Food and data visualization can be mixed in different ways, especially if using information design to promote healthy eating habits, like we’ve seen here. One of the projects mentioned in that post was the first Data Cuisine Workshop ‚ÄúOpen Data Cooking‚ÄĚ,¬†¬†a two-day event ( Sep. 15‚Äď16, 2012)¬†that took place in¬†Helsinki, as part of the¬†OK Festival.
And now we can see the results of this data-licious experimental¬†research on the website!
From the blog post:
The workshop researches ways to represent local data through the inherent qualities of food such as color, form, texture, smell, taste, nutrition, origin etc. It offers to its participants the opportunity to translate data in concrete, sensually experienceable matter, from the language of numbers into the language of food, and thus to gain unexpected insights into both media and learn about their inner constructions and relations.
Besides exploring the concepts behind the tasty creations (with dishes like the Age & Language in Lentils, the Taste of migration or the Happiness cocktail), the site also offers additional resources and reference projects used in the workshop. The presentation made by Moritz Stefaner¬†is particularly interesting (pdf).
Links – Data Cuisine – Open Data Cooking Workshop