Speculative Gastronomy

By: Jeannine Shinoda  

My recent research into the confluence of food and technology via neural networks is inspired by these questions and the increasing intimate relationships we have with technology in our daily lives. As an artist, I am always interested in how we find inspiration and foster creativity. I wondered if the neural network would function like the "I Ching" did for John Cage? Or if perhaps like Marinetti’s "Futurist Cookbook", could using the absurd be seen as a proposition for social and political change? I welcomed the aleatory nature of this AI collaboration with the expectation that it would lead to new and unknown territory. What interests me most about this collaborative work with artificial intelligence, is the idea that this conceptual inquiry can become a sensorial experience. When selecting the recipe data to teach my neural network, I think about intention and expectation as flavors. Would more control over what I feed the neural network lead to more or less delicious results? What does bias taste like?

"art", " machine learning", " neural network", " technology"
2018 Special Focus: Digital Food Cultures
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Jeannine Shinoda Jeannine Shinoda

Jeannine Shinoda is an architect and an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her artwork has been shown in exhibitions both internationally and across the United States. She has been a resident at the Kamiyama Artist in Residence (Japan), Autodesk Pier 9 Residency, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is the recipient of the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Award from the NY-American Institute of Architects for which she traveled to East Africa. Shinoda’s work interrogates the systems present in everyday life via performance and sculpture. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, her license in architecture from the state of Oregon in 2011, and her Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015.