are you hungry?
Food is at the center of our lives and it is a very powerful thing: when we talk about food we talk about ecology, nature, environment, global economies, pollution, energy, health, love, family, sex, tradition, innovation. Many people also talk about art when they talk about food, and often they use the power of food – the possibility to talk about so many fundamental topics in such an accessible (and yummy and desirable) way – to create rich experiences with both aesthetics and a critical view on the world.
We joined our friends the Fooders with the desire to use together the power of food and to create a contemporary narrative with it.
Last year the fooders produced the first Microcucina (Micro kitchen), a minimal, 1×1 meter kitchen that was also a microfestival dealing with artists who work with food.
Each element of the kitchen was a story or an artwork, and you had plenty of objects to play around with, creating a rich beautiful experience, hosted in the kitchen, a typical spot of the house where stories emerge while chatting about.
This year we joined the Fooders to go one step further.
At the Stream Fest 2011 we will produce together the second version of Microcucina, using augmented reality and cross media publishing techniques to create an augmented space in which digital experiences will form out of thin air, narrating stories of food, art, design and planetary awareness.
This is a next-step publishing project by FakePress Publishing, and it will use the MACME and NeoReality software tools, which you can find at the following links:
also: check back often here on AOS, as both tools will be upgraded in wonderful ways, leveraging the additions we made to create this augmented publication together with the Fooders.