Meat Map and Food Futurism (originally featured in the Center for Genomic Gastronomy’s Pray for Beans book) were displayed in Moscow last month as part of the Disnovation pop-up show. Disnovation is a critical exploration of the mechanisms and rhetoric of innovation, and the event was hosted by the Polytechnic-Museum and the Strelka Institute.
“Over the past few decades, industrialised societies have experienced an unprecedented technological boom. The advent of information and communication technologies, irrigating whole domains of our existence, has deeply transformed our relationship with the surrounding world. This global phenomenon has contributed to put techno-sciences at the core of our belief systems and the consumption / innovation duality as the driving force behind our economy.
The notion of innovation is the ultimate contemporary rhetorical tool, spreading from the technoscientific field into the sectors of politics, management, eduction and art. Thus we arrive at the hypothesis of a possible “propaganda of innovation”, as an ideology aiming to solve any need, problem, or desire through the production of constantly changing artifacts and concepts, justifying technological obsolescence in the name of short-term economic vitality.”