Artist & Philosopher

Dr. 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 traveling NANO Supermarket, showing nano-technology products that might hit the shelves within the next 10 year. Van Mensvoort is author of numerous books and publications; among them Next Nature, Save the Humans, Pyramid of Technology, What You See Is What You Feel, Natuur 2.0 and the In Vitro Meat Cookbook.

You’ll meet Koert on 23 October in our CWF House in Eindhoven.


Next Nature - Why technology is our natural future

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 mean for our future cities? Futurologist Dr. Van Mensvoort designs speculative products to provoke debate on the new technologies that are transforming our lives. He will show how technology becomes our next nature and what engineers, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs can learn from it. 

More details about this session
Wednesday 23 October
CWF House, Eindhoven

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