Food Desire & Technology Exhibition
Media Lab Melbourne is partnering with the Carlton Connect Initiative on their Absolutely Famished exhibitions series around the future of food. The next exhibition in the series is by MLM’s Pierre Proske and titled Food, Desire & Technology.
The exhibition opening is on Tuesday the 6th September.
Join Media Lab Melbourne artists Pierre Proske and Travis Cox on the 21st September for a round table on Food, AI, Robotics. More details of this event to be announced.
The full program for Absolutely Famished can be found here:
FOOD DESIRE & TECHNOLOGY
6 September – 4 October 2016
OPENING Tuesday 6 September, 6-8pm
Taste unique local beers and chocolate, experience the interactive Gastro Analytics Machine, and test your emotional responses using the latest remote bio-sensing technology from the laboratory of Dr Sigfredo Fuentes.
Food Desire & Technology explores the fragile relation between food, desire and technology. It consists of a series of playful experiments by artist Pierre Proske that engage with current or potential commercial applications of food related technology. From exploring food consumption data analytics, to questions around new gene editing tools such as CRISPR as well as a data visualization of aphrodisiacs, Proske deploys various custom software tools to produce a series of works intended to stimulate discussion around the role of new technologies as mediators of desire in the food industry.
The exhibition opening will showcase the Gastro Analytics Machine, an interactive installation that measures your emotions while you sample food or drink. In the future, food retailers will be drawing on emotion recognition and deep learning Artificial Intelligence networks to learn and predict what you like to eat. Sample a range of exotic beers and chocolates and have your response scanned, categorised, archived and visualized.
Food Desire & Technology is part of Absolutely Famished, a creative exploration of future food curated by Dr Renee Beale. Underpinned by scientific research it imagines the 22nd century marketplace.
This is a free event.
Date and time: Tueday 6th of September, 6-8pm
Venue: LAB-14 Gallery, Carlton Connect Initiative, 700 Swanston Street, Carlton
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