Beyond Intimacy (2018)
Cross-modal glasses are used for the participants to experience the cross-modal effects of sound on wine taste. The “Cross-modal Glass” is an interactive cup that has capacitive sensors and an accelerometer, which detect specific movements and actions such as the act of drinking, airing the wine, tilting it, etc. The data collected by the sensors is sent wirelessly to a system that uses them to trigger sounds or activate various actuators.
The device was developed with the aim of being used in performances, works and scientific experiments that explore cross-modal associations (correspondences between the senses). Through these, sound, visual, tactile or olfactory stimuli can modify the sense of taste, as has been demonstrated in numerous publications of empirical psychology.
This work was part of Brain & Wine, the first international forum of oenological neuroscience which brought together the main experts and researchers on the subject worldwide. Brain & Wine was co-organized by our project Aromatorio together with ElBulliFoundation, the University of Oxford, UNTREF, INECO and CENSES.
Juan Cruz Amusategui developed the glass sensor system