Fake-nature

A day in the Dutch dunes

Recently, I had a nice day in the Dutch dunes with the people of Blocter.com, who show the people behind blogs.

We closely investigated the Scottish highland cattle that acts as a replacement for the long extinct wild aurochs in the regenerated Dutch landscape, which also includes cellphone antenna masts dressed up to look like trees – a regular mast would, of course, spoil the landscape.

Meanwhile we discuss how much of what we think of as nature is in fact a simulation – an image created according to what people want nature to be –, while at the same time technological developments fundamentally influence and alter our relation with nature.

koert van mensvoort explains cellphone antenna trees for dummies
Related: Nextnature interview, Real nature is not green, Nextnature visual essay.

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