Hendrik-Jan Grievink
Since 2007

Hendrik-Jan Grievink (born 1977) studied design at the Sandberg Institute, the postgraduate course of the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Together with a network of befriended designers, programmers, filmmakers, thinkers, theorists and writers, he creates editorial projects, both online and physical. His projects reflect and research the complexity of a mediated society, through topics that have his personal interest. Copypaste culture, literacy vs. visuality and layerdness of information are themes that often occur in his projects. Hendrik-Jan likes to see himself as part of a generation designers of that may be considered as New Dutch Design: technically skilled, socially engaged, multicultural designers who position themselves more as directors than as craftsmen. Hendrik-Jan writes and publishes articles in catalogues, books, on various weblogs and for dutch architecture website www.archined.nl
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Paradise by the Laptop Light

Fri Nov 23, 2007 00:00 - Mon Nov 12, 2007


Paradise by the Laptop Light is a visual power event with short films, speedlectures, special guests and one laptop. It will be held on 23 November 2007 16:30, as part of STRP Art & Technology Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

We seem to be living in a time in which the ‘made’ and the ‘born’ are fusing. The hypoallergenic cats are already on the market. Plants are used as sensors, information displays and chemical factories. Animals are being augmented and branded. Plastic surgeons sculpt flesh to match retouched photographs in glossy magazines. In response to donar organ shortage, researchers are working on a 3D organ printer.

Real nature is not green. It is out of control. Our technological world has become so intricate and uncontrollable that it has become a nature of its own. Games have become jobs. Second life is not sustainable. Digital world metaphors are boomeranged into our physical environment. Wine making has become an information science. Everyday robots give massages and take care of the children. RFID chips open doors, they might be infected, but nonetheless are edible.

At the Paradise by the Laptop Light event on November 23th, artist/scientist Koert van Mensvoort will be your safari guide on a trip into our Next Nature, with visions, statements, movies and designs from Ken Rinaldo, Jelte van Abbema, Floris Kaayk, Amir Admoni, Mieke Gerritzen, Arnoud van den Heuvel, Hendrik-Jan Grievink, Rolf Coppens, Joris van Gelder and more.. The full list of participants will be available after november 12th!

The upcoming Paradise by the Laptop Light event is an appetizer for the Biggest Visual Power Show on Next Nature, planned for spring of 2008 in Los Angeles.

Click to view the one minute video report of last years edition of STRP festival: