Interactive Installation and Blog: Comfort Food
An Interactive Installation, Blog and Archive
Food is an important part of culture, family history and friends. Recipes can signify a time, ritual or memory. They are interesting artifacts that tell stories and pass down rituals. My Interest in hand written recipes stems from a curiosity in my own collection of cards, family, and lineage of women and traditions.
Comfort Food began as a system to archive and display participants’ recipes for Grilled Cheese. Over the course of the opening users began not only adding, but responding to the recipe already displayed. May interesting responses occurred due to the range in age and culture. Users interpreted the system adding recipes in a variety of languages including Farsi, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and English.
Blog: In response to the installation, I created a blog. Here participants can add there own recipes of comfort food as either images of recipe cards they own or to recreate the recipe card or food. Click here to add to the project.