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Visual of Video Game-Playing Robot Acts More

Video Game-Playing Robot Acts More "Human" than Humans

Computer-controlled players in video games can usually be spotted for their repetitive, illogical or unemotional behavior. Unlike humans, non-player characters (NPCs) don't get …

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Video Game Logic Wins This Round

Adapting video games to real life has become a fairly common, jokey way of exploring the games' surreal aspects.  I saw kids with balloons playing Mario Kart on my college campus, …

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 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 E.T. Video Games are Real Modern Fossils

E.T. Video Games are Real Modern Fossils

An unsuccessful piece of video gaming history became an archeological record.

Visual of Treating Mental Illness with Video Games

Treating Mental Illness with Video Games

Neurofeedback shows promises in treating a range of mental ailments.

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Give AI curiosity and it plays video games all day

If you teach a robot to fish, it’ll probably catch fish. However, if you teach it to be curious, it’ll just watch TV and play video games all day. Researchers from  Open AI …

Visual of Blind woman sees with new implant and plays video game sent straight to her brain

Blind woman sees with new implant and plays video game sent straight to her brain

It’s been over a decade since artificial retinas first began helping the blind see. But for many people, whose blindness originates beyond the retina, the technology falls short. …

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The Next Nature Guide to Games in 2017

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

Visual of Playing with Microbes – Biotic Games

Playing with Microbes – Biotic Games

Stanford researchers are developing 'biotic games' involving paramecia and other living organisms. So far, they have created three games that mimic classic video games. The …

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Serious Gamers Assist Society

New citizen science games are bringing gamification to serious issues.

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How to get rid of 2400 memory games

The Fake for Real memory game was sold in a stylish box with a pattern resembling the internationally known and faked Louis Vuitton pattern. The LV pattern was ironically mimicked …

Visual of Growing Crops with Video Projections

Growing Crops with Video Projections

Growing plants with projected YouTube videos.

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 New in: Next Nature Memory Game

New in: Next Nature Memory Game

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

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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 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.

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 Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

The Analogue vs Digital Memory Game explores the different ways of seeing, thinking and experiencing across the digital divide.

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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 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 Nano Product: The Healing Game

Nano Product: The Healing Game

The Healing Game: a playful medicine.

Visual of Gameboy Bricks a million years from now

Gameboy Bricks a million years from now

A million years from now that hand would probably look more evolved, but the idea is nice: What if we would mold objects of the now into stone or bricks to preserve them over time …

Visual of Games become punishment: Gold farming in prison

Games become punishment: Gold farming in prison

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

Visual of Game Player Hired as Football Manager

Game Player Hired as Football Manager

FC Baku from Azerbaijan hired an 21 year old new manager who never trained a real team before. He was chosen for his knowledge of Football Manager, the videogame.

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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 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 …

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Video dress

Sometimes I have a hard time choosing between going out and staying home watching TV or my computerscreen. The great fashiondesigner Hussein Chalayan made these choices a lot …

Visual of Car tech makes reality look like a game

Car tech makes reality look like a game

Tech company Fuijtsu released a new way to look around you while driving a car. Following the old fashioned neck turning and mirroring this tech has cameras around the vehicle to …

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Game On

Game over? Game on. I can't help but wonder if gaming might influence our notion of death. Does anyone know of research in this direction? Anyhow, this classical PlayStation 2 …

Visual of Where Games are Made

Where Games are Made

For his Made of Myth series, Marc Da Cunha Lopes goes back to the places where the elements of great game classics were made. You really didn't think it was all virtual, right? …

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 Biggest Visual Power Show 2006, Video

Biggest Visual Power Show 2006, Video

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

Visual of Slogan of the Week: Games become Jobs

Slogan of the Week: Games become Jobs

Slogan of the week: Games become Jobs.

Visual of Gamers Solve Enzyme Riddle

Gamers Solve Enzyme Riddle

In a vivd example of the blur between culture and nature, players using an online game called Foldit have helped solve complex questions for researchers about enzyme models. The …

Visual of Flight Paths Of Birds Captured On Video

Flight Paths Of Birds Captured On Video

Visualizing of the flight paths of birds.

Visual of 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 Slaughterbots Video Depicts Killer Bots Nightmare

Slaughterbots Video Depicts Killer Bots Nightmare

This seven-minute video, titled 'Slaughterbots', shows a future in which palm-sized autonomous drones commit untraceable massacres.

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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 ECO Currency – Explanation Video

ECO Currency – Explanation Video

Earlier we have discussed the ECO currency , now here is an explanation video. The ECO currency is an alternative currency to express environmental value. People who conduct labor …

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Computer Teaches Itself to Play Games

An algorithm observes human players to learn how to beat Super Mario Bros.

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An AI Is Writing the Next "Game of Thrones"

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

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Don't you just love those classical games?

Peculiar image of the week by Anne de Vries .

Visual of Call for Videos: Intimate Technology

Call for Videos: Intimate Technology

Next Nature Network is curating the One Minutes series for September 2017.

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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 New York's Dogs Hunt for Dangerous Game: City Rats

New York's Dogs Hunt for Dangerous Game: City Rats

A society of dog owners who have no problem giving free reign to their pets' killer instincts.

Visual of White Blood Cell War/Game

White Blood Cell War/Game

Blood Wars is an  art-science installation that will pit white  blood cells from two different people against each other in a "tournament" that aims to see which person has the …

Visual of Hunger Games for Robots

Hunger Games for Robots

How would you feel if robots inherited ethical complications of existence?

Visual of Real Mario (video)

Real Mario (video)

These college students perform a "live-action" skit of the old school Super Mario Brothers video game at a talent show. Virtual for real in a high school musical  (hilarious …

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 …

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Fake for Real video

Video of the Fake for Real Memory Game , presented by Hendrik-Jan Grievink & Koert van Mensvoort at the Style First exhibition in the museum Mudac , Lausanne, Switzerland. …

Visual of Nobuo Takahashi's Exploding City (video)

Nobuo Takahashi's Exploding City (video)

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of the world's population will be living in towns and cities . By 2030 this number will swell to almost 5 billion, with …

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How to bingewatch our ‘Intimate Technology’ video series

Technology is coming closer to us. In the form of decades old headphones or state-of-art devices. It has always been a part of our lives and this only seems to develop further: …

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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 Killing Cancer Cells, Arcade-Style

Killing Cancer Cells, Arcade-Style

A speculative nanotech pill that lets you virtually rove your body, zapping cancer cells as you go.

Visual of NANO Supermarket Best Product 2014

NANO Supermarket Best Product 2014

A jury of design and science experts awarded the best NANO Supermarket product a € 2.500 prize.

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 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 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.

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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 Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go Improves Players' Mental Health

Pokémon Go is shaping social relationships amongst individuals.

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 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 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.

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

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

Visual of 3000 Years Old 8-Bit Music Instrument

3000 Years Old 8-Bit Music Instrument

The more iconic video game audio track played with an ancient woodwind. The resulting sound is pure 1980s nostalgia.

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Are There Pokémon on the Moon?

Pokémon Go is slowly taking over our planet. People know more Pokémon than bird or tree species. However, avid players will have noticed that some of the first-gen Pokémon are not available in the game yet.

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Playing Dreams

Jayne Gackenbach, a professor of psychology and sociology at Grant MacEwan College, Canada has completed research which claims that video games alter the way the brain works. …

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Catch and eat fishing by phone

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

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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 …

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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 …

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Food for Thought

Food is no food. Food is scent. Food is temporary experience. Food is message. Welcome to this magical gastronomy tour. You will enjoy the tasty (video)links below: Works by Chef …

Visual of If avatars could vote

If avatars could vote

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

Visual of BVPS Next Nature in LA - Pictures!

BVPS Next Nature in LA - Pictures!

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

Visual of 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 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 Jobs for Entrepreneurs - Robots at Work #4

Jobs for Entrepreneurs - Robots at Work #4

This is post number four of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this episode we present you five jobs for entrepreneurs, the ones who love doing big business.

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Biggest Visual Powershow: Photo report

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

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Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed

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

Visual of Fake for Real: Actress Plays Virtual Character

Fake for Real: Actress Plays Virtual Character

Tomb Raider, featuring superwoman Lara Croft, was one of the most successful video games of its generation. Although many computer games had previously been created as spin-offs …

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Faustian Bargains and Pineapple Shampoo

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

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Do It Yourself Pet

Image: A. Sidorov Have you ever fantasized about creatures which carry the biggest smile? Or creatures which are so deeply covered with fur that you wish they were real? Good …

Visual of Brand Environmentalism: The Augmented Reality Sneaker

Brand Environmentalism: The Augmented Reality Sneaker

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

Visual of A Self-Aware Mario Able to Learn and Feel

A Self-Aware Mario Able to Learn and Feel

Super Mario is now able to learn and feel in the confines of his 8-bit universe.

Visual of Rio 2016: the Olympic (Green) Abyss

Rio 2016: the Olympic (Green) Abyss

Last week the Olympic women’s diving pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre mysteriously turned swampy green overnight.

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 A Virtual Reality Retreat

A Virtual Reality Retreat

Are we sleepwalking into our technological future?

Visual of Adding a new dimension to marine restoration: 3D printing coral reefs

Adding a new dimension to marine restoration: 3D printing coral reefs

The local fishermen looked on skeptically. From the deck of a small motorboat, scuba divers grabbed odd chunks of ceramic – which could be described as rocky brains stuck on …

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From Silver Screen to Computer Screen

Fans of The Sims video game spent the Oscar Sunday evening making virtual copies of the red carpet fashions worn by Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, contender Keira Knightley and …

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fully automated news bulletin

News at Seven is a set of preferences for what a newsreport should be about. Using keywords entered by the user, the program selects news site RSS feeds and specific stories to …

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Snoil

Snake, the video game that came out in the mid-to-late 1970s gained popularity in the 1990s for its inclusion on some mobile phones. Perhaps the reason why Martin Frey (Berlin) - …

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Build a better being

Will Wright's hugely successful games SimCity and The Sims let players shape the structure of urban areas and the lives of virtual humans; his upcoming game, Spore , lets them …

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 …

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Demo Day at Next Nature Lab

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

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 Rural India's Next Nature Testimonial

Rural India's Next Nature Testimonial

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Add, Browse, Destroy

Analogue vs Digital: Add, Browse, Destroy

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

Visual of Let Your Drone Mow Your Lawn

Let Your Drone Mow Your Lawn

If you do not want to slave away under the sun, pushing a bulky mower around, drones can do it for you.

