The NANO Supermarket is a travelling exhibition, that presents speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years: medicinal candy, interactive wall paint, a wine of which the taste can be altered to one’s personal wishes through microwaves, a twitter implant, and much more.
Potential nano futures
The mobile ‘shop’ is a way to explain visitors what nanotechnology is, what it makes possible, and let visitors experience the impact of nanotechnology on our everyday lives. The products are both innovative and useful as well as uncanny and disturbing.
“They function as scenarios for potential nano futures, that help us decide what nano future we actually want”, explains Dr. Koert van Mensvoort, Director of the Next Nature Network.
Joining the competition
The debate–provoking nanotech products are envisioned by designers, technologists and artists from around the world. They are selected by a jury of nanotech experts and design experts. The jury judges the products on their originality, design quality, visual presentation, technological feasibility and the extent to which they stimulate debate.
As the NANO Supermarket is expanding and refreshing the organisation asks for new product proposals. Submit your product proposal before June 17th 2012.
More information on the competition, what the submission should consist of, and the submission form can be found on www.nanosupermarket.org.
Next Nature Network
The NANO Supermarket is a project by the global Next Nature Network in collaboration with Eindhoven University of Technology. It is realized with support of the Mondrian Foundation and Stichting Doen.