Talking about image consumption…
Talking about image consumption…
We are unsure whether it is just an accidental evolutionary recombination, or that the hamburger sneaker was bound to happen – somehow, it feels natural. Our peculiar object of the week was created by Olle Hemmendorff. Of course there is also a vegetarian version.
Tasty realization of the classic Apple rainbow logo, made entirely out of fresh fruit.
The clever creation was made by Richard Thomas from sliced kiwis, bananas, oranges, strawberries, green and red grapes and blueberries. Ironically, not a single apple found its way into the picture.
Delicious retro-future meat from Japan. Food technology in the overdrive.
Japanese researchers successfully cloned what is believed to have been the forefather ox of Gifu Prefecture’s delicious ‘Hidagyu’ beef. The successful cloning of the ox, which died in 1993 and was preserved by freezing, could help to revive cattle with higher quality meat.
According to the officials, Gifu Prefecture’s livestock research center and Kinki University in Osaka Prefecture have successfully developed cloning technology using testicular nuclei from oxen and unfertilized egg cells from cows. They first succeeded in creating a cloned ox in November 2007. Of the four cloned oxen created so far, three are alive, the officials said.
Next we start cloning dinosaurs to provide our kids with some delicious dinoburgers?
The original ox, named Yasufuku-go, is referred to as ‘the father of Hidagyu’ and is said to have been the progenitor of 30 percent or more of Japanese black cattle. About 150 cows with a direct blood connection to the ox have been born nationwide.”
Next we start cloning dinosaurs to provide our kids with some delicious hypernatural dinoburgers?
This meat pig was reconstructed by Ton Meijdam.
Fish sticks are among the most wondrous modernistic inventions of the previous century. They are easy to eat, efficient in their packaging & transport and the greatest of all: even people who don’t like fish will eat them. I am unsure if Mondrian appreciated abstract food.
Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you may be. You can’t beat the real thing. It really refreshes and brings real satisfaction in every glass. It was not until America’s choice had been thirst best friend for decades and consumed by millions every day, when a serious drawback arose: the real thing makes you really fat.
Nanotechnology isn’t just protecting your food – it’s in your food. Scientists are manufacturing nano-sized vitamins that are easier for our bodies to absorb. In the future they hope to create ‘interactive’ food – food and drink that could change color, flavor or nutrients on demand.
Meanwhile, top chef Heston Blumenthal is dreaming of Willy Wonka style sweets, with three different tastes in one. Supported by the University of Nottingham, he’s even employed a research student who will investigate how nanotechnology could improve foods’ flavour.
Read more on Future food at the Science Museum.
Now this is how you do it. First you take the meat of a hundred animals; chickens (19%), turkeys (17%). Secondly, you blend them in a large tank with water, mais, wheat, oil, fat, chickencollagen, salt, soya, aroma, modified cornstarches, milk-parts, lemonjuice, maltodextrine, dispersant (E450, E451, E452), rising means: E500, taste amplifier: E621, anti-oxidant: E341.
Next you sculpt your mix into a shape which remotely resembles a chickens leg– like the ones folks know from the comics! Finally, you place your meat-water–corn–mix on a bone shaped peace of wood. Cover it with pan flourpan flour for the crispy bite. Tasty!
Gary Barwin – unsurprisingly from Canada – created this image in response to this weeks peculiar image. The good man even went on and wrote a little poem with it. Yes dear readers, consider this open season to send us your visual responses to our posts.
Created by Banksy. Peculiar image of the week.
See also: Join the Neolithic Revolution.
Famous street artist Banksy left his grafitti spraycans at home and sets to opening a pet store. The difference with this pet store is that instead of looking at pets, you look at food products made of the pets. In these times where a lot of people don’t see the link with animals and meat anymore, this seems feasible and provocative idea.
Integrating nature in our technology. There are four different laptops: Floral Blossom (pink), which has a tropical, flowery scent; Musky Black (black), which incorporates a waft of cologne; Morning Dew (green), which smells clean and grassy, and Aqua Ocean (blue), which has an invigorating aquatic scent.
By placing the picture on this blog, the actual concept can’t even be fully grasped. For that you would need something like the concept itself: a laptop through which you could smell these laptops.
Copy and paste the successful and your shop will survive. That’s what these Indian entrepreneurs must have figured in the city of Mumbai. Peculiar detail: a trademark on that logo!?
Gola is a kind of Indian Slush Puppie – crushed ice with flavoured syrup on top.
But they love dinosaur!
Judge for yourself whether this dinosaur nugget product is supposed to give kids a history lesson on the evolutionary relation between dinosaurs and birds – indeed, chickens do stem from dinosaurs –, or simply a cleverly marketed fantasy product.
These two teenagers, Kate Stoeckle and Louisa Strauss, just found out many New York sushi restaurants and seafood markets are playing a game of bait and switch with their sushi.
“They found that one-fourth of the fish samples with identifiable DNA were mislabeled. A piece of sushi sold as the luxury treat white tuna turned out to be Mozambique tilapia, a much cheaper fish that is often raised by farming. Roe supposedly from flying fish was actually from smelt. Seven of nine samples that were called red snapper were mislabeled, and they turned out to be anything from Atlantic cod to Acadian redfish, an endangered species.”
Perhaps the most exciting part of the story is that DNA investigative tools once restricted to academia and crime labs are now moving into the hands of curious diners and amateur scientists. Like GPS – once a high-tech wonder now turned into a everyday gadget – simple DNA sequencing may soon be available to almost everyone. Who was I to think my mobile already had all the features: On my next phone I need a DNA sequencer.