Exploring the connection between the surveillance state and junk food

Doritos4snowden uses Edward Snowden’s statement that he missed eating Dorito’s while in exile in Russia as a jumping off point to examine fast data and fast food in our global late capitalist society. Social media and junk food activate our brains in similar ways, momentary pleasure and novelty, but with long term consequences for our individuals and collective well being.

During the evening of snacking and hacking by The Center for Genomic Gastronomy and De PUNT workshop participants were taught recipe prototyping, following the subjects of the evening: Doritos and the deep web. After prototyping a range of open source Dorito’s recipes, the group placed them on the deep web, getting bexposed to non-corporate information tools and foods.


The Center for Genomic Gastronomy is an artist-led think tank that examines the biotechnologies and biodiversity of human food systems. They are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge at the intersection of food, culture, ecology an technology.



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