Next Nature Habitat VR

The natural habitat of the polar bear is the Arctic. The natural habitat of the scorpion is the desert. How about humans? What is our natural habitat? And how is this changing? What does it mean to live in a next nature?

Four Future Environments

To help us understand our world, we built an immersive experience that allows us to travel through different environments where we might live in someday. We created four scenarios (Garden of Eden, Modernist Dream, Techno Favela, Hypernatural Resort) that each present an alternative view of future worlds.

We invite you to step inside our virtual reality guided tour, to discover these four scenarios and join the discussion on our possible future habitat – for the humans living in the next nature.

Where Would You Live?

Check the 360° video to get a glimpse of the four scenarios.

Visitors' Feedback During VR Days Europe

“I like that the things can be unpredictable, because when everything is controlled, who controls it?”

“I chose Modernist Dream as although privacy disappears, the data we have can still be used for good”

“I generally like nature, so a completely artificial world would be difficult to tolerate. However, I am not sure if we will make the best choices if we are able to control everything”

BOOK THE NEXT NATURE HABITAT VR

We aim to stimulate debate on how we want to live in the future. Throughout the four scenarios we explore successive habitats and their living conditions. While some of the worlds might seem beautiful at first glance, others could be regarded as dystopian. They are intentionally designed to provoke discussion. This combination challenges the audience to reflect on controversial issues, such as what the future might hold for us.

It’s possible to book the installation containing four VR headsets, two trained storytellers and a collection of wonderfully designed booklets.

For more information, contact our production leader Tim Hoogesteger: tim[at]nextnature.net.

Credits

 

Creative Director:
Koert van Mensvoort

Art Director:
Hendrik-Jan Grievink

VR Design and Development:
Daniel Fraga

VR Narrator:
Kate M

Expo Design:
Monika Kozub

Production Leader:
Tim Hoogesteger

Music:
Brian Eno “The Water Garden”
Jeremy Soule “Skyrim: Atmospheres”
2814 “恢复/Recovery”
Aphex Twin “Blue Calx”
Hong Kong Express “Emotionless”

Sound Effects:
freesound.org

Icons:
Letter by baboon designs
Graph by Phtam Thi Dieu Linh
Wifi by creative stall
Play by Gregor Cresnan
Search Applications by rohitMS
Location by Desginify.me
All courtesy of the Noun Project

Realized with the support of Creative Industries Fund NL and Stiching Doen.

© Next Nature Network 2017

 

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