Drink, Make Feast was a creative immersive eating experience that formed one of the Acts in the Other Feast (part of the MIT Media Lab Other Festival )

The Other Feast was an immersive, multi-sensory experience in four acts. Each act explored a different theme of eating, from mysterious to playful to communal. Drink, Make, Feast was the first act which did not involve food. Instead, diners were encouraged to tangibly participate in the design of their eating experience, by getting crafty, creative and experimental with the very utensils they use to gorge at the Feast.

At the centerpiece of the table was a modified 'Christmas cracker' that allowed people to tear open the cracker with others, and reveal the materials they were to use to construct their own utensils. Inside the cracker were pictures of example utensils as well as the 'ingredients' for the utensils: a variety of Popsicle sticks, tongue depressors, toothpicks, and rubber bands. A postcard inside asked diners to submit pictures of the utensils they built, some of which can be seen below.

'Christmas Cracker' centre piece containing materials with which to
make utensils
Diners ripping the cracker open

Examples of utensils which diners could make with the materials in
the cracker
Details of the 'Ingredients' included in the cracker with which diners could make utensils

Some of the range of utensils created during the feast

A collaboration with Janice Wang as part of the Other Feast at the MIT Media Lab Other Festival (May 2013)