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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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Technostalgia for the Cassette Tape

Seattle designer Jeff Skierka might suffer fromĀ technostalgia, since he was inspired by the good old days to reinvent the obsolete audio tape in the shape of a coffee table. Handmade from reclaimed maple wood on a 12:1 scale, the table is reversible, just like a real cassette tape.

This peculiar piece of furniture is a good example of technostalgia, wherein we idolize old-fashioned technologies in response to what feels like an overwhelming rate of technological change. In technostalgia, we recreate our past and give it new meaning in the present.

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