Technology is coming closer to us, it colonizes our bodies and identity. It has always been a part of our lives, and our attachment to it seems to grow every day. We are pleased to announce that NNN will curate the One Minutes series for September 2017. Under the theme ‘Intimate Technology’, we are calling on film makers, students, artists, enthusiasts, technology experts, dancers, choreographers, professionals critics and basically everyone who wants to share a one minute video with us.
Normally priests use holy water for the blessing of believers’ houses or as a means of repelling evil. However, it is becoming common practice for priests to bless server rooms and sprinkle the holy water on computer terminals and data centers, as such places are the ones that need the blessing these days (think last week’s worldwide cyberattack).
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!
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.
Recent researches cast attention to screen time for children. The results show how the time kids spend playing with smartphones, tablets and other handheld screens has a direct negative influence on the development or their expressive speech.
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.
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