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Humane-Technology

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

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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A Next Nature Christmas Present

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Next Nature comes to your aid. The award winning In Vitro Meat Cookbook makes the perfect Christmas present from a meat lover to a vegetarian, or from a vegetarian to a meat lover.

Starting today we are offering free worldwide shipping and gift-wrapping with the Corporate Animals paper included.

Using the format of the cookbook as a storytelling medium, the In Vitro Meat Cookbook is a visually stunning exploration of the new “food cultures” lab-grown meat might create. It approaches lab-grown meat not just from a design and engineering perspective, but also from a societal and ethical one.
The cookbook features 45 lab grown meat recipes that might be on your plate one day. Meat paint, revived dodo wings, meat ice cream, cannibal snacks, steaks knitted like scarves and see-through sushi grown under perfectly controlled conditions. Though you can’t cook the recipes just yet, they’ve all been developed with strict culinary rigor. Because, before we can decide if we will ever be willing to eat meat from the lab, we need to explore the food culture it will bring us.

This year, give the ultimate conversation starter on the future of meat as a present! Shop here

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Anthropocene

Anthropocene Exhibition

Next Nature Network will take part in the Munich Deutsches Museum one year special exhibit on the topic of the Anthropocene.

Opening on the 5th of December, the exhibition will visualize the history, present and future of the Anthropocene, as well as the deep inventions of humans into the geo- and biosphere over the last two centuries. Some Next Nature Network projects featured in the expo: Razorius Gilletus, Rayfish Shoes, Space Blanket and recipes from The In Vitro Meat Cookbook, such as Dodo Nuggets, Knitted Meat, Magic Meatballs, Meat Oyster and more.

Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands
@ Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
From December 5, 2014 to January 31, 2016

For information and updates visit: Deutsches Museum

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NANO Supermarket Best Product 2014

We have a winner! After three successful years touring the globe presenting speculative products to over 50.000 people, the NANO Supermarket has now entered its third edition. At the beginning of 2014 we called upon designers, technologists and artists to submit their nanotech products for the NANO Supermarket new line. On the 18th October a selection of these projects has been presented in the NANO Supermarket, where a jury of design and science experts awarded the best submission a € 2.500 prize.

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Our Cookbook Wins Dutch Design Award

And the winner of the Dutch Design Research Award is The In Vitro Meat Cookbook!

The Dutch Design Award committee stressed the fact The In Vitro Meat Cookbook is a relevant discussion piece on the food industry, in which design acts as a catalyst for debate. In The In Vitro Meat Cookbook, the jury recognized a medium that brings major issues – such as sustainability, food shortage, animal suffering and culinary innovation – close to home. They valued the beautifully designed illustrations and the speculative research, that acquires extra significance through the contributions of scientists, activists, philosophers and experts in several disciplines.

We thank all our supporters for making the In Vitro Cookbook possible. Let’s toast with a Meat Foam Cocktail!

One more reason to order the book and vote for us in the public award.