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Next Nature book launch: here’s what you missed

NextNature.net
June 6th 2019

The new Next Nature book is here! Next Nature fellows, ambassadors, members and newly interested people came together on the 4th of June to celebrate the book launch with a special Next Nature Night at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. Moderated by journalist Eva de Valk, it was a night filled with inspiration, conversation and a healthy dose of speculation.

Prior to the start of the program, visitors got the chance to read all about our whereabouts from the past…

The new Next Nature book is here!

NextNature.net
May 28th 2019

? For pictures of the book launch, head to this page.

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, from genetics to breeding; a simple tomato isn’t remotely as simple as you might think. Technological advances allow our daily ingredients to be grown bigger, faster and better than ever before.

Conversely, in …

NEW: Next Nature Academy

NextNature.net
November 23rd 2017
The Next Nature Academy offers the philosophy, the tools and the methods that will shift the way you think about nature and technology.

Next Nature Book Second Edition

NextNature.net
December 31st 2015
After it sold out, the Next Nature book has been reprinted with a brand new cover.

Special Deal: Two Books Package

NextNature.net
September 3rd 2014
The Next Nature Book & The In Vitro Meat Cookbook now only €50!

Lecture on Next Nature book

NextNature.net
February 12th 2012

Our resident designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink will give a presentation about next nature and our book Next Nature: Nature Changes Along With Us in Amsterdam on february 14th. Yes, we know that’s on Valentines’s Day, but Hendrik-Jan will skip a romantic dinner for this occasion so why can’t you?. So, see you there!…

NN Book review in NRC Newspaper

Van Mensvoort
December 2nd 2011

Dutch quality newspaper NRC reviewed our lustrous Next Nature book with an extensive two page article. The review by Bianca Stigter discusses our shifting notions of nature & culture and asserts that the future belongs to techtuur – don't ask how that term differs from nextnature; I guess some journalist just like to invent their own lingo? Go ahead and download the scan.…

Next Nature Book Sample

Van Mensvoort
November 27th 2011

Try before you buy. Browse the sample excerpt of the lustrous Next Nature book containing material from chapter 1 & chapter 3.

Books bricks are currently being shipped across the planet and should arrive in your local bookstore within the next few weeks (depending on your location). Right now, the fastest way to to get a book is to order it through our website. Word up.…

Next Nature Book Trailer

NextNature.net
November 9th 2011

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 are being developed as we speak. Meanwhile, indulge the lustrous book trailer created by the good people of Studio Smack.

Warp to the book page: NEXTNATURE.NET/BOOK…

Start the Presses!

Van Mensvoort
October 21st 2011

Hooray! The long awaited Next Nature book is currently being printed and can now be pre-ordered for 37,50 euro.

The Book launches at The Next Nature Powershow on 5 November in Amsterdam.…

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The new Next Nature book is here! Next Nature fellows, ambassadors, members and newly interested people came together on the 4th of June to celebrate the book launch with a special Next Nature Night at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. Moderated by journalist Eva de Valk, it was a night filled with inspiration, conversation and a healthy dose of speculation.

next-nature-newspaper
Prior to the start of the program, visitors got the chance to read all about our whereabouts from the past two years in the newly launched Next Nature Newspaper.

Kicking off the night with a keynote presentation was, naturally, NNN director Koert van Mensvoort, introducing the Next Nature philosophy and, what else, his latest book.

Koert van Mensvoort

Now that technology has grown so complex and omnipresent that it acts as our next nature, what may our future look like? Koert proposes two possible scenarios: mankind may either go extinct, or will be enclosed into a superorganism.

As team human, Koert prefers the latter scenario and envisions a world in which humans function as the cells of superorganisms. Can we spot the superorganism already?

Full house!

After the keynote, it was time to officially hand over the first print of the book to 11-year old Belgian climate activist Lilly Platt. With great dedication she has been battling plastic waste and litter with her initiative Lilly’s Plastic PickUp, ever since 2015. Full of energy, Lilly spoke to the audience: “Think about the future!” Her dedication and idealism set a great example for generations to come.

Artist and Next Nature ambassador Floris Kaayk took the audience along to their potential future with a sneak preview of his upcoming project [spoiler alert] Dust. Together with Next Nature Network, Floris is creating a time travelling machine in VR. Stay tuned for more on this project!

After the break, Next Nature fellows Anna Gimbrere and Lonneke Gordijn from Studio Drift joined Koert in a panel conversation.

Science journalist Anna, who recently presented a Dutch tv-program on space travel, explained how astronautics contributes to a new perspective on earth. “From the moment that you are outside of the earth, you realize how extraordinary the earth actually is, and how hostile space is. Earth is a spacecraft in itself, and we have to be very attentive to it.

Designer Lonneke Gordijn considers it to be a challenge to enlarge the perspective of humankind. “As humans, we are not used to think beyond our own lifespan. We can fathom the generations of our kids and grandchildren, but after that it becomes too abstract. How can we look beyond that?”

Next Nature fellow Maria Verstappen

Throughout the evening, the audience was invited to engage and ask questions. If revolution goes on and technological developments are deemed unstoppable, does it even matter to make deliberate choices and strive for a better future on an individual level?

Koert explains that, unfortunately, he cannot provide a clearcut answer on the longstanding philosophical question of free will and the effect of individual choice. Rather, he chooses to act as if our deeds are able to make change.

That’s why he challenged the audience to do some homework. “If you see a new gadget or development happening, ask yourself: does this contribute to my humanity? And make a conscious choice about your own usage of this technology.”

After the launch, Koert was signing books, books, more books, and more books—basically until we got kicked out of the place
And what's a launch without drinks!
Naturally, it was possible to get the book!
...and photograph yourself with the book

During the night, it has become clear that optimism is at the core of Koert’s vision. “I hope that there will always be humanity. And when there is humanity, there will be humans. The only question that remains is what those humans will look like.”

