The Problem With “Food Porn”

The Problem With “Food Porn”

An art installment challenges our near erotic obsession with gourmet cuisine in light of impending food shortages.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 25 april 2011

Concerns over mounting food shortages as a result of climate change have experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats questioning our near-pornographic obsession with gourmet cuisine in a moment where even basic sustenance will be in question. The popularity of food programming like No Reservations and Iron Chef offer Keats evidence that our priorities in the global community have gone awry.  And just as pornography satisfies an unequivocal fantasy, our most exotic and revered delicacies may soon exist only in fantasies from years past. Keats vision:

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