This computer will grow your food in the future

Published June 13, 2017

Dr. Caleb Harper talks about his MIT project where the environment to grow any fruit or vegetable is re-created in so-called "food computers".

«In here we design climate. And that climate codes flavor and codes nutrition» Caleb Harper

Dr. Caleb Harper leads a group of engineers, architects, urban planners, economists and plant scientists in the exploration and development of high performance urban agricultural systems. He is the principal investigator and director of the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAG) at the MIT Media Lab. Under his guidance, a diverse group of engineers, architects, urbanists, economists and plant scientists (what he calls an “anti-disciplinary group”) is developing an open-source agricultural hardware, software and data common aiming to create a more agile, transparent and collaborative food system.