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School of Social and Political Science: Research


Digital food: from paddock to platform

Digital food: from paddock to platform
Speaker: Professor Tania Lewis # RMIT University Melbourne, Australia; Hosted by: Dr Ana Tominc # QMU University, Edinburgh
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Date and Time
6th Sep 2018 17:00 - 6th Sep 2018 18:00
Halle Lecture Theatre, Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh EH21 6UU

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.

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