Monthly Archives: July 2012

Foodscape Mapping

At the invitation of architect Carlo Ratti, director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab, I was just in Berlin to lead a workshop on “Foodscape Mapping” at the BMW Guggenheim Lab. IMAGE: Talking about chewing gum mapping. Photo by Geoff Manaugh. I pulled together a presentation that included many of my favourite examples of foodscape mapping, […]

The Universal Tea Machine

What do you get if you cross Alan Turing with the London Olympics? IMAGE: The Universal Tea Machine, Smout Allen and You+Pea with Iain Borden. According to British architects Smout Allen, the answer is a very variable cup of tea. Their Universal Tea Machine, designed at the Bartlett School of Architecture in collaboration with You+Pea […]

Wet Cherries

At this time of year, Washington state’s cherry growers have their local helicopter pilot on speed dial. IMAGE: A helicopter acts as a giant blow dryer above a Montana cherry orchard. They are not taking triumphant joy rides over their ripening red crop, or conducting aerial surveillance of their picking force. Instead, they are paying […]

Artificial Flavours and Archigram

Just a quick note to say that I’ll be talking about artificial flavours at 6:30pm tonight, at The Studio Loft in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, as part of MCA Denver’s excellent Mixed Taste series — I believe that there are still a few tickets available. The genius of the series, which was developed in […]