Wired featured the Lickestra, my FOOD+TECH collaboration with Emilie Baltz in a piece entitled, “By licking these electric ice cream cones, you can make music”. We were dubbed “gourmet geeks”. Here’s an excerpt: ICE CREAM CAN be the reward after a successful little league game, a consolation after a bad breakup, or, in the hands of gourmet geeks, a sweet musical instrument. Designers Carla Diana and Emilie Baltz recently whipped up a musical performance where a quartet of players jammed using just a quart of vanilla ice cream and some high-tech cones. February 24, 2014.