Dream Machine created by Emilie Baltz
Emilie Baltz believes in unicorns. She hunts for what does not (yet) exist and is dedicated to creating new possibilities in the world.
Emilie works as an experiential artist, food designer and educator and is best known for her work at the intersection of food and sensory storytelling. She is based in New York City and is a founding member of NEW INC, the first museum led incubator hosted at the New Museum.
Baltz’s work has been commissioned by EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center), The Vitra Design Museum, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, New Media Scotland, Trienal of Portugal, Eyebeam, New Zealand Food Institute, Yale University and The Museum of Art and Design. She is the former Creative Director of the Museum of Sex, New York, and has collaborated with Chefs Albert Adria, Alain Passard, Celler de Can Roca, artist David Byrne, Droog Design, Cheval Blanc and Limoges Porcelain on food and drink experiences and publications. Her corporate clients include LVMH, Microsoft, AOL, Ebay, F&W Media, Bombay Sapphire, Ketel One, Dupont, Panasonic and PUMA.
Emilie is the author of the award-winning “L.O.V.E FOODBOOK“, recipient of Best First Cookbook in the World at the Prix Gourmand held annually in the Louvre, Paris; as well as the nationally featured cookbook, “Junk Foodie: 51 Delicious Recipes for the Lowbrow Gourmand“. She lectures internationally on the transformational power of food experience in the lives of creators and consumers.
Her speaking engagements include appearances at TEDx, DLD, PSFK Conference, Ignite Conference, Creative Mornings, TODAY Show, NBC, Wall Street Journal, D-CRIT and more. Baltz is based in New York City and is part of the founding faculty of the School of Visual Arts Products of Design program as well as the founder of the Food Design Studio at Pratt Institute. She holds a BA in Film Studies from Vassar College and an MID from Pratt Institute.
The Dream Machine is a multi-player, olfactory organ performance that combines smell with sound, touch and light in a single interactive experience.