Save the date. On the 5th of August, exactly one year after the presentation of the World’s first lab grown hamburger, the In Vitro Meat Cookbook will be presented at Felix &Foam in Amsterdam.
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. This book approaches lab-grown meat not just from a design and engineering perspective, but also from a societal and ethical one.
This cookbook features dozens of recipes that are delicious, uncanny, funny and inspiring. Think of 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 these recipes just yet, they’ve all been developed with strict culinary rigor.
While playing a game of Fake For Real, the documentary investigates our Society of Simulations and its impact on journalism. An English version of the documentary should be online soon and we will of course post it once it becomes available.
If you happen to be in Amsterdam next wednesday you might also want to attend the Tegenlicht Meetup at the Zwijger. Keep it real unreal folks!
Futuristic visions, fantasies and concepts. A maker of fictive documentaries, artist Floris Kaayk confronts us with the impossible. With Human Birdwings, a man with kite-like wings takes off, the dream of human flight suddenly occurs before our eyes. The media project went viral, before Kaayk ultimately revealed himself as the alter ego of the so-called ‘inventor’ Jarno Smeets.
Want to meet Floris in person and find out more about his projects? Next thursday 13 March 2014 20:00-21:00, Floris will kick-off a Next Nature lecture series with a presentation on his vision and projects at Hôtel Droog in Amsterdam.
Join us in spotting Next Nature phenomena around the World. Download the free Next Nature Spotter app for iPhone in the iTunes store, and start recording examples of next natural phenomena from your everyday life. Explore the grocery store, the freeway, even your own home in a new light.
The Spotter lets you share and comment on other next nature examples in your neighborhood. It also features a handy blog reader function.
The best spotter is awarded with a free copy of the Next Nature book, and the winning entry will be published on our blog. Better get snapping, though – the last day to submit entries for this round is March 31th.
The NANO Supermarket is evolving! After three successful years touring the globe presenting speculative products to over 50.000 people, the NANO supermarket is now entering its third edition. We are calling upon designers, technologists and artists to submit their speculative nanotech products for the next round of the NANO supermarket. A selection of the most innovative products will be exhibited in the physical space, and featured in the accompanying catalogue. The best product overall will win a € 2500 prize.
Nanotechnology is an important emerging technology – it radically intervenes with our sense of what is natural – yet most people are still relatively unaware of its consequences. The Next Nature NANO Supermarket is a physical “supermarket” that features debate-provoking visions on nanotech products that could be expected to hit the shelves between today and 2020.
Just what is a nano product? Click through for some examples of our past entries: Interactive Paint, Twitter Implants, an Energy Belt that allows you to charge your phone from your own belly fat, Molecular printed food, metabolic guardians, an environmentally friendly Algue Lamp, biocustomized sneakers from genetically modified stingray leather, a Smoke Dress, bioorganic jewelry and donor organs crafted by silk worms.
Besides submitting a product to the call you can also host the NANO Supermarket at your city or event.
For information and updates, visit nanosupermarket.org. Submission deadline 15 May 2014.
If you happen to be in Amsterdam this weekend, join us for an interactive dinner at Waag Society that explores the meat culture of the past, present and future.
The menu includes animal parts you never ate, self grown cultured meat and a sneak preview of the forthcoming In Vitro Meat Cookbook on Saturday night.
The In Vitro Meat Cookbook presents speculative lab-grown meat products that might be on your plate one day: knitted steaks, meat ice cream, revived dodo wings, crispy-colorful magic meatballs, meat fruit amuse-bouches, meat paint, beef sushi grown under perfectly controlled lab settings and more.
Our debate-provoking products are innovative as well as uncanny and disturbing. The cookbook will be the ultimate conversation starter on the future of meat. And the perfect present from a vegetarian to a meat lover, or from a meat lover to a vegetarian. Help us realize the In Vitro Meat Cookbook and be part of the future of our meat!