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Brief Published: 26 Sep 2017

Tech-Inspired Children’s Dining

Sue's Tech Kitchen

US media entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg is launching a new tech-driven dining experience pop-up to inspire children to get involved in the fields of science and technology.

Designed in collaboration with a Nasa scientist, Sue's Tech Kitchen features stations where families can take part in activities such as learning to code using candy, producing 3D-printed desserts, creating ice cream using liquid nitrogen and composing music using food (moving apples around a board that triggers sounds in real time).

Following the success of her children's science-based book Dot, Zuckerberg has created a new character called Sue, who is passionate about chemistry and cooking and is the inspiration behind Sue's Tech Kitchen.

The experience is initially being launched as a pop-up in the small town of Chattanooga in Tennessee, chosen by Randi as an attempt to encourage enthusiasm for STEM subjects among children outside of Silicon Valley. The plan is to then tour around the country, encouraging local tech companies to get involved.

For more on how brands are encouraging children to get involved with science, see Play Dough Teaches Kids About Electricity, Kids-Centric Commerce, 2017 and Gen Alpha: Childhood Rebooted.

Likewise, innovation in the food and cooking space is enticing youngsters into the kitchen with easy-to-use, inspiring tools – see Yumit: Smart Plate for Children and Kitchenware for Kids.