Visual of Body hair helps animals stay clean – and could inspire self-cleaning technologies

Body hair helps animals stay clean – and could inspire self-cleaning technologies

Watch a fly land on the kitchen table, and the first thing it does is clean itself, very, very carefully. Although we can’t see it, the animal’s surface is covered with dust, …

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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 …

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Next Nature gift guide 2019

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

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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 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 …

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Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

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

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 …

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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 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 Norwegian boy saves sister from moose attack using world of warcraft skills

Norwegian boy saves sister from moose attack using world of warcraft skills

Hans Jørgen Olsen, a 12-year-old Norwegian boy, saved himself and his sister from a moose attack using skills he picked up playing the online role playing game World of Warcraft.. …

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Human Augmentation™

As a gamer, I come across many visions of possible futures. But this trailer from the upcoming video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution , the third part in the Deus Ex series shocked …

Visual of Activist Release Transgenic Stingrays in the Ocean

Activist Release Transgenic Stingrays in the Ocean

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

Visual of The Rise and Fall or Rayfish Footwear

The Rise and Fall or Rayfish Footwear

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

Visual of CAMOVER: Destroy All CCTV Cameras!

CAMOVER: Destroy All CCTV Cameras!

Earn points in an online game by destroying real-life CCTVs.

Visual of Digital Sharing Becomes Physical

Digital Sharing Becomes Physical

The embedded "share" button in the new Playstation assumes that sharing is at the center of our existence.

Visual of Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

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

Visual of NANO Supermarket New Line of Products

NANO Supermarket New Line of Products

During the 2014 Dutch Design Week, the NANO Supermarket debuts a new line of speculative nano products.

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: 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 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 Drone Racing: Sports for the 21st Century

Drone Racing: Sports for the 21st Century

Drone racing: a new sport, where competitors drive drones at a speed of 70 mph. They control the drone by distance, using video goggles.

Visual of Bionic Prosthetic Arm with Personal Drone

Bionic Prosthetic Arm with Personal Drone

Why would you stick to an elbow, a wrist and five fingers if you could make anything? This guy got a game-inspired bionic arm.

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 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 Intimate Technology Series on NNN

Intimate Technology Series on NNN

We called upon artists, filmmakers and film enthusiasts around the world to create a one-minute videos for the intimate technology series.

Visual of Robo-Bee Pollinated a Japanese Lily

Robo-Bee Pollinated a Japanese Lily

A video of a robotic bee pollinating a flower (looking more like Loopin' Louie spinning off the board game and hitting a flower) recently caught our attention. What at first sight …

Visual of Intimate Technology Series: Watch the Trailer

Intimate Technology Series: Watch the Trailer

We are happy to announce our new upcoming weekly video-series on the 'Intimate Technology' theme.

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

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

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

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 Mojo Visions augmented reality contact lenses kick off a race to AR on your eye

Mojo Visions augmented reality contact lenses kick off a race to AR on your eye

The digital world has been creeping closer to your face. Was a time when a laptop was about as personal as you got with a computer. Then came smartphones, and a few years later, …

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Meta meta reality

Tringo is an online multiplayer game created by Nathan Keir (aka Kermitt Quirk) in December 2004 that runs inside the virtual reality platform Second Life. It is described as a …

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Second life prostitute

The world's oldest profession has made quick inroads into virtual life. You can make a quick buck if you're willing to accept in-game money for sexual services -whether that's …

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Anti-Protection Vest

Let us pretend you are a soldier and you are being sent to war. One of the first questions that should pop into mind: how will you prevent yourself from getting shot? Armor that …

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Aquada

Oh yes, it's a car alright! A High Speed Amphibian . Simply press a button and drive into the water. The wheels automatically rise and as you press the accelerator nearly a tonne …

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Earthrise on YouTube

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

Visual of 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 NAT Designing Nature - Exhibition & Debate

NAT Designing Nature - Exhibition & Debate

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

Visual of 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 …

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Second Skin Trailer

Second Skin takes an intimate look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs). World of Warcraft, …

Visual of Real Mario (closeup)

Real Mario (closeup)

In next nature, video game characters become part of your everyday environment, however I am no sure if I would hire this guy to do my plumbing. This hyperreal Mario was created …

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, …

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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 Wii Gardening

Wii Gardening

For people who live small... Via Gizmodo . Related: Game on , Games become jobs , Boomeranged Metaphors , Simulating old nature on next nature . Thanks Jurrian.

Visual of Augmented Reality Maps

Augmented Reality Maps

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

Visual of BioPong

BioPong

Techno-artists love insects. Especially their unpredictable behaviour. Eindhoven (NL) based design studio Ehdv used tracking software and connected some camera’to a bunch of wood …

Visual of Lets Grow an Avatar Forest

Lets Grow an Avatar Forest

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

Visual of A Bug's Afterlife

A Bug's Afterlife

When fruit flies die, they don't go to heaven, but they do get to go to outer space. At least that's the conceit of artist  HsienYu Cheng's Collector: Afterlife , which zaps bugs …

Visual of A day made of glass

A day made of glass

This video shows the design vision of Corning, a company that specializes in glass. Not just any glass, but glass incorporating technology, electronics and displays. And it sure …

Visual of Humane Technology #4: Resonate with human senses

Humane Technology #4: Resonate with human senses

Principle number four: Humane technology should resonate with the human senses, rather than numbing them. If you're an office worker or a video game fanatic , you may spend most …

Visual of Pixelated Nature

Pixelated Nature

What happens if your childhood experience of your environment has been solely through video games? According to artist Shawn Smith, "pixels became a sort of map from which to …

Visual of Powershow 2011 in Two Minutes

Powershow 2011 in Two Minutes

Last November the Next Nature Power Show rocked Amsterdam with a roller-coaster of performances from artists, scientists, designers, writers and architects. This two minute …

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 Playing With Pigs

Playing With Pigs

Besides children and pets , it turns out that pigs are also attracted to interactive interfaces. Pig Chase is a computer game in which pigs and people can play together. The aim …

Visual of We want you to be Radically Open

We want you to be Radically Open

Can you do it? Do finish your lunch before clicking the link – or you might vaporise. The video was made by Jason Silva for the ongoing TEDGlobal 2012 which has Radical Openness …

Visual of Design Indaba Interview

Design Indaba Interview

Our South African friends of Design Indaba made a nifty little video of the presentation we did at What Design Can Do this spring.

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"News Machine" Illustrates the Effects of Media Distortion

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

Visual of Pixel Nostalgia Leads to Digital Pointillism

Pixel Nostalgia Leads to Digital Pointillism

The return of megapixels.

Visual of NANO Supermarket TV Commercial 2014

NANO Supermarket TV Commercial 2014

Sneak peek into your nano future with the brand new NANO Supermarket TV Commercial.

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 Converting Gestures into Concrete Action

Converting Gestures into Concrete Action

Francesca Barchiesi's glove concept allows the user to translate hand gestures into images and information.

Visual of NANO Supermarket 100 m2 Pop-Up Store

NANO Supermarket 100 m2 Pop-Up Store

Our lustrous NANO Supermarket opened a 100m2 pop-up store in Stavanger, Norway.

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 World's First Cyborg Olympics

The World's First Cyborg Olympics

The first cyborg Olympics will take place in Zurich in October.

Visual of The Digital Mythology of... Super Mario

The Digital Mythology of... Super Mario

Mythology still surrounds us, we just relate to it differently. Games and movies have replaced pantheons and folk tales. Fairies and gnomes left the forests and the rivers and moved to virtual realities.

Visual of Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

We recently spoke to Ilari Laamanen, to peel the outcrops of Momemtum9, and unveil the overlapping themes to the next nature philosophy.

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 The making of the Modular Body

The making of the Modular Body

Remember the Modular Body? Curious about how OSCAR was really created or keen to know more about the project as a whole? Check out the making of videos!

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 How AI and genomics will impact the future of making babies

How AI and genomics will impact the future of making babies

As if stand-alone technologies weren’t advancing fast enough, we’re in age where we must study the intersection points of these technologies. How is what’s happening in robotics …

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 This brain-controlled exoskeleton allows a paralyzed man to walk again

This brain-controlled exoskeleton allows a paralyzed man to walk again

A breakthrough technology that responds to signals from the brain has transformed the life of a paralyzed 28-year-old man called Thibault. Four years after the initial incident …

Visual of Q: How will we co-evolve with technology?

Q: How will we co-evolve with technology?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit Cooking is a process through which humans outsource part of their bodily functions to technology (think …

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

Next Generation: Searching for Null Island with Deborah Mora

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

Visual of ALAVs

ALAVs

They make whale-like sounds, they feed, float and flock: Autonomous Light Air Vessels. video | alavs.com

Visual of Deer gets revenge

Deer gets revenge

In an amazing twist of fate a deer kicks the crap out of a hunter who tried to shoot it. Watch video

Visual of Digizerk

Digizerk

Henk Rozema displaying his invention (2006), the digital tombstone "Digizerk". It was only a question of time that global digitalization would be introduced on cemeteries. The …

Visual of Fake for Real: Sim City

Fake for Real: Sim City

At right is a picture of the city of Toronto seen from a 45-degree angle. At left is a screen shot from the computer game Sim City, in which the player's objective is to develop …

Visual of Skyscreen - largest urban LED screen in Asia

Skyscreen - largest urban LED screen in Asia

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

Visual of Spatial planning - Learning from Second Life

Spatial planning - Learning from Second Life

Written by Joop de Boer from Studio Golfstromen - strategy, planning and design on the city. In the virtual world 'Second Life' everything is possible. That's most obvious in the …

Visual of Did you know? 2.0

Did you know? 2.0

Update of the video " Shift happens " by Karl Fisch. Wonderful, concise video that helps raise awareness of the issues of globalization in our newly connected world first raised …

Visual of Virtual Transgender Suit

Virtual Transgender Suit

A study by psychologists at Nottingham Trent University has found that 54 percent of all males and 68 percent of all females "gender swap" – or create online personas of their …

Visual of Water in my phone

Water in my phone

Water inside your phone used to be rather devastating, but with the NEC FOMA N702iS (only in Japan) , designed by Oki Sato, it is turned into a joy. Watch the faked fluid move on …

Visual of Augmented Phone Browsing

Augmented Phone Browsing

This video shows the first beta version of TwittARound – an augmented reality Twitter viewer on the iPhone 3Gs. It shows live tweets around your location on the horizon. Because …

Visual of Eyeborg

Eyeborg

The Eyeborg Project is the work of Rob Spence, a 36 year old filmmaker residing in Toronto, Canada and Kosta Grammatis – an unemployed engineer from San Francisco, California. …

Visual of Next Nature DVD

Next Nature DVD

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

Visual of Project Natal: You are the Cursor

Project Natal: You are the Cursor

Today browsing and gaming is dominated by the shortcomings of machines, for machines simply do not know who is on the other end. Man needs to interact; therefore man needs to …

Visual of Homemade Spacecraft

Homemade Spacecraft

Cinematographer Luke Geissbühler made a homemade spacecraft with his 5-year-old son Max, and some of Luke's friends. The spacecraft was made from a Thai food takeout container, an …

Visual of Monitoring your computer's activity like a frog pond

Monitoring your computer's activity like a frog pond

Multi-touch designer and developer Richard Monson-Haefel considers sound as an important part of our user interfaces. As an application of " Calm Technology " which revolves …

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

Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

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

Visual of 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 Technostalgia

Technostalgia

In Next Nature, not only old nature is being idealized. Because of the rapidness of new emerging technologies, we have a tendency to dwell on earlier prototypes. To recall …

Visual of The Buttons

The Buttons

Nowadays buttons are completely mundane and natural objects in our environment. You find them on phones, alarm clocks, keyboards, elevators, dishwashers and of course on the …

Visual of Effortless Learning

Effortless Learning

Matrix-style learning sounds like an impossibility, yet new research suggests it might become reality. Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto …

Visual of Theriomorphous Cyborg

Theriomorphous Cyborg

The Animal Architecture Awards have just announced the winners of their 2011 contest. Taking first place is Simone Ferracina's Theriomorphous Cyborg , a (speculative) augmented …

Visual of YouTube preserves unmediated Nature

YouTube preserves unmediated Nature

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

Visual of iPhone Entertainment for Pets

iPhone Entertainment for Pets

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

Visual of Next Nature Night in Rotterdam

Next Nature Night in Rotterdam

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

Visual of Transfer Your Window!

