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Human Wanted: Production Intern

We are looking for a Production Intern (Dutch speaker) to join our studio in Amsterdam. As a creative producer, you will work on the development of HUBOT, the job agency for humans and robots. Next to that, you will make sure the production of the different NNN projects run smoothly and you will give your support during festivals, exhibitions, lectures and more. Our projects range from a virtual reality experience to a mobile ice cart that serves meat ice cream and a supermarket from the future, all created to steer a debate on our future – in which nature and technology are fusing. Find more info about the role here.

Today we globally celebrate Earth Day.
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Happy Earth Day!

Today we globally celebrate Earth Day. What better occasion to read and share the Letter to Humanity written for all of us by NNN director Koert van Mensvoort? Humanity is at a crossroads, there are two paths along which our relationship with technology can develop: a dream or a nightmare. That’s why the Letter to Humanity urges us, humans, not to be slaves or victims of our own technology, but rather to use it to enhance our life on this planet.

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ECO Coin during DGTL festival in Amsterdam
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ECO Coin First Trial at DGTL 2017

Imagine a community with an alternative kind of currency, what would it look like? Last weekend Next Nature Network teamed up with DGTL Music Festival in Amsterdam to launch the ECO coin, a digital currency to reward people who actively contribute to a more sustainable world. Over 40.000 visitors attended the festival, turning our first grand experiment into a success.

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Van Mensvoort Writes a Letter to Humanity

On the occasion of the Earth Day, 22 April 2017, NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will share his Letter to Humanity. In the letter he urges humans not to be slaves or victims of their own technology, but instead to use technology to enhance humanity. His hope is to encourage a new perspective on the role of man on Earth. Translated in over twenty‐five languages, the Letter to Humanity is addressed to all 7 billion people on Earth. Stay tuned!

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Celebrate Easter with a Next Nature Egg Hunt

What better way to celebrate Easter than with a fun egg hunt? This year you can upgrade your hunt and search for next nature eggs instead! Do away with dishonest health claims for eggs and uncertain promises of organic, free-range hens. Find Honest Eggs on the shelves of the NANO Supermarket at DGTL Festival in Amsterdam this weekend. Or what about some Marrow Eggs? These dainty “eggs” aren’t filled with yolk, but with snow-white cultured marrow. You can get a “taste” of the marrow egg and 29 other exquisite recipes at our Meat the Future expo at CUBE Design Museum in Kerkrade. The exhibition is opened on Easter and Easter Monday from 10:00 to 17:00. The holidays are filled with traditions, it is up to us to create new ones. Happy Easter everybody!

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WiFi Angels at Telemagic in Rotterdam

Imagine you can hear WiFi, every area would have its own soundscape. Streets, parks, subways, hotels, highways; they all sound different. WiFi radiation is everywhere, yet invisible to our human senses. The WiFi Angels app lets you sense electromagnetic radiations by turning the WiFi networks that surround you into a celestial choir. On the 21st of April at 21:00, our angels will guide you to the Telemagic paranormal tech fair in Worm, Rotterdam. The exhibition showcases 25 stands of spiritual healing for the technological body. Get ready for a discourse of consciousness in cyberspace. Next time you search for WiFi, just follow the angels!

NNN fellows Driessens & Verstappen present Tickle Salon as part of the Humans Needs Not Apply expo in the Science Gallery, Dublin.
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Driessens & Verstappen in Dublin

In an possible automated world, will it be time to put humans out to pasture? This and many other questions laid the foundation for the exhibition Humans Needs Not Apply at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. The show illuminates a robotic future where human jobs have ceased to exist and computers run in full automation to alarming, yet exhilarating, ends. From Lady Charrerley’s Tinderbot to Self Typing Machines and NNN fellows Driessens & Verstappen‘s Massage Robots coming from the ceiling in their installation Tickle Salon. If you are in Dublin, make sure not to miss it! The exhibition runs until May 21st.

Image: Tickle Robot

Join Leanne Wijnsma at Odorama: Icons of Smell, a night full of multi-sensory experiences at Mediamatic in Amsterdam
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Leanne Wijnsma at Mediamatic

We increasingly use digital technology to augment our senses, but we rarely realize that some of them are excluded from the process. The sense of smell is one of those senses, that’s why experience designer Leanne Wijnsma developed The Smell of Data, a scent dispenser to warn us from hazardous websites. On April 19 at 20:00, Wijnsma will presents the project during Odorama: Icons of Smell, a night full of multi-sensory experiences at Mediamatic in Amsterdam. With professors Ep Köster and Charles Spence, the panel will explain everything about the impact of scents on our consciousness and behavior.

Photo: Neon Moiré

Come and get a taste from the future at the NANO Supermarket Indoor experience during DGTL Festival in Amsterdam.
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NANO Supermarket Expo at DGTL Festival

Come and get a taste of the future at the NANO Supermarket Indoor experience during DGTL Festival in Amsterdam. Our nano-experts will be there to introduce you to speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years. Since its inception in 2010, the NANO Supermarket bus received more than 150.000 visitors and traveled to over 50 European cities. DGTL takes place on April 15 and 16 at NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam. There are only a few tickets left, hurry up!

