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Visual of Humane Technology #1: Feels Natural

Humane Technology #1: Feels Natural

All too often, technology frustrates us. It forces our behavior into constrained pathways. Even more insidious, technology can knock us out of alignment with our values, goals or …

Visual of Humane Technology #6: Improve the Human Condition

Humane Technology #6: Improve the Human Condition

And now for the sixth and final principle: Humane technology improves the human condition and helps people realize the dreams they have of themselves. No matter what your …

Visual of Humane Technology #2: Revive Human Intuitions

Humane Technology #2: Revive Human Intuitions

Our second principle: Humane technology revives human intuitions, in particular those we might have forgotten about. 'Conventional' technology aims to overcome our hominid …

Visual of Humane Technology #3: Take Human Values as a Cornerstone

Humane Technology #3: Take Human Values as a Cornerstone

The third principle of humane technology: It should take human values as a cornerstone of its development. Technology doesn't have to be expensive or electronic to be humane. …

Visual of Humane Technology #4: Resonate with human senses

Humane Technology #4: Resonate with human senses

Principle number four: Humane technology should resonate with the human senses, rather than numbing them. If you're an office worker or a video game fanatic , you may spend most …

Visual of Humane Technology #5: Empower People

Humane Technology #5: Empower People

Principle number five: Humane technology doesn't outsource people, but instead empowers them. How healthy or humane is it to have an escalator to the gym? Humane technology should …

Visual of On inhumane technology

On inhumane technology

Stick-on shoes, wakeup lights, bionic limbs: these are examples of humane technology. But what exactly does this mean? It can best be explained in contrast with its opposite. …

Visual of Six principles of humane technology

Six principles of humane technology

We must be mindful about how we engage with technology: what we use it for, why, and whether it helps or hinders us. Sometimes our tech seems to be flowing in inhumane directions, …

Visual of A path to humane technology

A path to humane technology

In 1486, six years before Columbus dropped anchor in the New World, the 23-year-old Italian nobleman Giovanni Pico della Mirandola penned a passionate discourse on the unique …

Visual of Pyramid of Technology: How technology becomes nature in seven steps

Pyramid of Technology: How technology becomes nature in seven steps

How technology becomes nature in seven steps

Visual of Can technology be humane?

Can technology be humane?

We must be mindful about how we engage with technology: what we use it for, why, and whether it helps us or hinders us. Sometimes our tech seems to be flowing in inhumane …

Visual of The World Without Technology

The World Without Technology

I remember the smoke the most. That pungent smell permeating the camps of tribal people. Everything they touch is infused with the lingering perfume of smoke – their food, …

Visual of Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Digital and genetic techniques increasingly influence life. Our belief in progress through technology stands in the way of a moral debate on this development. By Rinie van Est We …

Visual of Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Technology is nestling itself within us and between us, has knowledge about us and can act just like us.

Visual of Q: How will we co-evolve with technology?

Q: How will we co-evolve with technology?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit Cooking is a process through which humans outsource part of their bodily functions to technology (think …

Visual of (Nano)technology imitating Nature

(Nano)technology imitating Nature

Over the coming years, nanotechnology will invade our everyday lives. Nanotechnology, usually defined as the control and manipulation of matter at the nanoscale, will be …

Visual of Humans Are the Sex Organs of Technology

Humans Are the Sex Organs of Technology

Written by Kevin Kelly , published in The Technium .  I claim that technology has its own agenda. What is the evidence that technology as a whole, or the technium as I call it, is …

Visual of Pre-Order the Pyramid of Technology Toolkit

Pre-Order the Pyramid of Technology Toolkit

The Pyramid of Technology toolkit is a workshop-in-a-box that helps you better understand technology and catalyze innovative processes.

Visual of Can Life Be a Technology?

Can Life Be a Technology?

In 2009 the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy coined the phrase ‘living technology’ [1] to draw attention to a group of emerging technologies that are useful because they …

Visual of Reimagining popular apps with the Pyramid of Technology

Reimagining popular apps with the Pyramid of Technology

Today, there's an app for everything. They help us satisfy our cravings, allow us to communicate at all times and make it easier to share special moments. But the dark, cold …

Visual of Q: How will a technology enter the human habitat?

Q: How will a technology enter the human habitat?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit In the late nineties, the Tamagotchi egg was released. A small egg-shaped device that contained a digital …

Visual of How to bingewatch our ‘Intimate Technology’ video series

How to bingewatch our ‘Intimate Technology’ video series

Technology is coming closer to us. In the form of decades old headphones or state-of-art devices. It has always been a part of our lives and this only seems to develop further: …

Visual of Q: How will technology enchant us?

Q: How will technology enchant us?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit Take a mundane object from your house. Now ask yourself: How will this particular technology enchant me? …

Visual of How technology keeps us connected, now more than ever

How technology keeps us connected, now more than ever

At this moment in time, many people are staying at home in order to flatten the curve . It is times like these that we realize how vital technology is to us and our societies. It …

Visual of Q: Could a technology establish new routines?

Q: Could a technology establish new routines?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit Imagine asking your grandparents if they ‘have googled anything lately?’ Chances are they actually did, …

Visual of How technology bridges the generational communication gap

How technology bridges the generational communication gap

Emoji, Skype, Selfies - can these communication technologies close the generation gap? In part, yes! Young people are teaching senior citizens how to use technology, and it’s …

Visual of Changing your Mood on Demand with Brain-Altering Wearable Technology

Changing your Mood on Demand with Brain-Altering Wearable Technology

Thync, is a new brain-altering wearable technology that promises to “shift your state of mind and conquer life” by allowing its users to change their mood whenever they need it.

Visual of Q: Is the technology outside or inside your body?

Q: Is the technology outside or inside your body?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit The first computers barely fit in your living room. This all changed with the introduction of the desktop …

Visual of How Technology becomes Nature

How Technology becomes Nature

In this talk at TEDxGhent, our own Dr. Van Mensvoort shows how technology becomes nature in seven steps and what engineers, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs can learn from that.

Visual of Wearing Technology Under the Skin

Wearing Technology Under the Skin

UnderSkin is a device that would be implanted beneath the skin on your hand and charge off your body’s energy.

Visual of Technology and Emotions

Technology and Emotions

A wearable lighting device that changes color and shade according to movement, facial expressions, weather and mood.

Visual of Intimate Technology Series on NNN

Intimate Technology Series on NNN

We called upon artists, filmmakers and film enthusiasts around the world to create a one-minute videos for the intimate technology series.

Visual of Technology and Sports: Nutrigenomics

Technology and Sports: Nutrigenomics

We’ve been told since grade school that what we eat is important, but we’ve all been told to eat the same sort of healthy things. This isn’t bad, but with the up-and-coming …

Visual of Technology vs Football: 4-4

Technology vs Football: 4-4

Some matches remain interesting, even though they're predictable. Take the continuous battle between technology and football. Every time the stakes get high, such as at the World …

Visual of Call for Videos: Intimate Technology

Call for Videos: Intimate Technology

Next Nature Network is curating the One Minutes series for September 2017.

Visual of The City as Technology in Tokyo

The City as Technology in Tokyo

Are cities in their current form really the future of the human habitat? What is a next nature version of the city and how would it look like? In line with this perspective, NNN designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink led two workshops in Tokyo.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E07: Our Selves

Intimate Technology S01E07: Our Selves

We think of selfhood as residing in our everyday stream of consciousness. But could we possibly have a second digital self in our online behaviors? Watch episode 3 of our Intimate Technology series.

Visual of Intimate Technology Series: Watch the Trailer

Intimate Technology Series: Watch the Trailer

We are happy to announce our new upcoming weekly video-series on the 'Intimate Technology' theme.

Visual of Intimate Technology Evening at Droog

Intimate Technology Evening at Droog

Droog Foundation and Next Nature Network invites you to join the conversation about Intimate Technology: April 23, in Amsterdam.

Visual of How Technology is Becoming More and More Sensitive

How Technology is Becoming More and More Sensitive

Over the past decade scientists have tried to get technology surfaces to be as sensitive as our skin, especially as our fingertips. Human tact is a very sophisticate interface …

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E01: All My Clothes

Intimate Technology S01E01: All My Clothes

This movie titled "All My Clothes" reminds us of a more straightforward example of intimate technology: the clothes we wear every day.

Visual of Haptic technology

Haptic technology

Haptic technology refers to technology which interfaces the user via the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations and/or motions to the user (Just think of the Wii ). At the …

Visual of Blaming Car Technology for Dumb Drivers

Blaming Car Technology for Dumb Drivers

Cars increasingly rely on technology designed to make driving easier and safer. But are these improvements creating less-skilled drivers?

Visual of Technology Reflexology

Technology Reflexology

People have complex relationships with their own (and other’s) bodies. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is believed that your feet are a map of your body and can provide …

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E06: Also, the Dichotomy of Pragmatism and Perversion

Intimate Technology S01E06: Also, the Dichotomy of Pragmatism and Perversion

Do we treat our technologies with more care and sentimentality these days than we did in the past?

Visual of Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life

Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine talks about the nature of technology and propose to define technology as the 7th Kingdom of Life.

Visual of Googles Natural Tracking Technology

Googles Natural Tracking Technology

We may soon all be making natural gestures to interact with our digital devices.

Visual of Technology behind Google's results

Technology behind Google's results

As a Google user, you're familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly as it does? …

Visual of Technology Costs Evolution

Technology Costs Evolution

Producing an iPhone in 1991 would have cost 3,56 million of dollars.

Visual of Design on the Border of Technology and Biology Demands Us to 'Mother' Nature

Design on the Border of Technology and Biology Demands Us to 'Mother' Nature

Designer and architect Neri Oxman explores how digital fabrication technologies can interact with the biological world. Watch the TED talk.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E04: So Happy Together

Intimate Technology S01E04: So Happy Together

What if you could upload your fondest memories to the cloud? Watch episode 4 of our Intimate Technology video series.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

Intimate Technology S01E02: Misbehaving (Ro)bots

"Misbehaving (Ro)bots" asks whether technology could hope to replicate these small bothersome quirks that instill a feeling of intimacy.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E05: The Modular Body

Intimate Technology S01E05: The Modular Body

The body, like any technology, is made up of countless individual components. Yet, apart from dire medical emergency, have you ever thought about mixing and matching these …

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E08: Scroll

Intimate Technology S01E08: Scroll

The last episode of our Intimate Technology series follows a minute in the life of a hyperconnected family in the digital era.

Visual of How modern technology is inspired by the natural world

How modern technology is inspired by the natural world

What do a kingfisher, cocklebur pods and a Namibian beetle have in common? Besides being living organisms, they have all served as inspiration for creative human technologies to …

Visual of Nanotechnology Crashcourse

Nanotechnology Crashcourse

This mashup video project integrates various video clips that ask: What is nanotechnology? Via Posthumanblues , via Futureblogger . See also: Small Talks , Bacteria Bots , …

Visual of Tribal Communication Technology

Tribal Communication Technology

Mobile phones are nextnature: Twenty years ago they didn't exist, now everyone has one and when you leave your house without it, you feel amputated. Like you are missing a limb …

Visual of Co-Evolving with Technology

Co-Evolving with Technology

Looking at this nextnatural comic, our co-evolutionary relationship with technology might need some work.

Visual of Sexual Fetishes Evolve with Technology

Sexual Fetishes Evolve with Technology

Once common, statue-loving has disappeared from the sexual landscape.

Visual of Intimate Technology S01E03: A iReal

Intimate Technology S01E03: A iReal

What if your devices had a life of their own? Guy Farber’s playful short movie "An iReal" explores this very possibility.

Visual of What does Technology want?

What does Technology want?

Technologist, environmentalist and nextnature thinker avant la lettre Kevin Kelly , muses on what technology means in our lives – from its impact at the personal level to its …

Visual of Screw Technology

Screw Technology

In this particular piece of video art, loyal readers of nextnature.net might recognise the building as Zeche Zollverein in Germany, where we organized the Biggest Visual Power …

Visual of All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

All This Technology Makes Us Anti-Social

Then and now.

Visual of Animals Love Technology

Animals Love Technology

A macaque stole a tourist's iPhone and fiddled around with it like a human would.

Visual of Technology Is Our Next Nature

Technology Is Our Next Nature

Video testimonial for our Next Nature Appzine, all the way from India!

Visual of Technology Made us Human

Technology Made us Human

Buckle up for a cinematic espresso shot from performance philosopher and NNN ambassador Jason Silva.

Visual of The New Technology in Agriculture: Trees

The New Technology in Agriculture: Trees

New technologies are changing the landscape, but the latest trend reshaping rural environments and agriculture is agroforestry: the art of planting trees.

Visual of Interview: Pauline Van Dongen, Designer Merging Fashion and Technology

Interview: Pauline Van Dongen, Designer Merging Fashion and Technology

Dutch fashion designer specialized in wearable technology, Pauline van Dongen researches the human body in relation to its surroundings.

Visual of How biotechnology could shape the future of product design

How biotechnology could shape the future of product design

Humans have been manipulating living things for thousands of years. Examples of early biotechnologies include domesticating plants and animals and then selectively breeding them …

Visual of Our Relationship with Tech Is Growing Stronger

Our Relationship with Tech Is Growing Stronger

It's getting difficult to discern what's technology and what's not.With wearable technology becoming more and more integrated into society, our lives become infused with more technology.

Visual of These speculative 'Next Senses' allow you to augment your senses with technology

These speculative 'Next Senses' allow you to augment your senses with technology

Imagine you could communicate telepathically with a whale, listen to the WiFi networks in your environment, or experience smells through seeing color. Developments in technology …

Visual of Technology: Intrusive or Supportive?

Technology: Intrusive or Supportive?

Is the use of personal devices becoming a replacement for the spectrum of emotions that make us all humans?