Transfer Your Window!

Imagine you buy a special kind of window which you can place on your wall wherever you want, enabling you to get different views, not always looking at the same tree or house of your neighbors.

Visual of George's Next Nature Testimonial

George's Next Nature Testimonial

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

Visual of Green Man's Next Nature Testimonial

Green Man's Next Nature Testimonial

Listen to green man and get our iPad appzine too.

Visual of Next Nature iPad Appzine Updated

Next Nature iPad Appzine Updated

Shift your notion of Nature for € 4.49.

Visual of We Feel Empathy for Robots (Even if They Don't Look Human)

We Feel Empathy for Robots (Even if They Don't Look Human)

Human test subjects felt empathy for dinosaur robots being cuddled or abused.

Visual of Animals Doing Extreme Stunts

Animals Doing Extreme Stunts

CGI video of animals doing crazy stunts makes us realize how peculiarly creative humans really are.

Visual of Nano Product: Bake 'n Spray

Nano Product: Bake 'n Spray

Bake 'n Spray: the oven in a can.

Visual of Nano Product: Catad'Or

Nano Product: Catad'Or

Catad'Or: the allergy sensitive cutlery.

Visual of Nano Product: Google Nose

Nano Product: Google Nose

Wear the Google Nose and amplify your sense of smell!

Visual of Nano Product: Host

Nano Product: Host

Host: merging science and religion

Visual of Nano Product: Hydrating 'Skin'

Nano Product: Hydrating 'Skin'

Hydrating 'Skin': giving a second life to damaged skin.

Visual of Nano Product: IDiO

Nano Product: IDiO

IDiO: the self-diagnosis lens.

Visual of Nano Product: PastaMarine

Nano Product: PastaMarine

PastaMarine: cultivate your pasta.

Visual of Nano Product: The Love Rose

Nano Product: The Love Rose

The Love Rose: spice up your love life!

Visual of Now Wait, Did Tanks Have Lasers WWII?

Now Wait, Did Tanks Have Lasers WWII?

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

Visual of Travel By Drone

Travel By Drone

See the world, travel by drones!

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 Bistro In Vitro to Be Launched

Bistro In Vitro to Be Launched

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

Visual of 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 IBM Predicts Artificial Intelligence Future

IBM Predicts Artificial Intelligence Future

While the Watson technology is exponentially increasing its processing power on an annual basis and steadily moving from answering trivia questions, to cooking advice, onto medical advice, it is about time we confront it with the million dollar question: "Watson, what do you want?".

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 The art of growing grasshoppers

The art of growing grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to meat protein. Could the ability to grow them in your kitchen make them more appealing? Watch the video below and …

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 How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

Hitech is changing sports, but what are the consequences?

Visual of Turning Contact Lenses into Screens

Turning Contact Lenses into Screens

A polymer film coating can turn contact lenses into computer screens.

Visual of Next Nature and Next Generations

Next Nature and Next Generations

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

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 S01E01: All My Clothes

Intimate Technology S01E01: All My Clothes

This movie titled "All My Clothes" reminds us of a more straightforward example of intimate technology: the clothes we wear every day.

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 Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo

Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo

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

Visual of How technology bridges the generational communication gap

How technology bridges the generational communication gap

Emoji, Skype, Selfies - can these communication technologies close the generation gap? In part, yes! Young people are teaching senior citizens how to use technology, and it’s …

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 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 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 What we can learn from 'The Social Dilemma'

What we can learn from 'The Social Dilemma'

Is social media ruining the world? Dramatic political polarization. Rising anxiety and depression. An uptick in teen suicide rates. Misinformation that spreads like wildfire. The …

Visual of Virtual makeup: maybe they're born with it, maybe it’s XR

Virtual makeup: maybe they're born with it, maybe it’s XR

As our reality exists increasingly within digital realms, our virtual world demands a virtual identity. Our work is hybrid, our social identity is online and our connection is …

Visual of ABN Amro's virtual branch in Second Life

ABN Amro's virtual branch in Second Life

Dutch banking group ABN Amro has set up a virtual financial advice center in Second Life, the Internet-based role playing game. According to a Reuters report ( who recently opened …

Visual of Crowd counter

Crowd counter

Crowd counter is a piece of software able to track moving features within a video clip. It works on the assumption that points that move together are most likely part of the same …

Visual of E-volver

E-volver

The E-volver is an 'image breeding machine', which takes inspiration from the methods of evolutionary biology to produce colourful,ever-changing images. The software generates …

Visual of Art versus Nature

Art versus Nature

Amsterdam Weekly featured an article about the Natural Habitat exhibition (pdf) , currently on display at Montevideo/Timebased Arts. In the exhibition artists play with the …

Visual of Need for Speed

Need for Speed

A transformation of the big flashing arrows from the computer game Need for Speed Underground 2, NFSU 2 to physical space. Although computer games generally try to imitate the …

Visual of Next n8 Nature

Next n8 Nature

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

Visual of Next Nature: Radikale Mediokrität

Next Nature: Radikale Mediokrität

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

Visual of Pollstream

Pollstream

pollution + streaming = pollstream; an intervention in environmental ethics. It creates a series of interactive environments in which members of the audience are in a process of …

Visual of Robotic Mule

Robotic Mule

Designed for army uses, the Robotic mule is build for walking and carrying heavy loads through rough terrain. It also has balancing systems that keep it running when you try to …

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 Robo-carp

Robo-carp

Scientists in Japan have developed a koi robot that swishes around in water just like the real, fishy thing, and does stuff real koi can't: swim in reverse and rotate in place. …

Visual of WDR Television on Visual Powershow, Zollverein

WDR Television on Visual Powershow, Zollverein

Watch the video here

Visual of Augmented Cognition

Augmented Cognition

The Augmented Cognition System will help the brain adapt to data on computer-screens. If there's too much/little data, it will decrease/increase the information for you. If the …

Visual of Super Mario Cloud

Super Mario Cloud

Cory Arcangel hacked and modified a piece of hardware'the cartridge on which the game "Super Mario" is stored, or rather, was stored to produce "Super Mario Cloud" This is …

Visual of Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light

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

Visual of Fake for Real: Toys are Us

Fake for Real: Toys are Us

Play can be a wonderful way to learn new things. Even young lions obtain their predatory skills through play. Don't worry - it's only a game! Humor can bring relief in tense …

Visual of Funky Forest

Funky Forest

I am a tree and I need water! Dance with me! Guide the river! Together with designer Emily Gobeille , Theodore Watson created the Funky Forest , an interactive ecosystem where …

Visual of Haptic technology

Haptic technology

Haptic technology refers to technology which interfaces the user via the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations and/or motions to the user (Just think of the Wii ). At the …

Visual of Human Tetris

Human Tetris

A tribute to the virtual world boomeranging back to the physical world by Mega64 . Or do you rather prefer the corny japanese gameshow version? Via Engadget ,

Visual of Ibar

Ibar

ibar | video | related post: Reac-table | Shadow-creatures and digi-ants

Visual of Out of Body Experience

Out of Body Experience

Did you have your Out of Body Experience today? We knew already that our nature is merely how we perceive it, but now scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne …

Visual of Retro Future: Magic Highway USA

Retro Future: Magic Highway USA

Nothing makes a person more modest about future speculations than Retro Future. Want proof? Here is a 1958 video entitled " Magic Highway USA ". No, they didn't anticipate traffic …

Visual of The Professors Doppelgänger Robot

The Professors Doppelgänger Robot

Although there are numerous researchers out there creating humanoid robots, none are as explicit about the close relation between anthropomorphism and narcissism as professor …

Visual of The Watercube

The Watercube

Conceptually the square box and the interior spaces are carved out of an undefined cluster of foam bubbles, symbolizing a condition of nature that is transformed into a condition …

Visual of VeinViewer

VeinViewer

Talking about transparent interfaces: this machine uses infrared light for detecting vains under the surface of the skin. Watch video . www.luminetx.com

Visual of True Knowledge beats Google

True Knowledge beats Google

What you are looking at, is the logo of perhaps the (in idea) biggest competitor on the search-engine market. It is beta-testing right now, but its demo video looks promising. Why …

Visual of A Mobile Phone Embedded in Asphalt

A Mobile Phone Embedded in Asphalt

If future anthropologists would ever dig up this cellphone, they might identify it as some sort of mysterious pseudo-religious device carried around fervently by early 21th …

Visual of Biggest Visual Power Show 2008

Biggest Visual Power Show 2008

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

Visual of Blendie - the voice controlled blender

Blendie - the voice controlled blender

Blendie is an voice controlled blender with a mind of its own. Materials are a 1950’s Osterizer blender altered with custom made hardware and software for sound analysis and motor …

Visual of Design Your Sims

Design Your Sims

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

Visual of DNA Synthesizer

DNA Synthesizer

Playing God? – "We are not playing..." After having seen this TED talk by Craig Venter , I came across a cynical yet clarifying comic (etcgroup.org) on his plans to build a new …

Visual of Evolving mouse

Evolving mouse

José E. Rivera emailed us this image of his strangely evolving mouse. We are clueless on what motives or evolutionary pressure a computer mouse might have to transform itself into …

Visual of Fake for Real

Fake for Real

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

Visual of Fake for Real: Man in the Mirror

Fake for Real: Man in the Mirror

Some days when we look in the mirror we like what we see, some days less so. Would it not be great to be able to tweak the image a bit? After all, it is our main manifestation to …

Visual of Today in Los Angeles...

