NextNature's Koert van Mensvoort writes about
Ukranian woman, Valeria Lukyanova
, who is a
body artist also known as the Human Barbie. Believed to be fake, she's proven herself
to be a real live human being. He takes this opportunity to remind us about Anthropomorphobia – the fear of recognizing human characteristics in non-human objects, in an essay exploring the
Twilight between Person and Product.
is the nature caused by human culture. The technological world has become so intricate and uncontrollable that it has become a nature of its own. Scientific research into nanotechnology, genetic manipulation, ambient intelligence, tissue engineering... all of these young research fields radically interfere with our sense of what is ‘natural’. Here's a visual introduction
into next nature. [more inside]