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27 May 2012link to this post
In case you were wondering: Yes, I am hugely enjoying the amazingly positive reviews of my new book Next Nature: Nature Changes Along With Us.

"One of the most exciting books in a long time" - Page Magazine

"Next Nature can give us a new vocabulary and a new philosophy to see and design the world."
- Scientific American.

"This kind of new perceptual framework is desperately needed."
- Domus Magazine

"An overwhelming book in the expanding twilight between technology, nature and design"
- Knack Weekend

"Next Nature is an equally provocative as convincing book"
- Metropolis M

"Book of the Year"
- Trendbeheer

"The Next Nature movement is about trying to shake ourselves out of our sleepwalk" - Architects Journal

05 December 2010link to this post
For the last half year, I've been doing a bi-weekly column on the Dutch Radio 1 show Atlas on our changing notion of Nature. This was much more fun expected. Here is a selection of the some the columns I want to share (All Dutch, all MP3):

Bacterie als Fabriek
Wilde Technologie
Scheermesjes Evolutie
Slachtofferloos Vlees
Biomimic Marketing

19 October 2010link to this post
The NANO Supermarket presents speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years. Visit the shop, taste & test our products and experience the impact of nanotechnology on our everyday lives.

Opening: Saturday 23 October 17:00
Location: 18 Septemberplein, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Dates: 23-31 October
Times: 10:00-17:00


21 April 2010link to this post
Just for the record. Some things formerly on my to do list in the first quarter of 2010.

Jury | Hybrids Arts - Ars Electronica | Linz (OS) | Apr 2010

Radio Column | Link Atlas| Radio 1 (NL) | Apr 2010

Lecture | WDKA | Rotterdam (NL) | Mar 2010

Lecture | Royal Academy | The Hague (NL) | Mar 2010

Lecture | Demo Symposium | Le Fresnoy Studio National Des Arts | Lille (FR) | Mar 2010

Lecture | Transnatural | Trouw Gebouw | Amsterdam | Mar 2010

Lecture | Follow the Money | Balie | Amsterdam | Jan 2010

Exhibition | Niet Normaal | Beurs van Berlage | Amsterdam | Dec 09 - Mar 10

08 November 2009link to this post
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, you may want to attend that inspirational Next Nature lecture I will be throwing this Sunday 15-11-2009 at the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival in Hong Kong.

The festival is highly resonating on the nature caused by people and will also screen parts of the Next Nature DVD and reprint the Real Nature is not Green essay. Nature transforms along with us!

06 October 2009link to this post
Have you heard the buzz on virtual money in online games? Some years ago the first virtual millionaire was announced, yet there have also been reports on people being practically enslaved to farm virtual gold. The Chinese government recently announced to limit the use of 'virtual' currencies. An essay on the virtuality of money. (more)

15 September 2009link to this post
Out now: the Next Nature DVD with over twenty visions of artists, scientists, designers, filmmakers and thinkers who present their powerful imagery, radical ideas and visionary statements on how we can design, build and live in on the nature caused by people.
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08 September 2009link to this post
Since I have written the preface for the "Dearest Tinkebell" book, I am regularly drinking coffee with dogmailers. (more)
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07 July 2009link to this post
Recently, I was interviewed by We had a nice day in the Dutch dunes. We inspected the Scottish highland cattle that acts as a replacement for the long extinct wild aurochs in the Dutch landscape and looked at cellphone antenna trees – a regular mast would, of course, spoil the landscape. Here is the Video of the Interview.
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04 July 2009link to this post
Responding to work of recent graduates at Test Lab in Rotterdam this Thursday.

Test Lab: What Crisis
9 July 2009 20:00-23:00
V2_ Institute for Unstable Media
Eendrachtsstraat 10

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