Today in Los Angeles...

[flashvideo filename="http://bigboy.nextnature.tv/video/2008/powershow-leader-nextnature.flv" image="wp-content/uploads/2008/05/powershow_leader_baby.jpg" width="530" height="298" …

Visual of Flying Penguins

Flying Penguins

Last week, the BBC reported a colony of penguins that had gained the ability to fly (video) . The penguins were reported to fly thousands of miles and spend the winter in the …

Visual of Popple

Popple

With her babybunnies series provocateur/artist/designer Tinkebell aims to provide an analysis of the consumptive attitude people have in relation to their pets. This latest work – …

Visual of Reconstructing Faces

Reconstructing Faces

The video below is featuring a computer-generated replica of actress Emily O’Brien’s face at high-definition resolution. The Image Metrics process takes a captured video and …

Visual of Roboswift, Eyes in Disguise

Roboswift, Eyes in Disguise

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

Visual of Simulacra for Imposters

Simulacra for Imposters

“Transformation” is the title of the video by a group of bio–industrialists called Foster Farms . They also sell chicken products, but that’s just to fund their quest for fair …

Visual of Computational Wood

Computational Wood

Dr. Herb Smokler teaches us how to husband and harvest Computational Wood. Omitting he jerky production value of the video, one has to appreciate the inventive idea of treating …

Visual of Google 'Opt Out' parody

Google 'Opt Out' parody

The Google Opt Out Feature Lets User protect their privacy by moving to a desolate village where the are guaranteed an environment free from Google products. Participants will …

Visual of Nanotechnology Crashcourse

Nanotechnology Crashcourse

This mashup video project integrates various video clips that ask: What is nanotechnology? Via Posthumanblues , via Futureblogger . See also: Small Talks , Bacteria Bots , …

Visual of Pimp My Planet

Pimp My Planet

"We live in a time where everything or everyone can be upgraded or ‘pimped'. After the worldwide acceptance of plastic surgery, it was time to subject our worldly possessions …

Visual of YourDay

YourDay

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

Visual of Adaptive Bloom

Adaptive Bloom

This interactive installation came out of the Postgraduate Certificate Course in Advanced Architectural Research of the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Graduate Justin …

Visual of Artificial Shrub Observatories

Artificial Shrub Observatories

Justin Shull investigates the born and the made by mixing them up in mobile installations like the "Terrestrial Shrub Rover" and the "Porta Hedge" . His designs consist of several …

Visual of Beware of the Virtual Squirrels

Beware of the Virtual Squirrels

Kasey McMahon and Derek Doublin demonstrate the tension between people and their environment through the eyes of its non-human inhabitants. Beware of the Virtual Squirrels ! The …

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 Cows as superior species

Cows as superior species

Let's slightly move back to the NextNature theme with an amusing video by Cyriak . And if that doesn't convince you of cows being the superior species... this video most certainly …

Visual of Friendly Vending Machine

Friendly Vending Machine

Designer Guus Baggermans was quite annoyed by the clumsy impoliteness of current vending machines, that typically require you to enter some abstract number to select your drink or …

Visual of Having Invented the Gods, Perhaps we can Turn into Them

Having Invented the Gods, Perhaps we can Turn into Them

My name is Jason Silva. I've spent the last 5 years hosting and producing a tv show on Al Gore's Emmy-winning Current TV network and I'm a fellow at the Hybrid Realities …

Visual of ISEA 2010: Artists addressing NextNature

ISEA 2010: Artists addressing NextNature

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

Visual of Logorama

Logorama

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

Visual of Making a Telegraph with Stone Age Tools

Making a Telegraph with Stone Age Tools

The suited guy in the video is an employee from the office of materials that goes into the wilderness to test if it would have been possible to create a fully functioning …

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 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 Squirming ‘umbilical’ phone cable

Squirming ‘umbilical’ phone cable

This umbilical cord-inspired charger cable by interactive media artist Mio I-zawa comes to life when connected to an iPhone. Don't watch the video if you are anthropomorphobic . …

Visual of Technology vs Football: 4-4

Technology vs Football: 4-4

Some matches remain interesting, even though they're predictable. Take the continuous battle between technology and football. Every time the stakes get high, such as at the World …

Visual of To Milk the Cows, Click here

To Milk the Cows, Click here

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

Visual of A bacteria of a different color

A bacteria of a different color

In 2009, undergraduates at the University of Cambridge worked with scientists and artists to engineer E. coli into E. chromi , a new type of bacteria that secretes a range of …

Visual of Beyond Recognition @ Sameheads Gallery, Berlin

Beyond Recognition @ Sameheads Gallery, Berlin

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

Visual of Biomodd at work

Biomodd at work

Modding is the act of adapting hardware/software to have it do what you want it to do, which does not always correlate with what it is originally built to do. Biomodd (ding) is …

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 Deus Ex: The EyeBorg Documentary

Deus Ex: The EyeBorg Documentary

Back in 2009 Rob Spence, a cyborg film maker, worked together with a team of ocularists, inventors, engineering specialists on a prosthetic eye which can capture and stream video. …

Visual of Gaming Glitches

Gaming Glitches

Some beautiful images from games gone wrong. If you have more of them, post a link in the comments Via

Visual of Human Nature Forecast

Human Nature Forecast

Interview witth TEDx on how people are technological by nature, yet how we also need humane technology to remain human, or become even more human than we are today.

Visual of Manko & Nothing [#5]

Manko & Nothing [#5]

Manko was completely cut off from everything around him, virtually dead, buried alive inside of his own body. He remembered Zero's advice not to panic, but to no effect. He had no …

Visual of Manko & The Children [#9]

Manko & The Children [#9]

As they went down the elevator shaft, going deeper underground, neither Nada nor Manko spoke a word. To Manko it seemed to take forever. In his mind, he went over the long …

Visual of Manufactured Rainbows

Manufactured Rainbows

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

Visual of Mapping the Utilisphere

Mapping the Utilisphere

Earth has had a geosphere, atmosphere and biosphere for a few billion years. Only within the last several thousand years has earth gained a global noosphere, the intangible …

Visual of Nature as a Product

Nature as a Product

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

Visual of Next Nature Book Trailer

Next Nature Book Trailer

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

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 Take your transgenic kids to the CPNH

Take your transgenic kids to the CPNH

The Center for PostNatural History doesn't house the dinosaurs or dioramas of your run-of-the-mill natural history museum. Instead, it's the first museum dedicated exclusively to …

Visual of Tokyo Nightscape – Before and After

Tokyo Nightscape – Before and After

By fading between scenes of pre- and post-quake Tokyo, this time-lapse video shows how Tokyo's nightscape has been affected by ongoing conservation efforts and power shortages. …

Visual of A Clockwork Forest

A Clockwork Forest

Has nature become a fairytale or do we want it to be one? In their installation The Clockwork Forest , artist collective Greyworld seems to opt for the latter. The work of art …

Visual of Better Than Nature?

Better Than Nature?

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

Visual of Can Life Be a Technology?

Can Life Be a Technology?

In 2009 the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy coined the phrase ‘living technology’ [1] to draw attention to a group of emerging technologies that are useful because they …

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 Enjoy Udder Milk

Enjoy Udder Milk

Imaginary infomercial on the hypernatural udder cows, optimized for milk production

Visual of Featured Page #03: Tomorrow’s Fossils

Featured Page #03: Tomorrow’s Fossils

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

Visual of Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

The future of farming is not to be found in further mass-industrialization nor in the return to traditional farming with man and horse power, but rather in swarms of smart, cheap robotic farmers that patiently seed, tend and harvest fields one plant at a time without the need for damaging pesticides.

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

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

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

Visual of Pantone SkinTone

Pantone SkinTone

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

Visual of Pixelated Camouflage for Digital Warfare?

Pixelated Camouflage for Digital Warfare?

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

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

Rayfish CEO Responds to Break-In by Animal Rights Activists

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

Visual of Screw Technology

Screw Technology

In this particular piece of video art, loyal readers of nextnature.net might recognise the building as Zeche Zollverein in Germany, where we organized the Biggest Visual Power …

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 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 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 Jason Silva and the Dawn of Nanotech

Jason Silva and the Dawn of Nanotech

Buckle up for a new series of videos from performance philosopher Jason Silva.

Visual of La Surconsommation

La Surconsommation

For those who "eat meat, but don't like in-vitro meat, because it is so unnatural" . Please spend 5 min to watch this video and change your thinking. You were watching the …

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 Our Electronics, 100 Years Later

Our Electronics, 100 Years Later

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

Visual of Roulette for Your Facebook Account

Roulette for Your Facebook Account

A new game lets you play chicken with your life on Facebook.

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 Synthetic Biology for Dummies

Synthetic Biology for Dummies

Arguably the most accessible synthetic biology explanation video so far.

Visual of The

The "Actroid" Lives in the Uncanny Valley

The Actroid robot holds clues for climbing out of the uncanny valley.

Visual of The Six Epochs of Evolution

The Six Epochs of Evolution

Buckle up for a cinematic espresso show from Jason Silva on the various epochs of evolution.

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

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

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

Visual of Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Digital

Acoustic Instrument That Sounds Digital

Yaybahar is an acoustic instrument that emits sounds like a music synthesizer.

Visual of Age of Internet Empires

Age of Internet Empires

A map of the most visited websites in each country. Google or Facebook, which one will conquer the world?

Visual of Assemble Your Own Computer

Assemble Your Own Computer

Kano: the low-cost computer anyone can assemble.

Visual of Drones Could Be the Next Dog Sitters

Drones Could Be the Next Dog Sitters

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

Visual of Glow in the Dark Trees

Glow in the Dark Trees

Daan Roosegaarde is exploring possibilities to replace streetlights with luminous trees.

Visual of Humans Need Not Apply

Humans Need Not Apply

Warning, this video on the impact of automation on human labor might cause you to re-plot you professional career.

Visual of Nano Product: Coating Cola

Nano Product: Coating Cola

Coating Cola: the drinks that createa a fat barrier.

Visual of Professions Of The Future

Professions Of The Future

As technology evolves, what today seems like science fiction may be the job market of tomorrow: 11 professions of the future.

Visual of Technology Is Our Next Nature

Technology Is Our Next Nature

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

Visual of The Earth As You've Never Seen It Before

The Earth As You've Never Seen It Before

Breathtaking satellite images that will change how you see the World.

Visual of The Evolution Of The Desk 1980 - 2014

The Evolution Of The Desk 1980 - 2014

Objects that normally used to surround us became more and more virtual, radically changing the aspect of our workplace.

Visual of The First Man Made Leaf Looks like a Leaf

The First Man Made Leaf Looks like a Leaf

Julian Melchiorri created a synthetic biological leaf that absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant.

