RMIT University, Australia
Welcome to the second FoodCHI (Food Computer-Human Interaction) symposium, organised by the Design and Creative Practice ECP at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Building on the inaugural FoodCHI symposium held at Queensland University of Technology in 2014, this year’s FoodCHI brings together national and international experts across design, digital media, art and sociology to participate in critical discussions around the role of design and technology in shaping of future foodscapes.
Our aims are to strengthen the FoodCHI community and help it move forward via sharing and building on experiences, issues, opportunities, and challenges across related fields of research and practice. There will be networking opportunities across different disciplines, knowledge exchange, community engagement, and sharing of ideas and experiences in a bid to chart robust approaches for technologically enabled food futures.
In this unique 2 day event, we invite participants to four sessions of delicious discussion and hands-on activities (program organised like a food menu incorporating art performances) around different facets of food experiences. Along with piloting an innovative program, this cross-disciplinary symposium will pioneer debates about how the convergence between design, technology and food can address real-world problems (i.e. 3D printing food to address poverty). Moving beyond traditional outcomes, the symposium will create an open-source report and design cards that practitioners can use in real-world projects delivering the value that design could bring to a broader context.
Identifying and investigating ways of improving understanding of and practices around food consumption.
Ideas and insights on the food ecologies and infrastructures.
Methods and techniques to understand and experiment with food as material.
Multisensorial and playful aspects of human-food interaction.
Practices, values, and beliefs around food.
HDR presentations, mindmaps and expansion
Recap and future pathways
The FoodCHI will happen in RMIT Design Hub building, which is one of the newest and most iconic buildings of RMIT University.It houses a community of architects, designers, curators and students for collaborative, inter-disciplinary design research and education within a purpose-built, 10-storey building that also includes RMIT University's School of Architecture & Design and the RMIT Design Archives.
Design hub Paviilion 4,
Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets, Carlton VIC 300
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Dr. Rohit Ashok Khot
Exertion Games Lab,
RMIT University, Australia
Rohit Ashok Khot is the Deputy Director of the Exertion Games Lab; and VC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Media and Comm. at RMIT University, Australia. Rohit leads the node on ‘Data and new materialities’ within the Design & Creative Practice ECP, where he is exploring the implication of food printing and molecular sensing towards personalized nutrition and improving food literacy.
Dr. Jaz Hee-jeong Choi
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jaz Hee-Jeong Choi is the Director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She is also the founder and acting chair of ACM SIGCHI FoodCHI. Her research explores how various forms of digital and playful experiences are designed, developed, and integrated in different cultural contexts with a focus on self-care and mutual aid.
We acknowledge our proud sponsors Design & Creative Practice ECP and RMIT ECP Capacity Development Funds for their generous support to make this event happen. We also acknowledge the internal support of the School of Media and Communication, Exertion Games Lab and Centre for Game Design Research at RMIT University and The Urban Informatics Research Lab at QUT Design Lab, Queensland University of Technology towards this event.