Exertion Games Lab has designed Dancing Delicacies, a computational food system that enables food items to be “programmed” and “reconfigured” using “electrowetting on dielectric” technology.
Our system allows chefs to tell stories with their dishes by enabling them to animate their food items, creating richer eating experiences for diners.
This research proposes to see food as computational matter, allowing to see food in a new light: food can be programmed. However, it also allows to see computation in a new light: computation can now be eaten, raising the question: what does computation taste like? This could be particularly useful for computer science education, allowing IT students to “taste” their programming.
We designed a new plate that embeds “electrowetting on dielectric” technology in order to be able to execute precise motion operations of aqueous droplets. This technology utilizes electrical voltage to unbalance the force equilibrium at the solid-liquid-vapor interface, causing the droplets to move toward the charged electrodes.
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