Visual of To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman

To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman

Buckle up for a new video from our favorite performance philosopher Jason Silva: To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman.

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

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

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

Visual of 3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

A new technology aims to provide doctors with a true hologram of organs.

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: 3D Printing

Analogue vs Digital: 3D Printing

In both vases pictured, you can put your flowers in water. The manufacturing process is the analogue/digital difference.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Add to Shopping Cart

Analogue vs Digital: Add to Shopping Cart

We don’t have to leave our homes to do groceries, buy new clothes, furniture, or anything. We can buy everything online!

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: All Art in the World

Analogue vs Digital: All Art in the World

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: 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: Boomeranged Metaphors

Analogue vs Digital: Boomeranged Metaphors

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Caught on Film

Analogue vs Digital: Caught on Film

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Digital 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: Digital Value

Analogue vs Digital: Digital Value

Common currencies – like the Euro – are almost all controlled by federal institutions.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Drone Wars

Analogue vs Digital: Drone Wars

The use of armed drones has dramatically escalated in the war in Pakistan.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Handwriting

Analogue vs Digital: Handwriting

Will handwriting soon be history? Or will we always prefer a handwritten love letter from our beloved?

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Horseless Carriages

Analogue vs Digital: Horseless Carriages

E-mails don’t reach you in envelopes.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Information Storage

Analogue vs Digital: Information Storage

In search for information people once used to go to libraries.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Innovative Nostalgia

Analogue vs Digital: Innovative Nostalgia

Browsing through your virtual bookshelf gives you the feeling of having an easily accessible collection of books, just like your good old analog one.

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: 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: Never Lost with GPS

Analogue vs Digital: Never Lost with GPS

Before global positioning systems, we all used maps. And they could be very annoying.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: News, Now and Then

Analogue vs Digital: News, Now and Then

We are all journalists in a century in which Twitter is the main news outlet.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Phoning

Analogue vs Digital: Phoning

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Self-Driving Cars

Analogue vs Digital: Self-Driving Cars

The image on the left is a car, as we know them. It has a lot of digital technology in it already, but not nearly as much as the other one.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Skeuomorphism

Analogue vs Digital: Skeuomorphism

Floppy disks have not gone extinct yet. You might not realize, but you are clicking on them every day.

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: Take a Selfie

Analogue vs Digital: Take a Selfie

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Thumbs Up

Analogue vs Digital: Thumbs Up

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

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Vinyl Revival

Analogue vs Digital: Vinyl Revival

CDS have been largely replaced by digital downloads and mp3 players. Conversely, vinyl sales have begun to grow.

Visual of Using Drones to Fight Deforestation

Using Drones to Fight Deforestation

British company BioCarbon Engineering developed a new ingenious way to exploit drones: reforestation.

Visual of Computer Generated Deep Dream

Computer Generated Deep Dream

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

Visual of 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 Human-Like Robot Makes Freaky Joke About the Future of Mankind

Human-Like Robot Makes Freaky Joke About the Future of Mankind

To thread the uncanny valley is a conscious choice for many artists and enthusiasts, as a means to evoke, through their work, powerful emotions, thoughts and everything in between.

Visual of Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Technology is nestling itself within us and between us, has knowledge about us and can act just like us.

Visual of Possibilities for Drones in Performing Arts

Possibilities for Drones in Performing Arts

Japanese fashion brand Buyma created this video with a wink, wherein drones play a crucial role.

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 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 Listening to 3D Printed Records

Listening to 3D Printed Records

Let's enjoy some 3D-printed records!

Visual of Pac-Man Boomeranged in the Real World

Pac-Man Boomeranged in the Real World

A life-size replica of the fammous1980s arcade game, complete with big ghosts and pac-dots.

Visual of Art Installation Submerges Amsterdam

Art Installation Submerges Amsterdam

Waterlicht shows how the Netherlands would look without waterworks — a virtual flood.

Visual of Puppy Delivery Drones

Puppy Delivery Drones

3 Million Dogs released a funny video, which shows puppies delivered by drones.

Visual of Shape your Second Skin Using your Mind

Shape your Second Skin Using your Mind

A 3D printed helmet able to translate brain activity into the movements of its shape-changing structure.

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 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 Welcome to the Hearth of the Sun

Welcome to the Hearth of the Sun

Solarium, a video installation by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), puts visitors in the hearth of the sun.

Visual of You Can Be the Avatar by 2040

You Can Be the Avatar by 2040

Although it still is a theory, nanotechnology might enable us to control the elements, except fire.

Visual of AI Outsmarts Face Masking Methods

AI Outsmarts Face Masking Methods

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

Visual of Bringing the Camera Back to Our Eyes

Bringing the Camera Back to Our Eyes

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

Visual of The Complex Networks of Our Planet

The Complex Networks of Our Planet

This video by Nature explains the complexity of networks on our planet.

Visual of The Death of the Traffic Light

The Death of the Traffic Light

MIT researchers have developed a system of traffic control that will make traffic lights obsolete.

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 Designer Dave Hakkens is putting plastic waste to better use

Designer Dave Hakkens is putting plastic waste to better use

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

Visual of Legally Stealing $60Million of Cryptocurrency

Legally Stealing $60Million of Cryptocurrency

All it takes to steal $60million worth of cryptocurreny is to create a child DAO. Sounds too good to be true...

Visual of Let's Laugh at Robots!

Let's Laugh at Robots!

Welcome to the world of robot fails.

Visual of Look for The Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream Cart

Look for The Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream Cart

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

Visual of 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 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 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 Slenderman: the Modern Big Foot

Slenderman: the Modern Big Foot

The new mythical creature hunting our imagination is called Slenderman and is born on the internet. But who is this being and how it came to be? It may just be the modern version of a much older myth.

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 AI Draws New Worlds from Its Artificial Memory

AI Draws New Worlds from Its Artificial Memory

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

Visual of 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 How Much Carbon Do Your Clicks Cost?

How Much Carbon Do Your Clicks Cost?

How much carbon does a Youtube video burn? Greenpeace's #ClickClean initiative calls on big tech companies, like Google, to use renewable energy sources.

Visual of The Ephemeral Future of Internet Data

The Ephemeral Future of Internet Data

What the Internet would look like if all data were ephemeral?

Visual of Interview: Lining Yao, Interaction Designer and Maker of Novel Materials

Interview: Lining Yao, Interaction Designer and Maker of Novel Materials

We recently interviewed Lining Yao, Chinese interaction designer who uses organic materials as a technology that brings us back to nature.

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 S01E03: A iReal

Intimate Technology S01E03: A iReal

What if your devices had a life of their own? Guy Farber’s playful short movie "An iReal" explores this very possibility.

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 S01E05: The Modular Body

Intimate Technology S01E05: The Modular Body

The body, like any technology, is made up of countless individual components. Yet, apart from dire medical emergency, have you ever thought about mixing and matching these …

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 A Robot Will Spark the Next Avant-Garde

A Robot Will Spark the Next Avant-Garde

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

Visual of Opening HUBOT at DDW

Opening HUBOT at DDW

The robots have arrived! Yesterday we celebrated the launch of HUBOT , job agency for people and robots at MediaMarkt , as part of the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Our virtual …

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 Bacteria Are the New Hard Drives

Bacteria Are the New Hard Drives

DNA is the densest known storage medium in the universe - and Harvard University researchers have managed to use it to store GIFs inside bacteria.

Visual of The Economy of Ecology

The Economy of Ecology

What if we could redesign the system to work for humanity and the planet we call home? What would the economy of ecology look like?

Visual of The Robots Are Coming!

The Robots Are Coming!

Robots are getting stronger and smarter every day. They are taking over our whole lives. How long will I have my job before a robot steals it?

Visual of Tinder for Orangutans

Tinder for Orangutans

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

Visual of Tiny Food Made in a Tiny Kitchen

Tiny Food Made in a Tiny Kitchen

A small introduction to tiny cooking.

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 In Conversation with Marleen Hartjes: Introducing a digital door to the museum

In Conversation with Marleen Hartjes: Introducing a digital door to the museum

Don’t be surprised when you catch a human face on a screen strolling through the Van Abbe museum for contemporary art in Eindhoven, as these are Europe’s very first robotic …

Visual of How this self-sustainable microhome may change the future of housing

How this self-sustainable microhome may change the future of housing

Looking for a self-sustainable mobile microhome? Ecocapsule got you covered. This cute-as-pie capsule pod allows you to live completely off the grid in a low-energy, mobile …

Visual of Lucas Foglia's photography explores the uneasy relationship between humans and nature

Lucas Foglia's photography explores the uneasy relationship between humans and nature

There’s no place on earth untouched by human activity: This was clear as Lucas Foglia whizzed across the vast, white expanse of Alaska's Juneau Ice Field last summer. He was …

Visual of On inhumane technology

On inhumane technology

Stick-on shoes, wakeup lights, bionic limbs: these are examples of humane technology. But what exactly does this mean? It can best be explained in contrast with its opposite. …

Visual of Why you should attend ADE Green

Why you should attend ADE Green

ADE Green returns for the seventh consecutive year to the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam. Once more, Amsterdam Dance Event organizes this leading event to ignite sustainable action, …

Visual of Aleph Farms just grew meat in space for the first time

Aleph Farms just grew meat in space for the first time

Hello meat lovers! In vitro meat innovator Aleph Farms has taken the saying 'one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind' to a whole new level. The startup has succeeded …

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

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

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

Visual of Watch this lifelike robot fish swim through the ocean

Watch this lifelike robot fish swim through the ocean

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

Visual of A vegan meat revolution is coming to global fast food chains

A vegan meat revolution is coming to global fast food chains

A few years ago, convincing meat-free “meat” was nothing more than a distant dream for most consumers. Meat substitutes in supermarkets lacked variety and quality. Plant-based …

Visual of Shahar Livne wins ECO Coin Award 2020

Shahar Livne wins ECO Coin Award 2020

Each year we search the globe for people and projects that have outstandingly contributed to make this planet a more sustainable place and honour them with our ECO Coin Award . We …

Visual of (IM)POSSIBLE BODIES: Responsiblity and care in our cyborg future

(IM)POSSIBLE BODIES: Responsiblity and care in our cyborg future

What does it mean to become a cyborg? Better yet, aren't we cyborgs already? What then, does it mean to have a body? Is a 'standard' desirable, what does that even mean, and what …

Visual of Swiping is the new touching

Swiping is the new touching

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

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 Interview Kai Landre

Interview Kai Landre

What does the merge of bodies and technology mean for the human? For cyborg Kai Landre, cybernetic extensions become body parts and not technology. Kai began his transition to a …

Visual of Next Generation: In pursuit of digital tactility with Studio PMS

Next Generation: In pursuit of digital tactility with Studio PMS

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 24 hours economy

24 hours economy

Could the biggest, most successful discount store in the world really meet your every need? Twenty-four hours a day? That's what the TV spots are saying. Really living there. …

Visual of 'Woodcat' by Tunng

'Woodcat' by Tunng

I know, this is a nice piece of fantasy rather than Next Natureâ„¢, but still, you gotta love it. Directed by Jan Urbanowski and Jethro Haynes, animation by www.wer3d.com. Check …

Visual of Biomimicmarketing

Biomimicmarketing

The sciences of biomimicry studies nature's models and then imitates or takes inspiration from these designs to solve human problems: Culture imitates nature. The Black&Decker …

Visual of Child Care Robot

Child Care Robot

NEC corporation is developping a "Childcare Robot PaPeRo" capable to play with and watch over children. The Childcare Robot is capable of recognizing and verbally communicating …

Visual of Chromosome 11 flyover

Chromosome 11 flyover

Just a nice video to illustrate that everything we call nature, must be software in the first place. Found here.

