Save the Humans!

How to survive

Save the Human! contains over a hundred quotes by contemporary and classical thinkers. From Einstein to Coco Chanel and from Mark Zuckerberg to Bill Gates.
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Koert van Mensvoort and Mieke Gerritzen
Article number: 9789063694012
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Smart Phones, Healthcare Robots, Wearable Computers and Self Driving Cars. They are arriving or already exists. We are becoming increasingly intimate with the machines that constantly count, control and watch the way we live. How can the growing world population of more than 7 billion people create a humane life for everyone? Let’s find the errors and the holes in the technosphere that will give us space for free and creative thinking. What’s at stake here is the remains of human agency. Let’s use the brain pixels that are not taken yet. And Save the Humans!

The contributors to curate the strongest quotes they can find on the subject. It made no difference whether they were written yesterday or a thousand years ago. From Plato to Marshall McLuhan to Mark Zuckerberg. The aim was to make a selection of quotes that currently question the autonomy of mankind in the digital computer era, and study the future of the independent creative spirit.

The main questions are:
-What is the significance of independent thinking in the networked society where everything and everyone is connected?
-What is the influence of technology on humanity?
-Do software standards, templates and algorithms stimulate creativity?
-Does the digital domain make our world larger? Or is every space pixel a danger for the free spirit? Is there any communication without control?


Mieke Gerritzen (1962), designer, producer, director, was born in Amsterdam. She graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1987. In the early nineties Gerritzen was one of the first designers involved in the development of digital media in the Netherlands. Gerritzen is currently director of MOTI, Museum of the Image.

Dr. Koert van Mensvoort is an artist 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.


Quote Also available in Dutch

ISBN: 978 90 6369 401 2
Author: Koert van Mensvoort and Mieke Gerritzen
Format: hardcover
Dimensions: 14.8 x 10.5 cm
Pages: 160

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