Lovable geeks that we are, we've always got a watchful eye on developments in 3D printing technology. Its amazing to see interest spreading through a whole host of disciplines. Core77's very own Matt Brown has even speculated on how such technologies might influence food production in his design fiction work.
Well, according to a report that appeared on CNN Money yesterday, Matt's fantasies may not be so far-fetched. Working alongside the opensource Fab@Home project, students and researchers at Cornell have been experimenting with printing quite a variety of edibles.
The team are seemingly looking to get these babies out into mass production—aiming for a price point comparable to that of an iPad.
Sam Dunne is a designer, strategist and writer based in London. Sam is founder of design strategy agency Cohere and Contributing Editor at Core77—reporting broadly on design, technology, food and object culture.