Choco-hepatitis C

Viral Confections are chocolates shaped into the molecular structure of the hepatitis C virus.


A model of the virus was printed as a rapid prototype from a 3D algorithmic illustration of the virus from the Protein Data Bank. The chocolates were then cast into the molecular form. Part of the Sentimental Objects in Attempts to Befriend a Virus series, the truffles do not carry hepatitis C. Desire to eat them is mixed with a repulsion for the virus, a dialectic which has proved to be an exciting and approachable way to ignite discussion and create awareness about an extremely prevalent and underrepresented disease.

Taste them at the dorkbot-nyc meeting which takes place today, April 4th at Location One in SoHo.

By Caitlin Berrigan.