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ECO Coin Talk at ADE Green

Music festivals are all about having fun, and the opportunities to entertain people are endless. And that’s what people expect: to be surprised, entertained and to have a magical experience. But what if you can give your audience a good time and also engage them in creating a better world? This year Amsterdam Dance Events (ADE) green program will explore exactly how sustainable thinking and festivals come together. As part of this exploration, project lead of the ECO coin Lewis Just will speak on a panel exploring how the ECO coin ran its first living labs at DGTL and Welcome to the Village festival. Join us on the 18th October at 11.15am at the DeLaMar Theatre, Amsterdam.

More information and tickets to the panel can be found here.

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HUBOT: Take the Jobtest!

The robots are coming! They’re getting smarter, cheaper and more reliable. How long will I have my job before a robot steals it? The industrial revolution made muscular power redundant, the digital revolution automates our thinking. How to cope with that? Are we working against, or together with robots? Find out yourself and visit the virtual office of HUBOT.

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Intimate Technology

Intimate Technology S01E01: All My Clothes

What does intimate technology mean to you? Probably the word “intimate” makes you think about sex and personal relationships, while “technology” suggests modern inventions and designs. In his video All My Clothes”, Rick van de Dood reminds us of a more straightforward example of intimate technology: the clothes we wear every day.

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ECO Coin Makes Top 30 in ASN Bank World Prize

We are delighted that the ECO coin has been selected as one of the top 30 ideas for the ASN Bank World Prize, the award that has been running since 2008 and focuses on projects contributing to the preservation of society. With no less than 245 entries judges on the look out for innovation, feasibility, impact and completeness. In addition to training, coaching and spreading the word, the top 30 ideas are also now in the running to win the final prize of 45.000 euros. Wish us luck!

To find out more about the ECO coin please visit ecocoin.com.

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Wild Systems

ECO Coin Exhibits at EDIT Expo in Toronto

The Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology (EDIT) takes place in Toronto from September 28 to October 8, 2017. As part of this ten-day festival, we are excited to announce that the ECO coin will be included in the Dutch pavilion in an exhibition titled “For all, By all”. Displayed alongside the ECO coin will be works from many great Dutch organisations and designers, including artis and NNN’s ambassador Daan Roosegaarde with his Smog Free Tower. Come and visit us there to find out more about our plans for this new sustainable currency.

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Next Nature Network workshop using a physical Pyramid of Technology as conceptual tool.
Next Nature

Do a Next Nature Workshop!

Are you looking for a stimulating way to explore technology, facilitate brainstorming and catalyze innovative processes? We’ve got you covered! NNN organizes workshops using the Pyramid of Technology approach (visualizing how technology becomes nature in seven steps) to help us dream, build and live in our next nature – the nature caused by humans.

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Van Mensvoort at New Generations in Rome

To our Italian friends, NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will keynote at New Generations Festival in Rome, Italy. This year’s Festival focuses on the role of the architect and its relation to other disciplines, divided in three days, three categories, van Mensvoort takes the stage on the second day and will be covering the theme of New Economies & Values. Got excited? Continue reading on New Generations.

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Meat the Future

Bistro In Vitro Goes to Scandinavia

Bistro In Vitro is heading north! Firstly, you can find us in Kolding, Denmark, on September 23 for the EAT ME exhibition at Trapholt. To answer to the question “what does food mean to us?”, the exhibition will host projects by over 60 artists dealing with sound, sight, taste, smell and food. Bistro In Vitro’s futuristic treats fit right in. Next up, we’ll be in Norway on September 26 for Oslo’s Cutting Edge Festival, so you can enjoy a cutting edge flavor with your futuristic technology. Are you in the area? Don’t miss it out!

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Next Nature

The Pyramid of Technology at Todays Art

Every human being has to cope with technological change, yet few of us are aware of how new technologies are introduced, accepted and discarded in our society. The Pyramid of Technology visualizes how technology becomes nature in seven steps. It describes the seven levels at which technology may function in our life. At the bottom of the pyramid we find technologies that only exist as an idea or image (such as the time machine). At the top we find technologies that have become part of our human nature (such as clothing and cooking). NNN designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink will take participants through a workshop using the Pyramid of Technology toolkit to investigate speculative senses and extensions of the senses. Secure your spot and email to workshop@todaysart.nl with the workshop name in the subject line. See you there!

