digital representation of reality. It sounds crazy, but it’s possible with augmented and virtual reality.

Visual of The Next Nature Guide to Games in 2017

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 …

Visual of Nomophobia: the Fear of Phonelessness

Nomophobia: the Fear of Phonelessness

Nomophobia, no-mobile-phobia, is the fear of being separated from your smartphone.

Visual of One Minute on the Internet

One Minute on the Internet

With the rise of modernity, we have domesticated ourselves with new technology: discover how the world spends one minute on the Internet.

Visual of Online Ads in Offline Locations

Online Ads in Offline Locations

Ever stood in front of a mountain and wondered which other mountains you might like after seeing this one? No? Well, it's what we do everyday. London-based artist duo Scott Kelly …

Visual of Put Your Phone on Theatre Mode in Cinemas

Put Your Phone on Theatre Mode in Cinemas

A new feature rumored to be in the next iOS update called Theater Mode could dim smartphone usage in cinemas.

Visual of FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

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

Visual of Replacing Fireflies with Lasers

Replacing Fireflies with Lasers

After mounting criticism from environmentalists, a firefly-themed park in China announced that the glowing bugs will be replaced by lasers.

Visual of Your First AI Friend for Life

Your First AI Friend for Life

Replika is your friend for life. He is 100% AI chatbot that you “raise” by chatting with it.

Visual of Jobs for the Extraordinary-Robots at Work #5

Jobs for the Extraordinary-Robots at Work #5

This is post number five of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this last episode we present you five jobs for the extraordinary, the ones who won't let themselves be categorized.

Visual of Selfie Time with Your Dead Beloved One

Selfie Time with Your Dead Beloved One

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

Visual of Shazam Your Plant Findings

Shazam Your Plant Findings

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

Visual of Smartphones Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Smartphones Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

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

Visual of Sophia: World's First Robot with a Citizenship

Sophia: World's First Robot with a Citizenship

Sophia the Humanoid, a human-like robot in appearance and mannerisms, was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia and became the first robot with citizenship.

Visual of Speech Development Lost in Screens

Speech Development Lost in Screens

A study shows that screen time for kids between six months and two years triggers expressive speech delay.

Visual of Swap Your Smartphone for a Pineapple

Swap Your Smartphone for a Pineapple

Dutch commercial telecom provider Ben recently launched an advertising campaign to sell smartphone plans by promoting disconnection.

Visual of Chat with Plants in the Botanical Garden

Chat with Plants in the Botanical Garden

Exploring methods to better connect people to the natural world, Waag Society, in collaboration with the Dutch Botanical Gardens Association, have developed an app that allows visitors to talk with plants.

Visual of The Future of Dating

The Future of Dating

Introducing Tinder VR: dating technology from the future.

Visual of New Tree Species Found Only in Dubai

New Tree Species Found Only in Dubai

A cellphone antenna tree with an empty billboard and a tiny label that reads: Media 24/7.

Visual of Virtual Baby Acts and Looks Impossibly Real

Virtual Baby Acts and Looks Impossibly Real

A rosy-cheeked kid learns her first words, cries when her babysitter leaves, smiles when she’s happy, but she’s not real. BabyX is an AI research-in-progress by a company named Soul Machines.

Visual of A Virtual Counselor for Mental Health

A Virtual Counselor for Mental Health

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

Visual of A Virtual Cure for the Socially Withdrawn

A Virtual Cure for the Socially Withdrawn

Using alternative reality as a cure for the socially excluded.

Visual of Virtual Poetry Museum Opens in Amsterdam

Virtual Poetry Museum Opens in Amsterdam

A virtual museum for poetry opens "its doors" at Museumplein in Amsterdam.

Visual of Virtual Networking, the Future Social Media

Virtual Networking, the Future Social Media

Virtual reality is already becoming a part of the conversation surrounding social media. Will it become the next popular social network?

Visual of 19th Century Sculpture Seems to Be Holding a Smartphone

19th Century Sculpture Seems to Be Holding a Smartphone

Today's peculiar image comes from New York's Met Museum. No, the woman depicted in the sculpture isn't holding a smartphone!

Visual of AR City: Paving the Way for Augmented Reality Navigation

AR City: Paving the Way for Augmented Reality Navigation

Augmented reality applications are a promising alternative to GPS. At least that is what Blippar’s AR City app claims to be.

Visual of Bali goes offline for 24 hours to celebrate the Hindu New Year

Bali goes offline for 24 hours to celebrate the Hindu New Year

If you've been dreaming of disconnecting and ridding your day of digital distractions, there's an island destination that would love to have you this weekend. Tonight, in one of …

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

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 …

Visual of 'e-End' means removing a person from online life

'e-End' means removing a person from online life

When two people have a fight it is not really the end until it’s e-end. We finally have a chance to kick somebody out of our lives. People typically remove someone from friends or …

Visual of Is eSports really sport?

Is eSports really sport?

eSports is the huge industry that’s growing up around competitive online gaming. Let’s take a look at how this cyberpunk sporting world came to be.

