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Seminar:Biodiversity of The Kitchen: Food Hacking and Dark Ecology


Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen, invites all interested to a seminar entitled "Biodiversity of The Kitchen: Food Hacking and Dark Ecology". The seminar is part of the series "Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Introductions will be held by the artists Zack Denfeld and Cathrine Kramer from the Center for Genomic Gastronomy.

The Center for Genomic Gastronomy is an artist-led research group that has spent the last two years acquiring, cooking and eating unexpected ingredients including: transgenic zebrafish, fetal bovine serum, sweetened air pollution and sweet potatoes from outer space. In our artwork and research, food is used as a lens to explore emerging biotechnologies, planetary change and agricultural biodiversity. This lecture will present examples of recent projects including the Glowing Sushi Cooking Show, Smog Tasting and ArtMeatFlesh, a dinner about InVitro Meat staged in Stavanger, Norway.  

The Center for Genomic Gastronomy was founded by Cat Kramer (Norway) and Zack Denfeld (USA) in 2010. It is an independent research institute that studies the genomes and biotechnologies that make up the human food system on planet earth. The Center presents its research through public lectures, research publications, meals and exhibitions. In 2012 the Center curated the EDIBLE exhibition at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland, and was recently commissioned by the AND festival to create the Spice Mix Super Computer, a mobile food caravan. The Center has completed research and presented its findings in Belgium, Germany, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, USA, UK, Spain and Singapore. (http://genomicgastronomy.com/)

Registration to: nora.vaage@svt.uib.no