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Here Is Synthetic Living Food, That Moves When You Eat It

If you have the insane thing for eating shrimp or octopus that's still alive and moving? than we can suggest you an non cruel alternate. Minsu Kim, a student at the Royal College of Art, has a more refined idea. Inspired by synthetic bio projects like this artificial jellyfish powered by cells from a rat's heart, Kim envisions a custom-engineered living meal that waves, wriggles, and inflates like an alien organism.

The project explores new culinary experiences through developments in synthetic biology, and finds its lineage in haute cuisine and molecular gastronomy. I designed future dining experience where food behaves like a living creature entertaining us through an empathetic connection - what if food became alive like a fictional character? What if food was able to play with our cutlery and create hyper-sensations in our mouth?

Synthetic biotech has already started to create artificial life in organic forms 1,2, breathing life into artificial digestible forms in not merely a fantasy. In this respect I propose a future dining experience where food takes a life-form. In a material way, I experiment which kinds of impressions could be designed into the life-like food and how it would affect our dining experience.

Link to the project
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