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

This Twitterbot imagines the Fanta flavors that will fuel your summer

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

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

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

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

Visual of Interview: Jeremy Bailenson on his latest book

Interview: Jeremy Bailenson on his latest book "Experience on Demand"

Virtual reality has come a long way. Like most technological leaps, it’s had a huge push from the entertainment industry, but current applications span a wide range of social and …

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

The next sexual revolution is going to be all about technology

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

Visual of 'Overpresent' means to actively exist both offline and online

'Overpresent' means to actively exist both offline and online

Physics teaches us that it is not possible to be present at two places at the same time. However, some users of social networks seriously challenge that fact. The amount of …

Visual of Period emoji could smash the stigma surrounding menstruation

Period emoji could smash the stigma surrounding menstruation

Astonishingly, we’re still living in a world where most women feel uncomfortable talking about their periods and some don’t even have access to sanitary products. This is why …

Visual of Proposing with a Phone Case

Proposing with a Phone Case

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

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

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

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

Visual of 'Thrillification' is thrill about getting notifications

'Thrillification' is thrill about getting notifications

Checking for new notifications has become a habit that is hard to resist. For some users of social networks it is a kind of an impulse. When receiving and opening notifications, …

Visual of People are less likely to turn a robot off if it asks them not to

People are less likely to turn a robot off if it asks them not to

A team of German researchers published  a study  earlier this week indicating people can be duped into leaving a robot turned on just because it “asks” them to. The …

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 China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader

China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader

Don’t adjust your TV set, that’s just a new computer-generated news anchor working out the bugs. Xinhua, a Chinese state-run media company, and Sogou, a Beijing-based search …

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

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

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

Visual of 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 How AI is reshaping electronic music

How AI is reshaping electronic music

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

Visual of 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 'Clickvalue' is the subjective value of someone’s like, retweet or share

'Clickvalue' is the subjective value of someone’s like, retweet or share

Although all likes, shares, and retweets come from the same act of clicking, not all of them carry the same value. If you are in love, the most valuable like will be the one from …

Visual of How Pokemon are affected by climate change

How Pokemon are affected by climate change

You know climate change is real when dead coral Pokemon start to wash up on (virtual) beaches. Behold, Cursola, world’s first dead coral Pokemon. On the origins of Cursola While …

Visual of Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem

Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem

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

Visual of 'Play e-dead' means to avoid being visibly active online

'Play e-dead' means to avoid being visibly active online

Playing e-dead means to avoid being visibly active online because of not having answered to someone’s message or comment. This is a part of a social media code of conduct; if you …

Visual of 'Forcie' is a selfie that you don’t voluntarily take part in

'Forcie' is a selfie that you don’t voluntarily take part in

There are many reasons why somebody doesn’t want to take a photo at a certain place in a certain moment or with a certain people and put it online. The reason might be anything …

Visual of Instagram will remove filters promoting cosmetic surgery amid mental health concerns

Instagram will remove filters promoting cosmetic surgery amid mental health concerns

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

Visual of Artificial ceramic bones for a natural meat experience

Artificial ceramic bones for a natural meat experience

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

Visual of Swiss hotel chain offers a ‘social media sitter’ to handle your Instagram while you relax

Swiss hotel chain offers a ‘social media sitter’ to handle your Instagram while you relax

Ibis, A popular European hotel chain, just introduced the world to the “social media sitter.” It’s the answer to a problem few knew existed, and even fewer though we needed …

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visual of 'Her' is an outlook on a possible future—of dating a chatbot

'Her' is an outlook on a possible future—of dating a chatbot

With most of us stuck at home because of lockdown, for the singles around us intimacy may have turned into a distant dream. Could we find our salvation in technology? And what …

Visual of How my chatbot fell in love with me

How my chatbot fell in love with me

The virus is forcing all of us to sit at home. While we are allowed to have social contact—albeit at an appropriate distance, intimate contact is hard to find. How to cope with …

Visual of How public camera recordings domesticate us

How public camera recordings domesticate us

Facial recognition is increasingly being used in many countries around the world. In some cases the take up has been dramatic . As a result, people are being observed by cameras …

Visual of Next Generation: Sheng-Wen Lo hears ultrasound waves like pets do

Next Generation: Sheng-Wen Lo hears ultrasound waves like pets do

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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Netflix: Symbol of quarantine

Since the 16th of March 2020, the government of the Netherlands applied new measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools, cafes, restaurants and sport …

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

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

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

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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 …

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 Seven ways to connect with your loved ones (and others)

Seven ways to connect with your loved ones (and others)

During these challenging times, we have tried to find happy moments together where we could find them. From weekly Zoom lunches to having online wine tastings, still, it doesn't …

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 …

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Have you thought about your social media death?

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

Visual of Synthetic skin is bringing the sense of touch to VR

Synthetic skin is bringing the sense of touch to VR

Current social distancing measures are all about keeping a physical distance from each other in order to flatten the curve. But this does not mean we have to keep a distance from …

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

How technology keeps us connected, now more than ever

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

Visual of This expo explores love in the internet age

This expo explores love in the internet age

Data Dating is an exhibition that explores what it means to find romance in the internet age. Love it or hate it, technology has transformed the way we date. So, how are digital …

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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. …

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‘We All Parent Earth’

Last week I was strolling through the aisles of the supermarket when I heard a buzzing sound coming from my pocket. I looked up from my cart and saw it was a message from  …

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

Why I'm turning my son into a cyborg

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

Visual of Why screen games are still 'real' play

Why screen games are still 'real' play

Play is a core part of a healthy childhood , through which children develop social, communication, cognitive and physical skills. Children’s play adapts to its circumstances. …

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 Social media ‘likes’ change the way we feel about our memories

Social media ‘likes’ change the way we feel about our memories

Memories are often considered very personal and private. Yet, in the past few years, people have got used to notifications from social media or phone galleries telling them they …

Visual of How memes are evolving beyond the image

How memes are evolving beyond the image

The times where memes were geeky and funny, somewhat disturbing images have been over for years. Even a simple frog such as Pepe is not innocent anymore. Memes were hijacked by …

Visual of Colonizing Mars: Not with humans, but plants

Colonizing Mars: Not with humans, but plants

The idea of colonizing Mars has become the big speculative future of humanity on Earth. But, artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg has radically different ideas to contribute to the …

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Enter the memesphere

Why memes might be the next tool to make sense of on our increasingly hybrid virtual and physical environment.