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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

World Cow

World Cow

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  1. Jason M

    ermm i think thiscow is atrocious it looks like a normal cow nothing interests me !!!!

  2. Hendrik-Jan Grievink

    Mieke, welcome on the blog!

  3. Wonderful image… I’ve extrapolated some thoughts about theories of the Uncanny in relation to this image — and your entire mission on this excellent website — on my blog at http://www.gorelets.com/uncanny . Come on by; comments welcome! — Mike Arnzen

  4. Thank you Mike, Although I had heard of the ‘uncanny valley’, I didn’t know it was derived from the Freudian concept of ‘Das Unheimliche’. I really liked your description of the concept in relation to next nature. Quite a new insight and inspiring to think further about.

  5. seen a picture like that years ago. hardly original.

  6. I’d say.. originality is overestimated. But especially for Jason i’ve uploaded the original picture.

  7. This image originates with a work by the artist Jugoslav Vlahovic who made his famous image of ‘The World Cow’ in 1974 – a later edition was published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘The Map is Not the territory’ at England & Co gallery in London in 2002. See for further information:

    http://www.englandgallery.com/EXHIB_Map_ii_2002.htm

  8. Thanks for the info Jane, wonderfull to see there were allready world cows in 1974.

  9. hello! my regards to you all , i like map world on cow – soad from libya .