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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

Discussion

  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 .