Visual of Will we ever shake hands again? With this technology, we could

Will we ever shake hands again? With this technology, we could

“Please refrain from hand shaking" is a common sign we now see as a result of public health organizations advising people to avoid shaking hands as a greeting. As people still …

Visual of Meat & Greet Workshop Report

Meat & Greet Workshop Report

Last week, Next Nature Lab had the first Meat & Greet to explore the future of in vitro meet.

Visual of The future infrastructure of the blockchain might be green and humane

The future infrastructure of the blockchain might be green and humane

The connection we share through the Internet has laid the foundation for a whole new digital infrastructure, in which blockchain technology is heralded by many believers for being …

Visual of The next sexual revolution is going to be all about technology

The next sexual revolution is going to be all about technology

Sex is one of the most powerful, fundamental human drives. It’s caused wars, and built and destroyed kingdoms. It occupies a significant percentage of most people’s thoughts. As …

Visual of Close to skin technology

Close to skin technology

Wearable Interfaces, Smart Materials and Living Fabrics. V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam-based Virtueel Platform, the expertise centre for …

Visual of Smartphones Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Smartphones Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Smartphones have become almost a part of who we are. According to tech industry experts, however, the smartphone's days are numbered and that number is lower than you might expect.

Visual of Body hair helps animals stay clean – and could inspire self-cleaning technologies

Body hair helps animals stay clean – and could inspire self-cleaning technologies

Watch a fly land on the kitchen table, and the first thing it does is clean itself, very, very carefully. Although we can’t see it, the animal’s surface is covered with dust, …

Visual of How blockchain technology is changing the agriculture industry

How blockchain technology is changing the agriculture industry

Blockchain is useful for more than cryptocurrency. It’s revolutionizing industry after industry. Next, it may change the way we get our food. The agriculture industry is complex. …

Visual of The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

Before money came into existence, trading was all we knew. Farmers in China traded their spades for food and other goods, and this continued up until a point where most spades …

Visual of Why human enhancement requires technological citizenship

Why human enhancement requires technological citizenship

New technologies – from artificial intelligence to synthetic biology – are set to alter the world, the human condition, and our very being in ways that are hard to imagine. The …

Visual of The Playboy Interview

The Playboy Interview

In 1961, the name of Marshall McLuhan was unknown to everyone but his English students at the University of Toronto – and a coterie of academic admirers who followed his abstruse …

Visual of In Conversation with Marleen Hartjes: Introducing a digital door to the museum

In Conversation with Marleen Hartjes: Introducing a digital door to the museum

Don’t be surprised when you catch a human face on a screen strolling through the Van Abbe museum for contemporary art in Eindhoven, as these are Europe’s very first robotic …

Visual of Letter to Humanity

Letter to Humanity

NNN director Koert van Mensvoort writes a letter to humanity.

Visual of Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

An interview about the history and promises of synthetic biology, and the problem with the word "nature".

Visual of Face the future of intimacy with Kiiroo

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 …

Visual of Interview: Rachel Armstrong, Innovative Scientist Who Wants to Grow Architecture

Interview: Rachel Armstrong, Innovative Scientist Who Wants to Grow Architecture

Rachel Armstrong discusses living buildings, Venice's foundations, millennial nature and how to improve our future.

Visual of What we can learn from 'The Social Dilemma'

What we can learn from 'The Social Dilemma'

Is social media ruining the world? Dramatic political polarization. Rising anxiety and depression. An uptick in teen suicide rates. Misinformation that spreads like wildfire. The …

Visual of Next Nature Academy presents: A workshop-in-a-box for your team

Next Nature Academy presents: A workshop-in-a-box for your team

Are you working on projects where technology and human interaction are involved, and are you looking for a new approach? As of today, we offer a brand new workshop concept for you …

Visual of An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

When techno–optimist and fellow at the Hybrid Reality Institute , Jason Silva, meets with Richard Doyle, author of Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the …

Visual of Next What?

Next What?

In this essay, anti-civilization, anarchist philosopher John Zerzan critiques the concept of 'next nature.' He argues that rather than freeing us, our self-domestication through …

Visual of Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

Interview with Liam Young on his work in speculative architecture, the future, and our role in nature as humans.

Visual of I Want Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Want Wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read Nicholas Carr's essay on the transhumanist dream of having wings.

Visual of Love your monsters

Love your monsters

Why we must care for our technologies as we do our children.

Visual of Next Nature and the Curse of Oil

Next Nature and the Curse of Oil

The next step is to embrace and celebrate how cultural artifacts are escaping control, becoming autonomous, and forming the “next nature”.

Visual of Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem

Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem

With New Year’s resolutions in full swing, many people may have chosen to cut down on their tech use – or even give it up altogether. The  growing popularity of such “digital …

Visual of Designer Anouk Wipprecht combines fashion with robotics

Designer Anouk Wipprecht combines fashion with robotics

We met Anouk Wipprecht and talked about smart fabrics and accessories that can listen to our body, therapeutic fashion and the future of dressmaking.

Visual of Truly smart homes could help dementia patients live independently

Truly smart homes could help dementia patients live independently

You might already have what’s often called a “smart home”, with your lights or music connected to voice-controlled technology such as Alexa or Siri. But when researchers talk …

Visual of ‘Optimism is our duty’: A conversation with Koert van Mensvoort

‘Optimism is our duty’: A conversation with Koert van Mensvoort

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, …

Visual of Entryparadise

Entryparadise

Written by Werner Lippert & Peter Wippermann, Curators of the Entryparadise exhibition (26/8 until 3/12, 2006, at Kohlenwäsche, Zollverein) Design is about to undergo a …

Visual of “Everything Is Already Invented”

“Everything Is Already Invented”

Robert Gordon says all the major inventions have been made, but that's only true for our limited knowledge of future possibilities.

Visual of Fly like a Bird? Get Human Birdwings

Fly like a Bird? Get Human Birdwings

Dutch mechanical-engineer Jarnos Smeets dreams of flying like bird. Nothing new really, many people have had this dream for ages. Yet being an engineer and all, Jarnos is seriously propelling his dream towards a reality.

Visual of Interview: Nadine Bongaerts, Synthetic Biologist Bridging Science with Society

Interview: Nadine Bongaerts, Synthetic Biologist Bridging Science with Society

We recently talk to Nadine Bongaerts about the role and impact of synthetic biology, the gap between bio­sciences and society and the importance of communication to overcome the fear of new technologies.

Visual of Study finds humans still evolving and quickly

Study finds humans still evolving and quickly

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times , December 11, 2007 The pace of human evolution has been increasing at a stunning rate since our ancestors began spreading through Europe, Asia …

Visual of Beyond the Possible with Floris Kaayk

Beyond the Possible with Floris Kaayk

Floris Kaayk, artist and fictive documentaries maker, confronts us with the impossible.

Visual of Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg?

Ectogenesis, Artificial Womb, Human Egg?

The artificial womb is on the verge of becoming a reality, but how it will affect our culture is for us to decide.

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Singing Package Deliverer

HUBOT: Meet the Singing Package Deliverer

You did not make it to the Idols final, but you can sing very well and you love to make people happy. As a singing package deliverer, you deliver packages with a personal song. …

Visual of Getting rid of that bit of unspoiled green

Getting rid of that bit of unspoiled green

There it is. A hefty hen, with its head up high and its beak out. And a gigantic VR headset over its beady little eyes. What does this battery hen see? ‘An experience of a free …

Visual of If you could have another sense, which sense would you choose?

If you could have another sense, which sense would you choose?

Color-blind artist Neil Harbisson designed a brain-implanted antenna that converts colors into sound. This enables him to hear colors he cannot see, and extends his vision to …

Visual of 'Team Human' is a manifesto for humankind

'Team Human' is a manifesto for humankind

' Team Human ' is a manifesto—a fiery distillation of media theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive …

Visual of Innovative Nostalgia

Innovative Nostalgia

We humans simply feel more comfortable with technological change when it comes in a familiar form that refers to an existing and accepted object, habit, value, tradition or intuition.

Visual of Welcome to Chanel Data Center

Welcome to Chanel Data Center

Two robots opened the show of Chanel during the Paris Fashion Week of 2017. Well robots, two models dressed up like humanoid robots entered the catwalk. Is Chanel going Next Nature?

Visual of Pay with Your Face

Pay with Your Face

Face-detecting systems in China now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals.

Visual of Why in the future, we will all wear one piece of garment

Why in the future, we will all wear one piece of garment

It's not an easy task to define the practice of designer Jasna Rok . Fashtech pioneer? Radical innovator? Visionary designer? ‘All of the above’ seems only appropriate. In fact, …

Visual of The beginner's guide to biohacking

The beginner's guide to biohacking

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term 'biohacking'? Perhaps you are now thinking of a bunch of kids sitting in their kitchen with a DNA kit, (wannabe) …

Visual of Smart cities could give the visually impaired a new outlook on urban life

Smart cities could give the visually impaired a new outlook on urban life

Travelling to work, meeting friends for a catch up or just doing some shopping are often taken for granted by people with no known disabilities. For the visually impaired, these …

Visual of Implanting Chips into Employees

Implanting Chips into Employees

An he hi-tech Swedish office block implanted a microchip under the employees’ hand skin.

Visual of Interview: Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret, Designers Exploring Alternative Ways of Thinking & Doing

Interview: Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret, Designers Exploring Alternative Ways of Thinking & Doing

Interview with Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret.

Visual of Here’s how the Dutch are embracing blockchain in the polder

Here’s how the Dutch are embracing blockchain in the polder

Smiling broadly and rattling with enthusiasm, the 33-year-old Rylana Doesburg shows off a QR-code on her phone: an angular pattern of black and white squares. “Thanks to this …

Visual of Artificial womb: Dream or nightmare?

Artificial womb: Dream or nightmare?

The emerging technology of the artificial womb confronts us with a series of moral and societal questions. How to cope with that? Join us on 29 March at Eindhoven University of …

Visual of In conversation with Studio Drift

In conversation with Studio Drift

A flock of drones that fly like birds, drifting blocks of concrete, a choreography of opening and closing flowers. The work of Studio Drift is challenging the distinction between …

Visual of Nano Supermarket – Jury Report

Nano Supermarket – Jury Report

Nanotechnology is an important emerging technology of our time – it radically intervenes with our sense of what is natural – yet most people are still relatively unaware of its …

Visual of Illiterate Kids Learn to Hack Tablet Computers with No Outside Help

Illiterate Kids Learn to Hack Tablet Computers with No Outside Help

The One Laptop Per Child program is experimenting with what at first seems to be the lazy way to philanthropy: dropping off tablet computers in remote Ethiopian villages  and then …

Visual of Apple Watch Evolution

Apple Watch Evolution

In 1992, decades before the era of wearable technology, Apple produced its first watch: no apps and vintage design.

Visual of Google's Smart Interactive Clothing

Google's Smart Interactive Clothing

Project Jacquard makes it possible to weave touch and gesture interactivity into any textile.

Visual of Bio-Printer Creates Living Body Parts

Bio-Printer Creates Living Body Parts

Bioprinter creates bespoke lab-grown body parts for transplant.

Visual of There's a new urgency for speculative design. Here's why

There's a new urgency for speculative design. Here's why

Pink chickens, synthesized tiger penises and salads grown from bodily fluids - how could they shape our future? In a Next Nature collaboration with the Gogbot Festival, the …

Visual of The Food Pill

The Food Pill

Sweet, sour, salty, science: Food Technology!

Visual of A Tiny Trackpad That Fits on Your Nail

A Tiny Trackpad That Fits on Your Nail

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a tiny wireless trackpad that could easily fit on your finger nail.

Visual of Ingestible Device to Monitor Vital Signs

Ingestible Device to Monitor Vital Signs

Biomaterials researchers at MIT came up with a very tiny device able to monitor vital signs from deep inside the body.

Visual of Bye Bye BlackBerry

Bye Bye BlackBerry

BlackBerry has just confirmed that it will no longer create its own phones, marking the end of an era for the once dominant leader of the smartphone market.

Visual of From Homo Sapiens to Homo Optimus

From Homo Sapiens to Homo Optimus

We are entering an age of technological singularity, in which artificial intelligence and biological enhancement are combined in order to construct the next stages of human evolution.

Visual of A Temporary Tattoo That Heals

A Temporary Tattoo That Heals

Moving tattoos from purely aesthetic crave to a healing method thanks to nanotechnology.

Visual of Facial Recognition Replaces Passports

Facial Recognition Replaces Passports

Biometric technology replaces passports in Australian airports.

Visual of Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Today we celebrate Earth day, here is why.

Visual of Smart Fabric Might Be the Key to the Future

Smart Fabric Might Be the Key to the Future

Researchers designed a smart fabric able to encode data readable by a magnetometer, like the one in your phone, without electronics or batteries.

Visual of Stay Young with Millennial Blood

Stay Young with Millennial Blood

A clinical startup sells millennial blood to reverse aging.

Visual of Artificial womb: Are we ready?

Artificial womb: Are we ready?

“Within a few years it will be possible for a premature baby to continue to mature in an artificial womb,” says gynecologist Guid Oei. It is therefore that the Artificial Womb: …

Visual of Artificial Womb receives €2.9m funding to develop prototype

Artificial Womb receives €2.9m funding to develop prototype

Hooray! The team of researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology (whom we previously collaborated with to design a prototype for an artificial womb ) has been awarded a …

Visual of Exploring body architecture with Lucy McRae

Exploring body architecture with Lucy McRae

As evolution goes on, the human body is evolving too. What does it mean to be human in times of advanced biotechnology and genetic engineering? Are our bodies ready for our …

Visual of Five ways AI could make your car as smart as a human passenger

Five ways AI could make your car as smart as a human passenger

Driving long distances without a passenger can be lonely. If you’ve ever done it, you might have wished for a companion to talk to – someone emotionally intelligent who can …

Visual of Self–Repairing Architecture

Self–Repairing Architecture

All buildings today have something in common: They are made using Victorian technologies. This involves blueprints, industrial manufacturing and construction using teams of …

Visual of The Technological Sublime

The Technological Sublime

The sublime is an aesthetic concept of 'the exalted,' of beauty that is grand and dangerous. Through 17th and 18th century European intellectual tradition, the sublime became …

Visual of Interview: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Designer and Synthetic Biology Expert

Interview: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Designer and Synthetic Biology Expert

An interview with Daisy Ginsberg, artist and synthetic biologist.

