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Magical-Interaction

Musical Journey Through the Human Body

If you want to take a journey through your body and experience the sound of your blood flow, there’s an app for that! De Motu is an interactive music app that enables the users to follow their blood as it circulates through the organs, letting them experience the human anatomy through music and influence the sound with their own body.

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Society of Simulations

The World’s First Virtual Reality Park

The VOID (acronym for The Vision Of Infinite Dimensions) is a virtual reality theme park where visitors can explore the virtual world in a physical environment. Based in Utah, it will open its doors on summer 2016, but it already promises to provide the most immersive experience possible and to be “the future of entertainment”.

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Hypernature

Horizontal Trees

Biologist Alina Schick developed trees that grow sideways, instead of growing upwards. Called GraviPlant, these plants seem to challenge the force of gravity indeed. Schick used a clever trick to make that happen and she hopes this unusual technique will become a new way to go green in the city.

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Digital Native

Analogue vs Digital: Thumbs Up

Good job! A thumbs-up is a common hand gesture to sign approval. The source of the gesture is obscure, some origins in ancient Rome, medieval or World War II have been proposed. But who knows, will the children of the future think Mark Zuckerberg came up with this gesture?

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game

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Hyperreality

Experience Van Gogh in Virtual Reality

Have you ever got the chance to experience Van Gogh’s art pieces? What about having a 360 degrees look at the Dutch painter world? An interesting idea by America animator Mac Cauley: he spent months designing 3D environments based on The Night Café, and created a new way to experience paintings in virtual reality.

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Forward to Nature

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Virtual worlds, printed food, living cities, wild robots – we’re so surrounded by technology that it’s becoming our next nature. How can we live in harmony with it? The Next Nature Network is a 21st century nature organization that wants to go forward – not back – to nature. We stir debate, create events, exhibitions, publications and products that bring biology and technology into balance. Because ultimately, we may not just have to save the pandas but the people too. Will you join us?

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Food Technology

Grow your Dinner in a Kitchen Insect Farm

No, this isn’t another lab meat vision from the Bistro In Vitro restaurant. While today’s meat production will be hard to maintain as the world population increases, there are other ways to get our protein fix.

The Kitchen Insect Farm created by Katarina Unger enables you to grow your own protein source at home. The table-top device provides an environment for Black Soldier Fly eggs to grow into larvae that feed on bio-waste.

It takes the device 432 hours to turn one gram of Black Soldier Fly eggs into 2.4 kilogram of larvae protein. Once matured the larvae self-harvest and fall clean and ready to eat into the harvest bucket of the device. A few of the harvested larvae are selected to be dropped back into the top of the machine and start the cycle again.

We especially appreciate the clean medical look of the device, that subtly counterbalances the stereotypical associations people have with consuming insects.

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Anthropomorphobia

The Sketchbook Made Of Artificial Skin

Time ago the NANO Supermarket presented a speculative product called Skin Paper, an innovative paper that grows with the user’s skin cells, breaking the boundaries of the body to create a personal epidermis diary.

Perhaps Tattoo Art Magazine was inspired by this visionary project to create The SkinBook, a sketchbook made of synthetic skin that allows beginner tattooists to practice their skills, before working with clients.

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Digital-Presence

Analogue vs Digital: Handwriting

Will handwriting soon be history? Or will we always prefer a handwritten love letter from our beloved? About 6000 years ago humans started writing and its effects have been enormous. It alters the brain, allows us to transfer information (in large numbers), and has a huge social, cultural, psychological and political impact. Today, writing words by hand is just wwway toooo ssslow for our times, and our minds. Keyboarding has taken over. A shame? Turn your personal handwriting into a font! And never forget: handwriting is a technology as well.

From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game