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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.

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WakeUp light tested on Roosters

I tend to think of the Philips Wake Up Light as a product of missed opportunity: Good concept, implementation too cheap and illustrative. Especially the crappy bird-sounds are even more annoying than those of any classical alarm clock and certainly do not provide for a more ‘natural’ wake-up experience.

Perhaps I am just not in the target group of the product – I hate plastic flowers you know. Still, I was curious to see how roosters respond to the Wake Up Light.

Related: This way for survival, Steam Horse, Who wants to drive a fish?, Romantic sunsets. Thanks Sylvain.


  1. Heerko

    You are a cityboy aren’t you… Crows? Srly?

  2. Oops Heerko! I meant roosters of course and quickly changed the post.

  3. Also, I wonder… if the wake up light is inspired on the sunrise, then traditional alarm clocks might be inspired on roosters. no?

  4. Arnoud van den Heuvel

    I did some research on the invention of time-measurement some ten years ago… Bells were invented to signal people to come to church. Alarm clocks are their derivatives. And yes, there must be a relation between churches and roosters, taken the many churches (in Europe) that feature roosters on the roof. The apparent explanation would be that the rooster is the first domesticated animal to react to the change from night to day, thence it became the symbol of the wake-up call. Luckily today we have Philips to show us the light – when desired.