Minsu Kim's Living Food project presents food that interact with their surroundings. The design of these dishes is built on developments in synthetic biology.
In the Design Interactions department of the Royal College of Art's graduate exhibition, Minsu Kim presented three dishes that exhibit the behaviour of living organisms.
"Synthetic biotech has already started to create artificial life in organic forms," says the designer, citing a swimming artificial jellyfish made of heart cells by researchers at Caltech and Harvard University. "Breathing life into artificial digestible forms in not merely a fantasy."
"This project explores new culinary experiences through developments in synthetic biology, and finds its lineage in haute cuisine and molecular gastronomy," the designer adds. "What if food was able to play with our cutlery and create hyper-sensations in our mouth?"