Interactive designer, self-proclaimed Foodie and student at the Tisch School of the arts, Marko Manriquez, is the creator behind the Burritob0t, a 3D printer that prepares edible burritos in minutes. Burritob0t invites critical questions about the food we regularly consume, particularly in regards to fast food (labor practices, environmental consequences, nutritional value). Mexican fast food is emblematic of the assembly line: it is mass-produced in an era of modern consumables, appropriating a false authenticity. Burritob0t, in turn, aims to encourage dialogue about how and where our food is grown, methods of production, environmental impact, cultural appropriation, and, perhaps most importantly: what our food means to us. Some of the toppings you might want on your burrito cannot be used by the 3D printer because they cannot be strained or liquified (like shredded lettuce or chunky salsa), but as far as super futuristic food inventions go, this one is a winner. Keep an eye out for the Burritob0t on Kickstarter.
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