Visual of Nanotech Shots Take Mice from Drunk to Sober in Minutes

Nanotech Shots Take Mice from Drunk to Sober in Minutes

Ever curse the fact that you have to wait hours to sober up after a night at the bar? Now, you can sober up almost instantly  – that is, if you're a mouse. Researchers at  MIT …

Visual of Which Device Are You Wearing Today?

Which Device Are You Wearing Today?

2014 is the year of wearable technology.

Visual of Archaeology of Media

Archaeology of Media

The Archéologies des Medias exposition turns archaic technology that was once cutting-edge into art.

Visual of Ear-Free Headphones

Ear-Free Headphones

Using bone conduction, this device allows to hear the sound directly in the head, keeping the ears free.

Visual of See Through the Skin with Your Smartphone

See Through the Skin with Your Smartphone

In the near future he ability to see through things won’t be a dream anymore with this infrared smartphone camera.

Visual of Which Technologies will 2016 Bring?

Which Technologies will 2016 Bring?

The new year is right around the corner, let’s forget about long-term future for a while to check out what new tech trends will hit it big in 2016. At the end of every year, …

Visual of Looking into the Artificial Eye

Looking into the Artificial Eye

Sensor specialists recently developed a sensor that mimics the mammalian eye.

Visual of Next Nature Gift Guide 2017

Next Nature Gift Guide 2017

The gift giving season is once again upon us and to help out those who are struggling to find that perfect gift for that special someone we have brought together a collection of Next Nature inspired gifts.

Visual of Do a Next Nature Workshop!

Do a Next Nature Workshop!

NNN organizes workshops using a physical Pyramid of Technology as conceptual tool.

Visual of 3D Printed Capsule Replaces Needle Injection

3D Printed Capsule Replaces Needle Injection

A needle free oral delivery system might in the future dissolve the old way of vacancies injected by syringes.

Visual of What an artificial womb may look like in the future

What an artificial womb may look like in the future

Consider this: in the future, artificial wombs could replace incubators as they mimic the natural environment of the female uterus. But what will these devices look like? And how …

Visual of ISEA 2010: Artists addressing NextNature

ISEA 2010: Artists addressing NextNature

At ISEA 2010 , the International Symposium on Electronic Arts, media artists and media researchers from all over the world present their work in Dortmund (Germany). This year, …

Visual of Human Nature Forecast

Human Nature Forecast

Interview witth TEDx on how people are technological by nature, yet how we also need humane technology to remain human, or become even more human than we are today.

Visual of Swallowable Parfum

Swallowable Parfum

Swallowable Parfum is a digestible scented capsule that works through your own perspiration. Once absorbed, fragrance molecules are excreted through the skin’s surface. A unique …

Visual of Nano Product: Energy Belt

Nano Product: Energy Belt

With Energy Belt, stop treating your excess fat like a liability, and instead embrace its untapped potential. Artificial protocells in the belt mimic natural  brown fat, taking …

Visual of Nano Product: Lungless

Nano Product: Lungless

350 million years after crawling from the sea, the Lungless suit will bring us back. Inspired by fish gills, the Lungless Aquatic Respiration Suit uses millions of cascading …

Visual of In Vitro Meat: Animal Liberation?

In Vitro Meat: Animal Liberation?

Many people welcome in vitro meat because of what it may mean for animals. Even though they often find the idea strange, the promise for animals is widely felt as a source of hope.

Visual of Making the Skin your New Touchscreen

Making the Skin your New Touchscreen

A tool that could turn the arm into a touch screen display.

Visual of The Moon will Become a WiFi Zone

The Moon will Become a WiFi Zone

Researchers proved it is possible to provide the Moon with the wireless connectivity we have on Earth.

Visual of After In Vitro Burger, Chicken is the Next

After In Vitro Burger, Chicken is the Next

Soon, we might be getting a taste of the first lab-grown chicken meat.

Visual of Meet the Band Aid of the Future

Meet the Band Aid of the Future

This potentially revolutionary device includes LED lights and temperature sensors to provide medication directly to the wounded section of the skin.

Visual of Our Bodies, Our Fuel

Our Bodies, Our Fuel

This piece from Ars Technica details the breadth in the variety of energy sources emitting from our every day interactions.

Visual of Are These the Headphones of the Future?

Are These the Headphones of the Future?

No matter which brand is going to rule the wireless headphones scene, it's time to get used to have a computer in our ear that we never need to take out. Until it may grow into it someday!

Visual of Facebook Provides a Suicide Prevention Tool

Facebook Provides a Suicide Prevention Tool

Facebook provides a new tool for suicide prevention

Visual of Future of Feelings: Emotion Reading Radio

Future of Feelings: Emotion Reading Radio

Researchers have the developed the EQ-Radio: a tool to read people emotions from a distance.

Visual of Payment by Thumb

Payment by Thumb

Australian biohacker Meow-Ludo Meow Meow implanted a chip in his thumb to make contactless payments.

Visual of A Tablet for the Visually Impaired People

A Tablet for the Visually Impaired People

U.S. researchers are working on an affordable braille tablet for blind people.

Visual of Talking Contact Lenses

Talking Contact Lenses

Researchers at University of Washington have introduced a new wireless communication method that allows small wearable devices to ‘talk’ to everyday devices.

Visual of 3D Printed Ovaries

3D Printed Ovaries

3D printed ovaries help infertile mice to have a healthy offspring.

Visual of Longest Lived Human Embryo in a Lab

Longest Lived Human Embryo in a Lab

Scientists keeping a human embryo alive in lab for 13 days for the first time.

Visual of Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Gene therapy can cure up to 200 different diseases and the list is growing.

Visual of Google Cars Can Now Sniff Out Pollution

Google Cars Can Now Sniff Out Pollution

Google cars can now measure urban air quality and collect data to create interactive maps with the most detailed views of pollution patterns ever created.

Visual of Van Mensvoort Writes a Letter to Humanity

Van Mensvoort Writes a Letter to Humanity

On the occasion of the Earth Day, 22 April 2017, philosopher Koert van Mensvoort wrote his Letter to Humanity.

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Digital Detox Dietitian

HUBOT: Meet the Digital Detox Dietitian

As a digital detox dietitian, you know exactly how much digital technology your client needs and you give professional advice with a personal approach.

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Interview Mark Wigley: "We are living in an ecology of antenna"

With the invention of the radio antenna in the late 19th century, we became a different species: Introducing the human insect. A species, able to communicate across oceans using …

Visual of Should men be able to give birth to children?

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Within a few years, it may be possible for premature babies to grow inside an artificial womb. And when that day arrives, should men be able to give birth to children? Should we …

Visual of Suzanne Lee wants to live in a sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil

Suzanne Lee wants to live in a sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil

Biotechnology is nearly as old as humanity itself. The food you eat and the pets you love? You can thank our ancestors for kickstarting the agricultural revolution, using …

Visual of Cyborg artist Moon Ribas feels earthquakes

Cyborg artist Moon Ribas feels earthquakes

Imagine waking in the night, and feeling the vibrations of an earthquake on the other side of the world pulsing through your body. This is a reality for Catalan-born artist Moon …

Visual of This expo explores love in the internet age

This expo explores love in the internet age

Data Dating is an exhibition that explores what it means to find romance in the internet age. Love it or hate it, technology has transformed the way we date. So, how are digital …

Visual of Exploring Next Nature (2004)

Exploring Next Nature (2004)

The first essay ever written on Next Nature, published in Next Nature Pocket and in Entry Paradise, New Design Worlds . ( download pdf ) (German version: Erkundungen im Nächste …

Visual of Next Nature Interview

Next Nature Interview

For the Venezuelan Magazine Platanoverde , Gabriela Valdivieso y Lope Gutiarrez-Ruiz interviewed artist/scientist Koert van Mensvoort and discussed some of the idea's behind Next …

Visual of Faustian Bargains and Pineapple Shampoo

Faustian Bargains and Pineapple Shampoo

Since the early days of the net, the electronic pastoral has lent itself to all sorts of dubious agendas pushed by science, the military and even libertarian tendencies. In the …

Visual of There is not enough Africa in Computers

There is not enough Africa in Computers

Brian Eno - artist, composer, inventor, thinker - spoke to Kevin Kelly about the meaning of Africa for music and technology. "Africa is everything that something like classical …

Visual of Huggable Vending Machine

Huggable Vending Machine

Finally a vending machine that doesn't want you money, it wants hugs. Embrace it to get a free can of coke. Might give you rushes of anthropomorphobia too though. Via The Pop-Up …

Visual of Ice Cream Cones Made from Ice Cream, and Other Wikicells

Ice Cream Cones Made from Ice Cream, and Other Wikicells

Plastic is a part of the earth's ecosystem , but it's a part that no one wants. At Harvard, scientists are looking to replace single-use plastic bottles, plates, and cups with …

Visual of Rural Energy: From Kerosine to LED

Rural Energy: From Kerosine to LED

While for most of us, happy blog readers, access to electricity is taken for granted, things are quite different in developing regions of the world. In India for example, over 65% …

Visual of Cow Poower! Bacteria Turn Poo into Fuel

Cow Poower! Bacteria Turn Poo into Fuel

Farmers in the US are producing fuel and high-quality fertilizer from their cows' manure.

Visual of Sony's Smart Wig: Top or Flop?

Sony's Smart Wig: Top or Flop?

Sensors, a communication interface and an actuator for tactile feedback all hidden ina wig.

Visual of The Artificial Touch-Sensitive Hand

The Artificial Touch-Sensitive Hand

Restoring the sense of touch with an artificial hand, using a brain interface.

Visual of Retro-Futuristic Smartwatch

Retro-Futuristic Smartwatch

In 1981 the idea of what we call smartwatch was nothing more than a funny joke.

Visual of Smart Contact Lens Can Monitor Glucose

Smart Contact Lens Can Monitor Glucose

Smart contact lens project to monitor glucose.

Visual of Controlling Smart Devices with the Skin

Controlling Smart Devices with the Skin

iSkin is a flexible, stretchable and visually customizable on-body touch sensor for mobile computing.

Visual of Modafinil Boosts Your Brain

Modafinil Boosts Your Brain

A pill that makes you smarter without causing harmful side-effects? Modafinil might be this “smart-drug”.

Visual of Algorithm Tells You How to Dress

Algorithm Tells You How to Dress

What should I wear today? The answer to one of life’s big questions could came from an algorithm created to solve all your fashion problems.

Visual of Save The Humans – Submit your Quote

Save The Humans – Submit your Quote

We call upon you, dear readers, to participate in a new publication from the Next Nature Network: SAVE THE HUMANS!.

Visual of Transfigurations: Let's Design People

Transfigurations: Let's Design People

Plastic artist Agi Haines explores hypothetical scenarios for surgically implanted body enhancements in babies.

Visual of Turning Poop Back Into Food

Turning Poop Back Into Food

Nasa funded a program to turn astronauts’ poop into food.

Visual of Creating a Second Skin to Look Younger

Creating a Second Skin to Look Younger

Scientists managed to create what every woman has been dreaming of: a second skin to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin.

Visual of Doctors Used VR to Save a Baby's Life

Doctors Used VR to Save a Baby's Life

Google Cardboard was used by a cardiologist to train for a very risky heart surgery on a four months baby.

Visual of The First Baby with Three Genetic Parents

The First Baby with Three Genetic Parents

This year, on April 6th, a baby was born with three genetic parents: two mothers and one father.

Visual of The Lightest Solar Cell Ever Made

The Lightest Solar Cell Ever Made

Researchers created solar cells as light as a soap bubble.

Visual of A Step Further in the Race Against AI

A Step Further in the Race Against AI

Today, we all have superpowers. It may not seem like it because we are attached to our physical devices to use our powers, but with a Neural Lace that may soon change.

Visual of The Modular Body

The Modular Body

The Modular Body is an online science fiction story by Floris Kaayk about the creation of OSCAR, a living organism built from human cells.

Visual of The New Way to Boost Creativity

The New Way to Boost Creativity

Danish company develops device to stimulate creativity.

Visual of Brainwaves as Password

Brainwaves as Password

Researchers have found a way to use our brainwave as a verification of our identity.

Visual of App Activates Cells That Manage Diabetes

App Activates Cells That Manage Diabetes

Scientists develop engineered cells to be implanted in patients with diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels, controlled with a smartphone app.

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Remote Savior

HUBOT: Meet the Remote Savior

When giving first aid, all kinds of emotions are in play. Thus it is important for the victim of an accident to receive emotional assistance and to be mentally supported during an …

Visual of The New Male Birth Control

The New Male Birth Control

A new contraceptive has appeared on the horizon, bringing the prospect of an alternative form of male birth control one step closer.

Visual of Sleep and Dream Controller

Sleep and Dream Controller

Developers at Dutch-based company Arenar have designed a device that not only claims to improve the quality of sleep, but also induces lucid dreams.

Visual of The Posthuman Farm

The Posthuman Farm

Wu Tzu-ning presents a posthuman reality from genetic engineering to digital afterlife.

Visual of A Voice Mask to Protect Your Privacy

A Voice Mask to Protect Your Privacy

Introducing world's first voice mask designed to protect your privacy.

