Adrian Cheok Keynote Speaker of MobileHCI 2016

Adrian Cheok will be giving a keynote speech at MobileHCI this year held in Florence, Italy on 6-9 Sept 2016.

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MobileHCI 2016: the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services which is the premier forum for innovations in mobile, portable and personal devices and with the services to which they enable access.

http://mobilehci.acm.org/2016/attending/keynotes

Adrian Cheok will be giving keynote speech at Visual SG 2016 Singapore Science Center

Professor Adrian David Cheok will be giving a keynote speech at Visual SG 2016 Forum in the Singapore Science Center.

Speech Title: Everysense Everywhere Human Communication

Venue: Maxwell Auditorium, Singapore Science Center

Date: 1.30pm, 22 July 2016

 

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Visual SG is South East Asia’s signature Visualisation Festival. The Festival profiles data
science through its bold emphasis on the visual aesthetics, insights and narratives that reside
in data. Envisaged as both a serious study and playful showcase, Visual SG presents a full
on visual spectacle of data through the lens of artistic and creative expression. Through its
line-up of interactive displays, forums and workshops, Visual SG not only raises awareness of
the burgeoning field of big data, it also aims to provoke conversations on the significant role
of data analytics in today’s business and societal contexts.
Now into its third year, the Festival seeks to expand in scope and geographical reach. As
Visual SG makes connective strides in linking up to other regional festivals such as the Festival
of Scientific Visualisation in Japan, the Centre projects that Visual SG has the potential to
become Asia’s premier Visualisation Festival. Science Centre Singapore is thus seeking
strategic partnerships and alliances to develop and brand Visual SG as Asia’s best focal point
celebration of data science.
The theme for Visual SG this year is “Beauty in Patterns”. There is rich data intrinsic in both
natural patterns as well as man-made permutations. Adapting from this, the Industry forum
will explore the various trend shifts in big data, open data and data analytics and how these
add up to make us more connected and smart!

Adrian Cheok Keynote Speaker of iUSEr 2016

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Adrian David Cheok is Chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University London, and currently helms the Imagineering Institute of Iskandar Malaysia as Director. He has extensive experience in mixed reality, real-time systems, embedded computing, wearable computers, fuzzy systems and power electronics.

His work has been highly recognized. Some of his impressive accolades include the Hitachi Fellowship, Microsoft Research Award for Gaming and Graphics, SIP Distinguished Fellow Award, and first prize in the Milan International InventiON competition. He was also elected as World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), an organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.

Part of his initiative in providing alternatives to solving today’s social challenges has seen him involve in unconventional collaborations with Nike, National Oilwell Varco, Ministry of Defence, VF Corporation and many others. His research has also seen him produce boundary breaking inventions such as “Human Pacman”, “Magic Land”, “Metazoa Ludens and “Kissenger”.

Therefore, it will be a great miss if you do not catch him in the upcoming i-USEr 2016. It is time to unbound yourself to extraordinary HCI applications by learning from the Master himself.

http://fskm.uitm.edu.my/iuser2016/keynote.html

Adrian Cheok is invited to be keynote speaker of REKA2016 Conference

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The 2nd International Conference on Creative Media, Design & Technology (REKA2016) will be held at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, MALAYSIA on 26 & 27 Sept 2016. Professor Adrian David Cheok has been invited to be the keynote speaker for this conference.

In REKA2016, researchers will gather to overview the current issues in the field of Creative Media, Design and Technology, to discuss and analyze the best practices of the implementation of strategies, programmes and methods in this fields, and to exchange opinions on the impact of Creative Media, Design and Technology on education and creative industries.

http://www.reka.usm.my/index.php/en/

Adrian Cheok speaking at MaGICXpert: Knowledge Sharing Session, UTM

Professor Adrian Cheok will be giving a special talk at the MaGICXpert: Knowledge Sharing Session 01/16 at UTM tomorrow!

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Special session with MaGICXpert from Imagineering Institute:

Professor Dr Adrian David Cheok

Title – Everywhere, Everysense Communication

Professor Dr Anton Nijholt

Title –  Towards Humor in Smart Environment

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Seminar Hall N28a – Faculty of Computing Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor 81310

Organisers: MaGICX, CGMA, Faculty of Computing & Imagineering Institute

MaGIC-X, Iskandar Malaysia’s Media and Games Innovation Centre of Excellence is a setup, tailor-made to offer industry players/SMEs/clients technical expertise/consultation, research/product development, business development, publishing, marketing and/or training in producing commercially viable Games and Gamification related products/services. Aspires to create an environment that contributes toward talent development, industry promotion, knowledge-sharing and international collaboration; MaGIC-X’s credits include projects related to augmented reality, mixed and virtual environment, image processing, computer vision, multimedia software engineering, medical computing, computer interaction, human interface, usability, animation and creative technology, speech and signal processing, visualization, multimedia and software innovation, and emerging technology.

Talk and workshop at TedxTaipei 2015

Adrian Cheok was invited to give a talk at TedxTaipei. He gave a first public demo of Kissenger for iPhone.

 

At the Five Senses workshop, participants came up with many interesting ideas for products using touch, taste and smell.

