Using communicative ecology theory to scope the emerging role of social media in the evolution of urban food systems

Hearn, Greg, Collie, Natalie, Lyle, Peter, Choi, Jaz Hee-Jeong and Foth, Marcus (2014) Using communicative ecology theory to scope the emerging role of social media in the evolution of urban food systems. Futures, 62 202-212. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2014.04.010


Author Hearn, Greg
Collie, Natalie
Lyle, Peter
Choi, Jaz Hee-Jeong
Foth, Marcus
Title Using communicative ecology theory to scope the emerging role of social media in the evolution of urban food systems
Journal name Futures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0016-3287
1873-6378
Publication date 2014-04-26
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.futures.2014.04.010
Volume 62
Start page 202
End page 212
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract Urban agriculture plays an increasingly vital role in supplying food to urban populations. Changes in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) are already driving widespread change in diverse food-related industries such as retail, hospitality and marketing. It is reasonable to suspect that the fields of ubiquitous technology, urban informatics and social media equally have a lot to offer the evolution of core urban food systems. We use communicative ecology theory to describe emerging innovations in urban food systems according to their technical, discursive and social components. We conclude that social media in particular accentuate fundamental social interconnections normally effaced by conventional industrialised approaches to food production and consumption.
Keyword Food
Cities
Communicative ecology
Urban informatics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 26 April 2014. Article In Press

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