Collaborative Cooking

The project is based on a digital platform that controls and interacts with a physical cooking machine. This is a way to explore how we will prepare and discuss our food in the future. Does cooking require a physical presence or is it possible to create and explore through digital platforms and experience food beyond the known limitations?

Up to 5 chefs could join an online platform and cook together. They could see a live video feed into the pot as well as a detailed recipe of what had been done up until this point. A version history of sorts. For each action a chef made online it would be added to the recipe: "12:31:17 Lasse added salt". This line would also be print on a physical recipe next to the machine. At the end of a cooking session a very long and complete recipe would then include every single step including when the food were being stirred, heat lowered or raised.

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Technology

Using Arduino we controlled all the 20+ individual servo motors. The motors controlled everything from the heat source below the pot, stirring to adding all the different spices and ingredients.

Credits

In collaboration with PJADAD, chef Carl Berglöf & Christian Isberg.

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