One of my groups’ ideas proposed in the Friday Artlier space was that Week 12′s meal could revolve around the use of microwaves; most households use a microwave, after all, and in this fast-moving 21st century world they’re both convenient and widely used. Our group considered being involved in the Locate management division, creating a map of all the microwaves on campus which groups have to find in order to participate in the meal. It would turn the event into something of a game, wherein groups have to make food and bring it back to wherever the central meal is occurring. This model would also mean that people could make food elsewhere the night before, therefore solving logistical issues of how/where food will be made for so many people.
I would also be curious to experience the various ‘quick meals’ that have been created in impressions of traditional cultures’ food- we were discussing appropriation on Friday, and what better example than the speed of modern life demanding quick feeds? It reminds me of Edward Way’s vending machines series; how technology has become an inherent and endearing factor within our lives, and must therefore be addressed as something that impacts almost every first-world person directly.
Edward Way, EW, Jidouhanbaiki, photographs, Edward Way, viewed 13 August 2016, http://www.citylab.com/tech/2016/06/japans-vending-machines-hiding-in-plain-sight-edward-way/485333/.