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Call for movies: Which movie deserves a spot in the sequal to the Next Nature movie top 10?

February 7th 2019

Sequels and prequels appear in our cinemas every day but somehow we haven’t had a follow-up to our infamous Next Nature movie top 10 that fully deserves the “sequel treatment”.

Allow us to refresh your memory:

1. Quest for Fire / La Guerre du Feu (1981)
2. Being There (1979)
3. Koyaansiqatsi (1983)
4. Blade Runner (1984)
5. American Beauty (1999)
6.The Matrix (1999)
7. Grizzly Man (2005)
8. Avatar (2009)
9. The Terminal (2004)
10. Idiocracy (2006)

Thus our …

Genetically engineered plants do it better

January 11th 2019

Welcome to the conversation! Every week, we’ll open up a new conversation among members of the network about next nature topics we've encountered around the globe. We hope Nextnature.net can serve as a thrilling platform for dialogue among our authors, members, and anyone interested in exploring the next nature with us. On behalf of the editorial team, welcome. – Koert van Mensvoort

What happened Genetic engineers in Illinois have designed super-size tobacco plants that grow as much as 40% larger …

‘Listen’ to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

Ruben Baart
September 27th 2018

Genealogy services have exploded over the past few years, and Spotify is capitalizing on the boom by providing curated playlist based on users’ DNA. Here's what you should know.

If you could listen to your DNA, what would it sound like?…

Interview: Designer Shahar Livne is geomimicing the future of plastics

Kelly Streekstra
April 18th 2018

What if plastics one day become a rare commodity that we desire and mine from the depths of the earth’s crust? By that time, plastic would be a rather different material. Shahar Livne offers a fast-forward to this next nature, by artificially geomimicing metamorphisms. She shares with us her speculative material: the “lithoplast”.

The return of Rayfish Footwear?

February 23rd 2018

Rayfish Footwear was a fictional company that offered personalized sneakers crafted from genetically modified stingray leather. This online science fiction story allowed customers to grow and design their own sneaker from a genetically modified fish, to question our (often all too consumptive) relationship with animals. Now, the company fiction is back: Catch Rayfish as part of FAKE at the Science Gallery in Dublin.…

The Smell of Global Economy

Elle Zhan Wei
August 2nd 2017
The Pollution Pods installation replicates the smell and air quality of five different urban environments, forming the smell of a global economy.

Begging Ghetto Blasters Hack the System

Ingmar Nieuweboer
June 10th 2016
Begging ghetto blasters in Utrecht are making you question poverty.

If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

Alexandra Bremers
October 2nd 2015
The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?

Hacking And Controlling Cars Remotely

Robin Bergman
July 24th 2015
Two American hackers have been working on hacking cars to takeover full control of vehicles.

Surveillance Gulls

Alessia Andreotti
July 11th 2015
Surveillance cameras pose like a flock of seagulls on a rock in Czech artist Jakub Geltner's latest work.
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