Visual of E-Skin Makes You Control Objects Without Touching Them

E-Skin Makes You Control Objects Without Touching Them

Scientists developed an e-skin that lets the wearer manipulate virtual objects without touching them, by using magnetic fields.

Visual of Edible packaging: Seaweed could replace plastic in disposable packaging

Edible packaging: Seaweed could replace plastic in disposable packaging

What to do about the plastic planet ? The seas are steadily filling up with plastic , and it's vital to find ways to address the problem . One way to do this is to move away from …

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Shiva Therapist

HUBOT: Meet the Shiva Therapist

Meet the Shiva Therapist fro HUBOT. She massages with her own hands, but for the heavy work, she has four additional robotic arms at her disposal.

Visual of The path towards solar democracy with Marjan van Aubel

The path towards solar democracy with Marjan van Aubel

Solar cells are often considered an eyesore, used for their sustainability yet not for their beauty. Installed on roofs or in solar parks, they take up precious space. Well that’s …

Visual of Watch: BBC reports on world's first artificial womb for humans

Watch: BBC reports on world's first artificial womb for humans

Now that the team of researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology (whom we previously collaborated with to design a prototype for an artificial womb ) has been awarded a …

Visual of How future fashion could help us cope with isolation

How future fashion could help us cope with isolation

Today we cannot meet, touch or hug our loved ones. And while we all like the feeling of the touch of another human being, physical contact does not just feel nice, it is crucial …

Visual of The new Next Nature book is here!

The new Next Nature book is here!

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, …

Visual of This app allows you to talk to quarantined people around the world

This app allows you to talk to quarantined people around the world

Loneliness is one of the silent serial killers during the pandemic. Therefore Next Nature provides you the tip to pick up your phone.  Artists Danielle Baskin and Max Hawkin …

Visual of The 21th Century Paradigm

The 21th Century Paradigm

The history of art through the ages reveals a constancy that, by conscious or unconscious applications, provides us with an omnipresent correlation dealing with the …

Visual of Live a happy life!

Live a happy life!

Remember the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, where Jim Carrey removes his memories of a relationship with Kate Winslet? According to researchers at the University of …

Visual of Dolphin Wannabe

Dolphin Wannabe

Same article , different example: Water Powered JetPack by Jetlev . (Thanks: Marlies Peeters)

Visual of GM Bacteria Turn Carbon Dioxide into Biofuel

GM Bacteria Turn Carbon Dioxide into Biofuel

In a twist on the classic " microbes that turn shit into petrol ", researchers at MIT have developed a bacterium that turns carbon dioxide into a direct substitute for gasoline. …

Visual of 3Doodler, a Pen for Drawing in the Air

3Doodler, a Pen for Drawing in the Air

Draw in midair with a portable 3D printer.

Visual of Get Your One Way Ticket to Mars

Get Your One Way Ticket to Mars

What to do when earth is not enough? Thousands of people, tired of their life on Earth, are ready to emigrate to Mars. Since subscriptions opened on April 22, 80,000 people have …

Visual of Moving From Password to Biometric Data

Moving From Password to Biometric Data

Unlock our devices with our fingerprint, this technology for security represents a change in our digital life.

Visual of Sticky Notes Are The

Sticky Notes Are The "New" USB Drives

The next generation of data portability.

Visual of The (Almost) Invisible Dancing Wheelchair

The (Almost) Invisible Dancing Wheelchair

Designed by a dancer, a new wheelchair moves intuitively with the user's movements.

Visual of BrainDriver: the Mind Controlled Car

BrainDriver: the Mind Controlled Car

Imagine you could drive your car using only your thoughts. It is now possible!

Visual of Hemihelix: A New Geometric Shape

Hemihelix: A New Geometric Shape

Rubber band distortions lead to discovery of a new shape called hemihelix.

Visual of Solaris: Mind-Controlled Magnets

Solaris: Mind-Controlled Magnets

Solaris gives participants the power to control a pool of magnetic fluids with their brainwaves.

Visual of Technological Suntan

Technological Suntan

Contemporary epidermal woes.

Visual of The Anthropocene Explosion

The Anthropocene Explosion

We have entered the Anthropocene epoch, in which humanity and its instrumentalities are the most potent and influential geological force.

Visual of Speculative Sensing at WDCD 2015

Speculative Sensing at WDCD 2015

On may 21st, Next Nature Network art director Hendrik-Jan Grievink  will host a workshop around the idea of Speculative Sensing: exploring the potential of senses found in nature …

Visual of The Sketchbook Made Of Artificial Skin

The Sketchbook Made Of Artificial Skin

The SkinBook is made of synthetic skin that allows beginner tattooists to practice their skills.

Visual of EcoHelmet: Foldable, Recyclable and Cheap

EcoHelmet: Foldable, Recyclable and Cheap

The new recyclable, foldable and affordable bike helmet can change city bike sharing for good.

Visual of Good Air Quality? You Get Free WiFi

Good Air Quality? You Get Free WiFi

These birdhouses in Amsterdam share free Internet whenever the air quality improves.

Visual of Traffic Lights for Smartphone Zombies

Traffic Lights for Smartphone Zombies

Ground Level Traffic Lights For Smartphone Zombies

Visual of Making King's Day More Sustainable

Making King's Day More Sustainable

On King's Day the water board of Amsterdam wants to collect urine and use it as fertilizer.

Visual of Scientists Connected a Brain to a Tablet

Scientists Connected a Brain to a Tablet

Severely paralyzed woman controls a tablet with her brain.

Visual of Air Pollution Mask for Kids

Air Pollution Mask for Kids

Danish design studio Kilo created an air pollution mask suitable for kids aged six and up.

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Focused Assembly Worker

HUBOT: Meet the Focused Assembly Worker

As a focused assembly worker, you are a real go-getter thanks to your smart tools. Wearing smart factory goggles and using a transparent LED screen, these give you direct …

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Exoskeleton Mover

HUBOT: Meet the Exoskeleton Mover

A job from HUBOT: as an exoskeleton mover, you wear a motorized exoskeleton suit that gives you the muscular power of a gorilla.

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Blind Traffic Regulator

HUBOT: Meet the Blind Traffic Regulator

A visual impairment does not have to be confining and futile when it comes to traffic control. As a blind traffic regulator, you wear a haptic suit that translates the traffic …

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Data Waiter

HUBOT: Meet the Data Waiter

As a data waiter you are working at the Tinder restaurant. Upon arrival, visitors log in with their social media account. An intelligent algorithm matches the guests based on …

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Farm Director

HUBOT: Meet the Farm Director

Games are often played to escape a boring daily reality, but they can also teach us to take control over the land as farmers do. As a farm director you work in a gamified …

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Supersmart Handyman

HUBOT: Meet the Supersmart Handyman

Don’t worry, a handyman doesn’t have to be a bookworm. You rather work with your hands than sitting in the library. And yet, you often need to read the manuals of the broken …

Visual of Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

We recently spoke to Ilari Laamanen, to peel the outcrops of Momemtum9, and unveil the overlapping themes to the next nature philosophy.

Visual of iPhones Are Happy to See Us

iPhones Are Happy to See Us

What if you could unlock your phone by simply looking at the camera? According to Apple, this is precisely how the iPhone X will work. But how secure is it?

Visual of The age of cyborgs has arrived

The age of cyborgs has arrived

How many cyborgs did you see during your morning commute today? I would guess at least five. Did they make you nervous? Probably not; you likely didn’t even realize they were …

Visual of Next Nature Network x Border Sessions: <br> Calling for festival bloggers!

Next Nature Network x Border Sessions:
Calling for festival bloggers!

Calling all bloggers! We’d love to have you on board for the 2018 Border Sessions festival in The Hague (NL). Join our team for behind-the-scenes access to festival events. To …

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Walker Inspector

HUBOT: Meet the Walker Inspector

While many people consider a rollator as a sign of decay, you as a rollator inspector are just part of the headway! The walker inspector measures air quality, particulate matter …

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Street Knitter

HUBOT: Meet the Street Knitter

Bricklayer, a physically heavy occupation, becomes a lot more bearable with the street-knitting robot. The street knitter is a job from HUBOT.

Visual of Oil Price Threatens Biofuel Firms

Oil Price Threatens Biofuel Firms

Economy is ecology? Technology Review writes the price of oil has dipped to levels that could be far too low for many advanced-biofuel startups to succeed, especially those that …

Visual of Scientists Extract Images Directly from Brain

Scientists Extract Images Directly from Brain

(Extracted directly from Pink Tentacle , thanks!): Researchers from Japan’s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can …

Visual of NANO Supermarket Jury Report 2012

NANO Supermarket Jury Report 2012

After the successful introduction of the NANO Supermarket in 2010 it became even more clear that the contest and the presented results produced discussions and many challenges to …

Visual of Nature through the Windshield

Nature through the Windshield

Volume magazine interviews Next Nature founder Koert van Mensvoort.

Visual of The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology

The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg discusses the promises and realities of synthetic biology.

Visual of Growing the Future of Meat

Growing the Future of Meat

Outside of the limits imposed by the edges of an animal’s body, the cells can reproduce and multiply until they exhaust the nutrients and space provided, filling petri dishes and vats to grow the future of meat.

Visual of Converting Gestures into Concrete Action

Converting Gestures into Concrete Action

Francesca Barchiesi's glove concept allows the user to translate hand gestures into images and information.

Visual of Hearing Colors

Hearing Colors

Thanks to the antenna implanted in his skull, Neil Harbisson can hear images and paint sounds.

Visual of Sharing Your Newborn's Heartbeat

Sharing Your Newborn's Heartbeat

These parents use the Apple Watch to share their newborn child's heartbeats with friends and family.

Visual of Goodbye Password, Hello Selfie!

Goodbye Password, Hello Selfie!

Companies try a new, more secure payment system using selfies.

Visual of A Virtual Counselor for Mental Health

A Virtual Counselor for Mental Health

A Facebook chatbot that offers interactive cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s called Woebot and it's your personal virtual counselor.

Visual of How will the artificial womb affect society?

How will the artificial womb affect society?

Where contraceptives such as the pill disconnect sex from reproduction, in vitro fertilisation disconnects contraception from sex, and the artificial womb would disconnect the …

Visual of Interview: Huub Ehlhardt on the evolution of products

Interview: Huub Ehlhardt on the evolution of products

"To understand why a product is the way it is today, you need to learn about its evolutionary background." Meet Huub Ehlhardt, an engineer with a PhD in product design . Huub …

Visual of Smart Ring Turns Thumb Gestures into Words and Numbers

Smart Ring Turns Thumb Gestures into Words and Numbers

From the Georgia Institute of Technology arrives FingerSound, a smart ring that recognizes thumb gestures and converts them into words and numbers.

Visual of Welcome to the CRISPR baby world—here’s what you should know

Welcome to the CRISPR baby world—here’s what you should know

Last week, the gene editing world was hit by news the equivalent of a nuclear bomb. In a video on YouTube , Dr. Jiankui He at Southern University of Science and Technology in …

Visual of How AI is reshaping electronic music

How AI is reshaping electronic music

The idea that AI can compose electronic music may sound a little off to people. It raises essential questions about creativity as a product exclusive to humans: can an AI be …

Visual of Hello, superorganism

Hello, superorganism

When I was a kid, my parents took me to the beach every summer. We’d swim in the ocean and play on our inflatable raft in the surf. When the tide was low, I’d build a sand castle …

Visual of On the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality

On the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality

Let’s talk about the most controversial of "m words"—monogamy. And let’s have this conversation with in mind its prehistoric origins. Our modern picture of prehistoric societies …

Visual of Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

Call for Proposals: Designing for Next Nature

Nowadays, children know more corporate logo's and brands than bird or tree species. The average Western person has more worries about the instability of financial markets and …

Visual of Evolution in the Bedroom

Evolution in the Bedroom

Good morning anywhere in the world! Waking up is a problem (at least for 50% of the population). That's why alarm clocks exist; machines and devices are invented to solve …

Visual of The mobile evolution

The mobile evolution

In our NextNature event BVPS (May 2008), Kevin Kelly spoke of technology as the 7th kingdom of life : a form of evolution whithout the nasty side–effect of dying (Every object …

Visual of Blood Cells 2.0

Blood Cells 2.0

Unlike many people fear that computers will overtake humans, Ray Kurzweil states that robots will merge with humans, robots the size of cells which can do the job way more …

Visual of Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

Is the evolution of the single bladed razor into an exorbitant five–bladed vibrating gizmo the outcome of human needs, or is there another force in play? Say hello to Razorius …

Visual of End of Life Care Machine

End of Life Care Machine

Designer, artist and engineer  Dan Chen has developed the ' End of Life Care Machine ', a machine designed to guide and comfort dying patients with a carefully scripted message. …

Visual of Time Between Emergence and Design

Time Between Emergence and Design

Previously, experiences of time emerged from nature as given – offering seasons, the rhythm of humans, plants and animals. Nowadays, people integrate nature-time, body-time, inner-time, clock-time, and global 24/7 systems-time. Human beings, in past, current and next natures, have to deal with emergence and design of time in order to survive.

Visual of Man Flies Like a Bird

Man Flies Like a Bird

Some months ago we wrote about the dream of mechanical-engineer Jarno Smeets to fly like bird . Over the last few months Jarno worked steadily to materialize his dream. Today …

Visual of Nanotech Water Bottle Harvests Water from the Air

Nanotech Water Bottle Harvests Water from the Air

The Namib desert gets less than a half an inch of rain per year, yet the stenocara beetle manages to survive in these punishing conditions. The beetle's secret lies in an array of …

Visual of 3D Print a New House in One Day

3D Print a New House in One Day

3D printers using concrete can now create complete houses from the ground-up.