Smell of Data documentary to feature on nextnature.net
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Smell of Data Documentary on Nextnature.net

The sense of smell helped early humans to survive. But now that our hunting and gathering has moved to the digital environment, our noses can no longer warn us against the lurking risks of the online wilderness. For this reason Dutch experience designer Leanne Wijnsma developed a scent dispenser to notify us of the unscented danger of our digital landscape: data. As part of the research, Wijnsma made a documentary that follows her search for a more instinctive Internet. We are pleased to announce the story will make its online debut in the form of an upcoming vlog series on nextnature.net. Stay tuned!

An evening with Agi Haines, René ten Bos and Steve Kurtz to explore the possibilities of reshaping humankind on cellular level.
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Agi Haines at Impakt Event: Accursed Creator

On April 5 at 20:00, Fotodok and Impakt present Accursed Creator: The Art of Bio-Hacking. “Accursed Creator” are the words used by Frankenstein’s monster to refer to his creator in the climax of Mary Shelly’s book. It would come as no surprise to you that Agi Haines “The Frankenstein of Design” was invited to the panel. Together with philosopher René ten Bos and artist Steve Kurtz, the speakers will explore the possibility of reshaping humankind on cellular level. The event connects Fotodok’s exhibition (Re)Inventing Nature to the Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems.

Meet the media guru Milan Koert
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Meet the Media Guru in Milan

Hello friends in Italy! We are pleased to announce that NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will be the protagonist of the upcoming Meet the Media Guru event on Wednesday April 5 at 19:30 in Milan, at Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. Koert will discuss how our technology is so omnipresent, intimate and uncontrollable that it became our next nature. Attendance to the event is free, but registration is required. You can also follow the event live stream and use the hashtag #meetKoert to send your questions for the NNN director. There is more! The first 150 participants will receive a free SAVE THE HUMANS! poster.

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Koert van Mensvoort at Moonshot 2017

Join us tomorrow for the third edition of the innovation forum on technology and social capital, Moonshot in Amsterdam. Expect a day full of innovation techniques and dialogue, as “technology will be embedded in everything in the digital business of the future”. NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will introduce the Next Nature philosophy and share an inspiring story on how to keep thinking in a creative and innovative way. The event takes place at Beurs van Berlage on March 23, from 9:00. We hope to see you there!

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Van Mensvoort Introduces Kevin Kelly at STRP

It has been a while since Kevin Kelly attributed his essay The World Without Technology to the Next Nature Book and joined the Next Nature Power Show in Los Angeles. This month, after nearly a decade, we will meet him again at the STRP Biënnale in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. On March 29, at 21:00, the famous writer, philosopher and Senior Maverick at Wired will give a keynote lecture during the Conference for the Curious, with an introductory talk by NNN director Koert van Mensvoort. NNN members enter for free! Keep an eye our for our newsletter to learn more.

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Koert van Mensvoort at Springforum 2017

On March 31 (from 10:00 to 13:00), two weeks after the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, the Dutch city of Amersfoort will host the annual edition of Springforum. Organizer Natuurmonumenten will seize this moment to present a manifesto containing proposals from various speakers, who will introduce their vision on how to establish a sustainable, yet green coalition for the future. NNN director Koert van Mensvoort is among the speakers and will guide the audience forward to nature.

Image: Impakt

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NNN at STRP Biënnale 2017

Join us for this year’s edition of the STRP Biënnale and expect a future oriented experience of senses and sensors. With its fully packed program, the biennial includes an exhibition with interactive installations, performances, concerts, a two-day conference and masterclasses in and around Klokgebouw, at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Among the participants: NNN director Koert van Mensvoort, fellows Floris Kaayk, Thought Collider (Mike Thompson and Susana Camara Leret), Chloé Rutzerveld and Leanne Wijnsma. Make sure not to miss it! STRP runs from March 24th to April 2nd. More info: STRP.

Video by Oddone

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NNN Is Hiring: Managing Director

We are looking for a Managing Director (Dutch speaker) for our studio in Amsterdam. You will join an international network and will explore with us a future in which nature and technology are fusing. In a landscape of traditional nature organizations, we are the only group that approaches the concept of nature in a new way. Virtual worlds, printed food, living cities, wild robots; we’re so surrounded by technology that it’s becoming our next nature. How not to lose sight of the human factor? Preserving nature is of great importance, but we must also dare to look ahead. Do you agree? Then you might consider working with us! (Robots need not apply). Applications close on March 31, more info about the job.

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Congratulations to designer Leanne Wijnsma, who won the STRP Award for Creative Technology (ACT).
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Leanne Wijnsma Wins STRP Award

Our best congratulations to Dutch experience designer Leanne Wijnsma for winning the STRP Award for Creative Technology (ACT), a new European prize that encourages the merging of innovative powers. Wijnsma won with her project Smell of Data, which the jury regarded as “a wonderfully layered and many-facetted project that brings together the digital and the sensorial in a surprising and meaningful way”. During this year’s edition of the STRP Biënnale (in Eindhoven from March 24 to April 2), Wijnsma will premiere her documentary about her search for a more instinctive Internet and will showcase the initial project.

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