Apple is currently one of the largest, most dominant tech companies alive worldwide. Between the iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, apple watch, iPod, and various other products from the technical beast, we are in the midst of an era run on technology. Because of the demand for technology in our daily lives, like sending an email to a professor, paying bills online, or holding conferences through video chat, Apple the company has become almost irresistible, much like the forbidden fruit, the apple…nature’s candy. Like apple to Apple, there is a shift from nature to technology.
Have we, as a society, become so dependent on technology that we’ve lost touch with our sense of environment and connection to nature? There’s no doubt that humanity has evolved over centuries of advancements, however, this is an interesting point in history where science, technology, and nature seem to be merging into one entity. Two Italian engineers, Raoul Bretzel and Anna Citelli, created the Capsula Mundi, which is an egg-shaped pod made of biodegradable material designed to hold a dead body. The pod is then planted into the ground to grow a tree or plant. This is a technical, and more environmentally friendly alternative to burials at a graveyard, which is a perfect example of technology and nature merging together. Humanity seems to be creating a new nature for itself, one where we have more control over the mysteries of life. This exhibit, Technically Natural will showcase the interaction between nature and technology.