 

People were eager to try out our Electric Taste, Scentee, RingU and Kissenger!

 

Adrian Cheok to speak at TedxTaipeiSalon 2015

TEDxTaipeiSalon 2015:五感.探索初始

24 Nov 2015, 2.30pm

 

ABOUT TEDxTaipeiSalon: Inspiration from Five Senses

“生命本質之於冒險熱情,就像生活的樂趣之於每日出奇不意的邂逅與探索新體驗” – 克里斯多夫.麥肯迪尼斯(探險家)

聽見鬧鐘響、聞到咖啡香,一天初始由五感喚醒人們對生活的感知,TEDxTaipeiSalon:五感.探索初始,邀請您拋下錦上添花的包裝,重新探索體會各種知覺,回歸生命本質中的冒險新旅程。

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences.” – Christopher McCandless

What makes our life experiences so interesting? Perhaps it’s the ray of sunlight that hits you in the face when your alarm clock goes off at 6:30AM. Or, the smell of the first pot of coffee you make before heading to work. It can also be the noise from your kids running around the house as they get ready for school. These sounds, images, and smell are what makes your daily routines unique and delightful.

In this TEDxTaipei Salon, we will take the audience on a journey to rediscover these human senses and bring back the basics of life.

 

http://tedxtaipei.com/2015-five-senses/

 

Adrian Cheok Talk at TUT: “Everysense Everywhere Human Communication”

Adrian Cheok Talk: “Everysense Everywhere Human Communication”

Time: Friday 25.9.2015 at 10.15-12

Place: TUT, Tietotalo, TB109 (Korkeakoulunkatu 1, 33710 Tampere)

Adrian Cheok was visiting Tampere and gave an inspiring talk on the title “Everysense Everywhere Human Communication”. Cheok was also one of the main speakers in MindTrek 2015. The talk at TUT was organized by UBINET doctoral network. Adrian Cheok is the Director of the recently established Imagineering Institute, Malaysia, and Professor of Pervasive Computing, in City University London. He has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems, power electronics.

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Problem in current interaction with computers is that all the interaction happens behind the glass or window. In human interaction nonverbal communication is extremely powerful – 60 % of all information transformed face-to-face is nonverbal.

Traditionally interacting with devices has included visual, audial and tactile feedback. Adrian Cheok’s group designs for multimodal and multisensory interaction – bringing all the senses to the interaction. Vision of Adrian Cheok’s group is to augment reality with artificially created stimuli. Visual, sound, touch, smell and taste. Smell and taste connect to the limbic system, which links to memories and feelings, and thus have great possibilities in emotional design.

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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. Cheok suggested alternative ubiquitous computing environments based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds. Cheok used Sensorama, the first system enabling also olfactory feedback, as an example of how traditional the idea of multisensory interaction is.

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Cheok claims that also possibilities of tactile feedback are underused. In communications between humans, touch is essentially important. Emotional messaging, by hugging and transferring a feel of hug through haptic feedback was one of the ideas their group has tested. Also, using haptic feedback in kiss messaging – application and device called Kissenger.

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Cheok aims for new kind of tele-presence with all the senses included. One of the possibilities of touch-based communication in the future is that where the touch traditionally is one-to-one, in digitalized form it can be one-to-many.

RingU concept enables users to remotely send touch, caresses and hugs through the haptic feedback in a form of ring.

But not only in human-to-human interaction, also when interacting with animals touch is important. Cheok introduced system to mediate feeling of touch to animals.

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Digitizing the senses

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Cheok claimed that our brain is living in a virtual reality even now – all the perceptions are interpretations of physical things by brain. We see the world through the filter of our senses and the brain interpretations can be tricked or digitized.

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Scentee: 60 gram device that can be attached to your mobile phone and can generate different smells.

Smell can effect and relieve muscular pain, e.g. neck and back pain. Smells released in the office space could make people feel better. Olfactory sensations require chemical stimuli, but taste neurons can be activated with electric signals. Adriand Cheok introduced device that can produce sour taste through electric signals.

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In the end of the lecture, Cheok discussed possibilities of food messaging, food printing and communication. E.g. edible messages, even 3D food printing in the future can be possible. Children would be able to program food dishes without the heat, fire and knives and all the dangerous or hard-to-use things. Cheok claimed, that as in every new media, there will be downsides, but in the end the aim is to increase human happiness.

Adrian Cheok Invited Speaker at KL CONVERGE!

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Professor Adrian Cheok will be giving a speech in a digital content and creative industry event, KL CONVERGE!, on Friday 28 Aug 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

KL CONVERGE! is a multi-platform digital content and creative industry event showcasing the world’s latest achievements and opportunities in the music, film, gaming and Internet space.

An immersive experience to show how technology and content is an everyday part of our lives, the theme of KL CONVERGE! revolves around ‘see’, ‘touch’, ‘feel’, ‘hear’, ‘show’, ‘speak’ and ‘cheer’. Bringing together leading industry executives from multimedia, applications, Internet and creative content to discuss, deliberate, showcase and celebrate the issues, opportunities and successes in digital space.

 

http://www.klconverge.my/Speakers

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