‘Data Cooking’ or ‘How to make a real pie chart and other data dishes’

Have you ever tried to imagine how a fish soup tastes whose recipe is based on publicly available local fishing data? Or what a pizza would be like if it was based on your cities population mix? Do you want to know how public data could relate to cooking? Can you imagine to push the paradigms of data representation to the extreme by applying the principles of your local cuisine?

Then you should consider participating in the ‘Data Dinner Workshop’. It combines the representation of local open data with cooking. The workshop aims at researching ways to represent data on a multi-dimensional sensory level by exploring the inherent qualities of food such as colour, form, texture, smell, taste, nutrition, origin etc. It offers to its participants the opportunity to translate concrete numbers, i.e. local open data, into concrete matter, i.e. a menu, thereby gaining unexpected insights into both media and learning about their principles and relations.

The workshop is designed as a series of collaborative and experimental research experiences, blurring the boundaries between teachers and participants, data and food. At the end of each workshop, an open data menu and cookbook will be created.

The workshop series is organised by us in collaboration with Moritz Stefaner. Moritz is a well-known information visualizer focusing on information aesthetics and interactive visualization. He holds a B.Sc. in Cognitive Science and an M.A. In Interface Design. In each city where the workshop takes place a local chef will be teaching together with Moritz.

If you want to become involved, host a workshop or participate, please contact us.