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Visual of Homo Modernus, Tractatus Philosophicus

Homo Modernus, Tractatus Philosophicus

This video is a special treat for the tiny portion of our readers who crave for Mcluhan–Wittgenstein cocktails: We recommend you to spend 9 minutes of your valuable time on …

Visual of Waves Are Everywhere

Waves Are Everywhere

Waveforms are found in the biosphere and the technosphere alike.

Visual of One RC to rule them all..

One RC to rule them all..

As our lives become more and more controlled by devices, we need ways to control them all. The pultius is the answer.

Visual of Diversity of Species in the Rainforest

Diversity of Species in the Rainforest

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

Visual of How does your Graph feel today?

How does your Graph feel today?

With all the new health management gadgets available becoming more and more widespread and cheap (even in the form of free iPhone apps),  your brain, your stomach, your heart, …

Visual of Facing your Car

Facing your Car

Do cars have a face? You would be inclined to say yes immediately. And you would be right as well, because they do. Study has confirmed through a complex statistical analysis that …

Visual of Face 'doek'

Face 'doek'

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

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 Sexy Car – From Russia with Love

Sexy Car – From Russia with Love

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

Visual of Circular Economy

Circular Economy

The uncomfortable watering can ironically shows us that the size matters in a circular economy.

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 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 Nature So-called

Nature So-called

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

Visual of Fake for Real: The Money Matrix

Fake for Real: The Money Matrix

It's fascinating how stock traders can get so excited about a few abstract numbers on an electronic display. These numbers represent real money, and every small fluctuation can …

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 Google 2084

Google 2084

Tongue in cheek speculation on what Google's home page may look like in 2084, created by Randy Siegel for NY Times. Frankly, I don't think this is very realistic: We don't have to …

Visual of The surrealist were telling the truth

The surrealist were telling the truth

After Magritte; Surrealism in the 21th century. Peculiar image of the week, created by Isabel Lucena.

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 French USB wine

French USB wine

Remember the article N is for Nature , describing the Californian company Enologix, which creates software to predict how wine critics will rate a wine, so that it can be produced …

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 Cloudmaker

Cloudmaker

Always dreamed of creating your own clouds? You can now create them... from text. Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from any text, url or rss stream you provide. The …

Visual of Computer crash virus

Computer crash virus

Yes. Evelien Lohbeck takes metaphors seriously (but with humor).  

Visual of Consuming Illusions

Consuming Illusions

So you thought the 'consumption of illusions' was a typical digital world activity of second life residents and gaming addicts? Never underestimate virtuality in everyday life. …

Visual of Fractalary: Fractals from Planet to Atoms

Fractalary: Fractals from Planet to Atoms

I think all Nature has a fractal structure, from Planet to Atoms. Website: Fractalary: Fractals from Planet to Atoms

Visual of Google DNA search

Google DNA search

Last year Google invested four million in 23andme , a commercial research center that maps out your DNA for 1000 bucks. Now Google also invested in Navigenics , a company that …

Visual of Google tracks flue spread via sick searchers

Google tracks flue spread via sick searchers

This Tuesday, search giant Google released an experimental tool that tracks the intensity and movement of the influenza virus across the United States by monitoring the number of …

Visual of High Performance Hip

High Performance Hip

A commercial by an orthopaedic reconstruction company introducing the next generation of joint replacements: " Highly advanced hips and knees. Engineered to meet the needs of your …

Visual of Human genome sequencing soon child play?

Human genome sequencing soon child play?

Starting next spring, a complete human-genome sequence can be ordered the Californian startup Complete Genomics for just $5,000, Techreview reports. Currently sequencing still …

Visual of Hurricane$ approaching

Hurricane$ approaching

Economy is ecology . At least, according to the biomimicmarketeers of the US Wachovia Bank who created this weather report like newspaper advertisement. Nowadays most people worry …

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 Lion and giraffe fooling around

Lion and giraffe fooling around

This is the peculiar image of the week, sorry Koert ; ) Excuse my crap quality.

