Personal Food Computer – Field Test

Personal Food Computer (2016)

The Personal Food Computer (PFC) was commissioned by The Center for Genomic Gastronomy for the exhibition Field Test at Science Gallery Dublin in 2016.

At the time the PFC was still a work-in-progress at the MIT Media Lab. As such, much of the final version had to be figured out as it was built.

The PFC is a self-contained hydroponic grow box with a computer controlled environment which could be programmed to grow a large variety of food. Temperature, light, humidity, acidity could all be monitored and controlled based on ‘recipes’ loaded into the computer.