Digital Food Cultures is an interdisciplinary workshop to be held at King’s College London on 5 July 2017.
Academic scholarship has yet to fully consider how the ubiquity and specificity of digital culture come into dialogue with food culture (nb. Rousseau 2012). This workshop seeks to address this gap, and in so doing, to advance theorisation of the digital everyday. In what ways do routine digital technologies – for instance, social media platforms, smartphone apps and algorithms – contribute to the ethical, political, economic and social registers of cooking and eating? How do these technologies contribute to wider understandings of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ food? How do digitised food practices map onto existing geographies of knowledge, power and cultural representation? Is digital culture rewriting the narratives of authority, authenticity and access by which food cultures have traditionally been theorised? This interdisciplinary workshop seeks to reflect on these and related questions.
This event is co-organised by Zeena Feldman (King’s College London) and Mike Goodman (University of Reading). We would like to thank the Centre for Digital Culture and the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London for supporting this workshop.