Visual of Seven Future Visions on In-Vitro Meat

Seven Future Visions on In-Vitro Meat

Before we can decide if we will ever be willing to eat in-vitro, we need to explore the food culture it will bring us.

Visual of Exploring the Offline World, if It Still Exists

Exploring the Offline World, if It Still Exists

The surprising results of a year offline in the "real" world.

Visual of Killing Cancer Cells, Arcade-Style

Killing Cancer Cells, Arcade-Style

A speculative nanotech pill that lets you virtually rove your body, zapping cancer cells as you go.

Visual of What You Feel Is What You Get - Smartphone for the Blind

What You Feel Is What You Get - Smartphone for the Blind

A revolutionary new smartphone for the blind uses a completely tactile interface.

Visual of 3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

3D Holography: the Future of Medicine

A new technology aims to provide doctors with a true hologram of organs.

Visual of Electronic Skin can Detect Magnetic Fields

Electronic Skin can Detect Magnetic Fields

There is a new artificial skin technology that could give humans magnetoception in the future.

Visual of Organs Could Self-Heal with Nanoneedles

Organs Could Self-Heal with Nanoneedles

An international team of scientists used nano-sized needles in order to promote production of new blood cells.

Visual of Wasps Inspire Robotic Needle for Surgery

Wasps Inspire Robotic Needle for Surgery

The Wood-Boring Wasp inspired scientists to create a new robotic needle which will be used in brain surgery.

Visual of The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it. We have outgrown the distinction between the natural and the artificial. We are what we make.

Visual of Evolution Will Change the Way We Sleep

Evolution Will Change the Way We Sleep

A group of researchers is working to optimize the way we sleep, increasing our relaxation, and therefore reducing the time devoted to our naps.

Visual of Human Cloning Now Possible in China

Human Cloning Now Possible in China

Is human cloning here? Chinese scientist is ready to clone people at his ‘replication factory’.

Visual of The Idea for Lab-Grown Meat Was Born in a Prisoner-of-War Camp

The Idea for Lab-Grown Meat Was Born in a Prisoner-of-War Camp

The phone call was as unexpected as the American accent at the other end of the line. And when she hung up a few moments later, Ira van Eelen had to stop to catch her breath. More …

Visual of Robotic Pillow Breathes to Help You Sleep

Robotic Pillow Breathes to Help You Sleep

A smart, huggable bed partner, who also improves your sleep quality. Sounds great, right? Soon, you might be able to order one yourself: Somnox is a soft robotic pillow that gently breathes as you hold it.

Visual of The Future of Dating

The Future of Dating

Introducing Tinder VR: dating technology from the future.

Visual of The future of the ECO Coin

The future of the ECO Coin

How can we design a cryptocurrency for the better of humanity and ecology? In this last chapter of the crypto deep dive series , we will dissect two kinds of blockchain …

Visual of In conversation with Teresa van Dongen, biodesigner exploring natural forms of artificial light

In conversation with Teresa van Dongen, biodesigner exploring natural forms of artificial light

There was a time when flipping the switch, and seeing a glass bulb light up, was magical to anyone in the world. Today, the presence of a light switch in a room, is something …

Visual of Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

As we showed with HUBOT , we can use new technologies and robotics to make our work more enjoyable, interesting and humane. Aside from our speculative jobs, a lot of robotic …

Visual of This brain-controlled exoskeleton allows a paralyzed man to walk again

This brain-controlled exoskeleton allows a paralyzed man to walk again

A breakthrough technology that responds to signals from the brain has transformed the life of a paralyzed 28-year-old man called Thibault. Four years after the initial incident …

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Towards collective standpoints on the future of baby making

For the closing event of Reprodutopia , a true meeting of minds took place as we discussed the social implications surrounding the future of reproductive technologies. Multiple …

Visual of Next Nature XL showcase in China: in pictures

Next Nature XL showcase in China: in pictures

We are proud to invite you to our largest showcase (so far), currently on display at OCT Art & Design in Shenzhen, China. Spanning across three floors, with a total surface of …

Visual of Why I'm turning my son into a cyborg

Why I'm turning my son into a cyborg

Imagine if everyone spoke a language that you don’t understand. It’s not a foreign language–it’s been spoken around you since the day you were born–but where as everyone else …

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Breaking Point?

John Zerzan, published in Green Anarchy issue #24 - Spring/Summer 2007 The rapidly mounting toll of modern life is worse than we could have imagined. A metamorphosis rushes …

Visual of True Knowledge beats Google

True Knowledge beats Google

What you are looking at, is the logo of perhaps the (in idea) biggest competitor on the search-engine market. It is beta-testing right now, but its demo video looks promising. Why …

Visual of Peer-to-Peer Immigration

Peer-to-Peer Immigration

At the beginning of the computer era, many objects and experiences from everyday life were transferred to the digital environment in order to make technology understandable (think …

Visual of Voyage of the Bacteria Bots

Voyage of the Bacteria Bots

The 1966 science-fiction movie Fantastic Voyage famously imagined using a tiny ship to combat disease inside the body. With the advent of nanotechnology, researchers are inching …

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Think Hello

Remember Asimo ? Honda has now developped a new Brain-Machine Interface technology that allows humans to control the humanoid robot simply by thinking certain thoughts. The BMI …

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First man infected with computer virus

Doctor gets chip. Chip gets virus. Virus infects other devices... Dalek shoots doctor? Dr. Mark Gasson of Reading University implanted a RFID chip under his skin last year. It is …

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Intimacy Dress

The Intimacy dress takes our notion personal space to a next level: the closer someone approaches, the more transparent the dress becomes. As such, the garment becomes a sort of …

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Next Nature Introduction

This project - the Next Nature Network - is about Nature's brand image. One might surmise that "Nature," being 100 percent all-natural, can't have any brand image.  The facts …

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Anthropomorphobia

Are you familiar with the affliction? Anthropomorphobia is the fear of recognizing human characteristics in non-human objects. The term is a hybrid of two Greek-derived words: …

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Morphing Cutlery

Imagine a world where the shapes of all objects around you would be able to change on the fly. Envision a future where nanotechnology and morphing become ubiquitous and blend in …

Visual of Goats Replace Lawnmowers in San Francisco

Goats Replace Lawnmowers in San Francisco

They might not be as fast, but goats offer several advantages over diesel-powered lawnmowers. They're quieter, they emit fewer greenhouse gases, and they fertilize soil as they go …

Visual of A Stroll Through the Bubbles of Chemicals and Men

A Stroll Through the Bubbles of Chemicals and Men

A stunning pre-history of the anthropocene

Visual of Control Your Mobile Phone or Tablet Directly from Your Brain

Control Your Mobile Phone or Tablet Directly from Your Brain

Samsung is working on a brain interface that lets you go truly hands-free with your phone.

Visual of Binary Code Able to Act Like DNA

Binary Code Able to Act Like DNA

There is a similarity between strings of binary and strands of organic DNA: they both carry actionable information encoded into reconfigurable symbols. Using nature’s biodiversity …

Visual of My Device is in the Sky

My Device is in the Sky

Truly advanced technology will be light as sunshine and indistinguishable from nature.

Visual of The Ideal Phone Might Be The noPhone

The Ideal Phone Might Be The noPhone

Your next phone could be the noPhone: a technology-free alternative to any smart mobile device.

Visual of Dynamic Exoskeleton Chair

Dynamic Exoskeleton Chair

An exoskeleton chair that allows the body to move freely.

Visual of Intelligent Bikini Tells You How to Tan

Intelligent Bikini Tells You How to Tan

Think you've had enough sun? Ask your bikini!

Visual of Interview: Suzanne Lee, Fashion Innovator Who Grows Clothing in the Laboratory

Interview: Suzanne Lee, Fashion Innovator Who Grows Clothing in the Laboratory

We recently talked with Suzanne Lee about the textile industry and technology, growing leather in the lab, and the use of new alternative materials in the future of fashion.

Visual of Ocumetrics Bionic Lenses can Triple Your Eyesight Capability

Ocumetrics Bionic Lenses can Triple Your Eyesight Capability

Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist from British Columbia, has invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens : lenses that after being implanted through an eight minute surgery, improve eyesight …

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The Biosphere Code Manifesto

During the event The Biosphere Code, Stockholm University researcher Victor Galaz and colleagues outlined a manifesto for algorithms in the environment.

Visual of How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

How Is Hi-Tech Changing Sports?

Hitech is changing sports, but what are the consequences?

Visual of Turning Contact Lenses into Screens

Turning Contact Lenses into Screens

A polymer film coating can turn contact lenses into computer screens.

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Fellow Day: Next Senses

On June 17th a NNN Fellow Day was organized to explore the future project: Next Senses.

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Using Nanobots to Treat Depression

A team of scientists has developed a way to deliver drugs into our body using nanobots as vehicles and our toughts as controllers.

Visual of Will We Share .thought Files?

Will We Share .thought Files?

With the evolving technique called EEG, electroencephalography, we can measure brain activity and ultimately even read the brain.

Visual of Storing Knowledge for Eternity

Storing Knowledge for Eternity

Researchers discovered a way to store data in five dimensions on a nano structured glass able to survive for billion of years.

Visual of Designer babies: the kids of the future?

Designer babies: the kids of the future?

What if you had the choice of sparing your child from diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or autism?

Visual of Helix, the App Store for Your Genome

Helix, the App Store for Your Genome

Startup Helix launched an online hub where you can digitally explore your genetic code by downloading different apps on your computer or smartphone.

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Robotization Makes Work More Human

Imagine being 16 and studying for a job that soon won't exist. What kind of future is that? New occupations will come thanks to robotization.

Visual of Bacteria Are the New Hard Drives

Bacteria Are the New Hard Drives

DNA is the densest known storage medium in the universe - and Harvard University researchers have managed to use it to store GIFs inside bacteria.

Visual of Gamers are the new athletes: Sports in video games from Pong to VR

Gamers are the new athletes: Sports in video games from Pong to VR

Sports have always had an important place in human societies, providing entertainment, exercise, and a demonstration of the exceptional things the human body can achieve. But in a …

Visual of Next hospitals: How virtual reality is shaping the future of medicine

Next hospitals: How virtual reality is shaping the future of medicine

And it’s already showing incredible results. VR transports us to faraway worlds without even asking us to leave our chairs. Yet we usually hear about it in the context of video …

Visual of Robo Wunderkind is a modular robot even a five-year-old can program

Robo Wunderkind is a modular robot even a five-year-old can program

Meet the Robo Wunderkind, a new breed of smart toys that introduces children to the basics of coding and robotics in a playful way. Advanced technologies are increasingly embedded …

Visual of Artificial ceramic bones for a natural meat experience

Artificial ceramic bones for a natural meat experience

The world is developing, climate change is happening and it's time for us to do something. Now. One strategy would be to simply stop eating meat — or at least reduce the amount of …

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Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

The extent to which new technologies are intervening with everyday life can hardly be underestimated. Virtual realities, nano- and biotechnology are increasingly providing new …

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Do you "MIND"?

NeuroSky (founded in 2004) innovator in "wearable" bio-sensor/signal processing systems and SEGA TOYS are developing mind-controlled computer games and next generation consumer …

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Magical Interaction

Man's ability to control illumination is magical in itself but is seldom experienced as such because light switches are purely functional and generally don't stir up imagination. …

Visual of Philips Vibe Emotion Sensor

Philips Vibe Emotion Sensor

The VIBE - emotional sensing necklace combines conductive ink and textile sensors. The necklace can read multiple biometric signals of the wearer and communicates them to other …

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Biomechanical Energy Harvesting

Let's face it: every time your cellphone battery runs empty you feel amputated and you quickly run back to your house to connect to a powering-adapter. Bionic Power Inc. is now …

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Gel Remote

Human-product relationships increasingly play out in a realm which was previously considered exclusive for human-human and human-animal relationships. Panasonic now redesigned one …

Visual of The Breathe Table - Visceral Interaction

The Breathe Table - Visceral Interaction

Now why is that girl so excitingly staring at a few blurry blobs on a flat screen? Is it because these blobs are connected to her breath... What? Yes that is right, you are …

Visual of A plate that regulates the speed of eating

A plate that regulates the speed of eating

Many people tend to eat too fast. As a result they do not receive signals from the stomach that they are in fact full. The result can be overeating and obesity . To encounter …

Visual of Conductive Bodypaint

Conductive Bodypaint

As our lifes are increasingly regulated by electronics and there is a drive towards the miniaturization and portability of electronics on and around the body it seems only logical …

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No Signal

As technology evolves, people are more and more depending on it to function properly. But the nature of technology is that it needs networks, sources, software, batteries and …

Visual of Go forth, Buy a Smartphone and Reproduce Thyself

Go forth, Buy a Smartphone and Reproduce Thyself

It took some years of evolution to turn sex (between different sexes) from a stricly functional activity attuned to reproduction, into the recreational activity it is primarily …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #1: Quest for Fire

Next Nature Movie #1: Quest for Fire

The Quest for Fire (1981) shows the Next Nature of 80.000 BC. Set in a world without highways, supermarkets, airports, Internet, television, farming, money or written language, …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #6: The Matrix

Next Nature Movie #6: The Matrix

In the last few decades there have been numerous films that take the struggle between mankind and its increasingly intelligent and autonomous technology as a leitmotif. Ranging …

Visual of The Footsticker

The Footsticker

There are many advantages of bare feet sporting: better motion control, more feeling in your feet and direct floor contact, etc. In this way you are more grounded and more aware …

Visual of Amber Case: We are all Cyborgs Now

Amber Case: We are all Cyborgs Now

Technology is evolving us, says cyborg anthropologist Amber Case in her 8 minutes of TED . We become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens, relying on …

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Back to the Tribe

Traditionally, technology is seen as a force that diminishes our instincts and puts us at a distance of nature. Increasingly however, we realize technology can also energize and …