An intriguing question to take home.

Excited? Good! You can obtain your copy here. Or simply become a member and get the book for free! Note that the book is currently only available in Dutch. We are currently working hard on the English translation of the book. Subscribe to our newsletter and we'll keep you in the know!

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? For pictures of the book launch, head to this page.

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, from genetics to breeding; a simple tomato isn’t remotely as simple as you might think. Technological advances allow our daily ingredients to be grown bigger, faster and better than ever before.

Conversely, in our world, technology (such as the internet or the financial markets) has grown so complex and omnipresent, though, that it’s developed a natural dynamism of its own, and we need to understand it better.

How natural is nature, really?

We seem to have entered a magical garden that may either take us by surprise and astonish us, or knock us down.

At Next Nature Network, it is our goal to share a richer understanding of nature, and strengthen the connections between the biosphere and the technosphere. We believe that our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonic is naive and up for reconsideration. Where technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposed, they now appear to merge or even trade places.

Nature, in the sense of trees, plants, animals, atoms, or climate, is getting increasingly controlled and governed by man. It has turned into some sort of cultural category. At the same time, products of culture, which we used to be in control of, tend to outgrow us more and more. These ‘natural powers’ shift to another field.

We must therefore aim to make sense of this world and invent a fitting vocabulary by which we can grasp the meaning of things, in order to ensure a liveable existence for the people who come after us by charting a path for the future that’s desirable for both humanity and for the planet as a whole.

We apply the term 'next nature' for this culturally emerged nature.

Forward to nature!

In Next Nature: How Technology Becomes Nature Koert van Mensvoort takes you on an epic exploration through the wonderful world of culturally emerged nature. It shows how the problematic disbalance between nature and technology not only obscures our current view on society, but simultanously hinders the future. The book offers a detailed read on the Next Nature philosophy, alongside timely examples and scientific insights.

Gradually, you'll find an entirely new worldview unfolding that is not only more realistic, but also infinitely creative, optimistic and humane. From wild software to genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers: Nature changes along with us!

Join us for the Dutch book launch on Tuesday 4 June at De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. Pre-order your Dutch copy here. Note: We are currently working hard on the English translation of the book. Subscribe to our newsletter and we'll keep you in the know!

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Two good Next Nature reads, now only €50! Shop here

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The new Next Nature book is here! Next Nature fellows, ambassadors, members and newly interested people came together on the 4th of June to celebrate the book launch with a special Next Nature Night at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. Moderated by journalist Eva de Valk, it was a night filled with inspiration, conversation and a healthy dose of speculation.

next-nature-newspaper
Prior to the start of the program, visitors got the chance to read all about our whereabouts from the past two years in the newly launched Next Nature Newspaper.

Kicking off the night with a keynote presentation was, naturally, NNN director Koert van Mensvoort, introducing the Next Nature philosophy and, what else, his latest book.

Koert van Mensvoort

Now that technology has grown so complex and omnipresent that it acts as our next nature, what may our future look like? Koert proposes two possible scenarios: mankind may either go extinct, or will be enclosed into a superorganism.

As team human, Koert prefers the latter scenario and envisions a world in which humans function as the cells of superorganisms. Can we spot the superorganism already?

Full house!

After the keynote, it was time to officially hand over the first print of the book to 11-year old Belgian climate activist Lilly Platt. With great dedication she has been battling plastic waste and litter with her initiative Lilly’s Plastic PickUp, ever since 2015. Full of energy, Lilly spoke to the audience: “Think about the future!” Her dedication and idealism set a great example for generations to come.

Artist and Next Nature ambassador Floris Kaayk took the audience along to their potential future with a sneak preview of his upcoming project [spoiler alert] Dust. Together with Next Nature Network, Floris is creating a time travelling machine in VR. Stay tuned for more on this project!

After the break, Next Nature fellows Anna Gimbrere and Lonneke Gordijn from Studio Drift joined Koert in a panel conversation.

Science journalist Anna, who recently presented a Dutch tv-program on space travel, explained how astronautics contributes to a new perspective on earth. “From the moment that you are outside of the earth, you realize how extraordinary the earth actually is, and how hostile space is. Earth is a spacecraft in itself, and we have to be very attentive to it.

Designer Lonneke Gordijn considers it to be a challenge to enlarge the perspective of humankind. “As humans, we are not used to think beyond our own lifespan. We can fathom the generations of our kids and grandchildren, but after that it becomes too abstract. How can we look beyond that?”

Next Nature fellow Maria Verstappen

Throughout the evening, the audience was invited to engage and ask questions. If revolution goes on and technological developments are deemed unstoppable, does it even matter to make deliberate choices and strive for a better future on an individual level?

Koert explains that, unfortunately, he cannot provide a clearcut answer on the longstanding philosophical question of free will and the effect of individual choice. Rather, he chooses to act as if our deeds are able to make change.

That’s why he challenged the audience to do some homework. “If you see a new gadget or development happening, ask yourself: does this contribute to my humanity? And make a conscious choice about your own usage of this technology.”

After the launch, Koert was signing books, books, more books, and more books—basically until we got kicked out of the place
And what's a launch without drinks!
Naturally, it was possible to get the book!
...and photograph yourself with the book

During the night, it has become clear that optimism is at the core of Koert’s vision. “I hope that there will always be humanity. And when there is humanity, there will be humans. The only question that remains is what those humans will look like.”

An intriguing question to take home.

Excited? Good! You can obtain your copy here. Or simply become a member and get the book for free! Note that the book is currently only available in Dutch. We are currently working hard on the English translation of the book. Subscribe to our newsletter and we'll keep you in the know!

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