The robots are coming! Last week we celebrated the launch of our latest project HUBOT, job agency for people and robots. Missed out? No worries, HUBOT will start touring the world! Keep an eye out on this page. Next Monday we open our doors at the ABU Congress in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and many more locations to come. To be continued!
The robots are coming! They’re getting smarter, cheaper and more reliable. How long will I have my job before a robot steals it? The industrial revolution made muscular power redundant, the digital revolution automates our thinking. How to cope with that? Are we working against, or together with robots? Find out yourself and visit the virtual office of HUBOT.
A horse can run faster than a human, yet nobody claims horses will make mankind dispensable. When a man rides a horse and the two work together, something new happens. Then, what about robots? Are robots a new species we can work together with? Welcome to HUBOT, the job agency for people and robots.
Are you looking for a stimulating way to explore technology, facilitate brainstorming and catalyze innovative processes? We’ve got you covered! NNN organizes workshops using the Pyramid of Technology approach (visualizing how technology becomes nature in seven steps) to help us dream, build and live in our next nature – the nature caused by humans.
Each year at NNN we search the globe for people and projects that have outstandingly contributed to make this planet a more sustainable place and honor them with our ECO coin Award. Previous winners of the award include Yoyo Yogasmana for his work in Indonesia sharing sustainable farming techniques and Dave Hakkens for his open source Precious Plastic recycling machines. This year we will “open source” our award, anyone can nominate a person, an organisation or even a community working on a sustainable project worthy of the ECO coin Award 2017.
What would happen if we could have babies without the involvement of a female body? On June 28 during the workshop we hosted at Border Sessions Festival, twenty-two people with different backgrounds – ranging from art and design to geology, pediatrics and prenatal instrument engineering – explored the possible answers to this question through an inspiring societal prototyping session.
NNN is currently researching the concept, societal impact and challenges of the artificial womb. The goal of this project is to develop thought-provoking scenarios that facilitate a much-needed discussion on the way technology radically alters our attitude towards reproduction, gender, relationships and love in the 21st century. Want to know more? Join the Artificial Womb workshop at Border Sessions, on June 28 in The Hague, to build new narratives around assisted reproductive technologies, explore new cultures and craft your own piece of design fiction.
How to feed more than nine billion people by 2050? This is the central question of this year’s Thought For Food Global Summit, held in Amsterdam on May 26 and 27. As world’s leading platform to address global food and nutrition security, the TFF movement brings together unconventional thinkers and doers from all disciplines and parts of the globe, who are dedicated to developing breakthrough solutions. Tomorrow, NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will share his thoughts on in vitro meat, and what better way to enjoy his presentation than with an ice cream savory cone from our Bistro In Vitro ice cream cart? That’s right, see you there!
More info: TFF Global Summit