Visual of Liquified Furniture

Liquified Furniture

Never, 1999. By Nina Saunders Just a random collection of her works: Any day now, 2003 – Woodland trust, 2007 Ever onwards, 2001 Age of Reason, 1995 – Confession, 2005 Sincerely …

Visual of Multicultural Gourmet Pack

Multicultural Gourmet Pack

Multicultural Gourmet Pack is a new meat package that contains a variety of butchered meat products based on different religions and believes. The pack contains a total of 4 …

Visual of Museums becoming billboards

Museums becoming billboards

After selling his school , entrepreneur Teun Castelein is now selling the Dutch museum of graphic design.

Visual of Religion now made easier

Religion now made easier

Poster created by Selby Gildemacher/Piek!

Visual of Self Control Freak

Self Control Freak

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

Visual of Simulating Old Nature on Next Nature

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 …

Visual of Social Networking down to the Genetic Level

Social Networking down to the Genetic Level

If you've ever wanted to know just exactly how much DNA you share with your ridiculously tall brother or doppelganger best friend, you'll soon be able to find out. 23andMe , a …

Visual of Teddy's Atonomy

Teddy's Atonomy

Wool sculptor Stephanie Metz researched the meaning of 'cute' through the morphology of some Teddy bear species. Related posts: PacMan's Scull | Animatus

Visual of WAR

WAR

Note that this is not an anti-American statement.

Visual of World of World of Warcraft (WOWOW)

World of World of Warcraft (WOWOW)

Videogame players celebrated this week as a hotly anticipated sequel to the popular online video game World of Warcraft hit the shelves. The nine million gamers can now play a …

Visual of 20 Pound Mouse Pointer

20 Pound Mouse Pointer

The recent discussion on boomeranged metaphors reminded me of this 20 pound mouse hand created a some years ago for a Paradise by the laptop light event on Next Nature. The …

Visual of A Future Love Story

A Future Love Story

By MARCEL VAN DER DRIFT. Ten years from now, a cell phone gently sinks to the bottom of the river. It's one of the latest models. The clever design, trendy colours and nifty …

Visual of Apple Salad

Apple Salad

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

Visual of ARM•ME

ARM•ME

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

Visual of Autimacy

Autimacy

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

Visual of A.T.R.E.E.M.

A.T.R.E.E.M.

Meet A.T.R.E.E.M. (acronym for Automated Tree-Rental for Emission Encaging Machine), a device that compares daily activities, energy and products to the growth of a tree. "From an …

Visual of Back to Where it Came From

Back to Where it Came From

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

Visual of Biomimicmarketed Strawberry Juice

Biomimicmarketed Strawberry Juice

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

Visual of Brain Scan Replaces Job Interview in 5 Years?

Brain Scan Replaces Job Interview in 5 Years?

Forget about palmistry! MRI scans for candidates in top jobs such as bank directors could soon become part of the job-application package, says Erasmus University researcher Prof …

Visual of Carhenge

Carhenge

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

Visual of 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 China limits use of 'virtual' currencies

China limits use of 'virtual' currencies

By DAVID BARBOZA SHANGHAI — China made public on Tuesday regulations aimed at cracking down on the use of virtual currencies amid worries that a huge underground economy was …

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 Colalife

Colalife

Coca-Cola© succeeds in what most NGO's try to achieve: getting the goods to the poor in the 3rd world   Africa. For most people there, a Coke is easier to get and cheaper than a …

Visual of Credit on Color – Rainbow of Credit Cards

Credit on Color – Rainbow of Credit Cards

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

Visual of Economy, as Seen From Space

Economy, as Seen From Space

Reliable data on economic growth is hard to come by in many parts of the world, especially in developing countries. Yet according to scientists, outer space offers a new …

Visual of Energy Consumption Shown on Power Plant

Energy Consumption Shown on Power Plant

Information decoration on a city scale. Every night from the 22 to the 29 of February 2008, the vapor emissions of he Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki will be illuminated to …

Visual of FDA holds up the delivery of an 'Apple'

FDA holds up the delivery of an 'Apple'

The US Food and Drug Administration is holding up the delivery of an iMac because they seem to think it is an apple, not an Apple. I don’t want to believe that either UPS or the …

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 Forefather Ox cloned to revive delicious Steak

Forefather Ox cloned to revive delicious Steak

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

Visual of Freshness Label

Freshness Label

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

Visual of Games Become Jobs: Gold Farming in China

Games Become Jobs: Gold Farming in China

Chinese workers slaying monsters to earn gold for western consumers. It sounds surreal, but it is a far from virtual reality for the so-called 'gold farmers', who are working in …

Visual of Google Ads talk back!

