Edible Makerspace (EMS)
Edible Makerspace (EMS) is a Singapore-based multicultural group that explores the viability of thinking critically through food prototypes within the food/agricultural system in the Southeast Asian context. They target local and regional grassroots communities engaged in agricultural and food livelihoods, but also cater to curious individuals keen to explore alternative ideas via food as a medium. At the heart of the makerspace lies tinkering: making machines to explore the range of flavors, studying the environment, and deconstructing food sources. It has a strong emphasis on the DIY biohacker approach to food futures.
Glow in the (Edible) Dyes
Edible dyes used to illuminate the fickleness of human minds - what does the process of life sound like if we take the time to really look into what we see? This workshop looks to fermentation for insight into living color. With UV, it will explore the flavors of light and fluorescence with a quick dive into fermentation and fluorescence.
As a hands-on activity, you'll examine ingredients common to most kitchens (i.e., bananas, leafy vegetables) and examine their transformation under UV light. Participants can expect to have a hands-on session where they will create their own edible dyes at home and watch them glow in the dark. Discussion will focus on how to use these DIY edible dyes in a range of artistic mediums and methods.