Gregory Shipley

Digital Food

What if we printed our food? Digital Food explores a future of domestic food printing in 2035. Sociological changes occur as the global population nears 9 billion, resulting in cities expanding, diminishing arable land and reducing food resources. These effects push consumers to seek further control in their life, requiring transparency and customisation to levels unseen before.

With technological developments, 3D printing advancements enable domestic food printing for those who live an on-demand, conscious lifestyle. Printing food enables individuals to have nutritional filament tuned from their lifestyle data, curating the perfect unique food source. Conformities of taste, colour, form, and texture change our perception of food. Food becomes computational data that reinvents and creates configurable food, Food 2.0.

BA(Hons)Design for Industry
Northumbria University