Google Ads talk back!

‘Advertising is the cave art of the 20th century’, Marshall McLuhan said. Advertisings are mythical depictions of hunting and gathering rituals, that don’t take place on some …

Visual of GPS influence on street signage?

GPS influence on street signage?

In the future, every street will be a Nokia street? Perhaps not, however we may expect some changes in street signage due to the arrival of mobile & gps technology. Once …

Visual of Hollywood Nature

Hollywood Nature

For those who feel like the world is heading for economical malaise and financial disaster: cheer up! there's always a worse scenario. End sequence of our 2008 show in LA, by Luke …

Visual of Lab creates fake DNA evidence

Lab creates fake DNA evidence

DNA evidence has been the most bulletproof evidence for forensic sciences in recent years. Not anymore. A laboratory at Nucleix, a life-sciences company, has demonstrated it is …

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 Not so Little Red Ridinghood

Not so Little Red Ridinghood

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

Visual of Office Rebellion

Office Rebellion

These peculiar illustrations are part of a sixteen-page pamphlet produced to put inside the postage-paid, business-reply envelopes that come with junk mail offers. Every envelope …

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 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 Rubber Duck XL

Rubber Duck XL

This gigantic rubber duck was created by artist Florentijn Hofman and is currently traveling around the world. Unsure how the over-sized bird is related to our explorations in …

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 Time pilots us...

Time pilots us...

You step out of bed. Why? Because your alarm clock tells you it is time. A quick glance at the alarm clock tells you that you are still on schedule. First you take a shower and …

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 Wild life

Wild life

Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of 8-bit Icon Watch

8-bit Icon Watch

Remember that aggravating 8-bit pixeled watch icon that used to replace your mouse cursor whenever your Apple computer was ‘taking time’ to finish a task? Displaying a wristwatch …

Visual of Bird + Subwoofer

Bird + Subwoofer

The Bell Isle Zoo is one of the examples of the decay of the once great city of Detroit. Situated on an island in the Fleming Channel, the zoo was shut down years ago because of …

Visual of Cough in Your Cell Phone, not Your Sleeve

Cough in Your Cell Phone, not Your Sleeve

Coughing into your cell phone could soon save you a trip to the doctor's office. Thanks to software currently being developed by Star Analytical Services , people may soon be able …

Visual of Cultivating the Money-verse

Cultivating the Money-verse

Alright, we were mistaken. Money isn't virtual after all.   A recent TV commercial of a Greek bank shed light on the issue. Your money lives, is anthropomorphic and inhabits an …

Visual of Dubai Globe: Sea versus Economy

Dubai Globe: Sea versus Economy

When developers launched the globe project just off Dubai's coast in 2003, they hoped that the rich and famous would land there to populate the 300 islands. Within five years …

Visual of ECO Currency – A Proposal to Balance Economical and Environmental Value

ECO Currency – A Proposal to Balance Economical and Environmental Value

Imagine we would have an alternative monetary currency for environmental value. Would the rain forest still be destroyed if there existed an ECO–currency to express its value and …

Visual of Fat/slim magnifying label

Fat/slim magnifying label

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

Visual of From Analog to Digital, back to Analog

From Analog to Digital, back to Analog

Bitquid is an installation by Jeroen Holthuis which shows digital information transferring in an analogue way, through the use of fluorescent liquid. Nowadays the use of internet …

Visual of Infobesity

Infobesity

Could this 2.0-bird be suffering from Infobesity ? Then it must be the result of excessive infocalorie consumption. Following people and news-sources on microblogservices like …

Visual of Kapitaal

Kapitaal

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

Visual of Matt Ridley – When Ideas have Sex

Matt Ridley – When Ideas have Sex

At TEDGlobal 2010 , author Matt Ridley argues how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. According to …

Visual of Miniature Sensor Network for the Office

Miniature Sensor Network for the Office

"Have you seen my stapler? No, but just look it up on Google home office maps ." CSIRO Researchers have developed miniature sensors that track lab equipment, coffee mugs and …

Visual of Nano Tattoo to Monitor Diabetes

Nano Tattoo to Monitor Diabetes

Now here is something for the NANO Supermarket : Massachusetts-based Draper Laboratories have developed a special injectable ink with nano–particles. This ink eventually could …

Visual of Nature as a Commodity

Nature as a Commodity

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

Visual of Nature by Numbers

Nature by Numbers

Nature as math, math as nature. A short movie by Cristóbal Villa . Thanks Martijn .

