Dr. 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. Van Mensvoort uses design to catalyze discussion on future technologies.
Among his works are the traveling NANO Supermarket, showing nano-technology products that might hit the shelves within the next 10 years. The internet enabled Datafountain, connecting money to water. The online storytelling project of the fictional shoe company Rayfish.com that stirred a discussion on emerging biotechnologies and the In Vitro Meat Cookbook, which explores the potential impact of lab grown meat on our food culture. Dr. Van Mensvoort is Director of the Next Nature Network in Amsterdam and gives presentations worldwide. 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.
Dr. Van Mensvoort’s keynote talk is presented in collaboration with Meet the Media Guru and the Consulate General of the Netherlands
NEXT NATURE: Technology is our Next Nature Interactive paint, medical candy, lab grown meat and the Twitter tooth are a just few of the products that might hit the shelves in the future. Today, our technologies become so complex, omnipresent and autonomous that we start to perceive it as a next nature. What will this […]