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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.

Phone Camouflage

Phone Camouflage

In twenty years, the mobile phone has become man’s closest utensil. Can you imagine living without this umbilical box? Too bad it’s often still a box that we hold to our ears…

Not if it’s up to the CollabCuped-shop: Its jolly phone camouflage wraps the technology into a second skin. Hold it like if you are scribbling your cheek.

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  1. Berry Eggen

    in 1999 NTT first presented ‘Whisper’ at the Computer-Human Interaction Conference in Pittsburgh. This is a wearable telephone handset that utilizes the human hand as part of the receiver. See, for example: http://www.mobilemag.com/2003/12/12/fingerwhisper-prototype-uses-human-hand-as-part-of-the-receiver/

  2. natinja

    The minimalist box design prevalent in consumer devices today and the current tendency to conceal technologies create new difficulties for people who were used to retrieving whole cultural setups just by referencing to the shape of technological appendices. Read Cartooning vs. Technology: How Steve Jobs Ruined Comics.