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 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 …

Visual of Outer-Space as Local-Space

Outer-Space as Local-Space

In 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, two unmanned interplanetary space probes that were sent out to explore the outer space. Aboard each was a record which intended to …

Visual of Pixel Terror in New York City

Pixel Terror in New York City

Unsure whether this video by Patrick Jean should be interpreted as an allegorical vision of the utterly transmuting effect the digital has on the physical , or that it is just an …

Visual of Reading the Body: Finger Length Ratio Predicts Athletic Ability

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 …

Visual of Search Stories

Search Stories

Once upon a time humans told stories by painting on cave walls, showing plays in an amphitheater, pressing text on paper and shining light trough pieces of film. Today we tell our …

Visual of Shell Logo Evolution

Shell Logo Evolution

Corporate logos constantly have to adapt in order to survive. In the case of the Shell oil company this results in an image that ironically resembles the ones we know from the …

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

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

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

Visual of 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 US Judge Rules Gene Patents Invalid ?because they are Natural

US Judge Rules Gene Patents Invalid ?because they are Natural

Did you know that about 20 percent of your body isn't really yours? It has been patented by some corporation you probably never heard of. You can't patent gold, you can't patent …

Visual of Alex Gross

Alex Gross

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

Visual of An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

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

Visual of 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 Back to the Tribe

Back to the Tribe

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

Visual of 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 Drugs are Nuts

Drugs are Nuts

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

Visual of Fake Plastic Bags – Made From Real Leather

Fake Plastic Bags – Made From Real Leather

Fakeness is traditionally associated with inferiority; cheap Rolexes that break in two weeks, plastic Christmas trees, leaking silicone breasts, imitation caviar... However, in a …

Visual of Mapping the World through Facebook

Mapping the World through Facebook

This world map is drawn using Facebook connections only. It was created by Paul Butler using connections between 10 million Facebook friends. The result is a remarkably good …

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 …

Visual of Nintendo Portables Are Breeding Grounds For Sexy Fun

Nintendo Portables Are Breeding Grounds For Sexy Fun

Sexuality and sensuality are phenomena which have been a nature for us as long as we humans exist. Not only humans experience these phenomena; also animals experience sexuality …

Visual of SMS Skyscrapers

SMS Skyscrapers

I reckoned Amsterdam did not have any sky scrapers, but I guess I wasn't looking through the right lenses. This sms-traffic Amsterdam skyline – made on new years eve 2007 – was …

Visual of So that's where blackberries come from

So that's where blackberries come from

Peculiar image of the week, by Arnoud van den Heuvel . Related: Children's dictionary dumps 'nature' words , Crackberry addicts are suing their employers , handset gets taken to …

Visual of Street View of the United States

Street View of the United States

The All Streets map visualizes of all the 240 million individual road segments in the United States. Although no other features — outlines, cities, or types of terrain — are …

Visual of The Monsters We Deserve

The Monsters We Deserve

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

Visual of The Nauga's Hyde

The Nauga's Hyde

Sometimes new technology has to bio-mimic old nature to be accepted. In the late 1960s and early 70s, Uniroyal Engineered Products invented the 'nauga' a beast that gives its name …

Visual of The Neighborhood's DNA

The Neighborhood's DNA

I've noticed DNA spray notices springing up around Amsterdam.  I assumed it was a fairly standard anti-theft device:  A crime is committed, a little nozzle is activated by the …

Visual of The Woods Smell of Shampoo

The Woods Smell of Shampoo

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

Visual of Timon and Pumbaa

Timon and Pumbaa

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

Visual of Trading Humans for Trading Algorithms

Trading Humans for Trading Algorithms

The economic system and profit motive has been a driving force that steers and even dictates social change. Investors and stockbrokers have been a major influence to these social …

