Untag: Prototype for Nutritional Privacy in Barcode-Ready Agar and LEDs

 

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Untag: Prototype for Nutritional Privacy in Barcode-Ready Agar and LEDs
2015
Potato Dextrose agar in acrylic, red+blue grow light LEDs
24x12x36

 
 

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Installation View: photo courtesy of Douglas Paulson and Pierogi Gallery

 

Edible, DNA-based barcodes made from extracted plant genomes not found in nature to track and trace food fraud and you; fruits & vegetables spectrum-hacked to influence growth and productivity. Future citizens and their internet of foods will be heavily surveilled. To this community, a model is presented using LEDs to de-authenticate and anonymize growth media and produce.
 

This description was modified for the Menu for Mars Kitchen Press Release (The Boiler|Pierogi Gallery), curated by Douglas Paulson and Heidi Neilson.