The theme for this BioClub Meetup, addressing a wide range of biotechnology related topics, is "fermentation," which has gone beyond food and health to become a cultural institution. A talk event will be held to commemorate the publication of "Fermental Cultural Anthropology" by Hiraku Ogura, a book described as the representative book of the movement, and "Mystery Beds: Editorial Methods to Ferment Thoughts" by Dominique Chen. These authors from totally different fields will have a cross talk discussion on fermentation. They will address the "mystery" of why so many people are interested in fermentation today. There will also be a fermentation-related food experiment with Momoyo Morimoto, a cooking specialist who studies fermentation. Take in the discussion about the future of the fermentation movement with two fermentation scholars while tasting the flavor of fermentation.
Date: July 21st, 2017 (Friday) 19:00 - 21:00 (reception from 18:30)
Location: FabCafe MTRL
Dogenzaka Pia 2F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043
Speakers: Dominique Chen, Hiraku Ogura
Food: Momoyo Morimoto
*Includes one drink and fermented food
*We will also have other books for sale.
Capacity: 50 people (registration required)
Planned by: BioClub
Fermental Cultural Anthropology & Mystery Beds publication event - from handmade miso to the singularity, a mysterious talk that interprets the future from bacteria and information~
Fermentation designer. With the goal of "making invisible fermentative bacteria visible through design," he works with breweries throughout the country on product development, picture book/animation production, and holding workshops. After studying fermentation as a research student at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, he built a fermentation lab on a mountain in Koshu, Yamanashi, and he grows bacteria each day while exploring the world of microorganisms. His books include "The Song of Handmade Miso" and "Easy Koji-Making at Home."
Born in 1981. French nationality. PhD (interdisciplinary information science), associate professor at Waseda University Faculty of Arts and Sciences since April 2017. Director of NPO Commonsphere (Creative Commons Japan) and joint founder of Dividual Co., Ltd. Certified Super Creator in the 2008 IPA Exploratory IT Human Resources Project. Focus issue director of "Technology and Information" and "Evolution of Social Infrastructure" and judge for the 2016 and 2017 Good Design Awards. His books include "Mystery Beds: Editorial Methods to Ferment Thoughts" (Shobunsha, co-authored by Seigo Matsuoka), "Cyborg's Religio" (NTT Publishing), "Bringing the Internet to Life: Prochronism in Theory and Practice" (Seidosha), and "Guidebook for Creating Free Culture: Circulating Creation in the Creative Commons" (Film Art). His translated works include "Design for Well-being: Information Technology for Humans to Live Better" (BNN, Inc.), "Singularity: From Artificial Intelligence to Super Intelligence" (NTT Press).