The Early Days of a Better Nation

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Recipes for the cookshops of the future

The Genomics Forum recently hosted two designers as Visiting Fellows: James King and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. Among other activities in a busy week, they presented a slideshow of their activities. Check out Daisy's Synthetic Kingdom and Growth Assembly, and James's Meat of Tomorrow for imaginative and witty visualizations of biotechnological possibilities, translating the submicroscopic and nano-scale into macro objects of a possible future everyday.

Elsewhere in the noosphere, sculptor John Powers (author of the astonishing photo-essay Star Wars: A New Heap) has been writing and thinking about the kitchen of the future.

John, by the way, has an upcoming multi-part essay on the Singularity, with lots of quotes from my novel Newton's Wake, so watch this space.

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