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Two months ago Ferran Adrià launched the Hacking BulliPedia contest in an effort to recruit academic professionals and technology-driven individuals to help his massive gastro-encyclopedia get off the ground.
Instead of three finalists, Adrià and the Hacking BulliPedia committee have chosen four winning teams who will spend three months in Barcelona working with the chef and other professionals building the framework for the BulliPedia, which is expected to debut in 2016.
The judges received entries from chefs, data visualization experts, artists, scientists, designers and academics from all over the world. From these four finalists, two members from each team will be chosen to compete in a final round.
The winning proposals include ideas for digital recipe sharing, reimagining cooking as a programming language and employing the use of tools like the Scentee, which was developed to transmit taste and smell information through cell phones.
Here are the four finalist and their proposals:
The Authorship Reputation and Trust (ART) of internet-scale knowledge
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
¨This proposal targets the design, implementation and verification of the content quality policies and procedures of bullipedia. These policies must guarantee that bullipedia becomes a reputed and trusted site with world-wide contributions providing rigorous and scalable tools supporting it.¨
Team members: Dolors Sala Batlle.
Huevo programming language
(Independent Team. Madrid. Spain.)
Team Members: Pilar Fernandez Hermosilla. Francisco González-Blanch.
Digital Olfaction and Gustation: A Novel Input and Output Method for Bullipedia
(Mixed Reality Lab, City University of London and University of Aix-Marseille and Sogang University, Seoul, Korea)
Team members: Adrian Cheok, Jordan Tewell, Olivier Oullier, Yongsoon Choi
(Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech)
Team members: Karina Gibert, Javier Vázquez, Beatriz Sevilla, Sergio Álvarez, Arturo Tejeda, Luis Oliva, Ignasi Gómez-Sebastià.