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 Everyday robots

Everyday robots

A beautifull movie about robots in everyday life. Made by 1st Avenue Machine. Watch the Quicktime here

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First Second Life Millionaire announced

Anshe Chung is an avatar, or onscreen graphic character, created by a Chinese-born language teacher living near Frankfurt, Germany has proclaimed herself the first second life …

Visual of Holy Cow

Holy Cow

As a kid, I used to play around with toy animals made of plastic. You could stuff them and store other toys in their stomachs. Now living cows like the one in this movie start …

Visual of How to grow a Heinz bottle

How to grow a Heinz bottle

A nice video made by the Mill. Looks like Debbie Mollenhagens How to grow an Orangina bottle .

Visual of Inner life of a cell

Inner life of a cell

You know.. cells have feelings too... and friends.. Check the video here

Visual of Klima Kontrolle

Klima Kontrolle

Klima Kontrolle (video) is a project by Roel Wouters and Luna Maurer . A fan is placed in front of a computer screen and accelerates until it blows away the entire desktop. …

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N is for Nature

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

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Pimp my heart

The machine and the experience of the machine are becoming one. I've seen these kind of things in computer games, but now they are becoming real— Feels like plugging in to the …

Visual of Roachbot

Roachbot

After the nuclear war, the only one that will be left are the roaches. This guy thought it was a good idea to start building cars for them. Watch the video on Youtube . Also watch …

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Robotic Action Painter

RAP is a new generation of painting robots designed for Museum or long exhibition displays. It is completely autonomous and need very little assistance and maintenance. RAP …

Visual of Sky-catcher

Sky-catcher

Luna Maurer has launched her long-expected website on december 18th 2006: From July 2005 a camera on the roof of De Balie (famous building in Amsterdam) is 'catching the sky' in a …

Visual of Snake robots

Snake robots

The number of animals transformed into bots is increasing. In Japan they have created a new species to investigate ocean-life: this watersnake carries a camera, swims like an eal …

Visual of Supermouse Experiment

Supermouse Experiment

Ok, so it is a bit corny. But since there is an amazing hypernatural supermouse starring in this video (quicktime) , we had to post it. Created by Nieto Luis. Thanks Jan.

Visual of Surfing the marble

Surfing the marble

The world is flat again! Here's how the worlds largest search engine company describes its newest toy: To put it simply, Like a game community , Google Earth is growing its own: …

Visual of Human Swarms

Human Swarms

A video showing a small intersection in India. It's hypnotic .

Visual of They are made out of meat

They are made out of meat

A short story by Terry Bisson. For those who prefer video to literature, there's also this seven-minute film adaptation . "They're made out of meat." "Meat?" "Meat. They're made …

Visual of Typing With Water

Typing With Water

A technique developed by the German Claus Winterfor an installation artist makes whatever word you type into a computer visible by a "water-curtain". The video shows the World …

Visual of What's Epic?

What's Epic?

Epic is a fictional prospect (from 2004) on the future culture of media and internet-corporations. The human addiction to news and information must - according to this video - …

Visual of Permafrost seed bank

Permafrost seed bank

The Norwegian government will hollow out a cave on the ice-bound island of Spitsbergen to hold a seed bank. This seed vault is an answer to a call from the international community …

Visual of A hunt for hightech

A hunt for hightech

In "A Hunt for High Tech", Bart Hess seeks to harness both nature and technology and create armoured skin and fur for a new human archetype incorporating animalistic and …

Visual of Contour door

Contour door

Silly inventions like these make me wonder why man continuously seeks interaction with the things surrounding him. Should buildings or offices be allowed to talk? "This door was …

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Avatar machine

The virtual communities created by online games have provided us with a new medium for social interaction and communication. Avatar Machine is a system which replicates the …

Visual of Beauty is a product

Beauty is a product

"Onslaught" is the title of the next video of a group of activists called Dove. They also sell beauty products, but that's just to fund their activism. Related: Simulacra for …

Visual of Biotypography

Biotypography

Israelian typographer Oded Ezer looks at the world from his point of view, through letters and numbers. So why not turn the world into typography. A short interview taken from …

Visual of Blinkybugs

Blinkybugs

Blinkybugs are small, simple, electromechanical bugs that respond to stimulus such as movement, vibrations, or air currents. They are constructed by hand from LEDs, wire, and …

Visual of Body-part nature

Body-part nature

clemenskogler.net | video | related topic: Sixties last

Visual of Brain-computer interface for Second Life

Brain-computer interface for Second Life

While recent developments in brain-computer interface (BCI) technology have given humans the power to mentally control computers, nobody has used the technology in conjunction …

Visual of Breaking Point?

Breaking Point?

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

Visual of Dishmaker

Dishmaker

This "printer" is all about creating, storing and recycling householdproducts on demand. link | video

Visual of Do you

Do you "MIND"?

NeuroSky (founded in 2004) innovator in "wearable" bio-sensor/signal processing systems and SEGA TOYS are developing mind-controlled computer games and next generation consumer …

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 First documentairy made inside Second Hype

First documentairy made inside Second Hype

After the many documentaries and TV coverage on Second Hype, now the first documentary made inside Second Hype is here. My Second Life is a documentary about a man named Molotov …

Visual of Folding Chair - Flexible Love

Folding Chair - Flexible Love

This amazing 'flexible love' folding chair can be stretched to seat as many as sixteen individuals; once compacted, the chair seats one. Watch the video in order to understand the …

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 Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

Google Video is no longer in operation. Sorry for the inconvenience "It's a high form of masturbation" A RealDoll is a realistic life-size sex doll that cost more than an average …

Visual of Innovation inspired by Old Nature

Innovation inspired by Old Nature

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

Visual of Long line of cars

Long line of cars

There's a long line of cars And they're trying to get through There's no single explanation There's no central destination But this long line of cars Is trying to get through And …

Visual of Magical Interaction

Magical Interaction

Man's ability to control illumination is magical in itself but is seldom experienced as such because light switches are purely functional and generally don't stir up imagination. …

Visual of MDI Air Car

MDI Air Car

Will the oil-driven car grow extinct in the decades to come? Guy Negre (Fr) thinks so, for he invented: THE CLEAN GREEN DRIVING MACHINE! Utopia is near; this (toy ) car runs on …

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Microsoft Surface Computing Parody

Have you heard of Microsoft's desktop follow-up Surface Computing ? It is a table size multi-touch screen only, eliminating mechanical intermediaries like the mouse and keyboard …

Visual of Next Nature Picnic - August 5th

Next Nature Picnic - August 5th

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

Visual of Printing virtuality

Printing virtuality

Phone, internet, television, photography, even books or music: today it is hard for the mind to escape from virtual worlds. A day without communication or interaction could make …

Visual of RedesignMe

RedesignMe

We are all born in a world that has been designed already. Cars, dishwashers, dildo's, remote controls, ATM machines. Although these products are supposed to make life better, …

Visual of Rhythm robot Keepon

Rhythm robot Keepon

The goals of "understanding humanity" and "humanizing robots" are tightly related to each other. Infanoid Project is trying to relate robotics to human sciences in order to …

Visual of Stoneage noodles

Stoneage noodles

15.000 Years ago we lived in caves, wore animal-fur and ate mammut- noodles !? Oh well, though our knowledge has grown a bit, the human nature hasn't changed that much: every …

Visual of TeleBombing

TeleBombing

The MQ-9 Reaper is loaded, but there's no one on board. Its pilot, as it bombs targets in Iraq and Afghanistan, will sit at a video console 7,000 miles away in Nevada. Although …

Visual of Trash People

Trash People

In 246 BC, a Chinese emperor - Qin Shi Huangdi - desired an army that could accompany him on his quest in the land of the dead. With the help of 700.000 craftsmen, he created the …

Visual of Worm-storm weather report

Worm-storm weather report

A short video showing a live o utbreak of malware named Small.DAM. Are we looking at the weather report of the future here?

Visual of X-finger

X-finger

wired.com | video | Related posts: Robotic hand | Bionic arm Invented by Dan Didrick of Naples, Florida, the device has NO batteries, electronics, servos or actuators. Instead, …

Visual of You only live Twice

You only live Twice

Yes, I understand the media interest in Second Hype (Of course we don't take it serious as a virtual reality concept. Steering a mouse, sitting behind a flat screen, moving 3D …

Visual of Meatatarians

Meatatarians

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

Visual of All Is Full Of Love

All Is Full Of Love

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

Visual of BicycleBot

BicycleBot

Murata Boy, is a robot capable of riding bicycles unassisted. Balancing, pedaling and directing the bicyclee, turning the bike to avoid obstacles, etc. And this is his nephew, …

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Big Dog got puppies

We posted this fella two years ago but the guys at Boston Dynamics haven't been sitting still. Improvements have been made and Big Dog got puppies! Little Dog (a learning robot …

Visual of Burka dating

Burka dating

This burka transmits a self-chosen image of the women wearing it over bluetooth to nearby sellphones. It's a concept by Markus Kison, and it seems like no laws of the Koran are …

Visual of China controls weather for olympics

China controls weather for olympics

The sun always shines on TV in China. "At this summer’s Beijing Olympics, China puts a 50-year experiment to the test: Officials are betting weather modification can keep the sun …

Visual of Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

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

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Eethapnl

Peculiar image created by Matías Lecaros (Santiago, Chile), promoting that famous boardgame . Inspired -of course- by Damien Hirsts Some Comfort Gained from the Acceptance of the …

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Elephant Artist

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

Visual of Fake for Real: Cartoon Rats

Fake for Real: Cartoon Rats

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

Visual of Fight climate change: Hack the Planet

Fight climate change: Hack the Planet

Lots of clouds this week. The peculiar picture above shows the eruption of mount Pinatubo in 1991, which apparently resulted in a certain amount of global cooling (next to some …

Visual of Föhn le fenêtre

Föhn le fenêtre

Tired of looking out on a grey wall and in dire need of a green touch? Then Föhn le fenêtre has got just what you need. The concept is simple enough: artist Karel Verhoeven offers …

Visual of Happy Meal

Happy Meal

How to create your own milkshake with globally available ingredients. Video by Oskar Nilsson, taken from Shampoo Generation DVD . See also: Image Consumption , Million Dollar …

Visual of Image Fulgurator

Image Fulgurator

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

Visual of In My Language

In My Language

(Please don't click this video away too soon; it's self–explanatory and your time will be rewarded). mindhacks.com

Visual of iWater

iWater

Somehow I feel there is some deeper meaning in this cheesy video. No? See also: Water in my Phone .

