The Supermarket of the future (?)

Koert Van Mensvoort

Session info

Koert Van Mensvoort will present some of the products which you can find in the NANO Supermarket. Each innovative and usefull but sometimes also uncanny and disturbing. This makes the abstract discussion on emerging technology concrete, so that everyone can have a say in it.


Dr. Koert van Mensvoort (1974) is an artist, technologist 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. 

Artist/scientist Dr. Van Mensvoort travels Europe with his NANO Supermarket to catalyze a discussion on nanotechnology. The NANO Supermarket presents speculative products that might hit the shelves in the next ten years: Medical Candy, Interactive paint, programmable wine and more.