MobileKitchenLab, Yogyakarta

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Hacking Angkringan | Workshop in Yogyakarta

Microcells #02 Week – “We are the Lab” | 25 – 31 January 2012

Presentations, discussions, HONFablab introduction and closing party… See complete details on the HONF website


Santa Dharma

Lecture series: Hackteria, BioHacking and FoodHacking

Thu 26 Jan 10h, Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta, Kampus Iii

With Dr. Marc Dusseiller, Dr. Denisa Kera, Tommy / HONF

Prelude to the “Mobile KitchenLab Workshop – Hacking Angkringan”


Lecture series: Hackteria, BioHacking and FoodHacking

Fri 27 Jan, 14h, UKDW, Yogyakarta

With Dr. Marc Dusseiller, Dr. Denisa Kera, Tommy / HONF

Prelude to the “Mobile KitchenLab Workshop – Hacking Angkringan”


Presentation/Discussion : DIWO, Citizen Science and Hacktivism in Art and Design / Science and Technology

Mon 30 Jan, 11h, ISI, Yogyakarta

With Dr. Marc Dusseiller, Dr. Denisa Kera, HONF

MobileKitchenLab Workshop | 28 – 30 January 2012


  • Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr (CH) – dusjagr labs / hackteria
  • Denisa Kera (CZ/SG)
  • Andi Stiller (DE/ID)
  • HONFablab Team (ID)


The workshop will be hold in the new HONFablab Jalan Taman Siswa no 59 Yogyakarta


During the MobileKitchenLab workshop we aim at ..

"Hacking Ankrinan" is about the unique interactions between the kitchen and the lab as privileged spaces where our research into what is the world made of and how it relates to not only originated but developed to the present nanotech and biotech stage. Homo sapiens is after all the culinary primate accroding to Richard Wrangham book "Catching Fire: how cooking made us human" to which we would like to add that it is also a lab and science primate curious and hungry for new knowledge and techniques of probing the world around. Cooking is our first technology that helped us digest the world around and even make it taste better, which is after all also the mission of science. Back in the 16.century the scientific labs emerged from the alchemist's kitchens and the first experiments always involved tasting and not only observing. Labs became specialized places in which we probe not only edible substances only much later, and right now we are witnessing the reverse trend with molecular gastronomy that is trying to merge the kitchen and a lab again and use all this knowledge from science and how materials behave to create new edible experiences.

In our project we will let these two spaces converge again on the streets of Yogyakarta because we see the mobile push carts, angkringans, omnipresent on the streets of Indonesia, as such first mobile food laboratories connecting science, art, and food. Angkrinans are labs because there you do something with food and substances that doesn't happen in nature, you modify the materials by cooking and mixing various ingredients so they taste well, and you offer it to various people to get feedback. You connect the whole city through tastebuds and preferences for certain cooking style and meals. These science food laboratories on the streest of Indonesia keep the idea of citizen science alive because they let everyone be part of the cooking process and the feedback, even letting people interact with each other while you cook and while they eat. The DIY and DIWO approaches as the base for citizen science projects are embodied in the street food culture of Indonesia which we believe should serve as a model for all citizen science initiatives. Citizen science needs to go to the streets, it needs mobile labs, wearable labs, it needs to return the culinary homo sapiens to its roots which is in tasting and probing the world around and sharing it with others... This project is our tribute to the alchemist that made the first connection betweren cooking, destilling, understanding and playing with the world in their kitchen labs and also to the ankrinan cookers that offer such powerful metaphor for citizen science....

Hacking Angkringan

Hack it into a bar

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That's too easy :-)

Hack it into a lab

That's the real task for the next couple of days!

Detailed Workshop Schedule

Day 1 - Sat 28. Jan

Day 2 - Sun 29. Jan

Day 3 - Mon 30. Jan

The Lab Come2U – 31 January 2012

The moving portable lab goes to the street, and everybody can join and do their experiments at the lab [during the day], followed by the closing party at ISI.




Mobile food culture from a design perspective. Existing forms of mobile food culture in different countries? New forms of mobile food interaction? Relation between mobility & plurality of food? What is a good push cart? What is bad? Push Cart Pop-Demographic: Which trucks, carts and food is popular where and why? The design of the trucks: Who does that? What it expresses? City as an organism in which mobile food trucks function as some energy delivery mechanisms? What holistic, larger functions these mobile trucks serve? Bringing diversity, connecting city & parts over taste? Tuning streets into restaurants? Forms of picnicking? Public, political function? Context: Kaki Lima, Push food carts, Compact walking restaurants, Pikulans Predecessors of the trendy food trucks in US Revival of a mobile food culture in the west? Street food in Indonesia is more evolved, very plural, rich


Design Ethnography, Observation, Interview, Brainstorming, Critical Design Probes


  • use ethnography to understand user needs and new requirement
  • brainstorming to generate new design ideas and scenarios
  • critical design probes and prototyping to define new problems and questions


Where is it used? Why is important? Intro into design methods. Go to the streets. Take picture, observe, do small interviews.

1) Take pictures:

  • types of push carts
  • customers, context
  • interaction with various push carts (preparing, selling etc.)

What is typical? What is unexpected, different?

2) Observe:

  • how the push carts interact with other cars, stores, other objects?
  • interact between them?
  • type of food?
  • time of the day?
  • relation to decoration, sounds?

3) Interview:

  • how many people?
  • typical routes?
  • issues?
  • special meaning of the decoration, routes?
  • how are push carts treated in the traffic?
  • where does a food truck sleep?
  • interesting anecdotes, stories?

4) Bring materials back & brainstorm:

  • new user needs, requirements?
  • opportunities for design intervention?
  • unexpected behaviour, situation, use?


Geolocation project with mobile food?

Food with memory?

Special cuisine based on the location the food travels?

Food as a medium of stories?

Describe and document new scenario of use.

Identify some local problems & practices.


Bahasa word for this?

Molecular gastronomy techniques & relation to local practices

Spherification would be an easy one: JAMU?

Think about which technique would be easily performed in a push cart?


  • try some of the protocols on local food.
  • figure out how to use local equipment for these posh techniques
  • how to turn local cooking technique into “posh” & science protocols


Micro - Surveillance & Food

Hygiene & Food

Camera & Food


May 2011 workshop in Prague

HotKarotka project (HotDog = HotCarrot)



There is already a lot of tipps, instructions and inpirations on the wiki, go and check the Main_Page

Generic Lab Infrastructure

  • Sound System !
  • DIY Microscope
  • balance
  • clean hood
  • tools
  • hot plate
  • containers
  • storage


  • algae photo-bioreactor
  • incubator in blek krupuk
  • laser projector

Open Kitchen Discussions

DIY spherification

Labels colour, density, dispersion, education, fruit, gel, molecular gastronomy, recipe


cooking as alchemy

Ideas from UKDW presentation

what would jesus do?

  • Mobile Angkringan for:
  • laundry
  • mobile pet-care
  • t-shirt / KaosLab
  • helmet washing
  • playstation
  • free WiFi
  • massage
  • BurgerShop
  • PrintShop
  • PulsaCounter
  • Internet Café, monitors, laptops
  • KidsPlayground, RoundAbout
  • MagicArena
  • DJ-Station
  • puppet Theater
  • Boutique/ChangingRoom
  • Library
  • MusicStudio / BurnStation
  • Medical Clinic
  • UV-lamp

Print Material








download poster File:Biohackers final large.pdf

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other stuff


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produced/supported by

  • HONF


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