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[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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Koert van Mensvoort

Artist and philosopher. Director of Next Nature Network.

Koert van Mensvoort is an artist and philosopher best known for his work on the philosophical concept of Next Nature, which revolves around the idea that our technological environment has become so complex, omnipresent and autonomous that it is best perceived as a nature of its own. It is his aim to better understand our co-evolutionary relationship with technology and help set out a track towards a future that is rewarding for both humankind and the planet at large.

He uses all media to materialize his philosophy. Among his works are the NANO Supermarket (a traveling exhibition disguised as a supermarket that presents speculative future technologies), the Datafountain (an internet enabled water fountain connected to money currency rates), the book ‘Next Nature: Nature changes along with us’, the documentary ‘Daddy! The Woods smell of Shampoo’, the Fake for Real memory game (on the tensed relation between reality and simulation) and the Rayfish Footwear project (about a fictional company that creates bio-customized sneakers from genetically engineered stingray leather).

Van Mensvoort is (co) author of numerous books and publications; among them Next Nature, Visual Power, What You See Is What You Feel, Natuur 2.0, Entry Paradise – New Worlds of Design, Artvertising and Style First. Van Mensvoort is director of the Next Nature Network; a 21st century nature organization that wants to go forward – not back – to nature (2010-). Furthermore he i the Next Nature fellow at the Eindhoven University of Technology (2003-) and a board member of the Society of Arts at the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences.

Profile details

Works at: Next Nature Based in: Amsterdam Website

Official Website

www.mensvoort.com/