Visual of Catalytic Clothing

Catalytic Clothing

Catalytic Clothing is a fashionably calm technology that aims to tackle air pollution by embedding a substance in the clothing that purifies air when you wear it. The purifying …

Visual of Flap to Freedom

Flap to Freedom

It works like this. Position yourself with a friend in front of a battery hen and flap your arms as fast as you can when the music sets in. The harder you flap the faster your …

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Humanthesizer

The human body as an instrument is a cool example of how culture and nature are merging. Calvin Harris used a giant human synthesizer to perform his single. The material used is …

Visual of Living Life Support

Living Life Support

Designer Revital Cohen imagines a future where life-support machines are replaced with life-support animals. In this scenario, a transgenic lamb is allowed to frolic in the fields …

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Robot Guide Dog

#! Possibly the answer for blind people with cynophobia, the fear of dogs. This robot guide dog is stil a bit slow compared to the old nature version, but as technology advances …

Visual of Bacteria

Bacteria "R" Us

There is a domain of creatures that diffusively encircles an entire planet. There are so many of them that they occupy every conceivable ecological niche. Yet, despite their …

Visual of Little Green Cows

Little Green Cows

The world is alight with algae fever. In this age of deep ecological design aspirations, the range of speculative design projects based on algae technology is growing. Algae are …

Visual of Macbook Pro Fragrance

Macbook Pro Fragrance

Nothing beats the factory-scent of expensive, freshly unboxed technology! Artist group Greatest Hits produced the Apple Unboxing Scent for use at an exhibition in Melbourne, where …

Visual of Nano Product: Nansense

Nano Product: Nansense

For years, people have relied on harsh drugs and irritating alarms to control when they sleep and when they wake. Now, the Nansense wristwatch offers an all-natural way to …

Visual of NANO Product: The Necklace

NANO Product: The Necklace

Breast cancer is a disease that comes with feelings of helplessness and loneliness. This nanotechnological necklace allows you to regain some control regarding your disease, in …

Visual of Nanotech Bracelet Detects Allergies

Nanotech Bracelet Detects Allergies

Designed by Luc de Smet, Awear is a speculative bracelet that can detect and record the sources of allergies for children in uncontrolled environments, such as schools and …

Visual of That Website Smells!

That Website Smells!

Do you ever miss being able to smell the woods in an online travel journal? The odor of a new leather jacket in an online shop? Or perhaps you just couldn’t find the words in an …

Visual of The Ecological Human

The Ecological Human

The nature of humanity in the twenty-first century is, according to sociologist Steve Fuller, a ‘bipolar disorder’ beset with dualisms of identification such as divine/animal, …

Visual of Clothes that Turn Heat into Electricity

Clothes that Turn Heat into Electricity

With rising energy costs and our growing arsenal of iPads, smart phones, and wearable monitors, we're always on the lookout for new ways to power our devices.  Perpetua Power , an …

Visual of Bionic Eye: Limited Vision to the Blind

Bionic Eye: Limited Vision to the Blind

A new implant lets blind people see letters, crosswalks and people.

Visual of Food Simulator to Fulfill the Desire to Eat

Food Simulator to Fulfill the Desire to Eat

Two master's students have created a speculative device to simulate the sensations of eating.

Visual of Free Solar Chargers in the Streets of NY

Free Solar Chargers in the Streets of NY

Solar chargers for everyday emergencies.

Visual of Robots Cooperate to Save Coral Reefs

Robots Cooperate to Save Coral Reefs

Robots use swarm intelligence to rebuild coral reefs.

Visual of Smart Sock Makes Your Feet Speak

Smart Sock Makes Your Feet Speak

A new wearable device provides runners with info on posture, rhythm and stride length.

Visual of The Brain Is as Complex as All the World's Digital Data

The Brain Is as Complex as All the World's Digital Data

With advances in genomics, imaging and other technology,scientists have to face the age of big data.

Visual of Transfer a Loving Tap Via Bluetooth

Transfer a Loving Tap Via Bluetooth

A bracelet able to transfer a touch between two people.

Visual of World's First In Vitro Hamburger Arrives

World's First In Vitro Hamburger Arrives

Break out the ketchup: Mark Post has grown the world's first entirely artificial burger from cultured beef cells.

Visual of Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete

Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete

Robots are coming to replace humans at work, are they a real threat to the world’s unemployed?

Visual of Interview: Chloé Rutzerveld, Designer Who Wants to Grow Healthy 3D Printed Food

Interview: Chloé Rutzerveld, Designer Who Wants to Grow Healthy 3D Printed Food

Food and Concept designer, Chloé Rutzerveld, explains her 3D food printing project Edible Growth.

Visual of Learning Circuits While Playing With Clay

Learning Circuits While Playing With Clay

Kids learn the basics of electric circuits while playing with clay.

Visual of Need to Unplug? There is an App for that

Need to Unplug? There is an App for that

At times it seems we serve our technology as much as it serves us. The OFFTIME App wants to save us from our own devices.

Visual of Professions Of The Future

Professions Of The Future

As technology evolves, what today seems like science fiction may be the job market of tomorrow: 11 professions of the future.

Visual of Super Computer Chips

Super Computer Chips

Indium gallium arsenide couldbe the material of the new super computer chips of the future.

Visual of The Robotic 3D Printed Spider Dress

The Robotic 3D Printed Spider Dress

The Spider Dress is programmed to define and protect the personal space of the wearer.

Visual of What Is This Strange Device?

What Is This Strange Device?

Kids try to figure out what the "prehistoric" Walkman is and how it works.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Self-Driving Cars

Analogue vs Digital: Self-Driving Cars

The image on the left is a car, as we know them. It has a lot of digital technology in it already, but not nearly as much as the other one.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Still Antisocial

Analogue vs Digital: Still Antisocial

Some modern thinkers argue that new technology is making us antisocial.

Visual of Anthropo-scene #9: Sense, Sensors, Sensitivity

Anthropo-scene #9: Sense, Sensors, Sensitivity

Technology helps us understand the unfolding of the Anthropocene.

Visual of Drugs Testing with Artificial Organs

Drugs Testing with Artificial Organs

Researchers are working on artificial organs-on-chips will be used for drug development.

Visual of GM Pigs for Animal-to-Human Organ Transplant

GM Pigs for Animal-to-Human Organ Transplant

Scientists have been trying to develop GM pigs that could be used to solve the shortage of organs for transplant patients.

Visual of Harvard Creates Half-Man Cyborg Flesh

Harvard Creates Half-Man Cyborg Flesh

Bioengineers at Harvard University have created the first cyborg tissue.

Visual of Heart Tissue Grown with Spider Silk

Heart Tissue Grown with Spider Silk

It might be possible to grow a new heart in labs using spider silk.

Visual of Let Your Drone Mow Your Lawn

Let Your Drone Mow Your Lawn

If you do not want to slave away under the sun, pushing a bulky mower around, drones can do it for you.

Visual of Mini's Augmented Reality Driving Goggles

Mini's Augmented Reality Driving Goggles

The popular car brand is working on augmented reality goggles that enhance the driving experience.

Visual of Modern Times Emergency Kit

Modern Times Emergency Kit

In these modern times a traditional first aid kit won't do anymore. As the world around us innovates, our needs in case of an emergency change as well.

Visual of Order Anything with Amazon's Button

Order Anything with Amazon's Button

Amazon introduced a new gadget, named Dash Button, that will help you order groceries automatically.

Visual of If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?

Visual of The Risk of Technological Unemployment

The Risk of Technological Unemployment

Stephen Hawking gives his opinion on what technological unemployment, aka machines taking over our jobs, can represent for future human societies.

Visual of Wearable Device For Tomato Lovers

Wearable Device For Tomato Lovers

The Wearable Tomato Project consists in a robot that dispenses tomatoes.

Visual of Cellphones Go Feral

Cellphones Go Feral

After reports of Samsung phones causing serious damage, plane delays and even hospitalization, the company made a first recall. However, the new phones were still bursting into flames.

Visual of But will lab-grown meat be kosher?

But will lab-grown meat be kosher?

Read Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft's essay on judaism in relation to the production of laboratory-grown meat.

Visual of Interview: Leanne Wijnsma, Designer for the Instinct Who Uses Smell as Medium

Interview: Leanne Wijnsma, Designer for the Instinct Who Uses Smell as Medium

Dutch experience designer Leanne Wijnsma designs for the human instinct and puts the sense of smell back to where it belongs, as modern hazards have shifted to the digital realm.

Visual of Israeli Tech Turns Any Road Electric

Israeli Tech Turns Any Road Electric

ElectRoad developed a unique technology that powers the vehicle wirelessly from the road while driving.

Visual of Medical Practice Aided by Robots

Medical Practice Aided by Robots

Robots in health care could lead to a doctorless hospital.

Visual of A Robot to Help The Refugee Crisis

A Robot to Help The Refugee Crisis

In the last months we've been witnessing a refugee crisis of huge proportions. More than a million people crossed the sea to flee violence in Africa and the Middle-East. Together …

Visual of This Robot Takes Care of Your Children

This Robot Takes Care of Your Children

This robot nanny is designed to take on adult responsibilities, raising concerns regarding the consequences of using robots to raise our children.

Visual of A Smart Top to Correct Body Posture

A Smart Top to Correct Body Posture

FysioPal is a smart top made to support and enhance the upper-body and posture.

Visual of A System that Predicts Crime

A System that Predicts Crime

An experiment tries to prevent crime by identifying aggressive behavior with new surveillance technology before actual violence is used.

Visual of Web Training Collar

Web Training Collar

Jasper van Loenen developed a wearable that sends a corrective electrostatic shock to its wearer when visiting an unprotected website.

Visual of The World's First Cyborg Olympics

The World's First Cyborg Olympics

The first cyborg Olympics will take place in Zurich in October.

Visual of Make the World Your Office

Make the World Your Office

Imagine being able to enter your office through a digital representation of reality. It sounds crazy, but it’s possible with augmented and virtual reality.

Visual of Your Smartphone Is Your New Eye Doctor

Your Smartphone Is Your New Eye Doctor

The EyeQue personal vision tracker is a smartphone app that allows you to test your eyes from the comfort of your couch.

Visual of Your Next Nature guide to Dutch Design Week 2018

Your Next Nature guide to Dutch Design Week 2018

Over time, our bodies, our food and our environment have become more and more subject to design. As designers, we hold the responsibility and have the unique chance to envision …

Visual of Ermi van Oers wants to bring  living light to your living room

Ermi van Oers wants to bring living light to your living room

The Living Light harnesses plant energy to provide light. We spoke to its designer, Ermi van Oers, to find out more about the unique product.

Visual of Three scenarios for the future of farming

Three scenarios for the future of farming

Agriculture may be one of the oldest of our technologies. Over time it has developed, changed, revolutionized, industrialized - or simply put, it has evolved . Today’s farms are …

Visual of A happy birth day to Louise Brown

A happy birth day to Louise Brown

Dear Louise Brown, On behalf of the future I would like to congratulate you on your birthday. It has been 40 years that you where born into this world on July 25th 1978, …

Visual of How a museum encourages its visitors to examine their relationship with their environment

How a museum encourages its visitors to examine their relationship with their environment

Last month I had the opportunity to immerse myself in Tokyo’s newly opened digital art landscape, the Mori Digital Art Museum. The museum stands out for it enables virtual …

Visual of Your next doctor might just be a robot

Your next doctor might just be a robot

Conventional wisdom says that you can’t replace the human touch in terms of medical care, but in our rapidly changing technological environment, it appears that this perception …

Visual of Next Nature Gift Guide 2018

Next Nature Gift Guide 2018

The season of giving has come and to make sure you can find the perfect gift for your loved ones we have brought together a collection of Next Nature inspired goodies. Whether you …

Visual of 3D-printing food waste into tasty products

3D-printing food waste into tasty products

Globally, humans produce enough food to feed 10 billion people (we are only 7 billion now) yet somehow we waste a third of this. Food waste is one of the biggest climate …

Visual of Here’s what manufacturing enhanced with virtual reality will look like

Here’s what manufacturing enhanced with virtual reality will look like

Robots are coming for our jobs. Virtual reality is coming to make the jobs that remain easier to accomplish. All of the world’s manufacturing sectors are in the process of …

Visual of In conversation with Jalila Essaïdi

In conversation with Jalila Essaïdi

What do in-vitro human skin, spider silk and cow manure have in common? They are all unlikely materials that can cloth, protect and inspire humans, as realized by award-winning …

Visual of Maurizio Montalti talks nature’s cycle of life

Maurizio Montalti talks nature’s cycle of life

As modern humans, we are out of balance with our natural environment. With use of technology, we try to prolong our human lifespan and create materials that live longer than we …

Visual of Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too

Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too

Intensive agriculture may be nourishing most of the Earth’s inhabitants, but it’s doing the opposite to earth itself. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, …

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Next Nature Future Lab plan granted €2m funding

Hooray! This just in: Next Nature Network is granted a significant contribution from the Dutch government intended to develop a Future Lab for design & technology in Eindhoven …

Visual of How emojis represent the past, present and future within Next Nature

How emojis represent the past, present and future within Next Nature

It's that time of year again; the Unicode Emoji 13.0 has announced that 117 new emojis are to be implemented in the second half of 2020. It got us curious of what these new emojis …

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Design your future family

Here, you are allowed to design your reproductive lifestyle and intimate relationships without any biological, economical and technological limitations.

Visual of The World is not a Desktop

The World is not a Desktop

Mark Weiser (originally written for ACM Interactions ). What is the metaphor for the computer of the future? The intelligent agent? The television (multimedia)? The 3-D graphics …

Visual of Interview with a cyborg

Interview with a cyborg

Erich Berger has a 96 year old grandmother who is a cyborg. She features dentures, hearing aids, glasses, pace maker, a metal implant on the pinkie toe, and more. Quotes from the …

Visual of Switch Critters - Can you make them switch?