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Meat the Future

Van Mensvoort at Rhizome Conference

Join us on 20 September for the Rhizome – Connected Kitchen Conference in Hamburg, Germany, to discuss the possibilities and challenges of the increasingly digital relationship between human and machine in the kitchen, as the demands for new technologies as well as the possibilities provided by them have grown. Your fridge sends you a text message when your local farmer’s milk is finished; items are automatically added to your digital shopping cart, which is conveniently delivered to your house before you and your friends get home for your weekly cooking get-together. Apply now and take part in inspiring keynotes and explore the possibilities for the food value chain, design and functions of the kitchen as well as social interaction around Connected Living.

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NNN at The Night of Arts and Science

Join us on a journey of exploration during the Night of Art & Science! The festival is set in the historic centre of the city of Leiden, the Netherlands. On 16 September 2017 visitors can enjoy troughout the city centre, music, interactive experiments, lectures, and more. Next Nature Network is added to the lineup with the NANO Supermarket. Catch our bus at the Rapenburg from 19 hrs, or take a seat in the Academiegebouw, where NNN director will introduce the project at 19.30 hrs. Or simply visit both! For the full program, see Nacht van Kunst & Kennis. We hope to see you there.

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Next Nature Habitat VR Wins Sweden VR Award

And the winner of the Sweden International Virtual Reality Award in the category Best 360º Video is… Next Nature Habitat VR!

Our immersive experience allows us to travel through four different future environments, asking the question: what does it mean to live in a next nature? With the VR, we aim to stimulate debate on how we want to live in the future. According to the jury, the Next Nature Habitat VR “skillfully utilizes the VR medium and narration to take the viewer on a captivating thought-provoking visual trip about alternative habitats for humankind”. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the Sweden VR Contest 2017 and thanks to everyone who contributed to the development this production. Did you missed it? Watch the trailer above and ask yourself: where would you live?

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Van Mensvoort at The Mind Live

Last week, September 6, NNN director Koert van Mensvoort kicked off The Mind Live: The Future of Imagination. This evening-filling program took place at the monumental Leidse Schouwburg and was fully devoted to machine creativity. Definitely worth a watch! Stream it here (in Dutch).

Image: DeepArt AI painted Koert in Van Gogh style. But is it creative?

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Next Nature

Read the Entire Artificial Womb Series

Throughout the summer season, we published a timeline series to explore medical, cultural and technological developments in relation to the ectogenesis concept. We started this research with a historical investigation of the relation between technology and biological reproduction. We listed the key moments in the conception of such technology throughout time, as well as related assisted reproductive technologies, with the aim to develop thought-provoking scenarios and facilitate a much-needed discussion about the way technology radically alters our attitude towards reproduction, gender, relationships and love. Did you miss it? You can still check the entire series here. Looking to contribute? We highly value your feedback or input, contributions can be sent to womb@nextnature.net.

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Artificial Womb Workshop at BioClub Tokyo

On August 8, NNN gave a workshop at BioClub Tokyo, a weekly event held at the FabCafé in Shibuya. Hendrik-Jan Grievink, designer and initiator of the Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg project, shared some insights on the future of technologies concerning human reproduction, sexuality and relationships. An interested group of 25 showed up and discussed the desirability (and possible implications) of assisted reproductive technologies, such as the artificial womb.

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Next Nature

ECO Coin Award 2017 Nominations Open

Each year at NNN we search the globe for people and projects that have outstandingly contributed to make this planet a more sustainable place and honor them with our ECO coin Award. Previous winners of the award include Yoyo Yogasmana for his work in Indonesia sharing sustainable farming techniques and Dave Hakkens for his open source Precious Plastic recycling machines. This year we will “open source” our award, anyone can nominate a person, an organisation or even a community working on a sustainable project worthy of the ECO coin Award 2017.

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The City as Technology in Tokyo

Cities might be the most advanced technology mankind has produced so far. A decade ago the tipping point was reached when more people lived in urban environments than in non-urban ones. But are cities in their current form really the future of the human habitat? What is a next nature version of the city and how would it look like? In line with this perspective, NNN designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink led two workshops in Tokyo, Japan.

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