Ema at the World Economic Forum filling bottles with scented oils
Scent-delivery technology presented at the World Economic Forum
Dr Emanuela Maggioni was invited to join the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, this week to present the scent-delivery technology developed in our lab over the last years through our OWidgets project. Our scent solution is presented as part of the Tree VR multisensory experience which was created by the team of New Reality Co. The experience transforms the user into a rainforest tree where the user's arms are branches and the body the trunk. The user will experience the tree’s growth from a seedling into its fullest form and witness its fate first hand.
Dark Matter experience
Science Museum Lates - Dark Matter Experience
Through a collaboration with Dr Roberto Trotta and his team at the Imperial College London, audiences experienced a multisensory installation at the most recent Science Museum Lates event (Wednesday 31 October 2018). Whilst relaxing in a dedicated space audiences travelled on a journey across the galaxy, narrated through their senses of touch, taste, smell, and sound. This installation made use of Ultrahaptics technology for mid-air touch stimulation, and OWidgets experts for the selection and delivery of a dark matter scent.
Marianna Eating Experiences
International Astronautical Congress - IAC 2018
Marianna Obrist presented a paper on “Not just Functional, Nutritious, but also Experiential: Designing Eating Experiences for Space Travel” at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2018) in Bremen. This is a collaboration with Yunwen Tu (Food Designer in SF, USA), Dr Lining Yao (Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University, USA), and Dr Carlos Velasco (Assistant Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway)
Futur of Computing and Food
Future of Computing & Food Manifesto - ACM FCA

On 31st May 2018, a group of academics, practitioners, a Chef and local food producers gathered in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy, to kickstart the co-creation of a Manifesto on the Future of Computing & Food and thus enable a healthy debate and an inclusive futurism. The field of food & computing will exist with or without this Manifesto. But now we have a chance to voice our fears and hopes and turn them into actions.

Note: The above sketch is an innovative illustrated representation of the discussion from the event, provided to us by Dr Makayla Lewis www.makaylalewis.co.uk.

Futur of Computing and Food
ACM-FCA event "Future of Computing and Food" @AVI'18

This one-day satellite event will take place in the Resort Riva del Sole, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, Italy on Thursday May, 31st, 2018 and is co-located with the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) 2018. The goal of this event is to formulate a Manifesto on the interwoven Future of Computing and Food. This manifesto will get inspiration from the debate raised by different and sometimes antipodal perspectives on food like for instance the ‘infamous’ Manifesto of Futurist Cuisine written by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909, and the avantgarde’s riposte of the Slow Food Manifesto published by Gambero Rosso on 1987.

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About the SCHI Lab

The SCHI Lab research lies in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), an area in which research on multisensory experiences makes a difference on how we design and interact with technology in the future. The interdisciplinary team explores tactile, gustatory, and olfactory experiences as novel interaction modalities.

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School of Engineering and Informatics

University of Sussex Chichester, 1

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