Modernist Cuisine - Day 5

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The Modernist Cuisine Catalyst wrapped up with a tasting of each team's amuse bouche.  They had the morning to prep, cook, and assemble 100 spoons.
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The following are the 7 final bites in order of presentation and suggested consumption:

1. Deconstructed deviled eggs by Alex Young and Xin Chang
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2. Not Quite Spring Roll by Will Hahn and Li Ren
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3. Thai Ground Pork Salad by Kamon Liu and DK
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4. East-West Chip and Dip by Stephanie Hahn and Yong Gyun Noh
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5. Honey Bacon Apple by Pyi Maung and Sam Clausen
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6. Starfish_on_the_Beach by Nick Kramer and Kelly Kraemer
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7. Milk and Coffee by Lauren Flemming, Elliot Spronk and Xiao Han
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Modernist Cuisine - Day 4

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Day 4 was dedicated to each team finalizing their dish, planning and prepping for 100 bites.  Each team was given $50 to purchase whatever materials they needed at the Seward Co-op.

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Chef Steven Brown assisted the teams for the majority of the morning and consulted on concept, presentation, flavor, texture, plating, etc.

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The students then joined with Dean Fisher and Chef Steven Brown for Lunch at Pig Ate My Pizza. We had an amazing pizza experience with Chef Mike Brown.

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Chef Mike Brown then gave us a tour of the newly re-opened Travail restaurant.
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Modernist Cuisine - Day 3

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Day three featured lectures by both instructors Barry and Randy and began the testing phase of the design process.

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Each team was given $25 to buy groceries at Seward Co-op to begin testing their three ideas.

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Teams then had the afternoon to experiment and ultimately decide on one direction to focus on for Day 4.

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The day concluded with a special dessert tasting at La Belle Vie with Pastry Chef Diane Yang.

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Modernist Cuisine - Day 2

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Day two was all about inspiration and idea generation.  Pastry Chef Diane Yang of La Belle Vie visited the class in the morning to demonstrate and discuss plating of a dish.
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We then took an outing to Piccolo to meet with Chef Doug Flicker.  Doug described his creative process and then the students had a few hours to develop ideas with Doug for their amuse bouche (one bite mouth amusement) that they will need to plan and serve on Friday.

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The day concluded with an inspirational dinner at Tilia where Chef Steven Brown served up a multi-course tasting menu for the class.

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Students were charged to develop a list of ingredients to prototype a few ideas the next day.



Modernist Cuisine - Day 1

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Day one in Modernist Cuisine was an introduction to the mechanical and chemical means of manipulating food ingredients into different forms and structures.  Here is our welcome introduction selfie for the class.  Prof Randy Ewoldt is on the left and Prof Barry Kudrowitz is on the right.    Randy studies sticky gooey slimy fluids and Barry studies product design.
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The catalyst began with a knife workshop and an intro to some of the kitchen tools.

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Randy led an introduction to a variety of chemical means of manipulating the texture of liquids.
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Making carrot juice into whip:
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Making spheres of tea with agar and sodium alginate
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Reverse sphereification with yogurt:
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Making foams and airs:
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and using some other strange materials like basil seeds:1-basil_seed.jpg

CATALYST 2014_ARCHITECT'S BOOK_DAY 4

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PROCESS_STUDENT: TYLER MACNEAL

CATALYST 2014_ARCHITECT'S BOOK_DAY 3

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UMN ANDERSEN LIBRARY UNDERGROUND COLLECTIONS

CATALYST 2014_ARCHITECT'S BOOK_DAY 2

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MAUREEN CUMMINS AT THE PRESS, MCBA

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CATALYST 2014_ARCHITECT'S BOOK_DAY 1

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BLACK ON BLACK. LEARNING PAPER, PIGMENT, LETTERPRESS. STUDENT: SEAN HIGGINS

Catalyst2014_Hearing Space_Joe Mollen

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Learning Max (a grasshopper-like program) was really easy from the beginning.

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Ok it wasn't, but once we got going some of it started making sense.

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I was able to create a file that could play two sinetones at once and modulate one of them. After that I set up a randomizer to change frequencies, and then I used garageband to combine them.


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After that we recorded Foley Sounds, which hopefully will inform our project scope.

