55 results for “Corporature”

Brand Logos Translated into Chinese

Yunus Emre Duyar
February 11th 2015
Would you be able to recognize these logos if they were in Chinese?

Corporate Logos Zoology

Alessia Andreotti
June 26th 2014
The biodiversity of corporate “species” is increasing.

Razorius Gilletus Flexball Subspecies

Van Mensvoort
May 20th 2014
The latest subspecies in the Razorius line is the Razorius Gilletus Flexball. While Gillete proclaims they reinvented shaving, others argue Gillette's new razor is everything that's wrong with America.

Top 100 Economies: 37 are Corporations

Van Mensvoort
February 10th 2014
37 of the world’s 100 largest economies are corporations.

Budweiser Cans Water for Storm Victims

Allison Guy
November 9th 2012

In more next natural news from Hurricane Sandy, Anheuser-Busch, parent company of the American beer brand Budweiser, has been canning water for victims of the disaster. The company temporarily converted one of its manufacturing facilities from churning out bland beer to life-giving water.

The result is uncanny: A beer can with the familiar eagle logo of Budweiser, now filled with essential, non-alcoholic water. In a world where corporations often have more power than governments, it is not surprising that in …

Prada Morgana

Van Mensvoort
July 28th 2012
Just image if style would be a primary need.

Featured Page #07: Brand New Worlds

NextNature.net
June 29th 2012

During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book. This week, after nation branding, the brand nation.

Entering the store or restaurant of a multinational corporation is like entering a country. The locals all wear a national uniform, greet you in the same language, and serve you an ethnic meal. Any nods to local culture – the McArabia, the Croque McDo, the McRice – are insignificant compared to the consistency of …

Huggable Vending Machine

Van Mensvoort
April 24th 2012

Finally a vending machine that doesn't want you money, it wants hugs. Embrace it to get a free can of coke. Might give you rushes of anthropomorphobia too though.

Via The Pop-Up City. Thanks Teun.…

The Evolutionary History of Office Chairs

Allison Guy
March 8th 2012

On the shortlist for the year's strangest book title, Jonathan Olivares' A Taxonomy of Office Chairs charts the "evolution" of chairs from the 1840s to the present day. The author explicitly uses the language of biological classification, opening with a quote from Baudrillard that describes consumer objects as reproducing species. Olivares notes that "I find it ironic and unnerving that our society cherishes, studies and documents the natural world, but keeps little track of the products that make up our predominant reality."

In …

Search Where the Sun don’t Shine

Hendrik-Jan Grievink
January 3rd 2012

You’re spending too much of your time in the sewers of the internet, planning to pigeon-rank your toilet visits or you’re simply feeling lucky? This peculiar shanzhai’d toilet paper might be for you. Made out of 100% virgin pulp, so no trees have died to whipe your behind.…

