Manufactured Animals

Plastic Exoskeletons for Turtles

Turtles love jellyfish. Unfortunately, they often mistake plastic bags for their favorite food. According to the United Nations Environment Program each year 100,000 marine mammals, including sea turtles, die from ocean pollution and ingestion or entanglement in marine debris; waste directly or indirectly disposed in oceans, rivers and other waterways. Antonio Esparza designed the TurtleBag: a 3D printable exoskeleton to help turtles distinguish plastic bags from jellyfish and extend their lifespan.

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Step inside the Next Nature Habitat VR and discover four future environments we might live in someday.
Next Nature

Visit the Techno Favela

What if the things we made became a nature on their own right? In the Techno Favela, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence took over global commerce and economy. Yet those of us living here would never have to work again thanks to full automation. In the Techno Favela we are free to explore and create, under a system that is beyond our control. Step inside the Next Nature Habitat VR and discover four future environments we might live in someday.

Wild Systems

Take Your Data Selfie

What is your digital footprint? Facebook knows it. Developers Regina Flores Mir and Hang Do Thi Duc created a new Chrome extension called the Data Selfie. The Data Selfie is an application developed to quantify your digital footprint is by looking at your media and social networks consumption. Every ‘like’ and ‘click’ on Facebook tells a story about you. Even the articles you read and where they come from.

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Augmented Bodies

Scientists Create Ghost Heart

Can you imagine having a ghost heart beating in your chest? By bringing back pig hearts to life, this could be possible soon. Worldwide around 25 million individuals suffer from heart failure. With donor organ shortage and rejection approximately 2500 hearts are being transplanted each year. This gap shows the need for sustainable and effective ways to implement heart transplantations, but with all new technologies we need to do some ethical reflection.

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Introducing world's first voice mask designed to protect your privacy.
Intimate Technology

A Voice Mask to Protect Your Privacy

Remember Bane from Batman? Now you can look just like him and have private conversations during office hours. Introducing Hushme, a bluetooth headphone designed to protect your privacy and defined the “world’s first voice mask for mobile phones”. Launched at this year’s edition of CES Las Vegas, Hushme is scheduled to hit crowdfunding later this year. While it might look like a tool for sadomasochistic or bondage practices, the voice mask is a highly advanced microphone-enabled mask, intended to stop having your co-workers overhearing your calls. It simply links up to your smartphone and even has a voice-changer. Now that’s a game changer.

Peculiar image of the week. Via CNET

Visit our Meat the Future expo in Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade
Meat the Future

Meat the Future Exhibition: Appetizer

It’s time to discuss the future of meat. We stared the discussion with a cookbook featuring 45 speculative recipes using in vitro meat, a meat ice cream cart filled with savory frozen delights and a virtual restaurant to explore the possibilities of lab-grown cuisine. Do you want to join the debate? Now you can get the full experience and visit our Meat the Future exhibition at Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, the Netherlands. We selected a three course menu that will make you crave for more.

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Back to the Tribe

Animal Guided Mediation

Are you practicing meditation? If you do that as a habit, you might already be experiencing the wide-known benefits of it. Meditation brings peace and love to our mind and soul. It’s good for relaxation and it helps us to be more connected with the world and ourselves. And it’s about to get even better.

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Join us for this year's SXSW film festival and explore the future of the human habitat.
Next Nature

Next Nature Habitat VR at SXSW

We are more than happy to announce our participation at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. From March 10 to 19 the festival will celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries with conferences, performances and exhibitions. This year, SXSW will feature a virtual reality section to showcase the newest and most cutting-edge VR and mixed reality projects in their Virtual Cinema. The Next Nature Habitat VR experience was added to the lineup.

Attend the event and join the discussion on how you want to live in the near future. More info: SXSW.