Idea Translation Lab Series
The Idea Translation Lab explores ways to create environments that promote idea generation and exchange outside the constraints of commercial markets. These cultural environments have ranged from art and design centers, like Le Laboratoire in Paris, to unusual restaurants. New ways of thinking and behaving are critical to addressing the large challenges of tomorrow—we need places where we can explore where news ways of thinking and behaving lead us.
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The authors introduce a new fiction genre—the novel catalogue—to coincide with the opening of the art and design innovation center in Paris, Le Laboratoire. The book fictionalizes the creative process of an exhibition season which opens with the artistic outcome of an experiment between Fabrice Hyber, a French artist, and Robert Langer of MIT.
Whiff is the new novel by David Edwards (“Séguier”). It derives from an actual experiment performed in Paris at the art and science innovation center Le Laboratoire. In this latest experiment, the double-Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx collaborated with the colloidal scientist Jérôme Bibette to introduce a new way of encapsulating flavors. Wishing to present these delectable capsules in an unusual way, Edwards and a group of students developed a new way of eating by aerosol, called whiffing. Whiff is also accompanied by the first “whiffing” recipes.