Department of Media Study News & Events

Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series starts February 23, 2010

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Please join Stefani Bardin
on Tuesday February 23rd at 6 pm
in Room 232 in the Center for Fine Arts

for the launch of the
FOOD AND EMERGING MEDIA SPEAKER SERIES.

The first speaker will be David Szanto an adjunct professor of gastronomy and communications at l’Université du Québec à Montréal and the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. With a master’s degree in Food Culture and Communications, he is currently a graduate student in design and interaction at Concordia University in Montréal. Below is a synopsis of his talk. Click here for a poster for the series (.pdf) (with some dates and times to be added).

Towards Intelligent Gastronomy: Equilibrating Human Food Systems

The current state of human food production and consumption is in social, environmental, economic, and cultural crisis. This condition calls for a new perspective on food-world variables and their interactions, as well as a means to remedy emerging issues. Starting with a modified interpretation of gastronomy that encompasses the entire food realm both as we perceive it and create it, let us consider a new food-systems concept: intelligent gastronomy. What can we learn from biological, economic, or computing systems that might bring control and remediation mechanisms into our food production and consumption chains? And how might borrowing from game theory contribute to collaborative, rather than competitive, food-system models?

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3 Responses

  1. […] Stefani Bardin is featured in the UB Reporter discussing her food-related media projects and the Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series she curated this semester. “Food is the new black,” says adjunct media study instructor […]

  2. PAT says:

    THE POSTER IS NOT LARGE ENOUGH TO EVEN READ THE SPEAKERS’ NAMES!!!!

    • clee says:

      Hi Pat – Thanks for the feedback — I’ve made the image link to the actual poster pdf which is much bigger.

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