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Robot Librarians Instruct Young Generations

In our rapidly changing digital world, what does the future of young generations look like? And how do they perceive such developments? With the ReadICTed to Robots project, the library of the Dutch province Gelderland-South aims to encourage information and communication technologies (ICT) and digital knowledge in education. To achieve this goal, the organization decided to employ two social robots, Bibi and Robin, to work in the library. Students in secondary education will be taught to interact with robots in order to increase their knowledge and digital skills.

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Meet Koert van Mensvoort during MediaBites in Amsterdam
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Koert van Mensvoort’s Lecture at MediaBites

On May 18 and 19 we gather at VondelCS for the third annual edition of MediaBites Amsterdam. During this inspiring two-day event, the festival presents ‘Amsterdam brutality’ in looking at the future of technology and new media. Bridging innovation, technology and talent, MediaBites is open for starters, professionals, media partners and the curious. Next to Microsoft’s Hololens UX “evangelist” Martin Tirion, iOS apps creator Joost Lubach and many other speakers, NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will share his vision on the opportunities and challenges of technology and its impact on the media. Get your free tickets now! The event is in Dutch, more info: MediaBites Amsterdam.

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Last weeks to get a taste of 30 star quality dishes using a revolutionary new ingredient: in vitro meat.
Meat the Future

Meat the Future Expo: Last Month

With only a few weeks left, our Meat the Future exhibition at Cube Design Museum, in Kerkrade, is set to close its kitchen doors on June 11. Make sure to get a taste of the future and explore how our food culture will change with the introduction of a revolutionary ingredient: in vitro meat. “One of the best dinners I’ve ever had” visitor Janneke told us. For a preview of the menu take a look at this exquisite three-course meal we’ve selected for you. The exhibition is opened from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00. More info.

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2017 – Artificial Womb Incubates Fetal Lamb

A very recent success brought the research in artificial wombs one step forward. A lamb born at the equivalent of 23 weeks in a human gestational period was kept alive in an artificial womb and developed just as if it was in a normal womb.

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Experience Death with VR

What it’s like to be dead? That’s a question we humans cannot answer until we are there, at the end of our lives. The big unknown. But this virtual reality experience developed at the University of Barcelona might get you a glimpse into how it could feel like to be dead, and with that eventually reduce the angst of leaving this earth.

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Internship at NNN from September 2017

Humans wanted! In September 2017 a fresh group of interns will join our Amsterdam office to work on exciting new projects: from a job agency for humans and robots to a research into the way technology radically alters our attitude towards reproduction, gender, relationships and love. We have four positions available: skilled designer, enthusiastic editor, ‘can-do’ producer and communication expert. Are you a student in one of these disciplines? Apply now and learn how to love the future (robots need not apply). Read more.

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