Artist, researcher and philosopher. The discovery of Next Nature has been the most profound experience in my life so far. It is my aim to better understand our co-evolutionary relationship with technology and help set out a track towards a future that is rewarding for both humankind and the planet at large.
I am a designer interested in systems, consumerism, the function and definition of nature and our notion of time. Quantity, appearances and colors of objects produced by man have always fascinated me.
Next Nature Researcher
As interaction designer I work on meaningful interactions between people and systems. I my work combines technology with strong visuals and concepts. I am co-founder of Grrr, an Amsterdam based design agency for interactive media that designed the NextNature.net website.
Hendrik-Jan Grievink (1977) is a graphic designer, editor and researcher, living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He holds a master’s degree in design from the Sandberg Institute, the postgraduate course in design from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He teaches design research at the graphic design department of ArtEZ institute of the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands and has travelled extensively through China. Hendrik-Jan’s design practice in the broadest sense is concerned with the impact of visual culture on our daily lives. Widely recognized is Fake For Real, a memory game about the tension between reality and simulation (BIS publishers, 2007) and Brand Memory, a memory game about logo’s (BIS publishers, 2011). Hendrik-Jan is editor of NextNature.net and has been responsible for the art direction of most Next Nature related projects, like the NANO Supermarket. Together with Koert van Mensvoort, he edited and designed the book Next Nature: Nature Changes Along With Us (Actar, 2011).
Digital native, skilled in design as well as programming. Collaborated on the redesign of NextNature.net. In my spare time I also like to play and produce electronic music, preferably underground house.
I’m a former magazine editor and digital publisher, now new media thinker, strategist and writer. My current research focus is on the ‘affective bandwidth’ of mobile-mediated communication. My research interests include affective computing, HCI, biomapping, emotion, the impact of mobile phones on social behaviour, analytical design and information visualization. I live in Amsterdam and work part-time at Next Nature on our forthcoming book. I write freelance for National Geographic Traveller and my own blog: butisitcoolenoughja.com.
A graphic design student from the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Currently being an intern at Next Nature, working on the Next Nature book and the Nano Supermarket
With a background in Industrial design I am currently directing a small design firm in Amsterdam named Studio Sophisti, focusing on interactive product design. We have build the Next Nature iPhone app.
Master of Arts in Graphic Design, University College of Art & Design Sint-Lukas Brussels
Pioneer in digital design, involved from the start in the design of digital media and the web. Creator of books, films, events worldwide on topics like Next Nature, Visual Power and Everyone is a Designer. Currently director of the Graphic Design Museum.