house is getting printed by a 3d printer in 24 hours
Suburban Utopia

Print Your House in a Day!

Tomorrow you could already move into your very own $10,134 home! Weather its gonna look like a spaceship, a castle or a huge piece of cake its up to you. Sounds like a dream right? Russian 3D printing company Apis Cor recently built the first 3D printed house on site with their mobile 3D printer.

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Person using Replika AI on smartphone
Society of Simulations

Your First AI Friend for Life

Remember the time when your best friend was still a human? Soon we might have this kind of conversations with each other, since Replika, your first AI friend is here. Replika is 100% AI chatbot that you “raise” by chatting with him/her. Replika learns your personality traits and mimics your behavior, while keeping your memories and helping you to get more connected with yourself.

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Join us this afternoon for a discussion on how we can reappropriate global climate change as an infrastructure for our urban environment.
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Koert van Mensvoort at Tropic City Talk

The Earth is warming up, global warming extensively alters the Earth’s climate system, including its lands, oceans, and ice. Join us this afternoon for a discussion on how we could regulate climate change as an infrastructure for our urban environment. The event is initiated by designer Jólan van der Wiel, who will present the first part of his Odd Environments series: Tropic City. The installation imagines Amsterdam as a tropical city and will be concluded with an expert meeting in which NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will present his vision on natural transformation. The event is free and starts at 14:00 at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.
More info: Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Image: Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Suburban Utopia

From Shopping Center to Urban Farm

In a corner of the Dizengoff shopping center in Tel Aviv there is a wooden kiosk selling fresh greens and herbs. It’s called Honesty Stand and it’s an unexpected oasis in the multitude of chain stores and food courts that you can find in every mall. This modest vegetable stand depends on the honor system: no staff or cashier, customers take what they need and leave the money in a box. Does it work? Yes, 80% of people do pay. Thanks to the high quality and affordable prices, the produce sells out easily and the stand has to be replenished four times a day, but that’s not difficult as the vegetables are grown on the roof of the shopping center.

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Meet Pigcasso the painting pig
Manufactured Animals

Pigcasso: the Painting Pig

Throughout the years we have seen some extraordinary new generation of painters. After the Pollockocopter drone, the bugs paintings and the drawing bot, it is our honor to introduce you to Pigcasso, an arty pig from Cape Coast. After being rescued from a slaughterhouse, this 450-pounds pig found her true calling: art. The expressionist pig is not afraid of color (or your opinion whatsoever) and authenticates her artworks by dipping her nose in the paint. Now that’s a way of bringing home the bacon!

Peculiar image of the week. Photo by Joanne Lefson

Yesterday Bistro In Vitro served some delicious ice cream during the opening of the exhibition (Re)Inventing Nature at Fotodok, Utrecht.
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Bistro In Vitro at (Re)Inventing Nature Expo

Yesterday we served some freshly scooped meat ice cream at the opening of the exhibition (Re)Inventing Nature, where international artists examine the changing relationship between humans, nature and technology. Among the participants: NNN fellow Floris KaaykYves GellieUniversal Assembly Unit and many other talents. The exhibition runs until April 23rd at Fotodok in Utrecht and it’s free for children under 12. NNN members bring a second person for free!

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Office Garden

Jobs for Entrepreneurs – Robots at Work #4

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? Take a look at our series Robots at Work! In this episode we present you five jobs for entrepreneurs, the ones who love doing big business.

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Anthropocene

Turning Air Pollution Into Ink

Air pollution causes 3.7 million premature deaths each year and counting. Massive developing countries are threatened by this powerful enemy. “I see smog every morning” said Anirudh Sharma, co-founder of Graviky Labs,  Indian startup and spin-off of MIT Media Lab focusing on technological innovative solutions. That’s why he found a way to turn air pollution into ink that can be used for printers, markers and more. They call it Air Ink.

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