The Aromatic Garden, Exploring new ways to interactively interpret narratives combining olfaction and vision including temporal change of scents using olfactory display

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All 19 presentations are accessible on-demand in the virtual platform from 6 December 2021 to 11 March 2022.
Out of which, 13 Emerging Technologies will have physical exhibits onsite in Hall E, Tokyo International Forum from 15 - 17 December 2021.
Live demonstrations and Q&As for the respective presentations will be taking place at the specified Date/Time below.

Description: Nakamoto Laboratory (Tokyo Institute of Technology) present a multi-sensory olfactory game, ‘The Aromatic Garden’, offering a unique user experience through the combination of new olfactory technology and art. Players must use their sense of smell to navigate and collect scents, presenting an engaging and challenging experience.

Saya Onai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Nathan Cohen, The University of Arts London, United Kingdom
Takamichi Nakamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Saya Onai received the B.E. degree and pursuing the M.E. degree in information and computer engineering with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

Nathan Cohen - Interests: Art, science, technology and well-being, olfaction, perception, interactive installation, transdisciplinary collaboration. An artist and educator engaged in transdisciplinary research in collaboration with scientists, including olfaction, memory and visual perception, with recent collaborative projects in Japan including: Olfactory Art, Science and Well-Being Research (Tokyo Institute of Technology, WRHI Visiting Professor) and Retro-Reflective Projection interactive installation (Tachi Lab @ Tokyo University; Keio University, Visiting Researcher). The painted constructions and installations exhibited internationally explore ambiguities in interpretation of space, including site specific artworks that challenge spatial perception in architectural environments.

Takamichi Nakamoto received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He worked for Hitachi from 1984 to 1987. In 1987, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology as a Research Associate. In 1993, he became an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1996 to 1997, he was a Visiting Scientist at Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA, USA. He is currently a Professor with Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology.