Food is so boring. It just sits there, waiting to be eaten. But what if it could writhe around and interact with us, prior to being devoured? This is the dream of bio-artist Minsu Kim, who envisions the day when our food comes alive.
The food in the above video is not real, but it's an art piece that serves as a kind of demonstration of what might someday be possible by combing haute cusine and molecular gastronomy with developments in synthetic biology.
Artist Minsu Kim explains his bio-art, "Living Food":
I designed future dining experience where food behaves like a living creature entertaining us through an empathetic connection — what if food became alive like a fictional character? What if food was able to play with our cutlery and create hyper-sensations in our mouth? Synthetic biotech has already started to create artificial life in organic forms...breathing life into artificial digestible forms in not merely a fantasy. In this respect I propose a future dining experience where food takes a life-form. In a material way, I experiment which kinds of impressions could be designed into the life-like food and how it would affect our dining experience.