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Rachel Herz & Sofia Ehrich - Pt. 2
42:50Join Smell Expert Sofia Ehrich during the second part of our 2 part series as she interviews neuroscientist and world leading expert on the psychological science of smell, Rachel Herz. They discuss the differences between taste and smell, how smell affects our wellbeing, smell and cognitive function, and more. Rachel Herz, PhD has been actively conducting research on the senses, emotion, perception, motivated behavior and cognition since 1990. Dr. Herz is a TED speaker, has published 100 original research articles to date, and has received numerous awards and grants. She is on the faculty at Brown University, a professional consultant to various aromachemical industries, and is frequently called upon as an expert witness in legal cases involving the sense of smell. Dr. Herz is also actively involved in outreach, advocacy, and education on the senses of smell and flavor, and is a founding advisory board member of Fifth Sense, and Smell and Taste Association of North America, Innovation Advisor to The World Taste and Smell Association, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for AChemS, and the Chief Scientific Advisor for OVR Technology.
Rachel Herz & Sofia Ehrich - Part 1
40:29Join Smell Expert Sofia Ehrich during the first part of our 2 part series as she interviews neuroscientist and world leading expert on the psychological science of smell, Rachel Herz. They discuss the differences between taste and smell, how smell affects our wellbeing, smell and cognitive function, and more. Rachel Herz, PhD has been actively conducting research on the senses, emotion, perception, motivated behavior and cognition since 1990. Dr. Herz is a TED speaker, has published 100 original research articles to date, and has received numerous awards and grants. She is on the faculty at Brown University, a professional consultant to various aromachemical industries, and is frequently called upon as an expert witness in legal cases involving the sense of smell. Dr. Herz is also actively involved in outreach, advocacy, and education on the senses of smell and flavor, and is a founding advisory board member of Fifth Sense, and Smell and Taste Association of North America, Innovation Advisor to The World Taste and Smell Association, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for AChemS, and the Chief Scientific Advisor for OVR Technology.
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Jonathan David Martin & Joel Garrison
55:26Join Sight Enthusiast Joel Garrison as he interviews XR director, educator, and performer Jonathan David Martin. In this interview, they discuss Jonathan’s myriad of impressive projects and performances, what it means to work in immersive technology, what works and what doesn’t work in augmented reality, and much more. Jonathan is a creative producer, educator, and performer working at the intersection of immersive technology and live performance. Over a 20 year career spanning Broadway, immersive installation, documentaries, and live performance in virtual reality, his projects have often pursued complex contemporary social issues like online extremism, immigration, and climate change. At the University of Maryland, he is a faculty member in the Immersive Media Design (IMD) program. There, he is leading research into the narrative possibilities of augmented and virtual reality and training students from across campus for future careers that will utilize spatial technologies.
Michael Banissy & Yulia Sion
46:46Join Haptics Expert Yulia Sion as she interviews Michael Banissy Psychological Science Professor and author. They discuss several subjects including Michael’s recently published book and the power of touch in many facets. Michael Banissy is a Professor of Psychological Science and Head of the School of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol (UK). He has produced over 100 scientific articles and is the author of the internationally acclaimed book ‘When We Touch’ (UK Edition) / ‘Touch Matters’ (US Edition). An expert in social interactions and relationships, Michael studies affection, communication, empathy, sleep, and touch. Michael has received awards from the British Psychological Society and the European Society of Cognitive Psychology for outstanding contributions to psychological research.
Humberto Coronado & Joel Garrison
46:48Join Sight Enthusiast Joel Garrison as he interviews Humberto Coronado, the Director for the MS in Supply Chain Management at the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. They discuss how Humberto has recently innovated his students’ learning experience through implementing virtual reality in the classroom. Humberto has over 15 years of industry experience in logistics and supply chain management and also teaches Business and Supply Chain Management graduate level courses. He is passionate about blogging about supply chain strategic issues and teaching and coaching young professionals for career success in supply chain management. His topics of interest include Supply Chain Strategy, Supply Chain Finance, Supply Chain Process Improvement (Lean Six Sigma), Demand Planning and Forecasting, The Role of Supply Chain Strategy in Building Competitive Advantage and Process Improvement Techniques among others.