Switch Critters - Can you make them switch?

Earlier we discussed the Magical Interaction project, in which Joris van Gelder rethought the boring activity of switching on/off a light by transforming it into a magical …

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Future playground

Shot taken before the robot in question short-circuited and started to kill all humans in sight.

Visual of Google tracks flue spread via sick searchers

Google tracks flue spread via sick searchers

This Tuesday, search giant Google released an experimental tool that tracks the intensity and movement of the influenza virus across the United States by monitoring the number of …

Visual of Human genome sequencing soon child play?

Human genome sequencing soon child play?

Starting next spring, a complete human-genome sequence can be ordered the Californian startup Complete Genomics for just $5,000, Techreview reports. Currently sequencing still …

Visual of Luxalive - The emotionally aware lamp

Luxalive - The emotionally aware lamp

So you thought that animated Pixar Lamp from the movies was just a fantasy? Not anymore. Luxalive is a prototype of an reading lamp that moves according to the character of its …

Visual of Remote pets

Remote pets

Humans have domesticated animals for thousands of years. The earliest known evidence of a domesticated dog is a jawbone found in a cave in Iraq and dated to about 12,000 years ago …

Visual of A robot that controls your remote controls

A robot that controls your remote controls

Confused with the pile of remote controls in your house? Now here is an idea: get a robot to control them. Researchers at Toshiba have developed a talking robot, named ApriPoko, …

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Eyeborg

The Eyeborg Project is the work of Rob Spence, a 36 year old filmmaker residing in Toronto, Canada and Kosta Grammatis – an unemployed engineer from San Francisco, California. …

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Fresh from the Pharm

Will we in the future still buy several needs according food in shops, or will we grow M&M’s ourselves? There is a lot happening on in the field of food technology , think for …

Visual of Green Vibes

Green Vibes

The big lobby to endeavor for a climate neutral lifestyle must have reached its peak. It is common knowledge that recycling electronic and battery operated utensils is better for …

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How biotech will drive our evolution

Are you ready for some techno-optimism? Buckle up and enjoy the ride with bio-tech evangelist Gregory Stock . Some quotes from his prophetic TED talk : "We are seizing control of …

Visual of Monitoring your computer's activity like a frog pond

Monitoring your computer's activity like a frog pond

Multi-touch designer and developer Richard Monson-Haefel considers sound as an important part of our user interfaces. As an application of " Calm Technology " which revolves …

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Mud Tub

Mud tub is an experimental tangible interface that allows people to control a computer while playing in the mud. By sloshing, squishing, pulling, punching, etc, in a tub of mud …

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Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Damage Microbes

Nanotechnology has been hailed for its benefits because of the potential ability to create drugs that could cure cancer and radiation poisoning, make miniature pollutant filters …

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Space Monkey

During the 1960s, monkeys were sent into outer space as part of the US space exploration program. But they didn’t all return, until now. Via scaryideas.com | Related: WWF

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Squamata headset dances with the Music

Inspired by body language of animals (in particular squamates and porcupines), designer Jop Japenga created a headphone with an adaptive skin that responds to the music played on …

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Babel Fish

Researchers are working on a language and a device that will help humans and dolphins talk with each other. Denise Herzing , a researcher and founder of the Wild Dolphin Project …

Visual of Brainscan App

Brainscan App

By hooking up a commercially available EEG headset to a Nokia N900 smartphone, Jakob Eg Larsen and colleagues at the Technical University of Denmark in Kongens Lyngby have created …

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It's a plane!

By nature, man is not meant to fly. But while we're at it, we may as well turn it into an experience . Charles Champion, Airbus Executive Vice President Engineering, envisions a …

Visual of Kitten Ears – Blushing 2.0

Kitten Ears – Blushing 2.0

Always wanted a pair of kitten ears to express your feelings to the world? Well, you probably never thought of that – as you have to be a Japanese genius to come up with such an …

Visual of Nano Skin Prosthetics

Nano Skin Prosthetics

Nano-skin may let amputees feel again.

Visual of Remote Kissing Device

Remote Kissing Device

Nobuhiru Takahashi, student at the Kajimoto Laboratory of the University of Electro-Communications in Chofu City, Tokyo, invented this Internet French kissing device. When a …

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Robo-teacher

Say hello to teacher Engkey ! The city of Daegu — South Korea, introduced 29 robot teachers in 19 elementary schools as part of a large scale project to robotize teaching. The …

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Rule #3: Keep it ASS: Abstract, Simple and Subtle

For past entries and an introduction to the 11 Golden Rules of Anthropomorphism and Design,  click here.   Making good use of anthropomorphism isn’t easy. As you’ve probably …

Visual of Unboxing Artificial Intelligence

Unboxing Artificial Intelligence

Did you know that phones were once used for calling up our (human) friends? Researching the beginning of it all, we came accross demo video's on the cloud called "internet" where …

Visual of Braille 2.0

Braille 2.0

Text for blind people using the Braille alphabet has been around for some time. But instead of making separate books for the visually impaired, why not change the way we all read? …

Visual of Four Objections to Lab-Grown Meat

Four Objections to Lab-Grown Meat

In vitro meat has been billed as a way to  end animal suffering , put a stop to global warming , and solve the world's insatiable demand for animal protein. There's no doubt that …

Visual of Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

The future of farming is not to be found in further mass-industrialization nor in the return to traditional farming with man and horse power, but rather in swarms of smart, cheap robotic farmers that patiently seed, tend and harvest fields one plant at a time without the need for damaging pesticides.

Visual of Lucy McRay - Swallowable Parfum

Lucy McRay - Swallowable Parfum

Know garlic? Now imagine we could make something that functions alike, but smells a lot better. That's what Swallowable parfum is about.

Visual of Raise Crops on the Moon with Plant-Growing Jelly

Raise Crops on the Moon with Plant-Growing Jelly

In dry areas like the desert, on mountain tops or on the moon it’s impossible to grow anything. Or is it? A rain in the desert sparks extreme plant growth from the moment the …

Visual of Thirsty? With a Cyborg Bladder, You'll Never Need to Drink

Thirsty? With a Cyborg Bladder, You'll Never Need to Drink

Some desert animals, like the kangaroo rat, get through their lives without needing to drink even a drop of water. Now, a Japanese design company aims to make humans just as …

Visual of “Soccket” Ball Generates Free Electricity

“Soccket” Ball Generates Free Electricity

It looks like a normal soccer ball, but Soccket has a secret: a hole for a charging cable. Designed by two Harvard students, the ball has a pendulum-like mechanism inside that …

Visual of A Lifetime of Questions through Google

A Lifetime of Questions through Google

Google becomes the authority on existential questions about aging.

Visual of Bright Streetlights Make Us No Safer, and Why That's Good News

Bright Streetlights Make Us No Safer, and Why That's Good News

Artificial lighting at night makes us fat, depressed and sick. What are the alternatives?

Visual of Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable

Bye Bye Barbed Wire: Cow-Mounted GPS Will Enable "Virtual Fencing"

A device that remotely controls cattle's movements promises to transform the American landscape.

Visual of Care for a Meat Flower Amuse?

Care for a Meat Flower Amuse?

Vegetarian food products typically mimic existing meat products. The meat flower reverses this principle.

Visual of Pick Pig - Name Pig - Love Pig - Eat Pig

Pick Pig - Name Pig - Love Pig - Eat Pig

In a time of all-horse hamburgers and E. coli outbreaks, food provenance has become a huge issue. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the lack of traceability within the …

Visual of Did Booze Make Us Modern?

Did Booze Make Us Modern?

A psychiatrist argues that beer gave us civilization - but do intoxicants play a deeper evolutionary role than that?

Visual of EcoBot III: a Robot that Produces Energy Fueled by Organic Matter

EcoBot III: a Robot that Produces Energy Fueled by Organic Matter

There are robots that look like people, and then there are robots, like the Ecobot III, that look nothing like humans but have our same biological needs: they have to eat, digest …

Visual of Implantable Microchip Controls Appetite

Implantable Microchip Controls Appetite

By attaching to the vagus nerve, a chip can contribute to "natural" weight-loss.

Visual of Interview: Jason Silva, Media Artist and Curator of Awe-Inspiring Ideas

Interview: Jason Silva, Media Artist and Curator of Awe-Inspiring Ideas

Media artist, filmmaker and wonderjunkie Jason Silva talks about technological evolution and why humans are gods with anuses.

Visual of Invisible Headphone Implants

Invisible Headphone Implants

Invisible ear implants for listening to music, getting directions, and recording conversation.

Visual of Why Meat Grown in Labs is the Next Logical Step for Food Production

Why Meat Grown in Labs is the Next Logical Step for Food Production

Lab grown meat is part of the trajectory that agricultural technology is already following.

Visual of Q&A with CEO of In Vitro Meat Company

Q&A with CEO of In Vitro Meat Company "Modern Meadow"

Excerpts from the Rebbit AMA with Andras Forgacs, founder of a company that manufactures in vitro meat.

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"Responsive Typography" Tracks Your Location to Automatically Resize Text

A new website changes the text's font size depending on your distance from the computer.

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"Soylent" Liquid Meals Will Save the World

Can a meal replacer save us money, time, and maybe even save the world?

Visual of Treating Mental Illness with Video Games

Treating Mental Illness with Video Games

Neurofeedback shows promises in treating a range of mental ailments.

Visual of Use a Touchscreen Without Touching it

Use a Touchscreen Without Touching it

UltraHaptics is a system for creating haptic feedback in mid-air, offering new kind of interactions with our touchscreens.

Visual of A Jewel That Stops You From Checking Your Phone

A Jewel That Stops You From Checking Your Phone

For every smartphone user to recognize, is that merely the lighting of your screen, a vibration or ring distracts you from almost every activity. Even when you are spending time …

Visual of BAT Flies High in the Sky to Make Energy

BAT Flies High in the Sky to Make Energy

Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a giant high altitude wind turbine that brings low cost energy to remote areas and off-grid sites.

Visual of Bionic Hand with Real Sense of Touch

Bionic Hand with Real Sense of Touch

LifeHand 2: a prosthetic hand that infers the ability to feel rudimentary shapes and forms by touch.

Visual of Cat-like Sensitive Whiskers for Robots

Cat-like Sensitive Whiskers for Robots

Electronic whiskers put sensitive catlike sensors on robots.

Visual of Plastic Pollution Solution

Plastic Pollution Solution

Is there a possibility to clean up the oceans from plastic pollution?

Visual of Printing with Grass

Printing with Grass

This 3D Grass Printer can print a garden in any shape you can imagine

Visual of Razorius Gilletus Flexball Subspecies

Razorius Gilletus Flexball Subspecies

The latest subspecies in the Razorius line is the Razorius Gilletus Flexball. While Gillete proclaims they reinvented shaving, others argue Gillette's new razor is everything that's wrong with America.

Visual of Razorius Gilletus Gold Plastic

Razorius Gilletus Gold Plastic

Like the exorbitant feathers of the peacock, which only function is to aesthetically stand out amid its competitors, this new species of Razorius Gilletus only differs from its predecessor aesthetically.

Visual of Recovering Phosphorus from Wastewater

Recovering Phosphorus from Wastewater

Researchers found a technology that allows to recover valuable substances from wastewater.

Visual of Remote Surgery

Remote Surgery

Remote surgery is the new step towards robotic surgeons.

Visual of Smart Tags Change Color as Food Spoils

Smart Tags Change Color as Food Spoils

Smart Tags stick to containers of food and change color when something has expired.

Visual of The First 3D Printed Canal House

The First 3D Printed Canal House

The first 3D printed house is a recognisable and attractive Dutch Canal House, an exhibition and building site in the heart of Amsterdam.

Visual of The Power Amplification Robot

The Power Amplification Robot

Power Loader: the power amplification exoskeleton robot.

Visual of Wearable Antenna for Health Monitoring

Wearable Antenna for Health Monitoring

Wearable multifunctional antenna made of silver nano wires to monitor recovering people.

Visual of 3D Printed Eyes with WiFi Connection

3D Printed Eyes with WiFi Connection

Italian research studio is working on EYE: a 3D bioprinted sight augmentation.

Visual of 3D Printed Fish Remove Toxins and Deliver Drugs

3D Printed Fish Remove Toxins and Deliver Drugs

Researchers from UC San Diego announced that they have developed 3D print tiny microrobots in the shape of fish able to detect and remove toxin from liquid.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Handwriting

Analogue vs Digital: Handwriting

Will handwriting soon be history? Or will we always prefer a handwritten love letter from our beloved?

Visual of Facebook's Internet Drone Unveiled

Facebook's Internet Drone Unveiled

Facebook introduced its solar-powered drone project aimed to provide internet access to rural areas.

Visual of The Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

The Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

Researchers discovered a protein that can be used to produce the first ice cream that melts more slowly that the normal products on the market today.

Visual of Jazz-Playing Robot Challenges Human-Computer Interactions

Jazz-Playing Robot Challenges Human-Computer Interactions

A musical robot able to improvise a jazz solo in response to an actual person performing jazz.

Visual of Local Deliveries: Robots or Drones?

Local Deliveries: Robots or Drones?

Starship, a robot that will remodel our local deliveries system.

Visual of Medical Microbots Used to Perform Biopsy

Medical Microbots Used to Perform Biopsy

With recent successful experiments, we may see doctors switching from the single forceps to hordes of so-called microgrippers.

Visual of Meet the Hospital of the Future

Meet the Hospital of the Future

With its 656 beds, this hospital offers unconventional and leading computerized assistance for all sorts of patients.

Visual of Permanent Eye-Color Change

Permanent Eye-Color Change

A new laser surgery can permanently turn eyes from brown to blue.

