As a rule, we’re not fond of any edible that can be seen wriggling on the plate, much less something that has the gall to wriggle in the mouth as well. Thankfully, and as something of a saving grace, while designed to behave like living beings, this happens to be not really living. It works on the idea of synthetic biotech, where artificial life finds a way in organic forms.
Created by Minsu Kim, the living food was presented as three dishes at the Royal College of Art’s graduate exhibition. Of the three dishes, one wriggled around, another waved its tentacles and the last one puffed up to simulate breathing. Watch the video for the full effect.