‘In this intriguing lecture, speculative designer Nicole Spit will take you to the world of tomorrow. Speculative design explores plausible future design products and scenario’s based on current developments and existing recent scientific knowledge. Nicole reflects in her art and design often on the tension between the makeable, manipulable and the idiosyncratic character of biological nature. This time she raises questions about future products in relationship to our forests. What if we could use a ‘Synthetic Tree Root Communicator‘ to interfere with the myceliumnetwork underneath the trees, the Wood Wide Web? What if we use genetic manipulated plants or animals in our forests? Should we discover the soil world underneath us like the deep sea and space? How can we merge forests and urban design? Speculative design can be a great inspiration and discussionstarter for designers, business, students, scientists and everyone who influences the future. Thus, also for you.’
Art drawings by De Spit Smuis – Nicole Spit at the Castricumse Etalage Kunst (CEK) in Castricum.
With ‘De Spit’ Smuis’, focussed more on 2d work, I will exhibit in several shop windows in Castricum. (see also: de_spit_smuis on instagram) With drawings and illustrations and collage paintings. You can find artwork from me at:
On Stock, Burgemeester Mooijstraat 33
De Gele Vinck, Burgemeester Mooijstraat 33-a
Hairdresser Patrick Boots, Burgemeester Mooijstraat 18
is the study of technology’s interactions with other technologies, with
organisms and with the environment. Do we need a reinterpretation of
‘ecology’? During this meetup we will engage in conversation with four
experts from various disciplines, who will shed their light on the topic
of Technological Ecology; Creating creatures and the Nature of
Technology. What should we expect of the next nature that awaits us?
#futurebased #technologicalecology #nicolespit #perdu
Neobio by studio Daarheen can be seen at the changemakers-festival at the Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade on october the 12th and the 13th 2019. NeoBio – A vision for the future on the influence of biotechnology on product design. Designer Nicole Spit shows the influence of biotechnology in the future in a number of art objects. During the Artist Talks, Nicole leads you, in a small group, past the alienating objects. https://changemakers-festival.eu/zondag/neobio-expo/
Is it possible to synthesize the ‘home feeling’ , so that that exact feeling can be
artificially generated in the brain by means of a personal neurotransmitter pill?
The MMRY set consists of six items; a Catalyst, an Extractor, a Translator,
a Converter, a Synthesizer and finally, a personalized pill.
Wouldn’t it be nice to bring that personal ‘at home’ feeling with you to wherever
you’re going? It could fulfill a need for Mars travelers or immigrants or just for
someone leaving his home.
Studio Dáárheen is deelnemer aan ‘Zuhause – At home- Thuis’
Thuisgevoel in expo bij Kunststation Delden. Het Tandemprojekt is een samenwerking tussen Marion Tischler/Bramscher Bahnhof D. en MIKC/Kunststation Delden NL. De twee kunstinstellingen zijn beide gesitueerd in een voormalig stationsgebouw waar de treinen nog steeds aankomen en vertrekken. Concept van het tandemproject is: Een KUNSTKIOSK op beide stations met ZUHAUSE/ATHOME/THUIS souvenirs die de reiziger het thuisgevoel mee op reis geven. Het thuisgevoel op reis mee nemen, maar ook je thuis voelen in een nieuw land. Hoe zou je dat kunnen bewerkstelligen? De ‘Z-A-T’ souvenirs zullen laten zien hoe een souvenir kan appelleren aan het thuisgevoel of je in gedachten weer even thuis laten zijn.
Deelnemers ca. 20 internationale kunstenaars op elke locatie
Nicole Spit from Studio Dáárheen is concerned with trends and tendencies in society and technological developments and what the impact on product design could be.
‘In a number of alienating objects, I will show what the influence of biotechnology could be in the future. Developments in (synthetic) biotechnology are moving at lightning speed. We can already manipulate DNA and cut and paste properties of choice into other DNA. (eg with CRISPR-Cas9 technology) We can introduce modified DNA material into genetically almost empty cells, which can serve as building blocks for living material according to our own design. We see large tech companies (such as Alphabet / Google, Amazon, Tesla) making huge investments in biotech. What if these companies will develop commercial products using biotechnology?
My goal is to create awareness about this theme and to let us already think about the possible ethical objections and the influence on form and function. So that consumers, producers, designers and scientists can take this into account in their thinking process.
In addition, the project raises questions such as: What is our changed attitude towards nature, now that it is partly feasible? How does manipulated nature behave? What new possibilities are there in the mixing of cells with electronics? Should we think about applying biomarkers to trace back to the makers, in order to prevent future problems? ‘