Join us for this year's SXSW film festival and explore the future of the human habitat.
Next Nature

Next Nature Habitat VR at SXSW

We are more than happy to announce our participation at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. From March 10 to 19 the festival will celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries with conferences, performances and exhibitions. This year, SXSW will feature a virtual reality section to showcase the newest and most cutting-edge VR and mixed reality projects in their Virtual Cinema. The Next Nature Habitat VR experience was added to the lineup.

Attend the event and join the discussion on how you want to live in the near future. More info: SXSW.

Office Garden

Jobs for Facilitators – Robots at Work #3

How will your job look like in 2050? Join our design competition Empowered by Robots and share your vision on the job of the future. The winners will become part of HUBOT, the job agency for humans and robots. Here you can only find works where humans and robots have an ultimate collaboration. Need some inspiration? Have a look at our series Robots at Work! In this episode we present you five jobs for facilitators, the ones who love to work with technology.

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Microbial Factories

Bacteria Use Electronic Messaging

Did you ever think about how bacteria life could look like? Thanks to modern technologies, we are now able to research bacteria social behavior, which seems quite familiar. Scientists found out that bacteria use a universal language that helps to invite foreign workers to help build complex multicultural cities in order to inhabit the planet together.

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Join The Smell of Data Workshop by Leanne Wijnsma at the NieuweVide in Haarlem.
Wild Systems

The Smell of Data Workshop in Haarlem

Data became so omnipresent that we need to protect from it. Designer Leanne Wijnsma has developed a scent dispenser to alarm us when we visit a malleable website through the sense of smell. Tomorrow, February 18, you can learn more about this technology during The Smell of Data Workshop at the NieuweVide in Haarlem. The event will start at 13:00 with a talk on how we deal with the Internet and data in relation to our instincts, and will continue with each participant developing its own scent or sound for the Internet, based on behaviors from the animal and plant world. More info: Nieuwe Vide

Manufactured Animals

Robo-Bee Pollinated a Japanese Lily

A video of a robotic bee pollinating a flower (looking more like Loopin’ Louie spinning off the board game and hitting a flower) recently caught our attention. What at first sight might look like a silly viral video, could be an important step in the survival of bees. To save us humans from a future without honey and pollinating crops by hand, we need to save the bees. These insect-sized drones could actually play a major role in their survival.

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Step inside the Next Nature Habitat VR and discover four future environments we might live in someday.
Next Nature

Visit the Modernist Dream

Imagine living in a completely simulated virtual reality. The Modernist Dream is an environment made of screens and interfaces, with responsive walls, windows and ceilings. By having absolute control over what our surroundings should hold, we have the world at our fingertips. However, simulations will become so hyperreal, we no longer find ourselves able to distinguish between the real and the virtual. Step inside the Next Nature Habitat VR and discover the future environments we might live in someday.