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Both in terms of how corporations want to live, grow and survive, as well as the influence of corporations on the natural realm – think for instance of patented grains that are being sold to farmers. [parent] => 0 [count] => 55 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 0 )[queried_object_id] => 138 [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_term_relationships ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id) WHERE 1=1 AND ( wp_posts.ID NOT IN ( SELECT object_id FROM wp_term_relationships WHERE term_taxonomy_id IN (1) ) AND wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (142) ) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' AND ((wp_posts.post_status = 'publish')) GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC LIMIT 0, 10 [posts] => Array ( [0] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42684 [post_author] => 835 [post_date] => 2015-02-11 16:01:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-02-11 15:01:15 [post_content] => Logos of global brands are always recognized by everyone. But would you be able to recognize these logos if they were in Chinese? This is the question that drives Mehmet Gozetlik' s, aptly-named Chinatown."Chinatown pushes viewers to ask themselves what it means to see, hear, and become fully aware. ‘Chinatown’ also demonstrates our strangeness to 1.35 billion people in the world, when you can’t read Chinese" says Mehmet Gozetlik.The logos are reconstructed by the artist using neon lights. Some of them are easily recognizable but some of them are challenging without the latin alphabet we are so familiar with.Logos in Chinese 6 Logos in Chinese 5 Logos in Chinese 4 Logos in Chinese 3 Logos in Chinese 2 Logos in Chinese Logos in Chinese 7Mehmet Gozetlik is the executive art director and Co-Founder of the Turkish design team Antrepo.Story via Sploid, images via Behance [post_title] => Brand Logos Translated into Chinese [post_excerpt] => Would you be able to recognize these logos if they were in Chinese? [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => brand-logos-translated-into-chinese [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-03-04 16:18:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-03-04 15:18:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=42684 [menu_order] => 777 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 40219 [post_author] => 809 [post_date] => 2014-06-26 16:00:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-06-26 14:00:47 [post_content] => Inspired by the fact that nowadays people know more brands and logos than names of animals, Dutch artist Gurt Swanenberg created a series of paintings, called Cryptozoology.These corporate “species” refer to the influence of global branding, highlighting the loss of biodiversity across the planet.“Cryptozoology means literally ‘study of hidden animals’, it refers to the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This includes looking for living examples of animals that are considered extinct, or animals whose existence lacks physical support but which appear in myths and legends. The specimens shown here are examples of a surreal view on the influence of our global branding and mass consumerism. A disturbing example of industrial evolution.”For centuries artists painted trees and clouds because that was the landscape around them, today they remix brands and logo because that is what they are surrounded by.[caption id="attachment_40231" align="aligncenter" width="530"]Cryptozoölogie (specimen 8) CRYPTOZOOLOGY (SPECIMEN 8) OIL ON PANEL[/caption][caption id="attachment_40230" align="aligncenter" width="530"]Cryptozoology (Fish skeleton) Oil on panel, wood and glass cabinet Cryptozoology (Fish skeleton) Oil on panel, wood and glass cabinet[/caption] Find more specimens at Gurt Swanenberg  [post_title] => Corporate Logos Zoology [post_excerpt] => The biodiversity of corporate “species” is increasing. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => corporate-logos-zoology [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2015-03-04 16:17:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-03-04 15:17:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=40219 [menu_order] => 977 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 39399 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2014-05-20 16:00:31 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-05-20 14:00:31 [post_content] => Regular readers of this blog know we closely monitor razor technology as a symbol of our co-evolutionary relationship with technology. This basically means that, like the bees and the flowers, people and technology are intertwined in mutual dependence: we serve our technology as much as it serves us. And just like humans, technology wants to prosper, propagate and grow. The blindness 'innovation' of shaving razors, with more and more blades, strips and grips, exemplifies this development.The latest subspecies in the Razorius line is the Razorius Gilletus Flexball. While the Gillete Corporation proclaims they have reinvented shaving, others argue Gillette's new razor is everything that's wrong with America.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6WvdJn9e60[/youtube] Yes, you should make up your own mind, dear intelligent reader. Although we are keen to remind you that already in 1975, shortly after the Gillette Trac II razor – the first two-bladed men's razor – was released, its excessive design was parodied on the US Television show Saturday Night Live.The creators of the satirical television program played on the notion of a two bladed razor as a sign of the emerging consumption culture. They made a fake commercial parody for a fictitious razor with the ridiculous amount of three (!) blades, emphasizing the consumer is gullible enough to believe and buy everything seen on TV.Of course, the comedians of Saturday Night Live could not know a three-bladed razors would become a reality on the consumer market in the late 1990?s. Let alone that they could have anticipated we would shave ourselves with a five bladed battery powered led enabled flexible razors in 2014.Welcome in the twenty-first century folks: no, we don’t travel in spaceships… but we do have five bladed razors!Movement_highres_530 [post_title] => Razorius Gilletus Flexball Subspecies [post_excerpt] => The latest subspecies in the Razorius line is the Razorius Gilletus Flexball. While Gillete proclaims they reinvented shaving, others argue Gillette's new razor is everything that's wrong with America. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => razorius-gilletus-flexball-subspecies [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-05-20 10:03:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-05-20 08:03:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=39399 [menu_order] => 1012 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 38170 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2014-02-10 09:11:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-02-10 08:11:07 [post_content] => According to a research report by the Transnational Institute, 37 of the world’s 100 largest economies are corporations. Will their branded territories determine the borders of the future?The lists make it tempting to conclude that nation states are a dying species soon to be superseded by corporations, yet until the day corporations start sending out aircraft carrier ships, we know the nation state is still alive – and kicking.Via Makewealthhistory.org. Thanks Marleen. [post_title] => Top 100 Economies: 37 are Corporations [post_excerpt] => 37 of the world’s 100 largest economies are corporations. 