New project on Molecular gastronomy, Neuroscience, and Digital Smell. The Second Project Meeting at Mugaritz with Chef Andoni the Top 3 Chef in the World and Luis Castellanos famous Spanish Neuroscientist. We are collaborating with Koki Tsubouchi of Chatperf in Japan also.

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Meeting and Presentation of Digital Taste and Smell to Andoni Luis Aduriz, Number 3 chef in the world

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Meeting and Presentation of Digital Taste and Smell to Andoni Luis Aduriz, Number 3 chef in the world at Mugaritz the number 4 restaurant in the world with Luis Castellanos CEO of Jardin de Junio http://www.eljardindejunio.com

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I had the great pleasure to be invited to a meeting with Andoni Luis Aduriz, Number 3 chef in the world and Luis Castellanos CEO of Jardin de Junio. They wanted me to present our work in digital augmented taste and smell.

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The restaurant is in a beautiful mountainous area around San Sebastián. At first we had lunch and discussions together. The lunch was simple yet so delicious. Tomato with olive oil and salt, baby lettuce, and lamb chops. I didn’t realize the lettuce was a sneak preview of the incredible dinner.

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Next I gave a presentation on our research on multi-sensory mixed reality and I gave some demonstrations, such as the electric taste machine. I was really happy and excited that Chef Andoni was pleased and wants to work together on a project.

Next we watched a piano concert at the restaurant, and at next the most amazing dinner of my life. Andoni gave us a tour of the kitchens. It was incredible to see more than 70 staff prepare the dishes for only a small group of patrons, maybe 40 or 50. Each table at the dinner is given different dishes, to suit the mood and personality of the patrons. It is an individualized feast.

There were more than 20 courses at the dinner. It was an explosion of amazing tastes, textures, visions. The dishes were an incredible combination of traditional and modernist / molecular cuisine. For example what I thought were noodles were made from some kind of beef marrow. What looked like a chocolate sweet was made from duck’s blood. At first my brain forced me to think it was chocolate, because of the visual dominance, and next I could taste savory.

The whole dinner went on for hours and hours, accompanied by incredible local wines also. At the end of the night we were saturated and exhausted. It was one of the most incredible times of my life.

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One ring to hug them all: RingU gives your partner a squeeze over the net

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One ring to hug them all: RingU gives your partner a squeeze over the net

世界初!遠隔コミュニケーションを可能にしてくれる指輪「RingU」

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世界初!遠隔コミュニケーションを可能にしてくれる指輪「RingU」

Designing Interactive Paper-Craft Systems with Selective Inductive Power Transmission

Designing Interactive Paper-Craft Systems with Selective Inductive Power Transmission

AmbiKraf Byobu: Merging Technology with Traditional Craft

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AmbiKraf Byobu: Merging Technology with Traditional Craft

Reading List for ADC Lab

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I made a reading list for my Master and Ph.D students in the area of empathy and experience communication. Do you have more suggestions? If so please feedback.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z6-IoRRnoTHtcR980i8r0pwNpLZs9ycpzos5HoOOA8g/edit

Connecting Families: An Introduction

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26 days ago – Family life is complex and dynamic. It forms a core part of our existence.
Underpinning family life, is family connection: how families not just communicate with each
other, but how they share their lives and routines, how they engage in social touch, and …

 

Designing for collocated couples

S Branham, S Harrison – Connecting Families, 2012 – Springer
26 days ago – Though the design of technologies for couples has been thriving for well over
a decade now, the products made for and the needs of couples examined in HCI research
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Textile Interfaces: Embroidered Jog-Wheel, Beaded Tilt Sensor, Twisted Pair Ribbon, and Sound Sequins

C Zeagler, S Gilliland, H Profita… – … (ISWC), 2012 16th …, 2012 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
67 days ago – Abstract Electronic textiles (or e-textiles) attempt to integrate electronics and
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I’ll knock you when I’m ready…: reflecting on media richness beyond bandwidth and imitation

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88 days ago – Abstract Following the research field of Computer Mediated Communication
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Expanding the design space for intimacy: supporting mutual reflection for local partners

SM Branham, SH Harrison, T Hirsch – Proceedings of the Designing …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
88 days ago – Abstract The design space for intimate partners has largely been populated
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It’s neat to feel the heat: how can we hold hands at a distance?

D Gooch, L Watts – Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference …, 2012 – dl.acm.org
121 days ago – Abstract There is a growing body of work in HCI on the design of
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Cooking together: a digital ethnography

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