Will technology be our next nature?

Listen to Koert van Mensvoort on our Designalism Podcast

29.10.2019  |  by Cato Verhoeven  |  Designalism

Koert van Mensvoort is an artist and philosopher, and the Creative Director at Next Nature Network. He aims 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.

But how can technology be our next nature? Koert: "It sounds very paradoxial indeed. People often think of nature and technology as opposites, like black and white. I've studied this over 10 years now and I've come to the conclusion that nature itself it not static. It's dynamic. Evolution goes on and technology now is a force in our lives that basically transforms nature into a next nature. So, you could say we as humans, we started with technology from the very first day that we were human, using technology to free us from the wild forces of nature."

In the podcast, Koert talks about the role of technology in our society, how he sets up his projects and which projects had a world wide impact. You can listen about him on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

Designalism Podcast portrays the frontrunners at the intersection of design and journalism. By combining methods, tools, and tricks from design and journalism new forms of information arises, and with that new insights and surprising perspectives.


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Koert van Mensvoort


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Technical Support

Tim Brandwijk

Audio Design