Food in the City

Amanda McDonald Crowley at the Food and Emerging Media speaker series:
Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series, organized by Stefani Bardin, examined the role of emerging media and new technology on the exploration of the many facets of food.

FEM Speaker Series Poster

The series was organized by Bardin in conjunction with her class, Food and Emerging Media, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo. She hosted artists, farmers, architects, curators and historians whose work and research focus on how technology has mediated our relationship to food.

“Food in the City” presented a range of my inspirations: artists who have been working on projects as diverse as urban farming, food mapping, and eating in an art context. Food in the City also represented the research I began with Eyebeam’s Sustainability Research Group which has led to my Art/Tech/Food research initiatives where my intent is to bring together media artists, cooks, environmentalists and food activists to embrace technological innovation and environmental, sustainable and regenerative concerns consistent with green and open source ventures and sustainability.

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