Over the past decades animals living in the rainforest unwittingly changed their diet, from healthy to “junk food”. That’s not because Burger King opened a new restaurant in the rainforest of Uganda, but because climate change has made leaves less nutritious than they used to be.
In less than two weeks time you are invited to join us at Welcome to the Village festival for our next iteration of the ECO coin! Here we will be running the second community trial of our sustainable currency with a strong emphasis on social earning and spending.
What would happen if we could have babies without the involvement of a female body? On June 28 during the workshop we hosted at Border Sessions Festival, twenty-two people with different backgrounds – ranging from art and design to geology, pediatrics and prenatal instrument engineering – explored the possible answers to this question through an inspiring societal prototyping session.
It is always a wonderful thing when we find sustainable ways to produce energy. Belgian University of Antwerp and KU Leuven recently announced the creation of a device to purify polluted air while generating power, killing two birds with one stone.
How many times a day do you check your phone? According to Dutch virtual mobile network Ben, the answer is 200 times a day. As a commercial telecom provider, Ben should be very happy of our addictive smartphone habits. However, they recently launched an advertising campaign to sell smartphone plans by promoting disconnection. Remarkable, if you ask us.
What’s flying there? Is it a bird? No wait, it’s a drone! School holidays have begun and our drones coloring book What’s Flying There? might be the perfect travel companion for your summer. In this book, drones are more than just a military device or pizza delivery guy. While coloring, the main character Avi and her drone friends will take you on a journey to open up new perspectives on the controversial topic of drones applications in the human habitat. Wherever your vacation takes you, What’s Flying There? should be on your holiday packing list!
Become a NNN member and receive a copy for free!
Consider this, the office might be an ‘environment’, but it is not a proper human habitat. Yet, most of us spend at least eight hours a day, five days a week in this place following the strict regime of scheduled events and forced break times – how to cope with that? Last week our NNN fellows, artists, designers, researchers working in and around the next nature theme, gathered to discuss the Next Habitat. How will we work in the future? And how will this affect our personal life? Has modernity fully domesticated us? During a day-long program in the Dutch woods we explored the magical realm of the Office Garden.
Noise, with 7.423.642.565 people living on the planet we produce a lot of it, and everyone knows how exhausting and tiring the exposure to noise can be. We, humans, are able to escape loud places, but other species have to deal with the sounds we produce and its consequences. For instance, the sound of motorboat engines disturbs coral reef fish so acutely it changes their behavior, making them loose their parenting skills.