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

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2014
Author(s): Jaz Hee-jeong Choi; Marcus Foth; Greg Hearn
Publisher: MIT Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Communication, Networking & Broadcasting ;  Computing & Processing ;  General Topics for Engineers
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Abstract

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

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      Front Matter

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      Eat

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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 View full abstract»

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      A Relational Food Network: Strategy and Tools to Co-design a Local Foodshed

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Designing for Territorial Development, Feeding Milan: Designing a Local Foodshed, The Project Philosophy: Making Things Happen through Conviviality, Feeding Milan: The Digital Platform, The Farmer's Foodbox: A Design Experiment, Conclusions: A Relational Network, Acknowledgments, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      Technologies of Nostalgia: Vegetarians and Vegans at Addis Ababa Café

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      This chapter contains sections titled: “Making It Pretty”: Physical, Digital, and Cultural Transformations, Facebook on the Menu: Hybrid Familial Networks, An African Hut on the Highway: Transformation from Within, Online Ethnic Grazing and Browsing, “Liking” as Cosmopolitan Performance: Identity Construction Offline and Online, Others Constructed by Others: Associative Identity and Facebook Nostalgia, Connecting with Alternate Communities: Vegetarians and Vegans at Addis Ababa Café, Linking to Origins: Bridgespace and the Local, Conclusion: The Tension between “Tradition and Innovation” in Addis Ababa Café, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      What Are We Going to Eat Today? Food Recommendations Made Easy and Healthy

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      This chapter contains sections titled: A Problem with Food?, Can Computers Help?, Toward the Development of a Support Tool, Evaluation, Discussion, Conclusions and Future Work, Acknowledgments, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      Not Sharing Sushi: Exploring Social Presence and Connectedness at the Telematic Dinner Party

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Telematic Dinner Party, Telematic Dining, Summary, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References View full abstract»

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      Civic Intelligence and the Making of Sustainable Food Culture(s)

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Objective, Context, Review of Research Methods, Findings, Landscapes and Place, Conclusions: Patterns Identified, References View full abstract»

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      Cook

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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 View full abstract»

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      Supporting Mindful Eating with the InBalance Chopping Board

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Design Directions, Idea Generation, Conceptual Design, Detailed Design and Functional Prototype, User Evaluation of Final Concept, Conclusion and Discussion, Acknowledgments, References View full abstract»

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      Encouraging Fresh Food Choices with Mobile and Social Technologies: Learning from the FlavourCrusader Project

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Buying Local, Prototyping a Mobile Australian Seasonal Produce Guide, What We Learned, In Closing, Acknowledgments, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      Probing the Market: Using Cultural Probes to Inform Design for Sustainable Food Practices at a Farmers' Market

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Farmers' Markets, Cultural Probes, Designing a Diary, Distributing the Diaries, Interpreting the Responses, A Diary Redesigned, Discussion and Methodological Considerations, Implications and Conversations, Acknowledgments, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      Re-placing Food: Place, Embeddedness, and Local Food

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Scrumping, Foraging, Scrounging, and Collecting, Case Study of Mundraub.org, Discussion: Embedded Relationships with Food and Place, Summary, Acknowledgments, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      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. 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 View full abstract»

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      “You Don't Have to Be a Gardener to Do Urban Agriculture”: Understanding Opportunities for Designing Interactive Technologies to Support Urban Food Production

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Background: Global Food Demand and Urban Agriculture, Methods, Findings, Design Implications and Opportunities, Conclusions and Future Work, Acknowledgments, References View full abstract»

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      Augmented Agriculture, Algorithms, Aerospace, and Alimentary Architectures

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      This chapter contains sections titled: VLOs (Very Large Organizations), A Case Study: Hyperculture—Earth as Interface, Repetition and Variation, Earth Interface: Writing (and Reading), Screen Interface: Reading (and Writing), Aerospace and Alimentary Architectures, Post-Production, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      The Allure of Provenance: Tracing Food through User-Generated Production Information

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Provenance as Marketing, Fair Tracing: Overview of a Provenance Project, Researching Provenance Content, Experiencing Provenance, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References View full abstract»

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      Beyond Gardening: A New Approach to HCI and Urban Agriculture

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Understanding Urban Agriculture, From Urban Form to Urban Experience, From Cultivation to Food Provisioning, An (Expanded) Definition, A Framework, Case Study: Sunroot Gardens, Conclusions, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      Hungry for Data: Metabolic Interaction from Farm to Fork to Phenotype

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      This chapter contains sections titled: But Is It Local?, Problematizing Context Awareness, Food, Technology, and Politics, Product Ontology, Cosmopolitics of the Table, Design Scenario: Diet-Tribe Diatribes, Summary, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      Food Futures: Three Provocations to Challenge HCI Interventions

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      This chapter contains sections titled: The Image of the Future, Two Images of the Future of Food, Food Zones, The Food Futures Cube, Provocation 1: Augmented Reality—Near-Future Storying of Supermarket Foods, Provocation 2: What Will I Print for Daystart (Formerly Known as “Breakfast”)?, Provocation 3: Legislation of “Neighborhood Food Sanctuaries”, Conclusions, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      Epilogue: Bringing Technology to the Dining Table

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Conclusions, Notes, References View full abstract»

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      List of Recipes

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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 View full abstract»

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      Index

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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 View full abstract»