is focused on developing a digitally connected, self-aware kitchen with knowledge and memory of its activities. The program explores new foods, new technologies for preparing food, and new social interactions that will arise in the kitchen of the future. The plan is to invent and experiment with new utensils, appliances, and communications media that can be applied in domestic settings. Unlike an office or a living room, the kitchen is the locus of the most intense family interaction, as well as much tool and appliance usage. This makes it a fundamentally interesting context for new research.