Recipe Hunt: Engaging with Cultural Food Knowledge Using Multiple Embodied Conversational Agents

  • Sabiha KhanEmail author
  • Adriana Camacho
  • David Novick
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10498)


The popularity in recent years of food media, particularly in the domain of documentary films, has brought the communicative potential of food to the fore. Recipe Hunt is an interactive documentary that simulates the cultural experience of connecting over food by sharing recipes. Embodied conversational agents (ECAs) are used to engage users with cultural food heritage from the U.S.-Mexico border. Recipe Hunt aims to use a distributed and participatory model of cross-cultural learning for users to engage with the culinary heritage from this region of the United States.


Embodied conversational agents Cultural heritage Interactive documentary 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CommunicationsThe University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Engineering Education and LeadershipThe University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA

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