Tag: Nextnature Event

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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

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Next Nature Talk at Nature 3.x Symposium

This weekend, Next Nature Network creative director Dr. Van Mensvoort will lecture at Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

The multi-disciplinary conference is co-organized by Professor Matthew Tucker and Professor Christine Baeumler at the University of Minnesota. The event will bring together professionals from various disciplines to meditate on how the global environmental problems of the Anthropocene change our involvement with nature. The discussion will include post-industrial feral landscape ecology, eco-toxic tourism, manufactured urban ecosystems, post-natural disaster resiliency planning, hypernature and technology, and genetically modified environments.

The symposium is free and public, so make sure to drop by if you live around!

Next Nature @ Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now?
Saturday, April 18 
5 pm – 6 pm
U of MN Northrop Best Buy Theater, Minneapolis, USA

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Next Nature Talk at SXSW

Going to the lustrous SXSW festival in Texas this year? Don’t miss out the Next Nature lecture where Dr. Van Mensvoort will present future In Vitro Meat Dishes, Nano Products that might be on the shelves in 10 years, and will show how technology becomes nature in seven steps and what engineers, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs can learn from that.

Next Nature @ SXSW
Friday, March 13
11:00AM – 12:00PM
JW Marriott
Salon 3110 E 2nd St Austin, Texas

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NANO Supermarket 100 m2 Pop-Up Store

Our lustrous NANO Supermarket left the four wheels of the truck to open a 100 m2 pop-up store in Stavanger, Norway. If you are nearby, come visit our glimmering new franchise until the 1st of March at Article Biennial in the Stavanger Artmuseum.

Our shelves are stocked with nano products that could become available in the market between now and the next ten years: lab-grown meat, an energy belt that converts excess belly fat into electricity, the Google Nose, medicinal softdrinks.

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Save the Humans – Call for Quotes

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

We are becoming increasingly intimate with the machines that constantly control and watch the way we live. How can the growing world population of more than 7 billion people create a humane life for everyone? Let’s find the errors and the holes in the technosphere that will give us space for free and creative thinking. Let’s use the brain pixels that are not taken yet. And Save the Humans!

We invite you to make a contribution by submitting quotes that question the autonomy of mankind in the digital computer era, and study the future of the independent creative spirit.

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