Visual of Lilium Urbanus

Lilium Urbanus

Lilium Urbanus is a collaborative senior thesis project by Anca Risca and Joji Tsuruga, recent graduates of SVA. Pretty cool to watch, the video is a metaphor of urban landscapes …

Visual of Not just Second Life, but Multiple Lives

Not just Second Life, but Multiple Lives

How real is World of Warcraft? When lines get blurred and people voluntarily throw themselves in a state of digital schizophrenia; current values and norms change in ways …

Visual of Old nature compared

Old nature compared

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

Visual of Paradise by the Laptop Light

Paradise by the Laptop Light

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

Visual of Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul's - Poetry of Genetics

Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul's - Poetry of Genetics

In the weeks towards the Biggest Visual Power Show 2008 we post a few video's of earlier power show presentations. Philosopher Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul – author of countless articles …

Visual of Recycled Coat

Recycled Coat

In the countdown to the Biggest Visual Power Show 2008 in Los Angeles we post some video's of earlier presentations. The Powershow 2003 in Paradiso, Amsterdam had the world …

Visual of Saturn (Directors Cut)

Saturn (Directors Cut)

The struggle between the born and the made is being fought out in a wardrobe on Saturn. By: 1stavemachine.com | Related: Sixties Last

Visual of Sunny Coat

Sunny Coat

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

Visual of Surrogate Sushi Unmasked with DNA Test

Surrogate Sushi Unmasked with DNA Test

These two teenagers, Kate Stoeckle and Louisa Strauss, just found out many New York sushi restaurants and seafood markets are playing a game of bait and switch with their sushi. …

Visual of The mobile evolution

The mobile evolution

In our NextNature event BVPS (May 2008), Kevin Kelly spoke of technology as the 7th kingdom of life : a form of evolution whithout the nasty side–effect of dying (Every object …

Visual of Effects of citrus smell and mosquito noise

Effects of citrus smell and mosquito noise

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

Visual of Third Life

Third Life

Long after Second Life servers have been shutdown, Augmented Reality is a common place . Thanks to our bioengineered eyes, or our electronic contact lenses , and years of data …

Visual of Voodoo Communication Device for Lovers

Voodoo Communication Device for Lovers

Voodoo is an ancient religion, originating from Africa, who’s mystical practice is believed to bring reward to those who are willing to place their destiny in the hands of loving …

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 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 A hermit crab in a glass house

A hermit crab in a glass house

Never thought I would ever empathize with a hermit crab. But somehow the 'situation' the creature is in, provides me with a feeling of recognition. According to this video marine …

Visual of Bacteria that Turn CO2 into Energy

Bacteria that Turn CO2 into Energy

We’ve written earlier about man–made bacteria that eat waste & shit petrol . How about a genetically modified bacteria that can eat CO2 and excrete methane that could power …

Visual of Controlling the Uncontrollable

Controlling the Uncontrollable

It is a home to crawlers, virusses, search engines, gamers, spammers, chatters, twitters, bloggers, worms and spiders. If calling it alive goes too far, it's still safe to say …

Visual of Crash course on synthetic genomics

Crash course on synthetic genomics

Next Monday when your colleagues ask you what you have been doing for the weekend, you might answer you something default like you went out with friends, danced, biked to the …

Visual of Cursor Kite

Cursor Kite

Cursor Kite brings the desktop of your computer outdoors. Nerdy? Yep, but the youtube video of the mouse pointer exploring the beach is fun to watch. Related: Boomeranged …

Visual of Favorite explorations of 2009

Favorite explorations of 2009

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

Visual of 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 Greener Soccer

Greener Soccer

I'd like to plea for more trees in soccer-stadiums: 1) They add an element of fun to the game; 2) They don't get aggressive easily; 3) Everyone supports green . Sebastian …

Visual of Growth Assembly

Growth Assembly

Though the example product seems a little far-fetched; growth assembly could be quite revolutionary. Worldwide shipping of manufactured things is very inefficient. Why not ship …

Visual of Houston, We've Got a Dome!

Houston, We've Got a Dome!

A 2 million-square-meter dome should protect Houston from hurricanes and regulate the climate.

Visual of How to Grow a Sneaker

How to Grow a Sneaker

No silly. Of course sneakers can't be grown from transforming Koi Karpers. This is merely an fictional piece by Yoske Nishiumi. But then again, do you have any idea where your …

Visual of How to Grow your Own Toaster

How to Grow your Own Toaster

Now here is an experiment any one can do at home: Look around in your house and try to find a consumer product of which you know where it was made and by whom. Got any? Indeed, …

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 Mikel Uribetxeberria

Mikel Uribetxeberria

Beautiful images by Mikel Uribetxeberria, I think that he also made videos out of this work. Or I saw something exactly like it in a gallery in Chelsea. Gimme more

Visual of Modern Fossils

Modern Fossils

Remember the Gameboy Bricks by Gijs Gieskes? The same vibe must have been picked up by Christopher Locke (Chicago, US) as he opened his Modern Fossils Shop with many more peculiar …

Visual of No Signal

No Signal

As technology evolves, people are more and more depending on it to function properly. But the nature of technology is that it needs networks, sources, software, batteries and …

Visual of OOMouse versus Magic Mouse

OOMouse versus Magic Mouse

Recently were introduced, the OOMouse ... ...and the Magic Mouse . Both tools are developed to browse the ones and zeros more easily. It almost seems unfair to compare them, so I …

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 Supermarket – Our Next Savanna

Supermarket – Our Next Savanna

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

Visual of Tangible hologram projector

Tangible hologram projector

Using ultrasound technology, researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a holographic projector that displays three-dimensional virtual objects you can feel with your …

Visual of The Nanosong

The Nanosong

The American Chemical Society is holding a contest seeking short videos that answer the question: "What is nano ?" UC Berkeley graduate student Patrick Bennett and his colleagues …

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 Trillion Node Network

The Trillion Node Network

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers" , a remark made by Thomas J. Watson of IBM in 1943. But what if the number of computing devices connected to each other …

Visual of Think Hello

Think Hello

Remember Asimo ? Honda has now developped a new Brain-Machine Interface technology that allows humans to control the humanoid robot simply by thinking certain thoughts. The BMI …

Visual of Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projections

Unfolding the Earth - Myriahedral projections

How can we unfold the Earth? Making a map of the earth is an ancient problem. For thousands of years cartographers, mathematicians, and inventors have developed methods to …

Visual of Who designed the banana?

Who designed the banana?

Looking at a banana from a design perspective, one immediately notices the fruit is highly ergonomic and sophisticated: Bananas fit perfectly in the human hand, they come with a …

Visual of A Whole New Species of Television is Born

A Whole New Species of Television is Born

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

Visual of As smart as mice.

As smart as mice.

When you think of solving mazes, you think of mice. Mice have been use to do science for ages. In turns out that mice are not the only beings that can solve a maze. In fact you …

Visual of Augmented (Hyper)Reality

Augmented (Hyper)Reality

Augmented (hyper)Reality offers a glimpse of an alternate universe, with augmented reality cranked up to the next level.

Visual of Battle of platforms

Battle of platforms

Ever wondered why there is so much competition in the world of operating systems? This video made by Leon Wang illustrates that "old nature" mechanisms like survival of the …

Visual of Candlelight Switch

Candlelight Switch

Created for the niche target group of nostalgic button freaks, by Aram Bartholl .

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 Debugged: 'Graphic Design Bugs'

Debugged: 'Graphic Design Bugs'

The Eindhoven-based design team ' Edhv ' made an installation to turn creepy crawlers into genuine graphic designers. By letting crickets, woodlice, ants and many other insects …

Visual of Digitally Enhance your Ego

Digitally Enhance your Ego

Avatars, almost every internet user has at least one of them running around somewhere on the web. We control then in numerous games and forums, but do they also control us? …

Visual of Downriver in the Lowlands

Downriver in the Lowlands

The Netherlands is known for its outright flat landscape – its even part of the name. How come the Dutch Womans Youth Rafting Team just won the World Cup in the category …

Visual of Dutch start Hunting again thanks to Supermarket Soccer Mascotte

Dutch start Hunting again thanks to Supermarket Soccer Mascotte

In Holland people go crazy for soccer, especially now that the national team has reached the World Cup final. We gather everything that's orange – our shirt color – as the …

Visual of Europe airspace reboot

Europe airspace reboot

After a ban on flying last weeks due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, the European airspace was slowly rebooting to its old state of activity. This movie shows the movement of …

Visual of Experiments in the Revival of Organisms

Experiments in the Revival of Organisms

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

Visual of 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 Harddrive on legs

Harddrive on legs

Drive Legs is a portable hard drive which stands up if liquid is spilled near it. Created by James Chambers , who is experimenting with giving products defense mechanisms to …

Visual of Hay Baling Fun

Hay Baling Fun

It is a widespread belief that, contrary to people living in urban areas, farmers have a strong connection with 'nature'. One seriously starts to doubt that after watching this …

Visual of Here Comes the iPhone Virus

Here Comes the iPhone Virus

By analyzing billions of phone calls, researchers at Scandinavian telecom company Telenor , mapped how social connections between people – measured partly by how often they called …

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 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 In Pursuit of Artificial Flavoring

In Pursuit of Artificial Flavoring

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

Visual of Kapitaal

Kapitaal

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

Visual of Medicinal All-Salt

Medicinal All-Salt

Do you suffer from small health inconveniences and do you like to put salt on your morning egg? Why not combine the two? Medicinal All-Salt provides a low-dosage solution for …

Visual of Mud Tub

Mud Tub

Mud tub is an experimental tangible interface that allows people to control a computer while playing in the mud. By sloshing, squishing, pulling, punching, etc, in a tub of mud …

Visual of Nano Supermarket on Dutch TV News

Nano Supermarket on Dutch TV News

The Dutch evening News payed a visit to our Nano Supermarket to familiarize the television viewers with the intricate world of nanotechnology and its potential impact our economy …

Visual of Nano Supermarket Opens its Doors

Nano Supermarket Opens its Doors

Nanotechnology is an important emerging technology of our time – it radically intervenes with our sense of what is natural – yet most people are still relatively unaware of its …

Visual of Nature is an Agreement

Nature is an Agreement

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

Visual of Nature by Numbers

Nature by Numbers

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

Visual of Next Nature Spotter – iPhone application

Next Nature Spotter – iPhone application

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

Visual of Nine Strategies of Geo-engineering

Nine Strategies of Geo-engineering

Recently some scientists in Britain have recommend planetary ' geoengineering ' to avoid climate change. And as politicians are listening , it is time to explore the options. New …

Visual of Polar ice gone in two days

Polar ice gone in two days

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

Visual of 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 Seashells are becoming Unnecessary

Seashells are becoming Unnecessary

At the beach, I'm always on the look-out for seashells big enough to hold against my ear to hear the sound of the sea . This child-like behavior still resonates with me. But I got …

Visual of So thats where Phones come from

So thats where Phones come from

Really? I never knew. Biomimicmarketing strategies are getting crazier by the day.

