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School of Social and Political Science: Research


Digital food: from paddock to platform

Event Name Digital food: from paddock to platform
Start Date 6th Sep 2018 5:00pm
End Date 6th Sep 2018 6:00pm
Duration 1 hour

In this talk I provide a cook’s tour of the growing entanglements between the digital and the
world of food, arguing that the culinary world is a generative space through which to understand
the evolving but often hidden role of the digital in our everyday lives. At the same time, I
examine the growing role of the digital in shaping a wide range of food practices, from food
photography on social media and cooking and eating videos on YouTube and Youku to food
politics and the digital. I conclude the talk by discussing the role of big food players and their use
of social media in an era of data management and monitoring.

Student lying on grass reading book