Design of cyber food: beginning to understand food as computational artifact

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With a growing interest in HCI around food, there is a trend to combine computing technology and food to facilitate novel eating experiences. However, most current systems tend to superimpose the technology over food rather than consider food itself as a focal interaction material. This paper proposes a more direct computational food integration by conceptualizing the notion of "Cyber Food", accentuating "food as computational artifact", where food embodies digital computation that can be ultimately consumed and digested by the human body. With this work, we attempt to open a new pathway to enrich human-food interactions beyond the traditional boundaries between the physical (edible) and digital realms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2021 - Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsYoshifumi Kitamura, Aaron Quigley, Katherine Isbister, Takeo Igarashi
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380959
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021 - Online, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021
Conference number: 39th (Proceedings) (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021
Abbreviated titleCHI 2021
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  • Eating
  • Food
  • Human-Food Interaction

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