Algorithmic Cooks

Collaborator - Mimi Jiao

Runway GPT-2, python
Algorithmic Cooks is an exploration into how technology can shape food culture. It is a compilation of machine learning generated recipes about physicalizing our food culture homogenization, and inspecting it with our taste buds. While GPT-2 text generation still feels unrealistic and impractical, it allows us to train a model with a dataset of recipes scraped from different recipe websites to generate innovative recipes based on those we are familiar with.

Data Collection

I scraped recipes from the major recipe websites and small regional recipe websites, and then fed them into Runway GPT-2 text generation to train a model to generate recipes. The learning outcome of different unique recipes loses the cultural essence that recipes originally bear with.