It was a sunny day in London and I was on my way to the Somerset House. The reason: to immerse into “elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food” exhibition. After a pleasant evening, I was buzzing with ideas and inspired to use some of the innovation techniques into my personal and professional life.
Weeks later, I learned about the Hacking Bullipedia competition (organised by Ferran Adrià and Telefónica I+D) and decided to participate, together with Alissa Harger (to see our proposal, watch the last video on this post).
Ferran Adrià is a Spanish Catalan chef and an expert on Innovation. He was the head chef of the elBulli restaurant in Roses on the Costa Brava and is considered one of the best chefs in the world. Bullipedia is a project to create a professional tool based on the codification of a creative discipline (such as Cuisine). The goal of HackingBullipedia is to invite creative and talented people from around the world to contribute with their own radical ideas to the Bullipedia project. The Challenge is about collecting and developing design proposals, tools, technologies and applications to help build Bullipedia using the information available on the internet.
Although we didn’t pass to the final demo day, we are happy that our team – The Serendipity Team – achieved the Top 12 HackingBullipedia proposals list: ” twelve teams whose proposals the Jury thought were very good and had enormous difficulty in leaving out of the final list”.
The objective of our proposal was to enable better interaction of Bullipedia users with the vast amount of data collected and to be collected (dishes, recipes, ingredients, techniques, etc). But not only with data that they were looking for, but with the adjacent data that could spark new ideas. One step forward, creating a platform to engineer serendipity; enabling unforeseen connections between people, techniques, products, technology, culture and more. If you are interested, have a look on the video of our proposal:
Escrito por: Gonzalo González