Emilie Baltz is a Science Sandbox @ New Lab Fellow (2017, term 1).
Emilie Baltz believes in Unicorns. Through her work as a food technologist, experience designer, multimedia artist and educator, Emilie inspires diverse points of entry into how, and why, we consume. She is an award-winning author and public speaker, and one of the founding members of NEW INC, the first museum led incubator hosted at the New Museum. She is also part of the founding faculty of the School of Visual Arts Products of Design MFA program, as well as the founder of the Food Design Studio at Pratt Institute. Emilie is the author of the award-winning “L.O.V.E FOODBOOK“, as well as the nationally featured cookbook, “Junk Foodie: 51 Delicious Recipes for the Lowbrow Gourmand“. She lectures and consults internationally on the transformative power of sensory experience in the lives of creators and consumers.
Science Sandbox Project:
For Science Sandbox @ New Lab, Emilie will explore the science of human perception through the lens of sweetness. Combining research in the sensory sciences with interactive technology and, of course, food, she will create a “Sweet Shop” that reveals how the human senses affect (and construct) our perception of “sweet.” The resulting multisensory buffet serves up immersive sensory science education, while also debunking one of the most desirable, dangerous and addictive flavors in our contemporary palette.