The Pyramid of Technology kit and workshop
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Pre-Order the Pyramid of Technology Toolkit

From stone axes to mobile phones, throughout history humans have given birth to a wide range of technologies that extend our physical and mental capabilities. Today it is almost impossible to imagine a world without technology. That’s why we developed the Pyramid of Technology kit, a workshop-in-a-box to visualize how technology becomes nature in seven steps. Launching this week at What Design Can Do in Amsterdam, now available for pre-order in our web shop!

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Food Technology

Greenhouse for Space Colonies

Astronauts doing long missions in space are not getting the feast they deserve. The food they have access to is not only tasteless, but also very expensive: $10.000 per pound. For year-long missions, producing food in space could be the solution. Researchers from Arizona in cooperation with NASA recently unveiled an innovative inflatable greenhouse to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in space.

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Suburban Utopia

Smog Free Bicycles

Dutch artist, innovator and NNN ambassador Daan Roosegaarde is internationally known for creating social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. In 2014 he initiated the Smog Free Project, consisting of an award-winning Smog Free Tower that produces clean air in public space and the Smog Free Ring, made of smog collected from the tower. Roosegaarde’s latest concept in his quest for unpolluted cities is the Smog Free Bicycle, a bike that purifies pollution as you pedal.

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Meat the Future

Bistro In Vitro at Museumnacht Leiden

Join us for the 9th edition of Museumnacht (Museum Night) in Leiden, the Netherlands. Tomorrow May 19, from 20.00 to midnight, we will serve Bistro In Vitro ice cream at Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken. Swing by and get a scoop of frosty polar bear or savory bacon ice cream, or both! Not a big fan of meat? No worries, our ice cream is suitable for vegetarians. We hope to see you there. More info and tickets: Museum Night.

Image: Bistro In Vitro at TU Eindhoven

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Next Nature

Pyramid of Technology at WDCD 2017

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 and what we can learn from that. It helps us to dream, build and live in our next nature – the nature caused by humans. Join us tomorrow for the launch of the project at What Design Can Do in Amsterdam, to explore our life through the lens of the Pyramid of Technology.

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Wild Systems

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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Manufactured Landscapes

One Day of Air Traffic

Humans have a long history of colonizing the sky: every day there are on average 8.000 planes in the air carrying over half a million people, creating an interesting landscape. Los Angeles based photographer Mike Kelley daily documents the aerial landscape and captures the entire day of air traffic in just one image.

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