Eat, Cook, Grow

Mixing Human-computer Interactions With Human-food Interactions
(Book - 2014)
Eat, Cook, Grow
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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. Contributors Joon 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
Title: Eat, cook, grow
mixing human-computer interactions with human-food interactions
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts :, The MIT Press,, [2014]
Characteristics: x, 303 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: [pt. I.] Eat. A relational food network: strategy and tools to co-design a local foodshed / Joon Sang Baek, Anna Meroni, and Giulia Simeone
Technologies of nostalgia: vegetarians and vegans at Addis Ababa CafeĢ / Kit MacFarlane and Jean Duruz
What are we going to eat today? Food recommendations made easy and healthy / Jettie Hoonhout, Nina Gros, Gijs Geleijnse, Peggy Nachtigall, and Aart van Halteren
Not sharing sushi: exploring social presence and connectedness at the telematic dinner party / Robert Comber, Pollie Barden, Nick Bryan-Kinns, and Patrick Olivier
Civic intelligence and the making of sustainable food culture(s) / Justin Smith and douglas Schuler
[pt. II.] Cook. Supporting mindful eating with the InBalance Chopping Board / Esther Toet, Bernt Meerbeek, and Jettie Hoonhout
Encouraging fresh food choices with mobile and social technologies: learning from the FlavourCrusader Project / Grant Young and Penny Hagen
Probing the market: using cultural probes to inform design for sustainable food practices at a farmers' market / Eric P.S. Baumer, Megan Halpern, Vera Khovanskaya, and Geri K. Gay
Re-placing food: place, embeddedness, and local food / Katharine S. Willis, Katharina Frosch, and Mirjam Struppek
[pt. III.] Grow. "You don't have to be a gardener to do urban agriculture": understanding opportunities for designing interactive technologies to support urban food production / William Odom
Augmented agriculture, algorithms, aerospace, and alimentary architectures / Jordan Geiger
The allure of provenance: tracing food through user-generated production information / Ann Light
Beyond gardening: a new approach to HCI and urban agriculture / Tad Hirsch
Hungry for data: metabolic interaction from farm to fork to phenotype / Marc Tuters and Denisa Kera
Food futures: three provocations to challenge HCI interventions / Greg Hearn and David Lindsay Wright
Bringing technology to the dining table / Charles Spence
List of recipes.
Local Note: 53 211
Additional Contributors: Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong 1980-
Foth, Marcus
Hearn, Greg 1957-
ISBN: 9780262026857
Statement of Responsibility: [edited by] Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Marcus Foth, and Greg Hearn
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Dinners and dining. Agriculture. Online social networks. Food Social aspects.
Topical Term: Dinners and dining.
Online social networks.
LCCN: 2013029585
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