Andreas Keller & Sofia Ehrich
55:17Join Smell Expert Sofia Ehrich as she interviews academic, author, and gallery owner, Andreas Keller. They discuss psychophysics, olfactory art, what it’s like to own an olfactory art gallery, and much more. Andreas Keller is a New York-based academic with PhDs in neuroscience and philosophy who is interested in olfactory perception. He has over a decade of experience in olfactory psychophysics and the clinical aspects of olfaction. The results of his psychophysical studies have shed light on human olfactory capacities, on the relation between the structure and smell of odor molecules, and on the perceptual consequences of variability in odorant receptor genes. He is the author of The Philosophy of Olfactory Perception and the owner of Olfactory Art Keller, an art gallery dedicated to olfactory art.
Dario Pittera & Yulia Sion
36:13Join Haptics Expert Yulia Sion as she interviews Dario Pittera, the Behavioural Research Scientist at Ultraleap. They discuss how Dario's journey into haptics research and his work in mid-air haptics. Dario Pittera is a Behavioural Research Scientist and Neuropsychologist currently working at Ultraleap, company leader in hand tracking and mid-air haptic technology. He is currently involved in multiple EU research projects pushing the future of mid-air haptics. His research interests include the perception of mid-air haptic technology through the use of psychophysical methods and UX techniques.Below are a few resources that Dario mentions within his interview: - https://hapticsif.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Recommended-Practices-for-Automotive-Haptics.pdf (in-car haptics guidelines - Haptics Industry Forum)- https://haptipedia.is.tuebingen.mpg.de/ (list of haptic devices)- https://www.haptiverse.com/explore (platform to share haptic sensations)- https://www.learnhaptics.org/ (IEEE Intro to haptics – here you can find other resources on the knowledge-sharing topic)- https://www.cs.ubc.ca/~seifi/VibViz/main.html (this one you know it, categories vibrational sensations for pleasantness, and urgency)
Marie Clapot & Sofia Ehrich
52:21Join Smell Expert Sofia Ehrich as she interviews Marie Clapot, the Associate Educator for Accessibility at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They discuss how Marie has implemented the use of smell to make the Met a more immersive and inclusive experiences for all attendees. Marie Clapot is an educator, sensory museologist and disability justice advocate. She consults with schools, museums and other organizations on accessibility and inclusive practices. She currently is the associate museum educator for Accessibility at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In that capacity, she crafts sensory-based programming, including olfactory events for disabled and non-disabled visitors and implements museum-wide strategies to embed olfactory practices in interpretation.
Samantha Wolfe and Joel Garrison
50:14Join Sight Enthusiast Joel Garrison as he interviews Samantha Wolfe, co-author of Metaversed: See Beyond The Hype.Samantha G. Wolfe is the Founder and CEO of PitchFWD, an award-winning strategic consultancy focused on communicating the creative and business opportunities of emerging technologies. PitchFWD partners with some of the most innovative companies like Agile Lens, Bose, HaptX, Molex, Tilt5, and Healium, as well as forward-thinking academic institutions like Columbia University and University of Maryland, on their branding, marketing, and business strategies.
Mark Kohoot & Sofia Ehrich
49:22Join Smell Enthusiast and Expert Sofia Ehrich as she interviews Mark Kohoot of Aeroscena about the science of aromatherapy and uses in health and wellness. Aeroscena® is the leader in clinical aromatherapy research and development. Aeroscena delivers scientifically-formulated clinical aromatherapy solutions. Backed by research from leading medical institutions, our goal is to allow those experiencing distressing medical symptoms, such as anxiety, insomnia, lethargy and attention deficits, to live their healthiest lives via the Science of Scent™.