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Eat, Cook, Grow: Mixing Human-Computer Interactions with Human-Food Interactions


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Our contemporary concerns about food range from food security to agricultural sustainability to getting dinner on the table for family and friends. This book investigates food issues as they intersect with participatory Internet culture — blogs, wikis, online photo- and video-sharing platforms, and social networks — in efforts to bring about a healthy, socially inclusive, and sustainable food future. Focusing on our urban environments provisioned with digital and network capacities, and drawing on such "bottom-up" sociotechnical trends as DIY and open source, the chapters describe engagements with food and technology that engender (re-)creative interactions. In the first section, "Eat," contributors discuss technology-aided approaches to sustainable dining, including digital communication between farmers and urban consumers and a "telematic" dinner party at which guests are present electronically. The chapters in "Cook" describe, among other things, "smart" chopping boards that encourage mindful eating and a website that supports urban wild fruit foraging. Finally, "Grow" connects human-computer interaction with achieving a secure, safe, and ethical food supply, offering chapters on the use of interactive technologies in urban agriculture, efforts to trace the provenance of food with a "Fair Tracing" tool, and other projects.

ContributorsJoon Sang Baek, Pollie Barden, Eric P. S. Baumer, Eli Blevis, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Robert Comber, Jean Duruz, Katharina Frosch, Anne Galloway, Geri Gay, Jordan Geiger, Gijs Geleijnse, Nina Gros, Penny Hagen, Megan Halpern, Greg Hearn, Tad Hirsch, Jettie Hoonhout, Denise Kera, Vera Khovanskaya, Ann Light, Bernt Meerbeek, William Odom, Kenton O'Hara, Charles Spence, Mirjam Struppek, Esther Toet, Marc Tuters, Katharine S. Willis, David L. Wright, Grant Young

About the Author

Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is Deputy Director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab and ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (Industry) at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Marcus Foth is Founder and Director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow in the School of Design at Queensland University of Technology, and coeditor of From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen (MIT Press). Greg Hearn is Professor and Director of Commercial Programs in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology.

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Mixing Human-Computer Interactions with Human-Food Interactions
Choi, Jaz Hee
Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong
Foth, Marcus
Hearn, Greg
The MIT Press
Computers Reference-Social Aspects-Human and Computer Interaction
Eat, Cook, Grow
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54 band#38;w illus.
9 x 7 in

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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » Human and Computer Interaction
Cooking and Food » General
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » Food
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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