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The company temporarily converted one of its manufacturing facilities from churning out bland beer to life-giving water.The result is uncanny: A beer can with the familiar eagle logo of Budweiser, now filled with essential, non-alcoholic water. In a world where corporations often have more power than governments, it is not surprising that in times of crisis they respond faster than "official" organizations, and are better equipped to do so. See also ColaLife. [post_title] => Budweiser Cans Water for Storm Victims [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => budweiser-cans-water-for-hurricane-victims [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2012-11-10 11:16:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2012-11-10 10:16:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=29329 [menu_order] => 1642 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 23556 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2012-07-28 22:25:04 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-07-28 20:25:04 [post_content] => Just image if style would be a primary need. You would be so lucky to find a Prada store in the middle of the dessert.The classical Prada Marfa installation is located 60 km northwest of the city of Marfa in Texas. It was created by artists Elmgreen and Dragset and can be read as a playful critique on Image Consumption. Peculiar image of the week.Thanks Avro Close Up. [post_title] => Prada Morgana [post_excerpt] => Just image if style would be a primary need. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => prada-morgana [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2012-07-28 22:28:56 [post_modified_gmt] => 2012-07-28 20:28:56 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=23556 [menu_order] => 1816 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 22685 [post_author] => 367 [post_date] => 2012-06-29 17:00:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-06-29 15:00:53 [post_content] => During the coming weeks, we will present a selection of our favourite pages from the Next Nature book. This week, after nation branding, the brand nation. Entering the store or restaurant of a multinational corporation is like entering a country. The locals all wear a national uniform, greet you in the same language, and serve you an ethnic meal. Any nods to local culture – the McArabia, the Croque McDo, the McRice – are insignificant compared to the consistency of the brand experience. Any McDonald’s, be it in Manila or Moscow, is a sovereign embassy from the same corporate homeland. They exist in the ‘brand space,’ a place as much a state of mind as a physical location. Travelers often visit a corporate outpost to feel ‘at home,’ though they are homesick for the brand, not for their own country. One day, a Starbucks employee may come up to you and ask for your visa while you plug in your laptop and wait to buy a latte........................................................................................................................Featured here are pages 426-427 from the book Next Nature: Nature Changes Along with Us. More information about the book can be found here. [post_title] => Featured Page #07: Brand New Worlds [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => featured-page-07-brand-new-worlds [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2012-07-03 00:03:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2012-07-02 22:03:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=22685 [menu_order] => 1840 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 22096 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2012-04-24 10:37:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-04-24 08:37:44 [post_content] => [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38Wn-tMeqUs[/youtube]Finally a vending machine that doesn't want you money, it wants hugs. Embrace it to get a free can of coke. Might give you rushes of anthropomorphobia too though.Via The Pop-Up City. Thanks Teun. [post_title] => Huggable Vending Machine [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => huggable-vending-machine [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2013-01-20 19:18:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-01-20 18:18:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://nextnature.net/?p=22096 [menu_order] => 1903 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_category] => 0 )[8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 21168 [post_author] => 286 [post_date] => 2012-03-08 01:10:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-03-08 00:10:49 [post_content] => On the shortlist for the year's strangest book title, Jonathan Olivares' A Taxonomy of Office Chairs charts the "evolution" of chairs from the 1840s to the present day. The author explicitly uses the language of biological classification, opening with a quote from Baudrillard that describes consumer objects as reproducing species. Olivares notes that "I find it ironic and unnerving that our society cherishes, studies and documents the natural world, but keeps little track of the products that make up our predominant reality."In his analysis, Olivares discovered that the individual components of chairs – bases, backs, and armrests – evolved independently. The gradual changes in the design of a chair don't mirror, for instance, the logical sequence of horse evolution, but more like something along the lines of bacterial conjugation, when whole genetic sequences can be swapped in and out. It's arguable whether the conceit is more than a useful metaphor, but it may be that chairs can join razors, phones and corporate logos as objects that appear to evolve like organisms. 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This is the question that drives Mehmet Gozetlik' s, aptly-named Chinatown."Chinatown pushes viewers to ask themselves what it means to see, hear, and become fully aware. ‘Chinatown’ also demonstrates our strangeness to 1.35 billion people in the world, when you can’t read Chinese" says Mehmet Gozetlik.The logos are reconstructed by the artist using neon lights. Some of them are easily recognizable but some of them are challenging without the latin alphabet we are so familiar with.Logos in Chinese 6 Logos in Chinese 5 Logos in Chinese 4 Logos in Chinese 3 Logos in Chinese 2 Logos in Chinese Logos in Chinese 7Mehmet Gozetlik is the executive art director and Co-Founder of the Turkish design team Antrepo.Story via Sploid, images via Behance [post_title] => Brand Logos Translated into Chinese [post_excerpt] => Would you be able to recognize these logos if they were in Chinese? 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