Visual of Social Networking with Plants

Social Networking with Plants

Using energy is not a social activity. Every electrical device we use has its own carbon “foorpint” which, in excess, can harm other living beings. How and to what extent you’ve …

Visual of Space Monkey

Space Monkey

During the 1960s, monkeys were sent into outer space as part of the US space exploration program. But they didn’t all return, until now. Via scaryideas.com | Related: WWF

Visual of Squamata headset dances with the Music

Squamata headset dances with the Music

Inspired by body language of animals (in particular squamates and porcupines), designer Jop Japenga created a headphone with an adaptive skin that responds to the music played on …

Visual of Sign Out Forever

Sign Out Forever

An earlier post on Next Nature learned that The Good People behind Webwill provide us with a service to extend our lives on social networks after our physical death. But what if …

Visual of Symphony of Science

Symphony of Science

As it is Sunday today, lets indulge in a scientific spiritual music video. Created by John Boswell . Thanks Finnigans Riverrun.

Visual of The Great Cleaving

The Great Cleaving

We usually just click 'Ok' on every update request, but perhaps the one proposed in this religiously uncanny video by Doctor AlexXross needs a bit more contemplation?

Visual of Toy Emissions

Toy Emissions

You know the HeHe collective from their laser projection on a power plant emission cloud . But did you know these folks have a real emission clouds fetish going on? In this …

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 Twitwee Clock

Twitwee Clock

Haroon Baig from Germany has figured out a way to key up the amount of 50+ Twitter addicts. This progressive nostalgic cuckoo device displays new tweets from any twitter stream or …

Visual of Virtual | Real pet

Virtual | Real pet

In the 70's we had the pet rocks that have gotten lost over the years in drawers and attics. The 90's gave us Tamagotchi's to look after, which we could reset if all else failed. …

Visual of What does Technology want?

What does Technology want?

Technologist, environmentalist and nextnature thinker avant la lettre Kevin Kelly , muses on what technology means in our lives – from its impact at the personal level to its …

Visual of Where's your Head at?

Where's your Head at?

The issue of cloning is a much-debated one. Where is the fine line that divides the ethical from the unethical? Let’s say we take it over the top and start cloning away just for …

Visual of Whether or not we should engineer the Weather

Whether or not we should engineer the Weather

"Owning the Weather" is a documentary about geo-engineering by Robert Greene.  It's about whether or not we should engineer the weather and the different impacts that this has. …

Visual of Afterlife for Atheists

Afterlife for Atheists

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

Visual of Anthropomorphobia

Anthropomorphobia

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

Visual of Arbores Laetae

Arbores Laetae

Parks becomes fairground attractions? Maybe they have been all the time. This intriguing park design by architecture-firm-beyond-praise Diller Scofidio + Renfro seems (who we all …

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 Blinky – Does what we want it to do

Blinky – Does what we want it to do

In the short movie Blinky, on a boy and his robot, director Ruari Robinson reflects on our daily dealings with technology and its risks. Alex is a child growing up in a family …

Visual of Body Manipulation and Music

Body Manipulation and Music

Lucy McRae uses spandex to deterritorialize the body. #powershow #bodyart http://bit.ly/th7KyR

Visual of Catalytic Clothing

Catalytic Clothing

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

Visual of City Planning with Bright Bacteria

City Planning with Bright Bacteria

Renegade architect and futurist  Rachel Armstrong has proposed that our cities, currently constructed of dead trees, baked mud, and refined ore, need to be coated in a layer of …

Visual of Disgusting Switches

Disgusting Switches

If a light switch would be hairy or snotty nobody would want to turn on the light anymore, which is exactly why designer Katrin Baumgarten created some of the most one nauseating …

Visual of Earth 2.0 with Rachel Armstrong

Earth 2.0 with Rachel Armstrong

What are the differences between Earth 1.0 and Earth 2.0 technologies? Rachel Armstrong explains.

Visual of Entoforms

Entoforms

Artist Dolf Veenvliet ( Macouno ) is creating future fossil trilobites that have yet to exist. Using generative computer models, his Entoforms are not the result of millions of …

Visual of Flap to Freedom

Flap to Freedom

It works like this. Position yourself with a friend in front of a battery hen and flap your arms as fast as you can when the music sets in. The harder you flap the faster your …

Visual of German Robots Destroy a Living Room

German Robots Destroy a Living Room

Artistic duo Robococo, aka Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders, have embedded a group of autonomous robots in the walls of a gallery. Wielding hammers and creepy electronic eyes, …

Visual of Hi, a Real Human Interface

Hi, a Real Human Interface

By Multitouch Barcelona , via Trendbeheer .

Visual of Holland Gets an Unnatural High

Holland Gets an Unnatural High

When the Dutch built the Netherlands , they forgot to add any mountains. The highest point in Holland is a measly 323 meters, compared to 2,962 meters for the highest mountain in …

Visual of Let the Algorithms Roam Free

Let the Algorithms Roam Free

In this TED talk, Kevin Slavin explains how computer algorithms are breaking free of their virtual habitats and changing the physical world to their liking. Through algorithms, …

Visual of Manko & Time [#13, The End]

Manko & Time [#13, The End]

Many things have been rumored about the artist called Manko since he vanished about a year ago. Some even went so far as to claim he had died. So it was all over the news when …

Visual of Morphing Cutlery

Morphing Cutlery

Imagine a world where the shapes of all objects around you would be able to change on the fly. Envision a future where nanotechnology and morphing become ubiquitous and blend in …

Visual of Next Nature Fun Pack

Next Nature Fun Pack

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

Visual of Policing Genes

Policing Genes

The genetics of the plants in your garden could become a police matter. Pharmaceutical companies are experimenting with genetically engineering plants to produce useful and …

Visual of Powershow 2011 Pictures

Powershow 2011 Pictures

Pictures of the Next Nature Power Show 2011 are online.

Visual of Pregnant Avatars

Pregnant Avatars

This interview from 2008 is exemplary for a time when people started experimenting on humanizing anonymous avatars in the virtual realm. Shopping, building, going on holiday, …

Visual of Robo-teacher

Robo-teacher

Say hello to teacher Engkey ! The city of Daegu — South Korea, introduced 29 robot teachers in 19 elementary schools as part of a large scale project to robotize teaching. The …

Visual of Should we clone Neanderthals?

Should we clone Neanderthals?

If Neanderthals ever walk the earth again, the primordial ooze from which they will rise is an emulsion of oil, water, and DNA capture beads engineered in the laboratory of 454 …

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 Swallowable Parfum

Swallowable Parfum

Swallowable Parfum is a digestible scented capsule that works through your own perspiration. Once absorbed, fragrance molecules are excreted through the skin’s surface. A unique …

Visual of System Animals

System Animals

What animal is so naive to come into this world as a naked and crying infant, completely vulnerable, helpless, and an easy prey for any predator? Newborn lamb or giraffe’s babies …

Visual of Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life

Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine talks about the nature of technology and propose to define technology as the 7th Kingdom of Life.

Visual of The Living Room

The Living Room

The private atmosphere of a Dutch living room is interrupted by the disturbing presence of a large oak tree that slowly enters the room. Made by roderickhietbrink.nl

Visual of The Majestic Plastic Bag

The Majestic Plastic Bag

Behold the heroic journey of one of the most illustrious creatures on our planet. Created by the good people of Healthebay.org .

Visual of The Search for the

The Search for the "Real" Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fake-for-real. While it's true that there was a minor harvest feast in 1621, held by English immigrants and Wampanoag Indians, the event was never celebrated …

Visual of The Technological Sublime

The Technological Sublime

The sublime is an aesthetic concept of 'the exalted,' of beauty that is grand and dangerous. Through 17th and 18th century European intellectual tradition, the sublime became …

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 Transformer Owl

Transformer Owl

So, what do you get when an owl watches too much animated TV cartoon series? An amazing shape-shifting Transformer Owl! Now seriously, we don't actually think this wondrous White …

Visual of Unboxing Artificial Intelligence

Unboxing Artificial Intelligence

Did you know that phones were once used for calling up our (human) friends? Researching the beginning of it all, we came accross demo video's on the cloud called "internet" where …

Visual of Using Pigeons as Protestors

Using Pigeons as Protestors

Artist Jaroslav Kyša has invented a novel form of social protest . By scattering seed in front of targets in London, he can attract droves of pigeons that disrupt shoppers and …

Visual of Visualizing Wifi Landscapes

Visualizing Wifi Landscapes

This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-metre long measuring rod with …

Visual of Who Watches the Watchers?

Who Watches the Watchers?

In The Watchers , the creative geniuses at Studio Smack picture a world where surveillance systems don't just watch us - they actively judge.  Are you a green-coded Conformist or …

Visual of Archaeologist Finds Ruins of 'Friendster'

Archaeologist Finds Ruins of 'Friendster'

Last month internet archaeologist Dr Maxwell Fry stumbled upon the perfectly preserved ruins of an online community called 'Friendster'. Remember, that predecessor of Facebook, …

Visual of Book as Human-Computer Interface

Book as Human-Computer Interface

In combining the classic feeling of handling a book with the interactivity of the computer, Waldek W?grzyn of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, has created a new human-computer interface.

Visual of Brain Implant Restores Memory to Cocaine-Addled Monkeys

Brain Implant Restores Memory to Cocaine-Addled Monkeys

A team of researchers from three universities have succeeded in creating the first device that boosts the brain power of primates. In the study, five rhesus macaques were trained …

Visual of Enter the self-driving car

Enter the self-driving car

This promo video for the Google autonomous car is pretty exciting. I'm sure in a decade driving our own car will seem so old-fashioned,thinking how we ever trusted the physical …

Visual of Everything is an Event on the Skin

Everything is an Event on the Skin

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