The ‘Collaborative Cooking’ project by Christian Isberg, Petter Johansson Kukacka, Lasse Korsgaard and Carl Berglöf explores the future of food preparation. The project is based on a digital platform that controls and intertacts with a physical cooking machine.
The ‘Collaborative Cooking’ works as a framework for discussion and performance. The digital platform is linked with a physical machine that translates the digital dialogue to a form of input; the input is created by those who contribute to the project and is later processed by the machine.
The participants – five chefs – take part through their own computers and through these they create a dish together. They collectively cook from different locations and make one dish together. The machine that is specially built for this purpose has a unique interface that the participants use in order to compose this collective dish.
The cooking machine has 35 different functions/ ingredients that has been carefully selected and researched though a collaboration with the chef Carl Berglöf. Each ingredient has its own purpose and place in entirety. The participants use the functions of the machine to add different ingredients in a pot.
The machine in linked with the digital platform though an ordinary Internet connection where output creates input in reality. This allows the participants to add the different ingredients in real life and directly into the pot.