DigitalSalad, an edible art project-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, September 2, 2011

DigitalSalad, an edible art project

Opening Friday, Sept. 2, 6pm-11pm DigitalSalad, an edible art project | |

DigitalSalad is an edible art project that involves growers, creatives and technology to generate an artful community learning experience through installation with performative aspects and online and gallery exhibition. The charm of a local farmette will be installed in the urban, neighborhood gallery space, assemble. Throughout the month - eat fresh local harvest, connect to others in the community and sit for a spell, imagine yourself transported to the farm. Each Friday from 3pm until dusk, visit the pop-up produce stand and participate in digital salad making. Join us, September 9th at 10am for an on-site chef prepared brunch tasting of harvest from Churchview Farm. Add your photos to the collection of crowd-sourced images of community gardens, personal plots to what you are eating on your plate. Submit it to

Heather Mallak is a seasoned installation artist and digital innovation professional. She utilizes her degree in interactive media working for such clients as Girls, Math & Science Partnership, Carnegie Science Center, the Mattress Factory and recently the YWCA. Heather has been producing and curating shows, performances, exhibits and installations in and around Pittsburgh for more than a decade. Her personal work has appeared on television, in magazines, and in numerous blogs. In recent years, she has expanded her circle of influence, broadening her sense of community and collaborators. Heather is the HM of DYHM Creative

Assemble is a community space for arts and technology, located at 5125 Penn Avenue in the heart of the Penn Avenue Arts District. Our programs include monthly openings during the Unblurred gallery crawls, as well as workshops, lectures and community activities with a focus on providing quality creative programming for the children of our neighborhood. Assemble will activate the community with the contributions and presence of the audience and makers. Assemble is a not-for-profit organization with an active, contributing board.