Visual of Traditional Thanksgiving Meat

Traditional Thanksgiving Meat

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

Visual of Traffic Sign Comic

Traffic Sign Comic

This uncanny comical combination of traffic signs was spotted in the great city of Lisbon, Portugal. Notice the ignorant by-passers. I fear we might have a new genre here. …

Visual of Virtual Offline Shopping

Virtual Offline Shopping

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

Visual of Why Handwriting Must Die

Why Handwriting Must Die

Associate professor Anne Trubek argues that handwriting will soon be history , because writing words by hand is a technology that's just too slow for our times, and our minds. A …

Visual of A More Realistic Mermaid

A More Realistic Mermaid

After being denied permission to reproduce the famed Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, the authorities of Vancouver decided to go for something more realistic.

Visual of Amazon Tribe lacks concept of Time

Amazon Tribe lacks concept of Time

A study, in Language and Cognition has shown that time does not exist as a separate concept for the Brazilian Amondawa  – an Amazon tribe first contacted by the outside world in …

Visual of Biosphere meets Technosphere

Biosphere meets Technosphere

Now who's gonna scare who? Our peculiar image of the week was sent in by Béla Zsigmond .

Visual of How to build your own Christmas Tree

How to build your own Christmas Tree

Polish artist Dominik Lejman has created this nine minute video manual

Visual of Gordan Savicic - Facebook Suicide

Gordan Savicic - Facebook Suicide

Slowly but steadily the digital environment is becoming the primary living space where we interact and define ourselves. According to Gordan Savicic however, some things are still …

Visual of Happy Meat

Happy Meat

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

Visual of Just Browsing

Just Browsing

Dutch designer Boris Rijksen experiences a culture shock when he enters the real world after a day of screen work. Before, the ‘digital immigrant’ struggled to understand digital …

Visual of Mul & De Mul – God's Browser

Mul & De Mul – God's Browser

Philosopher and professor Jos de Mu l and media artist Geert Mul set out to visualize the Gods Browser in a unique art-science collaboration. The result is a conceptual poem of …

Visual of Selling Rum with Dragons, Berries & Bats

Selling Rum with Dragons, Berries & Bats

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

Visual of Sight – As Second Life becomes First Life

Sight – As Second Life becomes First Life

So you thought your live was already pretty much media-saturated? Indulge in the design fiction film Sight and you'll realize you ain't seen nothing yet.

Visual of Twitter Followers as Currency

Twitter Followers as Currency

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

Visual of When Biomimicmarketing Kills

When Biomimicmarketing Kills

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

Visual of Years

Years

Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck created a hyper-nostalgic record player that, rather than making music from vintage vinyl records, uses slices of woods to generate sound.

Visual of A Frankenstein-esque System

A Frankenstein-esque System

The boundary between humans and machines is slowly but steadily blurring. The Immortal is a machine which exists out of several life-support machines connected with wires and electric cords.

Visual of Dad Hires Virtual Hitman to Kill Son's Online Avatars

Dad Hires Virtual Hitman to Kill Son's Online Avatars

A 23-year-old in China was recently puzzled why his online avatars were being killed off at disproportionate rates. After asking around, the young man eventually discovered that …

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 Design Looking Backwards

Design Looking Backwards

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

Visual of Disney Princesses Fight Against Cliché

Disney Princesses Fight Against Cliché

Watch your back: the Disney princesses are feeling murderous.

Visual of First Monkey Named after a Website

First Monkey Named after a Website

The honor of naming this new monkey was auctioned off to raise funds. The monkey is now know as the Goldenpalace.com Titi.

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 Buckle up for Black Sky Thinking

Buckle up for Black Sky Thinking

How can we anticipate what happens after the technological singularity?

Visual of Pixel Nostalgia Leads to Digital Pointillism

Pixel Nostalgia Leads to Digital Pointillism

The return of megapixels.

Visual of Rubber Duck XL: the Bath is Over

Rubber Duck XL: the Bath is Over

The  gigantic rubber duck  created by Dutch artist  Florentijn Hofman  floated on Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, with the island skyline in the background. The XL duck showed up in …

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 The Fist Bump Manifesto

The Fist Bump Manifesto

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

Visual of 8-Butt

8-Butt

Pixel panties for pixel-nostalgics.

Visual of All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

Then and now.

