Speaker at Dialogos de Cocina 2015


Adrian Cheok was a speaker at Diálogos de Cocina 2015 in San Sebestian, Spain. His talk, “Machines that produce emotions”, discusses experiences with new technologies in gastronomy and design of new interfaces.


The talk was followed by a dialogue with Adrian, INHEDIT, Mario Sandoval and Paco Morales on the uses of technology in dining experiences.

What is Diálogos de Cocina?

Kitchen Dialogues is a project that arose in 2007, in order to create a biennial International congress which aims to build new bridges of multidisciplinary knowledge. It is an observatory which gathers the most prestigious experts in the world who, in a relaxed and informal environment, generate a space for reflection where creative synergies are built.

Since it began, the international organisation of chefs, Euro Toques, made up of more than 3,500 chefs from 18 countries, has collaborated in the organisation of the event. Likewise, in 2010, the recently created BCulinary Center, Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences and Research and Innovation Centre for Food and Gastronomy, will join the project.


Diálogos de Cocina 2015 

In march 2015 the fifth edition of “Diálogos” wil take place in San Sebastian. This time, the main topic will be Vanguards, foreseeing the future 2013 edition “Craftsmanship in Perspecive”.


Virtual Touch, Taste, and Smell demos and talk by Adrian David Cheok to be shown at FutureFest


FutureFest: Visions Of The World Yet To Come

25 Feb 2015


Get a glimpse of the world decades hence, as FutureFest returns to London on 14-15 March. This playful, innovative festival offers talks, visions, performances and interactive technology to explore the future of urban life.

The programme is already bristling with exciting speakers and demos, but here’s a flavour:

ROBOTS: A mainstay of visions of the future, robots are finally gaining the sophistication that could see them populating the home, streets and work place. The Emotive City installation lets visitors play with robots to manipulate the environment. Meanwhile, Michael Osborne of the University of Oxford talks about the impact of robots in the working world. Finally, have a conversation with the Blind Robot, who will gently explore your face with its hand.

DEMOCRACY: Edward Snowden (via weblink) headlines a strand on the future of democracy and human rights, with further insights from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Jaakko Kuosmanen, Ian Brown and Owen Jones.

MONEY: Money might be one of humanity’s most important inventions, so why is it so difficult to define? Economist Barry Eichengreen discusses past economic collapses and the implications of future financial reforms, while journalist John Lanchester explores the idea that we’re moving towards a whole new conception of the economy.

FOOD: At least in London, our diets are radically different from those our grandparents enjoyed. What will we pile on our plates a few decades from now? Will we even use plates? Or eat? Futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye and chocolatier Paul A Young explore the sweetshop of the future and other foodie themes.

VIRTUAL REALITY: Technology has finally caught up with the concept of immersive simulation. Plug in to the Neurosis virtual thrill ride, created by Middlesex University, which uses neurological feedback to “transport, twist and twirl you through a psychedelic landscape”.

DIGITAL SENSES: City University Professor Adrian Cheok is developing ways to transmit sensory experiences over the internet.

MUSIC: Ensemble BitterSuite and Tanya Auclair provide a multi-sensory set, in which you can taste, feel and smell the music. Meanwhile Adam Harper considers how technology might affect the future of music composition.

FUTURE AFRICA: Lagos and Johannesburg are rapidly growing into world hubs of technology. Find out more about Africa’s emerging creative sectors.

DRINK: The future of cocktails is safe in the hands of Mr Lyan (Ryan Chetiyawardana), creator of Hoxton’s much admired White Lyan bar.

Other star speakers and performers include George Clinton, John Ronson, John Lanchester and Helen Lewis.


Sunday Speaker at Marlborough College Malaysia

Adrian David Cheok, who is setting up a new research lab in Iskandar, treated the boarders to an excellent Sunday morning talk. He spoke about research in human-computer interfaces and developing new types of communication environments using all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell. One of the innovations was clothing that could reproduce a human hug, which could be sent remotely. Gary Tan and Syafiqah Amir Hamzah volunteered to describe their experience when smells were directed to a mobile phone, and Marielle Lee put herself forward bravely to try the taste test sent by computer. The ramifications for the future enthralled the pupils.

