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How to Integrate ECO Coins into Society? Four Eco Dreams in Four Scenarios

Economy and ecology are two spheres that usually do not cooperate. Thanks to the ECO coin the environmental value can be conceived economically. A currency that can be earned by making good and sustainable actions towards nature.

We are talking about an alternative currency that could contribute to solve the current environmental crisis. This project by Next Nature Network was presented at the Border Sessions International Festival in The Hague. Twenty people with different backgrounds gathered to participate to a workshop on the possible introduction of the ECO coin in our culture.

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NNN Movement and the First ECO Coin

On the 22nd of October 2015, during the third edition of the talk show Now Future, organized by Dutch Design Week and VPRO in Eindhoven, we officially launched the Next Nature Movement in The Netherlands.

To seal the beginning of the Next Nature Movement, director Koert van Mensvoort donated the first symbolic ECO coin – a currency for nature ecology value – to Age of Wonderland fellow Yoyo Yogasmana for his work in Indonesia, preserving more than 130 existing rice varieties without any use of insecticides.

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We Have Moved…

While you were on holiday we moved both virtually and physically. We are pleased to reveal our newly designed nextnature.net.

We hope the updated design makes our website more agile, easier to read and navigate. Of course this is for you to decide, dear reader, so do send us your comments, critiques and shouts.

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Knotty Objects Summit @ MIT

The Knotty Object summit promises to be a paradise of anti-disciplinary delight. The event held at the renowned MIT Media Lab gathers designers, scientists, engineers and writers around the discussion of four complex and omnipresent objects and the stories they tell.

The knotty objects–brick, bitcoin, steak, and phone–are employed as lenses through which we examine the current state of our society as well as the crossovers between design and technology. Speakers include Paola Antonelli, Tony Dunne, Fiona Raby, Kevin Slavin, Neri Oxman, Isha Dahar, Revital Cohen, Daisy Ginsberg and our own Koert van Mensvoort.

Wednesday and Thursday, July 15-16, at the Boston ICA and Media Lab. Video streamed all over the planet.


Next Nature Night on Design & Evolution

Save the date! Next Tuesday, June 30, Future Series, in collaboration with Dutch Design Week and de Volkskrant, will host a evening on the theme Design and Evolution. Next Nature Network director Dr. Koert van Mensvoort will lead the conversation and examine the relationship between design and evolution and how they can influence each other. Invited speakers: designer Teresa van Dongen, creator of Ambio – the Bacterial Lamp, visionary artist and filmmaker Floris Kaayk, and designer Govert Flint, known for his Dynamic Exoskeleton Chair.

The event is free and it will be live streamed online. We invite you to come, listen and join the conversation! Find more info here.

Next Nature Night on Design & Evolution
Tuesday 30th June at 20:00
Pakhuis de Zwijger – Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam

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Next Nature at Futur en Seine Festival

If you happen to be in Paris you may want to attend Futur en Seine, the festival that presents the latest digital innovations to professionals and general public. The event takes place from June 11th till 21st in Paris with evens, workshops and conferences. One of these features Dr. Koert Van Mensvoort in a debate with technology experts on how to combine a digital lifestyle with emotional balance.

The conference, titled Mindfulness and Digital Detox: How to Tune Out to Tune In, will be held tomorrow in the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts in Paris, public and free, it will be also streamed live. You can’t miss it!

Next Nature @ Futur en Seine 2015
Mindfulness and Digital Detox: How to Tune Out to Tune In Conference
Friday, June 12 – 11:00
National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts

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Next Nature Talk at IoTx in Dubai

Going to the lustrous IoTx conference in Dubai? Don’t miss out the Next Nature lecture where Dr. Koert Van Mensvoort will present how technology becomes nature in seven steps. From stone-axes to mobile phones, a variety of technologies have been born. Yet, despite our love for technology, most of us are still unaware of how new technologies are introduced, accepted or discarded within our society.

The two days exhibition is dedicated to the Internet of Things, bringing together government, industry and technology leaders, to discuss how to create smart ecosystems, and showcasing innovative technologies and game changing solutions. Visiting the exhibition is free, so make sure to drop by if you are around!

Next Nature @ IoTx 2015
Tuesday, June 9 – 10:00
Dubai World Trade Centre

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Bistro In Vitro to Be Launched

Inspired by the award winning In Vitro Meat Cookbook, Next Nature Network and Submarine Channel present Bistro In Vitro: an online design fiction documentary about the future of meat, with a virtual restaurant as its main platform.

Save the date! The world’s first in vitro meat restaurant website is launched on May 6. If you are in Amsterdam, come and join us at the inauguration of Bistro In Vitro. During the event, we will launch the website, show a premiere of the documentary, present the project and discuss the potential of lab-grown meat.

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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 and fiction, such as echolocation, infrared sight or telepathy. The workshop will be held during the 5th edition of What Design Can Do, an international event about the impact of design.

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Intimate Technology Evening at Droog

Wearable devices, such as the upcoming Apple Watch, show how the border between human and machine is gradually fading. Technology is increasingly placing itself in us and between us, is mimicking our behavior and gathering information about us. As we allow technology into our private world, our relationship with it becomes more and more intimate. To what extent will we tolerate this? How do we design intimate technology?

Next Thursday, April 23, in Amsterdam, Droog Foundation will host designer Maria Verstappen from Driessens & Verstappen, Next Nature Network art director Hendrik-Jan Grievink (who will present a speculative intimate device that might be on the market in ten years) and researcher Marjolijn Heerings from Rathenau Institute, to reflect on intimate design and intimate technology. Next Nature Network head Koert van Mensvoort will lead the conversation.

Droog Foundation and Next Nature Network gladly invites you to come, listen and join the conversation! Find more info here.

Intimate Technology evening @ Droog
Thursday, April 23 – 20:00 – 21:30

Hotel Droog – Staalstraat 7B Amsterdam, The Netherlands