Saturday, June 02, 2007

Food and Language - The paper napkin as hybrid, interface or multi-task device?

We eat & talk through the mouth - a meal with friends is about good food and good conversation. This paper napkin, found in a Greek restaurant in Dorsten/Germany, fulfills the practical purposes of its cloth predecessor, while at the same time carrying -like the page of a book - text and images.

In the everyday, the real and the abstract, fabric and paper, nutrition and expression, mind and body, are linked in many ways, through the senses.


Blogger Arielle said...

This paper napkin reminds me of the ones we sometimes found in Greek, Italian or French restaurants during past holidays.
Some of them had hilarious translations from Greek, Italian or French into English and reading through them would make our meals even more enjoyable.

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