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Ad Libs: The real-deal meal?

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace, arts & entertainment editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, on Apr 7, 2011

The basil goes in the side; ginger and limes on the other side; coconuts on top. Twist the dials and the machine spits out real, honest-to-goodness Thai food. You might want to stand back, though. One sign reads "LASER IN USE."

This is the very clever, slightly snarky creation of Purin Phanichphant, a student in Stanford's MFA joint program in design. His tall machine "Authenmathai" is actually an art project that taunts society's quest for authenticity, while giving technology a kick in the shins as well. ...

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