News, April 23rd, 2019

The members of the Machine Learning and Art Lab will be traveling to Porto Alegre next June to participate in the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) international conference.


Installation at the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

April - October 2018

Bruno Mesz, Marcos Trevisán and Mariano Sigman presented the installation "The taste of music" at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. 
Four buttons play short musical compositions inspired by the sense of taste. Several musicians were asked to create improvisations in response to basic taste words. "Sour" compositions tend to have short notes that are high pitched and dissonant. "Bitter" compositions tend to be slower, lower, dissonant, and continuous (legato). The study found similar correlations for "sweet" (long, consonant, soft) and "salty" (staccato, with short, discontinuous notes).


IT selected in the Emprendé ConCiencia Program of the Ministry of Production

July 2018

Transorganic Exchanges project was selected from hundreds of participants, along with 14 other impact projects, to participate in the Emprendé ConCiencia 2018 Program.
They spent 15 days in Bariloche receiving personalized training and mentoring in order to enhance the projects and achieve greater sustainability, impact and technological competence.
The training courses are run by Academia Argentina Emprende and Social Lab. The mentoring was in charge of INVAP and INVAP Foundation, who assigned an engineer specialized in complex systems with years of experience to the Transorganic Exchanges project.



Talk at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

April 2018

In the framework of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision Bruno Mesz, with the collaboration of Pablo Di Liscia (UNQ) and Damián Anache (UNTREF), gave a talk about the influence of music on the taste of chocolate using Compartés® chocolates.



Transmodal Fusion - Correspondences between music, taste and smell and the applications to sensory design. 

Organized by National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), ElBulliFoundation, University of Oxford, INECO Foundation and Centre for the Study of the Senses (CENSES)

March 2018

Brain & Wine was the first international forum of enological neuroscience. It took place in the city of Barcelona and it brought together the leading experts and researchers of the subject. 

In addition to the scientific presentations, the UNTREF team, together with the University of Oxford, conducted a series of experiments with the public on the perception of the taste of wine in accordance to a combination with auditory stimuli. 

Several artistic works were also presented in relation to the undertaken investigations:  Huelo, Huelo ¿Que ves ?, T2M (Text to Music) and Transmodal Fusion.




Transmodal Translations with Alexánder Apóstol at MALBA

December 2017 - February 2018

Bruno Mesz and Sebastian Tedesco worked together with Alexánder Apóstol on the site specific project “Salida de los obreros del museo. Taller y República a partir de Tucumán arde” for the Malba Museum. They also proposed a journey through the mathematical "B side" of the exhibition to, through a conference and a trans-sensorial performance, restore the concepts of the trans-modal translations present in their works.
The activity included a brief guided tour through the exhibition, that took into consideration the mathematical mechanisms -the Graph theory and the information theory- which were used to make a translation and interpretation of the text of Tucumán Arde, and afterwards a talk on the works and investigations developed in the Corssmodal Laboratory of the MUNTREF Center of Art and Science.
Furthermore, in the context of the activity they presented to the public the work "T2M", made together with Lucas Samaruga, which explores correspondences and trans-modal translations between aroma, text and sound.