The Burritob0t takes all that nifty 3D plastic modeling technology and puts it to a use we can all appreciate. Burritos. Created by New York University ITP grad student Marko Manriquez, the prototype and its function are meant to help bring attention to issues surrounding our food and where it comes from. Working along the lines of a giant food grade printer, the “ink” cartridges hold crema, guacamole, and a choice of salsa.
Sadly Burritob0t (and it’s iPhone/iPad control app) are in the prototype stage, so it’ll be awhile before you’re printing your favorite burrito. Manriquez has said that Kickstarter is on its way to drumming up the necessary funding for the artist’s ultimate goal. A Mobile Printed-Burrito Truck. How nice does that sound?
Because the burrito is a mass market consumable, it lends easily as a way for examining and stimulating discussion on various aspects of the food industry including: how and where our food is grown, methods of production, environmental impact, cultural appropriation and perhaps most importantly — what our food means to us. By parodying the humble burrito’s ingredients and methods of production we can shed light on these exogenous factors and interconnected systems surrounding the simple burrito.
Check out the video below.
- via TheCreatorsProject -