Synthetic biology allows this designer to create a meal that might be able to escape your grasp

Minsu Kim, a graduate from the Royal College Of Art, has created a conceptual food that won’t give in to being eaten quite so easily. Entitled “Living Food,” Kim’s project draws on developments in synthetic biology to create a plate of food that moves like it is a living organism.

He presented three variations on the concept for the Design Interactions department graduation exhibition. Each artificial food displaying a different behaviour: wriggling around, waving tentacles or moving up and down as if inhaling and exhaling.

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