'Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow' at the Museum of Modern Art

Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow

Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow, James King

On display as part of the Museum of Modern Art's Design and the Plastic Mind exhibit is a piece by James King called "Dressing the Meat of Tomorrow." This exhibit explores the technique that allows edible meat to be grown in a laboratory from sample cells. King discusses the process and what this meat might look and taste like:

"A mobile magnetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit scours the countryside looking for the most beautiful examples of livestock. The elected specimen is scanned from head to toe, and accurate cross-sectional images of it inner organs are generated... to create molds for the in vitro meat. We... might still want to re-create a familiar shape to better remind us where the 'artificial' meat came from."

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