FoodCHI 2017

Nov 17 - 18, 2017, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Deborah Lupton

University of Canberra, Australia


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Is 3D printing the future of food?

The possibilities of using 3D printing machines to fabricate a range of food products has received attention in the past few years. In this talk, I will discuss how 3D food printing has been portrayed in the online news and industry media, outlining five promissory themes that contribute to broader sociotechnical imaginaries about this novel food technology. I will also outline findings from my study involving Australian consumers' responses to and acceptance of various types of 3D printed food.

Short bio:

Deborah Lupton is Centenary Research Professor in the News & Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra. She is leader of the Smart Technology Living Lab at the University of Canberra, and the co-leader of the Digital Data & Society Consortium. Her latest authored books are Digital Sociology (Routledge, 2015), The Quantified Self (Polity, 2016) and Digital Health (Routledge, 2017), as well as the edited volumes Digitised Health, Medicine and Risk (Routledge, 2016) and The Digital Academic (Routledge, 2017, co-edited with Inger Mewburn and Pat Thomson). Her current research interests all involve aspects of digital sociology: digital health technologies, digital data cultures, self-tracking practices, digital food cultures and the digital surveillance of children and young people.

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