INTERNET ART: networks, performative programming, and web as context

A Network of Rice

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Rice is one of the most important staple crops in the entire world, so I thought it would be appropriate to give it some recognition in a network. First, I researched the history of rice: where it came from, where it’s grown naturally, where it is most consumed, etc. From there I connected the dots. I included popular recipes from around the world. Second, I looked for foods you wouldn’t think would have rice in it. The main thing I found was it is included in different types of candy like Crunch and Rice Krispies (big surprise on this one especially, I know). I chose the detective/conspiracy theorist board look to make it seem like the creator (I guess me) looks like someone who is crazy about rice (I am not).

The main drive for this project was my love for food (once again I am not obsessed with rice) and different cultures. With half of my family being Mexican, I’ve had my fair share of experience with rice and rice dishes. It amazes me how something as small as rice is a common trait in so many cultures, even the ones where rice was not always there (like in the Americas).


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