A conference for food

Looking for talks all about food. this should be good.

Agrarian economics. Dry farming. Engineered waste. Vaporized nutrition. Synthetic flavors. Moral food. How are any of these things a function of design?

On the other hand: how could they be anything else?

On February 12, 2016, Design Observer will host a symposium on the relationship between design and food. Held in the Los Angeles Theater Center in downtown LA, Taste will feature speakers from across the United States and Europe: we’ll consider the visual evolution of artificial flavor; the historical artistry of mid-century menus; the future of permaculture, the promises of packaging, and the vicissitudes of waste. We’ll look at marketing tactics and distribution platforms; climate change and culinary excess; new economies of scale, old expressions of culture—and everything in between. We’ll eat, drink, and be merry, while raising critical questions about where this is all heading. And we hope you’ll join us.
— http://taste.designobserver.com/about/

the program (just the afternoon session):

THE AFTERNOON SESSION

2:00
Afternoon Keynote
Mark Bittman 
UC Berkeley

2:25
Lynda Deakin
IDEO

2:50
Alissa Walker
Gizmodo
In Conversation with
Jessica Koslow
Chef, Sqirl 

3:15
Afternoon Tasting Menu  
Presented by Mold
Erika Katrina Barbosa, Elaine Cheung, Nan Tsai, + Josh Bookman, forkCHESTRA
Julie Plevin + Lucy KnopsCritter Bitters 

3:45
Mid-Afternoon Break
Featuring Cold Brew Courtesy of Stumptown Coffee Roasters

4:00
Jennifer Broutin Farah
Sprouts IO
Future of the Connected Kitchen
 
4:25
Edward Silva
Thought for Food
 
4:50
Ron Finley
Artist, Designer, Guerrilla Gardener  

5:15
Mike Errico
Singer/Songwriter
Closing Remarks

6:00
Closing Party
Pirch
Shuttle bus service from LATC