This project considers how the ubiquity and specificity of digital culture come into dialogue with food culture (nb. Rousseau 2012).
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 project reflects on these and related questions.
King’s lead researcher: Zeena Feldman