From Whence It Came – laser etched lunch meat

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From Whence It Came – laser etched lunch meat

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Mleak writes –

These are my testers for a project I’m working on using processed lunch meats etched with a laser cutter. Ultimately, I would like to show the entire process from animal to ambiguous pink slice of meat over the course of a package of lunch meat, beginning here with bologna. This neat packaged disc of food has always seemed so far removed from its source.

From Whence It Came – laser etched lunch meat – Link.

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8 thoughts on “From Whence It Came – laser etched lunch meat

  1. nickjohnson says:

    Haven’t we already covered the entire universe of laser-etching-is-cool-type projects?

    I’ve seen people laser etch toast, meat, lunchmeat, matzos (sp?), fingernails, ipods, laptops, etc…. It’s just NOT NOVEL anymore.

  2. pt says:

    @nickjohnson – lunch meat was new, this might be the last one unless someone thinks of something new, if so you’ll see it here first.

    a gadget blog covers the latest in cell phones and cameras, we cover other things– like things people put under hight powered lasers.

  3. k-bot says:

    i’m glad they’re etching pictures of animals on lunch meats. it’ll remind everyone that the meat they’re about to eat isn’t just from some formed block, but from a live animal. i think a lot of ppl are disconnected, or just are just in denial, from this fact. especially children.

  4. mrmt says:

    What is so powerful here is that they imply a connection between this bologna and real meat, despite all the evidence.

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