Visual of Robot’s Best Friend

Robot’s Best Friend

From chef, to nurse, and also lover. Get ready, a new generation of robots is going to invade our lives!

Visual of Should We Fear Thinking Machines?

Should We Fear Thinking Machines?

It seems thinking machines could put the human race in danger. How realistic these fears are?

Visual of Smart Gloves Turn Gestures into Music

Smart Gloves Turn Gestures into Music

English artist Imogen Heap, with an army of artists, musicians, scientists and technologists, developed the Mi.Mu gloves.

Visual of Soil-Free Farming in the Desert

Soil-Free Farming in the Desert

A special absorbant film that require no soil may be able to grow plants more efficiently than soil farming.

Visual of The Future of Artificial Reproduction

The Future of Artificial Reproduction

According to researchers we could go a step further and use stem cells derived from your skin cells.

Visual of Anonymity Becomes the New Privacy

Anonymity Becomes the New Privacy

Artists respond to biometric technology and data collecting software through subversive projects.

Visual of Breaking Language Barriers

Breaking Language Barriers

We have witnessed significant progresses in the field of real-time translation, and this new wearable translator, called ili, sums up perfectly this essence.

Visual of Diamond Batteries from Nuclear Waste

Diamond Batteries from Nuclear Waste

Researchers are turning diamonds into batteries.

Visual of Drones in Agriculture

Drones in Agriculture

Here's a look at how drones can and will impact the agriculture and farming industry.

Visual of The First Self-Driving City Coach

The First Self-Driving City Coach

Mercedes-Benz just revealed the first self-driving city coach and took it to the streets of Amsterdam for a test drive.

Visual of The Bioengineered Elixir of Life

The Bioengineered Elixir of Life

Scientists say they can reverse aging by reprogramming the genome.

Visual of Growing Drones From Chemicals

Growing Drones From Chemicals

Researchers are experimenting with a new technology that would be able to grow drones from chemical compounds.

Visual of How We Domesticated Food

How We Domesticated Food

We tend to believe that the fruit and the vegetables we eat today are "natural" and the same as they always were. It turns out that in the past this familiar food didn't look like this at all.

Visual of Interview: Agi Haines, Speculative Artist Who Wants to Redesign the Human Body

Interview: Agi Haines, Speculative Artist Who Wants to Redesign the Human Body

Speculative designer Agi Haines' work focuses on (re)designing the human body, and speculates upon future scenarios in which biomedical technologies will come to promising ends.

Visual of Designer Govert Flint applies motion to everyday life

Designer Govert Flint applies motion to everyday life

Interview with Govert Flint, designer, architect and self-taught artist.

Visual of Pigs Have a Heart for Us

Pigs Have a Heart for Us

Replacing your old heart with a new heart from an animal may seem extreme? Well, this future may arrive sooner than we think.

Visual of How Rare Is Virtual Gold?

How Rare Is Virtual Gold?

Part one of a ten part series exploring the design of an invisible technology: money.

Visual of VR Surgery and Live Stream Operations

VR Surgery and Live Stream Operations

There is a new breakthrough coming from the operating room: an app, called MDLinking, that connects 8.5 million doctors world wide.

Visual of Add-on Body Parts: Bionic Thumb

Add-on Body Parts: Bionic Thumb

Royal College of Art graduate Dani Clode reframed prosthetics as extensions of the body, rather than replacements for missing parts.

Visual of Female Menstrual Cycle on a Computer Chip

Female Menstrual Cycle on a Computer Chip

The complicated system of a female menstruation cycle was reproduced on a computer chip for the first time.

Visual of The Future of Firefighting

The Future of Firefighting

Firefighters can see through smoke with new thermal mask.

Visual of Govert Flint on Enrichers

Govert Flint on Enrichers

NNN fellow Govert Flint discusses Enrichers in Frame magazine.

Visual of Hoverboarding Over the Atlantic

Hoverboarding Over the Atlantic

In 2017, a hoverboard can fly 164 feet above earth and able to hover over the Atlantic Ocean.

Visual of The Human Smart Home Assistant

The Human Smart Home Assistant

Artist Lauren McCarthy launched a project called LAUREN in which she embodies a eponymous human smart home assistant.

Visual of Conversation with Dutch Philosopher Bas Haring: Robot, Colleague or Foe?

Conversation with Dutch Philosopher Bas Haring: Robot, Colleague or Foe?

We talked with Bas Haring to discuss the conception, image and will of the robot. Read our conversation with him and update your ideas about robots.

Visual of Interview: Lining Yao, Interaction Designer and Maker of Novel Materials

Interview: Lining Yao, Interaction Designer and Maker of Novel Materials

We recently interviewed Lining Yao, Chinese interaction designer who uses organic materials as a technology that brings us back to nature.

Visual of Rights for Robots: EU Calls for Regulation

Rights for Robots: EU Calls for Regulation

A new report recommends that we decide the legal status of robots sooner rather than later. It even suggests that they could be given personhood and rights.

Visual of Smell of Data Documentary on Nextnature.net

Smell of Data Documentary on Nextnature.net

The Smell of Data documentary will make its online debut on nextnature.net.

Visual of Chinese farmers are using AI to help rear the world’s biggest pig population

Chinese farmers are using AI to help rear the world’s biggest pig population

It’s been called China’s “pork miracle.” For centuries, pig-rearing in the country was predominantly a backyard occupation. (The etymology of the Chinese character for “home” …

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Slowing down to start up: Here's the first chapter of our crypto deep dive series

It takes years to design a new banknote, having hundreds of people working on every little detail, all done under the watchful eye of governments and professionals. However today, …

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Here's all you need to know about the future of the ECO Coin (and how it came about)

Today is Earth Day! This means that we think about the relationship between man, nature and technology, as technology is becoming a nature of its own. Acknowledged in 192 …

Visual of Brain-assisted driving: Mind-control your car

Brain-assisted driving: Mind-control your car

Before fully autonomous cars take over our streets, we may experience a transition phase: Fasten your seatbelts, as Nissan introduced a so-called Brain to Vehicle (B2V) system to …

Visual of Beyond Biomimicry: A New Urgency

Beyond Biomimicry: A New Urgency

Designers face an unprecedented urgency to alter their methods and reprioritize their goals to address the accelerating degradation of the environment. This new …

Visual of Future Food, the exhibition

Future Food, the exhibition

Imagine, it’s 2050 and you are feeling hungry. What will be on your plate? Where will your food come from, and how will it be produced? It may be juicy ants from the nearest …

Visual of Next Generation: Get to know Valerie Daude

Next Generation: Get to know Valerie Daude

This story is part of Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here? Get in touch and plot your coordinates as we …

Visual of Pack your bags and join us for the largest Next Nature showcase (yet) in China

Pack your bags and join us for the largest Next Nature showcase (yet) in China

To our Chinese friends (and beyond)! From 2 November 2019 to 1 February 2020, we'll be crossing the globe for a large showcase at the OCT Art and Design Gallery in Shenzhen, …

Visual of On the origin of the LED lamp

On the origin of the LED lamp

For thousands of years people used oil lamps and candles to illuminate their homes during the hours of darkness. Neither produced much light and both were inconvenient in use as …

Visual of Next Generation: VR creator Bas Jansen asks, is there a place for humans?

Next Generation: VR creator Bas Jansen asks, is there a place for humans?

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Want to see your work here?  Get in touch  and …

Visual of A countryside dweller's guide to the future

A countryside dweller's guide to the future

The current lockdown in much of Europe has city-dwellers flocking to the countryside to wait out the outbreak sweeping the continent. Seeking relief from coronavirus, urbanites …

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The Coronation

For years, normality has been stretched nearly to its breaking point, a rope pulled tighter and tighter, waiting for a nip of the black swan’s beak to snap it in two. Now that the …

Visual of CrackBerry addicts are suing their Employers

CrackBerry addicts are suing their Employers

No self-respecting manager would be without a BlackBerry. But now these handheld gadgets, which provide workaholics with constant email updates, are being blamed for chronic …

Visual of First A4 colour e-paper unfurled

First A4 colour e-paper unfurled

Philips presented an A4-sized colour electronic paper . A paper-thin and bendable viewing panel. "This represents the next generation in display technology," Chung In-Jae, chief …

Visual of Friending, Ancient or Otherwise

Friending, Ancient or Otherwise

By ALEX WRIGHT, Published in NY Times December 2, 2007 The growing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook , MySpace and Second Life has thrust many of us into a new …

Visual of Printing virtuality

Printing virtuality

Phone, internet, television, photography, even books or music: today it is hard for the mind to escape from virtual worlds. A day without communication or interaction could make …

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RedesignMe

We are all born in a world that has been designed already. Cars, dishwashers, dildo's, remote controls, ATM machines. Although these products are supposed to make life better, …

Visual of Robot farmer Mr Woo

Robot farmer Mr Woo

Comedian Paul Merton went to China for Five.tv (early 2007) and near Beijing he reads the following headline: This farmer grows robots...

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Slogan: The Future is Analog

I first saw this statement on the Artvertising building . Let this be our slogan of the week.

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All Is Full Of Love

While time seems to flow in this one direction, some people just know how to walk straight through that fourth dimension; catch it in a videoclip and throw the message into …

Visual of Avatarian Graveyard

Avatarian Graveyard

Avatarian Graveyard supplies a service for virtual addicts – people who excessively or compulsively spend time in virtual environments – to help them reintegrate into everyday …

Visual of BicycleBot

BicycleBot

Murata Boy, is a robot capable of riding bicycles unassisted. Balancing, pedaling and directing the bicyclee, turning the bike to avoid obstacles, etc. And this is his nephew, …

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Hemp–Mote

This weeks peculiar image gives gaming that "natural" touch: the Hemp–Mote by dhrek.com Made from 3 kinds of 100% natural hemp string on the outside, while remaining 100% …

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High Performance Hip

A commercial by an orthopaedic reconstruction company introducing the next generation of joint replacements: " Highly advanced hips and knees. Engineered to meet the needs of your …

Visual of Homo Desktopus

Homo Desktopus

A future physical anthropologist who knows nothing about the human race and would dig up a contemporary desktop computer, might conclude homo desktopus must have been the user of …

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Is it a bird?

Benjamin Verdonck's Giant Nest in Rotterdam.

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Let the Dutch bury the Carbon

Too much carbon emissions warming up the planet? No problem: just bring the stuff back to where you got it from in the first place. Experts have been advising to bury carbon …

Visual of Making Objects Invisible: It's getting easier

Making Objects Invisible: It's getting easier

Theorists predict a new class of materials that could render objects invisible. The materials work because they interact with light in unusual ways. Researchers are beginning to …

Visual of Robot asimo conducts concert

Robot asimo conducts concert

At a recent Yo-Yo Ma concert at the Detroit Opera House, Honda's ASIMO robot took the stage and conducted. Blame Honda when the robots take over. Thanks Paul .

Visual of Saturn (Directors Cut)

Saturn (Directors Cut)

The struggle between the born and the made is being fought out in a wardrobe on Saturn. By: 1stavemachine.com | Related: Sixties Last

Visual of The Telepresence Frame

The Telepresence Frame

The Telepresence Frame is a domestic object which utilises the fact that one's bodily functions are digitised in order to create a new form of telepresence. Allowing loved ones to …

Visual of Voodoo Communication Device for Lovers

Voodoo Communication Device for Lovers

Voodoo is an ancient religion, originating from Africa, who’s mystical practice is believed to bring reward to those who are willing to place their destiny in the hands of loving …

Visual of When Facebook gets Physical

When Facebook gets Physical

What would it be like if the communication on a social networking site like Facebook was actually played out in everyday life? Hilarious sketch by Idiots of Ants (thanks Martijn ).

Visual of BVPS Next Nature in LA - Pictures!

BVPS Next Nature in LA - Pictures!

May 17th 2008. Biggest Visual Power Show: Next Nature in LA . More pictures below. We are all born in a world that has been designed already. BVPS intro video by Floris Kaayk. Big …

Visual of Augmented Phone Browsing

Augmented Phone Browsing

This video shows the first beta version of TwittARound – an augmented reality Twitter viewer on the iPhone 3Gs. It shows live tweets around your location on the horizon. Because …

Visual of Battery-Free Implantable Neural Sensor

Battery-Free Implantable Neural Sensor

The shrinking size of electronics allows for the implantation of increasingly sophisticated electronic devices in the human body, paving the way for new prosthetics and …

Visual of Brainwave Binoculars

Brainwave Binoculars

The eye passes on more information to the brain than the brain will process. In that sense, the brain functions as a filter. But on the battlefield the risk of neglecting …

Visual of Colalife

Colalife

Coca-Cola© succeeds in what most NGO's try to achieve: getting the goods to the poor in the 3rd world   Africa. For most people there, a Coke is easier to get and cheaper than a …

Visual of Controlling Human Odour

Controlling Human Odour

The ultimate personal hygiene product, feces odor tablets, is another Japanese innovation sold by the Takano Yori Beauty Clinic . These pills promise to make your excrement …

Visual of Crash course on synthetic genomics

Crash course on synthetic genomics

Next Monday when your colleagues ask you what you have been doing for the weekend, you might answer you something default like you went out with friends, danced, biked to the …

Visual of DrinkPeeDrinkPeeDrinkPee

DrinkPeeDrinkPeeDrinkPee

Drinkpeedrinkpeedrinkpee is a project by Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray about the role our bodies play in larger ecosystems. It's an installation about the Urine to Fertilzer DIY …

Visual of Exmovere Chariot: the wearable wheelchair

Exmovere Chariot: the wearable wheelchair

Exmovere Holdings , a biomedical engineering company, is focused on government and consumer applications for healthcare, security and mobility. This company developed Exmovere …

Visual of Food Design in the 21th Century

Food Design in the 21th Century

Old nature provided us wi