Digital Salad

Digital Salad

Digital Salad mixes art-making, technology, and farm education to produce interactive and edible learning experiences for classrooms, community spaces, and neighborhoods. Founded in 2010, the project is a collaboration between media artist Heather Mallak and urban farmer Tara Rockacy of Churchview Farm with local chef Kate Romane of e2 preparing fresh fare. Rooted in Pittsburgh, PA, the project aims to make connections between the act of growing and the act of creating, and to discover the parallels between these two practices. Using the farm as a backdrop for exploration and inquiry, both Heather and Tara work to expand the boundaries of digital learning and artistic expression in both in- and out-of-school environments. 

Heather Mallak
Founder

  • Above:
    Vegetables on a scanner (photo by Kristen Burns)

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    Slicing vegetables to scan (photo by Kristen Burns)

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    Kitchen boxes (photo by Kristen Burns)

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    Waiting for the printer (photo by Kristen Burns)