EAT is an art installation about consumption. It was produced
as a class project for Michael Naimark's "Virtual Environments"
class in 1989 at the San Francisco Art Institute where it received
an SFAI Spring Show Gold Award.
EAT is a short single-user experience, where the participant
is seated alone at a formal dining arrangement and orders food from
a live waiter with a menu. The waiter then lifts up the plate cover,
revealing the requested "food" projected on the dinner
plate. Also on the table, a large red button labelled EAT
may be pressed.
EAT consists of a formally arranged dining table, video projector,
videodisc and player, Mac II computer, hardcopy menu and guest checks,
and live performer. The table, props, menu, guest checks, videodisc,
and programming were all produced by the class.