Features

XX.1 January + February 2013
Page: 46
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Food for thought


Authors:
Jaz Choi, Robert Comber, Conor Linehan

With increasing demands on our time, everyday behaviors such as food purchasing, preparation, and consumption have become habitual and unconscious. Indeed, modern food values are focused on convenience and effortlessness, overshadowing other values such as environmental sustainability, health, and pleasure. The rethinking of how we approach everyday food behaviors appears to be a particularly timely concern. In this special section, we explore work carried out and discussed during the recent workshop “Food for Thought: Designing for Critical Reflection on Food Practices,” at the 2012 Designing Interactive Systems Conference in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. [1] (see http://www.urbaninformatics.net/resources/ffthought/ for the accepted papers).…




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