Neo-Futurist Dinner: Me and Chef Watson

Tasting algorithmic seasoning on 13, 14 or 15 July

13 Jul 2017
15 Jul 2017

If robots had stomachs, what would they eat? At Mediamatic’s first Neo-Futurist Dinner, Me and Chef Watsons explores the dynamics between artificial intelligence and manmade cuisine. During the three evenings, a computer program decides upon the dinners that are served, making objective considerations on the molecular and chemical characteristics of different flavours. How would you feel about the fact that your chef cannot taste or smell the food that it offers to you? Be part of a delicious experience of “cognitive cooking” and find out yourself.

Dinner is ready at 19:30 every day.

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Me and Chef Watson at STRP 2017 - Me and Chef Watsons explores the dynamics between artificial intelligence and manmade cuisine. Picture taken at STRP 2017. Hanneke Wetzer

Neo-Futurist Dinners

Neo-Futurist Dinners is a new programme line at Mediamatic, in which the world of food, art and science are brought together. During these gastronomical experiences, you will be engulfed in a multi-sensory dinner scene, being served food in all colours and shapes in the most unexpected ways.

For the first edition, Margriet Craens joins forces with Chef Watson and invite you to taste the results of this thoughtful collaboration, resulting in a five-course dinner (drinks included). During the dinner, Chef Watson will gladly share information about the meals and you can also ask it whatever comes to your mind. It will be an evening that is algorithmic seasoned for man and cyborg alike!

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Me and Chef Watson - Me and Chef Watsons explores the dynamics between artificial intelligence and manmade cuisine. Margriet Craens

Margriet Craens

Margriet Craens is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Eindhoven, experimenting with art, design, food, and culture. Margriet is one of the creative minds behind the 70% BAR and The Fat Pony, where she explored the boundaries and intersections between the restaurant and art world.

Chef Watson

Chef Watson is an artificial-intelligence cooking app by I.B.M. (International Business Machines Corporation), the American multinational technology company that manufactures hardware, middleware and software. The app allows you to create unconventional recipes based on scientific reasoning.

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Me and Chef Watson at STRP 2017 - Me and Chef Watsons explores the dynamics between artificial intelligence and manmade cuisine. Picture taken at STRP 2017. Hanneke Wetzer

Practicalities

Chef Watson takes good care of its guests. If you have questions or want to inform us about allergies, send an e-mail to: neofuturistdinner@mediamatic.nl.

Information

Futurist Dinner No.1
13-14-15 July
Dinner starts at 19:30 and ends at 22:30
Mediamatic, Dijkspark 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam

Tickets for one evening: Pre-sale €65,- 
Thursday 13 July | Friday 14 July | Saturday 15 July

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Haeckel dining room - Lisanne Groenewoud

Project by: Margriet Craens in collaboration with Chieri Higa
Concept development: Lucas Maassen
Direction: Lisah Baert