Tag: manufactured-landscapes

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Design-for-debate

A Registered Landscape

Tuscany is known for its natural beauty. But only a few know that this wonderful landscape is actually a really good design work.

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Hypernature

Glow in the Dark Trees

Dutch inventive artist Daan Roosegaarde is famous for his  highly innovative design, exploring the relation between people, technology and nature. One of his latest project is the creation of luminous trees inspired by animals able to generate their own light, such as jellyfish and fireflies. 

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manufactured-landscapes

Technosphere Monitors the Biosphere

We all know deforestation is a major global issue, but it’s hard to quantify just how serious the problem is. According to a wide spread anecdote, 36 football fields’ worth of forest is lost every minute, but this is only the beginning of the story.

Just where are forests disappearing, and where are they returning? The rise and fall of the Earths forests can now be tracked ‘real time’ through a new mapping tool called Global Forest Watch.

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Artificial Intelligence

Exploring the City Soundscape

A new species is populating our cities. These small electronic life forms, called Buqs, can shift the experience of the streetscape from the primarily visual to a more auditory experience.

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Fake-nature

Next Nature and the Curse of Oil

The Next Nature network is admirably raising awareness of the fact that our received and even critical understanding of nature as something opposed and underlying culture (“old nature”) is outdated – if it ever has been valid. Following this, the project wants to take the insight further by insisting that because nature has always been cultural, the next step is to embrace and celebrate how cultural artifacts are (and always have been) escaping control, becoming autonomous, and thereby forming the eponymous “next nature”.

By TERE VADÉN

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Humane-Technology

Plastic Pollution Solution

It seemed an impossible challenge to clean the ocean from plastic pollution, until now. Dutch Technology student Boyan Slat says he may have found a way to remove disposed from seawater. He has a solution to clean oceans in five years, and make it profitable.

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Fake-nature

Marine Plastic Creatures

Australia-based photographer Kim Preston draws the attention on plastic pollution of marine ecosystems. With a series of brilliant pictures, titled Plastic Pacific, she explores the devastating impact of plastics accumulation in the oceans by transforming everyday household objects into sea creatures.

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Fake-nature

Printing with Grass

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? Try a completely new way of gardening! This 3D Grass Printer allows to create a garden in any shape you can imagine!

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Anthropocene

Modern Countries Mapped on Pangea

Some 300 million years ago, all countries were united in the Pangea continent. Unfortunately at the time there weren't any nature preservation organizations around it to protect and it drifted apart.

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