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This weeks episode interviewed Koert Van Mensvoort on the concept of Next Nature and its implications on our planet. The conversation touches upon, how technology becomes a nature of its own, why Holland has a history of creating its own land, and his thoughts on the history of money including the recent innovation of Bitcoin.
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Brand new in the Next Nature store: Volume Magazine #18, After Zero and #35, Everything Under Control.
After Zero explores the ethical and political ramifications of our society-wide acceptance of “sustainability” – whatever that is – and ways we can move beyond a mere emphasis on “zero emissions”. Everything Under Control tackles the human side of our biosynthetic future, where hacked lyre birds repeat radio broadcasts and bioluminescent trees light up cities.
These two issues feature essays from Slavoj Zizek, Rachel Armstrong, Daisy Ginsberg and our very own Koert van Mensvoort. A perfect addition to your library of bio-hacker philosophy and art. Get your hands on a copy here and here.
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Interview with our own Koert van Mensvoort in the IKON Television Documentary ‘Paradise Reset’ on the future of human nature. Watch the entire documentary here.
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From sleek fashion to life-saving medicines. During the forthcoming Dutch Design Week, our lustrous NANO Supermarket debuts a new line of speculative nano products that might hit store shelves within the next decade.
Our visionary products promise to provoke debate about the day-to-day applications of nanotechnology. Among the eleven fresh offerings are the Energy Belt, which converts excess fat into electricity, and Biophilia, a donor organ woven by transgenic silkworms. Other newcomers include glow-in-the-dark dog poop, gender-selecting condoms and a teddybear that detects nicotine.
NANO Supermarket @ Dutch Design Week
Location: 18 Septemberplein in Eindhoven
Dates: 21 – 28 Oktober 2012 – 10:00-18:00
More info on the NANO Supermarket website.
350 million years after crawling from the sea, the Lungless suit will bring us back. Inspired by fish gills, the Lungless Aquatic Respiration Suit uses millions of cascading sheets of nano-membrane to filter oxygen from the water and deliver it to the diver’s mouth. Enjoy unlimited, tank-free exploration on the other 70% of the planet.
From the NANO Supermarket product collection. Designer: Sean Serafini. Enabling technology: Nano structures. Feasibility: Medium.
For years, people have relied on harsh drugs and irritating alarms to control when they sleep and when they wake. Now, the Nansense wristwatch offers an all-natural way to determine your daily rhythms. Using painless nanoscale needles, Nansense monitors and regulates your levels of cortisol and melatonin, the hormones that govern circadian cycles. Have a deadline to meet? Spin the dial for a gentle way to stay awake. Drowsy from jet lag? Nansense will put you on local time in no time.
From the NANO Supermarket product collection. Designers: Joshua Brevoort, Lisa Chun, Eric Baldwin, Ian Campbell. Enabling technology: Nano sensors, metabolic engineering. Feasibility: Medium.
At the beginning of menopause, celebrate your reproductive past by giving “birth” to a unique peace of jewelry. By using Menoé’s nano-coated birth control pills over a lifetime, you can grow a gem-quality pearl inside your uterus. This beautiful heirloom will inspire a new rite of passage in any woman’s life.
From the NANO Supermarket product collection. Designer: Robin Pohl. Enabling technology: Programmable matter. Feasibility: Very low.
Do away with dishonest health claims for eggs and uncertain promises of organic, free-range hens. With eggshells that change color according to hormones, medicines, and nutrients, Honest Egg tells you the truth about your food. The color of each egg provides information on animal welfare, as well as how healthy the egg is for you. How much time did the chicken spend outside? How much room did it have? Is the egg rich in vitamins and wholesome fats? For ethical eaters, Honest Egg takes the guesswork out of shopping.
From the NANO Supermarket product collection. Designer: Soroka Grievink. Enabling technology: Genetic engineering. Feasibility: Very low.
Using genetically modified bacteria, Keratin Ink turns your fingernail clippings into a highly personal ink for writing and drawing. The bacteria transform the keratin in your hair and nails into a dark brown pigment. No need to worry about the microorganisms escaping: Each Keratin Ink well keeps the bacteria safely sealed away. A great gift for the eco-conscious recycler in your life.
From the NANO Supermarket product collection.Designer: Casper Vos. Enabling technology: Metabolic engineering. Feasibility: Medium.
Dog feces are an unsightly blemish on city streets. With Glo-Doo, dog food laced with bioluminescent bacteria transforms each pile into an appealing way to light up the night. As the busy microbes get to work, they break down the poop and emit a blue glow in the process. Left long enough, Glo-Doo will decompose your dog’s doo into harmless, stink-free soil.
From the NANO Supermarket product collection. Designer: Sanne Kat. Enabling technology: Genetic engineering. Feasibility: Low.
Nico is cute, cuddly and serious about your child’s health. Many adults smoke around children with no thought for their developing lungs. Covered in nicotine-sensitive nano-cloth, Nico monitors your child’s exposure to secondhand smoke by changing from brown to black. Log into the website or simply glance at the Nico keychain to see if your child is around a smoker – and if it’s time to fire the babysitter.
From the NANO Supermarket product collection. Designer: Vincent Hammingh. Enabling technology: Nano sensors. Feasibility: High.
Using a condom impregnated with artificial nano-antigens, Conception Control only permits sperm with the right chromosome to pass through: X for girls, Y for boys. Conception Control guarantees a child of your chosen gender. Makes picking names and painting the nursery a snap. Perfect for families in need of a male heir.
Designer: Aylin Groenewoud. Enabling technology: Nano filtration. Feasibility: Medium
After the successful introduction of the NANO Supermarket in 2010 it became even more clear that the contest and the presented results produced discussions and many challenges to think about. Nanotechnology, will it be the road to utopia or dystopia? Heaven or hell? Nanotechnology could bring us wellness, unthought-of possibilities, maybe a release of nearly all misery the earth faces. Maybe, but without proper thought Nanotechnology can become the work of a sorcerer’s apprentice and we will be exposed to disasters of worldwide proportion. So potentially, the consequences can be so large and undefined that both incredible solutions to the main problems we face can be realized, or on the other hand we will be confronted with horrifying scenarios. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that Nanotechnology is subject to thorough discussion. And although the designs featured in the Nanosupermarket are not realistic yet, it is way too easy and even dangerous to consider they are only the fruits of fantasy, ‘funny but silly’. It is of great importance to think both critically and creatively.
With Energy Belt, stop treating your excess fat like a liability, and instead embrace its untapped potential. Artificial protocells in the belt mimic natural brown fat, taking the energy from white fat and converting it into ATP. This chemical energy can be used to power everything from cell phones to pacemakers. Eat what you want at dinner, and give up that gym membership for good. Energy Belt cuts down on electricity costs while you cut down on size.
From the NANO Supermarket product collection. Designer: Emmy van Roosmalen. Enabling technology: Nano transporters, metabolic engineering. Feasibility: Medium.