Is Astronaut Food the Future? At Edinburgh Fringe 20 August 2018

BIS Scotland co-lead Matjaz Vidmar has a slot at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – if you’re in the area, please consider supporting him!

Date: 20 August 2018

Venue:  Edinburgh Fringe

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Is Astronaut Food the Future? By Matjaz Vidmar

With growing pressure on the planet’s resources, food production is having to get more high-tech. Are you worried about what’s in it? From looking at food provisions in extreme environments like space, researchers and engineers have come up with some very interesting but controversial solutions which are now making their way into mainstream food production. Join space technology and innovation researcher, Matjaz Vidmar (The University of Edinburgh), to decide if you want food developed for astronauts in your future! (Supported by the School of Social and Political Science Student Development Office, The University of Edinburgh.)

About the speaker 

Matjaz Vidmar is a doctoral student in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He graduated with Honours in Physics and later obtained Masters degrees in Social Science, where he was looking at science evaluation, innovation and economic growth. In his doctoral research, he is deploying ethnographic methodology to study high-tech innovation in the Space Industry, focusing on emerging networks, knowledge transfer and new product development processes. Additionally, he is involved in several international initiatives and projects to develop the future of Space Technology. He is also a lecturer, tutor and science communicator, speaking to a variety of audiences about Astronomy, Technology and Innovation. You can find more about Matjaz, and how to get in touch, at:

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