Logic Bonbon: exploring food as computational artifact

Jialin Deng, Patrick Olivier, Josh Andres, Kirsten Ellis, Ryan Wee, Florian "Floyd" Mueller

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Abstract

In recognition of food's significant experiential pleasures, culinary practitioners and designers are increasingly exploring novel combinations of computing technologies and food. However, despite much creative endeavors, proposals and prototypes have so far largely maintained a traditional divide, treating food and technology as separate entities. In contrast, we present a "Research through Design"exploration of the notion of food as computational artifact: wherein food itself is the material of computation. We describe the Logic Bonbon, a dessert that can hydrodynamically regulate its flavor via a fluidic logic system. Through a study of experiencing the Logic Bonbon and reflection on our design practice, we offer a provisional account of how food as computational artifact can mediate new interactions through a novel approach to food-computation integration, that promotes an enriched future of Human-Food Interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsSteven Drucker, Julie Williamson, Koji Yatani
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781450391573
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2022 - New Orleans, United States of America
Duration: 29 Apr 20225 May 2022
Conference number: 40th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3491102 (ACM Digital Library - proceedings)
https://chi2022.acm.org/ (Website)
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3491101 (Extended Abstracts)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2022
Abbreviated titleCHI 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityNew Orleans
Period29/04/225/05/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • Edible Fluidics
  • Food Design
  • Human-Food Interaction

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