Visual of Does Handwriting Matter Anymore?

Does Handwriting Matter Anymore?

The personal touch of pen and ink VERSUS the efficiency and productivity of digital word processors.

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 Invisible Girlfriend

Invisible Girlfriend

Virtual for Real relationship.

Visual of Land Art in Minecraft

Land Art in Minecraft

If Mindcraft is our next landscape, should do land art there as well?

Visual of Leaves & Logos Identification Quiz

Leaves & Logos Identification Quiz

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

Visual of Need to Unplug? There is an App for that

Need to Unplug? There is an App for that

At times it seems we serve our technology as much as it serves us. The OFFTIME App wants to save us from our own devices.

Visual of Palm Tree Antenna

Palm Tree Antenna

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

Visual of Scan Yourself With Your Digital Doctor

Scan Yourself With Your Digital Doctor

There seems to be a high demand for the ability to self-diagnose. Consider Scanadu , a company developing a medical device for self-diagnosis, has become the highest funded …

Visual of Show Dem Guts

Show Dem Guts

Sexy girls and organ meat was never a good combination to me, but the people from Black Milk Clothing that created this swimsuit seem to think it makes a pretty nice product. Am …

Visual of Styles for Anti-Face Detection

Styles for Anti-Face Detection

The desire to avoid face recognition algorithms could bring us a whole new set of make up styles,

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 What Bits Want

What Bits Want

Digital bits have lives. They work for us, but we totally ignore them. What do bits really want? Here are the life stories of four different bits.

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 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 Meet the Modern Miners

Meet the Modern Miners

A visit to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine that is said to make 800.000 Euro per month.

Visual of MyWebwill Dead Before its Subscribers

MyWebwill Dead Before its Subscribers

The company MyWebwill helped you to manage your digital afterlife. Unfortunately for its subscribers the company itself has now deceased.

Visual of Over 300 Sharks are Now on Twitter

Over 300 Sharks are Now on Twitter

Recently 338 sharks in Western Australia subscribed to the microblogging service. They are now tweeting out where they are.

Visual of Seconds for Sale: Domestication of Time

Seconds for Sale: Domestication of Time

Time Ingot is a solid piece of lead alloy, its mass can slow down time in the immediate vicinity.

Visual of The Face of Litter

The Face of Litter

Hong Kong is using DNA analysis to publicly shame litterbugs

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 Medieval VR Headset

Medieval VR Headset

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

Visual of Turning Coke into Water

Turning Coke into Water

This art installation turning coke into water raise questions on what, at the end of the day, should be considered 'the real thing'.

Visual of Beatles Zebra Crossing

Beatles Zebra Crossing

Realize it's metaphors we live by.

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 Priests Bless Server Rooms

Priests Bless Server Rooms

Sanctifying servers with knowledge and power from digital demons.

Visual of After Horsepower Comes Robotpower?

After Horsepower Comes Robotpower?

We fear being replaced by robots. They have the potential to be smarter, stronger and more hardworking than us, but so do horses.

Visual of The New Gold: Honey!

The New Gold: Honey!

A ‘gold rush’ is haunting New Zealand’s beekeepers, as beehive and honey thefts are continuing to rise.

Visual of Payment by Wedding Ring

Payment by Wedding Ring

The Tappy 'smart ring' is a wedding ring connected to your bank account.

Visual of The Future of Dating

The Future of Dating

Introducing Tinder VR: dating technology from the future.

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 Slowing down to start up: Here's the first chapter of our crypto deep dive series

Slowing down to start up: Here's the first chapter of our crypto deep dive series

It takes years to design a new banknote, having hundreds of people working on every little detail, all done under the watchful eye of governments and professionals. However today, …

Visual of The return of direct democracy: Introducing a digital agora to the crypto-world

The return of direct democracy: Introducing a digital agora to the crypto-world

In Ancient Greece the people were part of a direct-democracy, this means that they would directly vote for policies and laws. Nowadays, it seems as though this horizontal approach …

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

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

Visual of The religion named Artificial Intelligence

The religion named Artificial Intelligence

Would you pray to a Robot deity? A group of Japanese buddhists is already doing so. Meet Mindar , the robot divinity shaped after the buddhist Goddess of Mercy, also known as …