What if we could augment our food? Would it be possible to experience a new dimension of a meal? This project is a desire to explore the potential of integrating data and storytelling in food. A proposition of expanding three desserts in a poetic way. A wedding of sound and chocolate, poetry and lollipop and animation and dessert.
Project by ECAL/Erika Marthins
Tutors: Alain Bellet, Cyril Diagne, Gaël Hugo, Christophe Guignard, Cédric Duchêne
Assistants : Laura Perrenoud, Tibor Udvari, Romain Cazier, Marc Dubois
ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
Bachelor Media & Interaction Design
Filmed and edited by Erika Marthins, Pauline Saglio
ECAL - Bachelor Media&Interaction Design
In collaboration with Chef Fabien Pairon Ecole hôtelière de lausanne, RayForm (Rayform light shaping technology), Jun Shintake Laboratory of Intelligent Systems(EPFL). Special thanks to: Michel Ferla (EHL), Dario Floreano Director of Laboratory of Intelligent Systems(EPFL).
Taste Lab a multi-sensory experiment involving taste, sound and touch. This experience immerses the user inside a virtual universe where he/she will be feed by a strange someone. The virtual universe remains very similar to reality in its tangibility but in its aesthetics and environment becomes aseptic and impersonal. Everything is happening synchronously inside and outside the virtual world. How much should we trust what's happening around us when we are in the virtual world? Should we trust our sensory feedback who can be altered/hacked so easily? How do we perceive and what's the memory of what we eat? Is it really possible to trigger our senses differently? Today we trust that what we eat doesn't harm us. This project tries to raise questions about what and how we consume food and the memory of it. It also put the user in an uncomfortable position, because he/she needs to have a certain propensity to trust the performer who will feed him/her. This experiment uses Virtual Reality as a medium to trick our brain and explore the roles played by our senses while eating.
Project by Erika Marthins, Stella Speziali, Juan Garcia.
In collaboration with Be Another Lab.
Video: Erika Marthins
Music: Mun Sigla by Luca Kaspar
Bouquet is a synesthetic olfactory device which permits the user to perceive color through fragrances. The device detects the color it presented and delivers a corresponding mix of fragrances through the nozzle. Bouquet acts as an extension of the user’s olfactory senses in order to deliver a different sort of augmented reality.
Project by ECAL/Erika Marthins, Arthur Moscatelli, Pietro Alberti, Andrea Ramìrez Aburto.
Workshop by Niklas Roy.
Assistants : Marc Dubois & Laura Perrenoud.
ECAL - Bachelor Media & Interaction Design.
Video: Erika Marthins, Pietro Alberti & Gianni Camporota.
Music: "Happy Non-Smoker" by Layer V