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CATALYST 2014_SYLLABUS_SENTIENT ARTIFACTS

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CATALYST 2014_LECTURE POSTER

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CATALYST 2014_GENERAL SCHEDULE

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Catalyst 2014 Itinerary.pdf


Monday, March 10

8:30AM__Bagels & Coffee, Rapson Hall Courtyard

9:00AM__Catalyst Kickoff, Rapson Hall Courtyard

12:05PM__Lecture: Maureen Cummins, Rapson Hall 43

6:00PM__Lecture: Decker Yeadon, Bell Museum Auditorium

 

Tuesday, March 11

6:00PM__Lecture: Michael J. Schumacher, Rapson Hall 100

 

Wednesday, March 12

12:05PM__Lecture: Barry Kudrowitz, Rapson Hall 43

6:00PM__Lecture: Randy Ewoldt, Bell Museum Auditorium

 

Thursday, March 13

6:00PM__Lecture: Lucy Dunne, Rapson Hall 100

 

Friday, March 14

2:00-5:00PM__Catalyst Final Show Exhibition and Presentations, Rapson Hall Courtyard

CATALYST 2014_BLOG_THE ARCHITECT'S BOOK

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Blog for The Architect's Book workshop: http://architectsbook.wordpress.com/

CATALYST 2014_SYLLABUS_THE ARCHITECT'S BOOK

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CATALYST 2014_SYLLABUS_HEARING SPACE

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CATALYST 2014_BLOG_STIMULUS PACKAGE

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Here's the link to the blog for the Stimulus Package workshop: http://arch5110.wordpress.com/

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CATALYST 2014_CDES EVENTS CALENDAR

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Click HERE to see the Catalyst Week events on the College of Design events calendar.

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CATALYST 2014_SYLLABUS_MODERNIST CUISINE

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CATALYST 2014_POSTER_THE ARCHITECT'S BOOK

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CATALYST 2014_POSTER_HEARING SPACE

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CATALYST 2014_POSTER_MAPPING PERCEPTIONS

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CATALYST 2014_POSTER_STIMULUS PACKAGE

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CATALYST 2014_WORKSHOP SUMMARIES

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SENSORY PERCEPTIONS: ARCHITECTURE AS CATALYST 2014

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Sensory Perceptions: Architecture as Catalyst 2014 includes a range of workshops exploring how we sense architecture, how we represent or model these perceptions, and how architects can leverage sensory investigations in the design process. Workshops highlight how fundamental notions of sight, smell, hearing taste and touch can offer a departure point for an intense and forward-thinking investigation that extends the disciplines of architecture and design.

The Architecture as Catalyst program is an innovative feature of the School of Architecture's graduate M.Arch curriculum.  Each spring, Catalyst week offers the potential for a rigorous, immersive, transformative and creative break for students and faculty during the semester.  Workshops are led by a governing faculty who hosts an outside guest (an educator, practitioner, artist) recognized as a leader within their field or specialty. Together, the instructors collaborate to meet the primary goal of catalyst:  to expose students to themes and skill-sets which may not be addressed in the regular studio sequence.  Each guest also delivers a lecture during the week, open to the design community.

Architecture as Catalyst 2014 runs from March 10-14. 
The Catalyst Final Show Exhibition and Presentations begins at 2:00pm on Friday, March 14, in the Rapson Hall Courtyard.

WORKSHOPS
THE ARCHITECT'S BOOK: FORMING SPATIAL MEANINGS
Guest: Maureen Cummins, Artist
Faculty: Andrea J. Johnson
HEARING SPACE: SOUND AS ARCHITECTURAL MEDIUM
Guest: Michael J. Schumacher, Adjunct Professor, Digital Media NYU/Poly
Faculty: Jim Lutz
STIMULUS PACKAGE
Guest: Martina Decker & Peter Yeadon, Founding Partners, Decker Yeadon
Faculty: Blaine Brownell
MAPPING PERCEPTIONS AND CHANGING VIEWPOINTS
Guest: Andrea Ponsi, Architetto
Faculty: John Comazzi
MODERNIST CUISINE AS DESIGN: CONSTRUCTING WITH FOAMS, GELS AND EMULSIONS
Guest: Randy H. Ewoldt, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Faculty: Barry Kudrowitz
SENTIENT ARTIFACTS
Faculty: Lucy Dunne

LECTURES
BOOKS THAT HOUSE HISTORY: THE ARCHIVAL EXPLORATIONS OF MAUREEN CUMMINS
Maureen Cummins
Monday, March 10, 12:00pm, Rapson 54
SENSE AND SEMBLANCE
Martina Decker and Peter Yeadon
Monday, March 10, 6:00pm, Bell Museum Auditorium
MAPPING PERCEPTIONS AND CHANGING VIEWPOINTS (CANCELLED)
Andrea Ponsi
Tuesday, March 11, 6:00pm, Rapson 100
ROOM PIECES
Michael J. Schumacher
Tuesday, March 11, 6:00pm, Rapson 100
CREATIVE METHODS IN MODERNIST CUISINE
Barry Kudrowitz
Wednesday, March 12, 12:05pm, Rapson 43
DESIGN WITH SQUISHY MATERIALS
Randy H. Ewoldt
Wednesday, March 12, 6:00pm, Bell Museum Auditorium
DESIGNING INTERACTION AND RESPONSE
Lucy Dunne
Thursday, March 13, 6:00pm, Rapson 100

Support for the Architecture as Catalyst program is provided by the Cass Gilbert Fund.

Contact:
Andrea J. Johnson
Catalyst 2014 Coordinator
andreajj@umn.edu