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Playful In-between: People, Place, and Technology for Sustainable Food Futures

Date: 08/01/2013

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: 225 Rapson Hall

Cost: Free


Please join us for a lecture from visiting scholar Dr. Jaz Choi from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Jaz’s research interests are in playful technology, particularly the ways in which various forms of playful interaction are designed, developed, and integrated in different cultural contexts. In her research, she has developed a new conceptual approach to urban sustainability that recognizes ‘play’ as the core of transformative interactions in cities as technosocial networks.

In this talk, Jaz will introduce the three-year research project – Eat, Cook, Grow: Ubiquitous Technology for Sustainable Food Culture in the City – exploring urban food practices to engage people in healthier, more environmentally sustainable, and socially inclusive eating, cooking, and growing food in their everyday lives. She will discuss the opportunities network and interactive technologies present to playfully engage people in sustained, active, and thoughtful human-food interactions through human-computer interaction.

Presented by the College of Design's Product Design program.


  • Name: Barry Kudrowitz
  • E-mail: barryk@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: College of Design

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Roberta L. Juarez, Physical Access Coordinator, rljuarez@umn.edu, (612) 624-1801.

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