We were all quite happy with the first week collaboration so the majority of us decided to work in the same group for the next project as well. Just like last week, we had a long discussion and brainstorm. At the end we decided to develop a product that we learned from the lecture---Soylent.
We were not aim to invent new food but to discuss the food cultural in the future. If people force to only drink Soylent, there will be less food gathering, ultimately a major part of people's social life will disappear. In order to illustrate that, we design a virtual reality experience that people can look at while drinking 'Soylent' (at the end we change the name to 'SoyJoy').
In a world with no food gathering, government might come up with a virtual reality service to give people the illusion of eating with others and satisfy their craving for solid food. Lucky we already have the virtual reality viewing glasses (if that's the name...), so we only had to think about what scenario was the best. Well, It was spring time so we chose Picnic~
Basically we brought as many food as we can and did the virtual reality record in the park (both image and sound from the surrounding).
After that we made the leaflet for some information and the label for the product.
Very soon it's the day of the Banquet.
Our SoyJoy setup.
People weren't really into SoyJoy, which was our intention to make it less pleasant. Even though it already taste much better than we imagined (btw it's a mix of soymilk, protein powder and water). However, the virtual picnic experience had some really nice feedack :)
Still have one week to go.