Interactive DinnerCon @ Digital Naturalism Conference


If new flavors are created by making different combinations of ingredients, how can I make the discovery of those permutations more interactive and fun? 

A small group of foragers, artists, hackers, and writers curated and conducted a series of interactive feasts in Thailand called ‘DinnerCons.’ They cooked with local Thai community, foraged jungle ingredients, and exhibited the intricacies and unique flavor profiles of Thai cuisine through sculptures, design, and games. Using a big red button, an Arduino, LED lights, and 4 lines of code, they made trying different flavor combinations fun and engaging. It is the group’s starting point for exploring how food crosses boundaries in unexpected ways.