Technology as Ecology


Suzanne Jacobs writes for Grist about the work of philosopher/technologist Koert van Mensvoort and his new project, the Next Nature Network. Mensvoort’s work seeks to redefine the human civilization’s relationship with nature, a distinctly modern relationship which Jacobs describes as:

 …[a world] where wilderness no longer refers exclusively to those parts of the planet untouched by humans, but also to the so-called “technosphere” that we’ve wrapped around it. One where the line between things that are born — a forest, bacteria, red pandas — and things that we make — a city, computer chips, highway systems — begins to blur.

Michelle Vider is a writer based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Toast, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Atlas and Alice, Baldhip Magazine, and others. Find her at or @meanchelled. More from this author →