Instructables crowdsourced pop-up restaurant

What happens when a virtual world becomes real? What happens when a digital community becomes a physical one? In yet another sign of things to come, that’s what happened to the online realm of Instructables, “a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others,”… it became the Instructables Restaurant. Or in this site’s terms, the Instructables crowd is the beta community for crowdsourcing their own restaurant.

What makes this ‘the world’s first open source restaurant’, according to its founders? The recipe for every item on the menu (image below), the construction of the furniture, even the instructions for developing the restaurant itself are provided on the Instructables website, which sources creations by anyone from around the world.

The restaurant is currently only experienced in pop-up retail format at events throughout Amsterdam, meaning that its locations are temporary. Thus, it looks temporary, such as the one pictured above that existed for only three days at Picnic 2010, a quirky cross-discipline festival for creative conversation and collaboration. However, stay tuned for a permanent location…

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