Sunday, June 3, 2018

I was promised Smell-O-Vision

InfoComm is the largest, most exciting event in North America focused on the pro-AV industry, with 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 44,000 attendees from 110 countries. It is this week (June 6th through the 8th in Las Vegas). InfoComm is all about the future of work, the future of living, learning and playing - in the clouds. 

I wonder if this will be the year of Smell-O-Vision 2.0?

Smell-O-Vision was a system that released odor during the projection of a film so that the viewer could "smell" what was happening in the movie. The technique was created by Hans Laube and made its only appearance in the 1960 film Scent of Mystery, produced by Mike Todd, Jr., son of film producer Mike Todd. The process injected 30 odors into a movie theater's seats when triggered by the film's soundtrack.

Smell-O-Vision never took off.  But what about our other senses? 

Most of us are taught that the human body has five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. But many neurologists identify nine or more senses, and some list as many as 21.

The sense of touch is actually several "somatic" senses, including perception of pressure, heat, and pain, and there are also a variety of interoceptive senses, which analyze information that originates from within the body.

Interoceptive senses include balance (the sense of the body's alignment), the organic sense (the sense of internal condition, such as hunger or thirst), and proprioception (the brain's knowledge of relative positions of body parts).

Proprioception is the sense that is actually tested by walk-the-line or finger-to-nose sobriety tests.

This year will be my first time NOT attending InfoComm live, because we have two events in New York City this week. So, I cannot attend live. I simply cannot be in two places at once. 

Or can I?

Enter vendor and sponsor: Suitable TechnologiesI will simply "Beam In" and walk the show floor. I will meet and greet our amazing vendors and sponsors who are at InfoComm, in Las Vegas. From New York City. 

Ah yes, to be in two places at once. Makes perfect sense these days, right? 

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