Tarshaa Krishnaraj is a designer and creative technologist based in New York City investigating the cultural touchpoints of A.I. through design and film.

She imagines design as future states of being, informed by the current climate of our existence.  Using technology, A.I., humor and function she crafts empathetic design solutions that ask bigger questions about our future realities. 


Open to collaborations.



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Tarshaa Krishnaraj







SUGARCUBE, 2023

in collab with TOTH LAB™


For a future where lab-grown rocks become containers for chemically processed food. They grow buttery, meaty and fatty foods that represent a failed American Dream.

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Sugarcube was filmed with all it’s absurdity in grocery stores and delis. The rocks on the cart and the worn out machines became part of this food future where we eat these lab-grown objects. We retrieve them from the ground below only by foraging. They are being stocked in the aisles, prepared to enter the bellies of consumers. 



Research:

• Food is running out because of top soil erosion

• We currently overexploit Earth by about 75 percent and will need the     equivalent of two planets by 2030 unless major changes are done.

• Food prices will increase 180 percent by 2030.



My focus: If we were to find natural resources to pre-determine food factors, how can they become an engine to a future supply of food that feeds our population?




3D Rock Prototype:



The chemistry occurs inside the rock. Through gaseous exchanges, the surrounding rocks epigenetically evolve to produce these similar lab grown foods.  Once opened as shown in the model above, the exact chemistry of the food can be extracted. 



Drawings with potential food futures:




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