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Adrian Cheok with Marlborough College Malaysia Master Robert B Pick and Master Mark McVeigh, Deputy Head


Adrian Cheok Keynote Speaker of Netgames 2014, Nagoya, Japan


NetGames 2014

Nagoya, Japan, December 4th-5th, 2014

Keynote: Everysense Everywhere Human Communication

Adrian D. Cheok (City University London, UK)

Date: Dec 4th, 9.30 – 10.30am

Abstract: This talk outlines new facilities that are arising in the hyperconnected internet era within human media spaces. This allows new embodied interaction between humans, species, and computation both socially and physically, with the aim of novel interactive communication and entertainment. Humans can develop new types of communication environments using all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell, which can increase support for multi-person multi-modal interaction and remote presence. In this talk, we present an alternative ubiquitous computing environment and space based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds. We discuss some different research prototype systems for interactive communication, culture, and play.

Speaker at the Festival of the Mind, University of Sheffield

Festival of the Mind is a collaboration between the city and the University of Sheffield. It’s an 11-day festival where we share our most exciting research in inspiring and creative ways. The 2014 festival will take place 18-28 September in Sheffield.

Adrian David Cheok will the one of the “X-Lecture” speakers.



Sparklab’s  Demo Day in Korea – Launch of RingU Version 1.0

On April 7th 2014 FeelU team members Adrian David Cheok, Jimmy Kim, Alex Namkung, Frank Meehan, Yongsoon Choi, and Jordan Tewell met up in Korea to give presentation and live demo of our product, Ring*U, to an audience on April 9th at Olleh Square in central Seoul. The event was organized by our investor in Korea, Spark Labs, for means of launching their sponsored startup companies. Seven teams along with FeelU pitched our idea to potential investors and collaborators attending the event. This was our first public reveal for Ring*U and our “one-to-many” and “many-to-one” user business model approach. We showed off the new latest prototype which featured full Bluetooth connectivity with our RingU app and a ring design that completely enclosed our hardware, a huge step forward from our older external box prototype.

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During the demo FeelU developers Jordan and Yongsoon took the stage and pretended to miss each other terribly. Then they showed how Ring*U could allow them to intimately communicate to show their feelings toward each other. Although the demo showed Jordan and Yongsoon in close proximity to each other, our demo could of worked just as well if Jordan had been in London. The demo was successful and it seemed we gathered much interest from the audience. We were even interviewed by a pair of journalists.

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The next step is to get a second stage of investment money to outsource the research and development to condense our hardware into something that can fit in a smaller, more fashionable ring. Our team is currently working on a revision of the demoed prototype to fix bugs and reduce the size further so we can use it in experiments planned in the future.

We had quite the welcome in Korea with our investor Jimmy Kim joining us for fabulous Korean pizza and a night out in Seoul. We thank him and Spark Labs for their tremendous support of our project and continue to look forward to the development of Ring*U toward our goal of releasing it later this year.

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City to stage Circus for the Senses

Professor of Pervasive Computing, Professor Adrian Cheok, will showcase his path-breaking work on the multi-sensory internet from 9th to 11th June at the Natural History Museum during Universities Week 2014.

30 May 2014

City University London will be staging a Circus for the Senses at the National History Museum during Universities Week 2014.

The City stand will literally give visitors a feel and taste for the brave new world of Professor Adrian Cheok’s multi-sensory internet. It will feature the Scentee device which connects to a smartphone and emits the smell of one’s favourite meal. Also on display will be the first ever telehug ring and a digitally actuated lollipop to stimulate the taste buds.


Professor Cheok, who is a Professor of Pervasive Computing in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, is the founder and director of the Mixed Reality Lab.

He joined City last August from Keio University, Japan, where he was a professor in its Graduate School of Media Design. He has also previously been a senior academic at the National University of Singapore, and has worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded computing at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Japan. His research covers mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems and power electronics.

Professor Cheok’s work was recently featured on the BBC flagship technology programme, Click.

During Universities Week 2014, City joins universities across the UK celebrating their most cutting-edge research. Entrance to the Natural History Museum and City’s Circus for the Senses is free.

Please visit this site for a full programme of events and times for Universities Week 2014.

Source: http://www.city.ac.uk/news/2014/may/city-stages-circus-for-the-senses

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