Researcher and designer from the Netherlands. With a background in new media and design, Ruben obtained his Master’s degree in Visual Strategy. As editor at Next Nature Network, he works on both online and offline projects, and maintains the blogfeed. With an interest in new tech, digital utopias and hybrid design, he is continuously on the lookout for next nature related topics and themes.
Posts by Ruben Baart
Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo
Meet the teledildonics, an ingenious species of bi-directionally controlled sextoys from the future, available today. These touch emulating vibrators find each other on social sex networks to, in accordance with the preferred embodiment, perform two-way interactive sessions that interface controls to the stimulation device(s) located at, well, your body.
The Great Pacific garbage “patch” is now three times the size of France
Mon dieu! The swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an exponential rate. A recent study has estimated that the mass of the garbage island is four to sixteen times bigger than previously thought, and is now three times the size of France.