Tag: Organized-Networks

Corporature

10 years Google

The good people of NextNature.net congratulate Google.com with its tenth anniversary. See also: Google 2084, Google DNA, Google manhole, Googling in physical space, Google pigeons, Behind the Search Engine, Google maps Mars,…

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Augmented-Bodies

The mobile evolution

In our NextNature event BVPS (May 2008), Kevin Kelly spoke of technology as the 7th kingdom of life: a form of evolution whithout the nasty side–effect of dying (Every object ever made,…

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Digital-Presence

The first map of the internet

Its simplicity is one of a kind and it takes my breath when I realize that this little drawing is actually the internets Big Bang point of origin. It shows the first…

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Calm-technology

Cloudmaker

Always dreamed of creating your own clouds? You can now create them… from text. Wordle is a toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from any text, url or rss stream you provide. The…

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Information Decoration

Air traffic

The paths of air traffic over North America visualized in color and form. Created by Aaron Koblin.…

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Back to the Tribe

Social Networking down to the Genetic Level

If you’ve ever wanted to know just exactly how much DNA you share with your ridiculously tall brother or doppelganger best friend, you’ll soon be able to find out. 23andMe, a personal genomics startup in Mountain View, California, is about to unveil a new social-networking service that allows customers to compare their DNA. The company hopes that the new offering will encourage consumers to get DNA testing, potentially creating a novel research resource in the process.

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Made-to-debate

Killer Robots

Rule #1: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

Remember Isaac Asimov’s classic three laws of robotics? Surely thats down the drain, with this new ‘toy’ of the US military. You can forget about them deadly lions and rattlesnakes, these new MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) bots were made for killin’. Think of them as a very early version of the Terminator.

Gunbot

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Back to the Tribe

Old nature compared

The comparison graphics are a bit dull after a while, but I think this video illustrates how people deal with the forces of Next Nature; If we want to understand why managers,…

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Digital-Presence

Remote pets

Cat Genie Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Humans have domesticated animals for thousands of years. The earliest known evidence of a domesticated dog is a jawbone found in a cave in Iraq and dated to about 12,000 years ago (it differs from a wolf in that it has been bred to have a smaller jaw and teeth).
Through history cats and dogs have been living together with people for mutual benefit; dogs helped hunting pray or guard the domains and cats were held as a form of pest control. In return humans offered shelter and in terms of survival, many species that have developed a relationship with man have far outstripped their wild cousins.

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Digital-Presence

Second Skin Trailer


Second Skin takes an intimate look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging genre of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs). World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Everquest allow millions of users to simultaneously interact in virtual spaces. Second Skin introduces us to couples who have fallen in love without meeting, disabled players who have found new purpose, addicts, Chinese gold-farming sweatshop workers, wealthy online entrepreneurs and legendary guild leaders – all living in a world that doesn’t quite exist.

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Organized-Networks

Next Nature lecture at Lift Conference

Lecture this Friday on Next Nature by Mieke Gerritzen at Lift conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Expect wild trees, wild beaches, wild animals, wild implants and wild corporations.…

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Biopolitics

The Internet’s presidential attention

Now that we’ve recognized the internet as a living entity, we can begin to wonder what the internet is thinking of. Would it be possible to communicate? Ask questions? Read its thoughts?…

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