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Aftertaste: The Molecular Orchestra 2021
2019 – 2021

In corporation with ArtScienceNode (Berlin) and the CHIC- European Union Project.

Jill Scott has worked on a new art and science work called Aftertaste: The Molecular Orchestra. This project is part of a Horizon 2020 European Union program, that evaluates NMBP and BIOTEC research focused on the health benefits of the plant- Chicory. Together with three science laboratories and Art Science Node ( ASN) in Berlin, she has developed an innovative communication strategy using signification interactive media-art and science to share research on the chicory plant with the public and foster exchanges within the CHIC consortium.

AFTERTASTE consists of a sound installation and a model of the olfaction system, with video projection mapping on a large 3D sculpture of the human tongue. Through interaction the visitor can explore the health values of molecular compounds found in wild vegetables roots and the increased health benefitsof eating them. It includes 24 molecules from Terpenes, Phenolics, Inulins, Nutrients and Minerals. Molecules are like families in an orchestra; together they stimulate our senses (taste, smell, sight, hearing). AFTERTASTE invites you to play with 24 interactive molecules in order to discover the complex biological interaction of the molecular families of the chicory root and their health benefits.

Laserzurich @ Ars Electronica
Lecture Excerpt

08. – 12. September 2021
Jill Scott introduces Aftertaste: The Molecular Orchestra 2021
Laserzurich @ Ars Electronica
Full One Hour Film

08. – 12. September 2021
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Links to the Research Partners

Report 2021
This Video is an example of the interaction with the Molecules in Aftertaste Report 2019
In 2019, Jill Scott and Marille Hahne visited CHIC research labs and partners: in New Zealand, in Finland, Helsinki (VTT), in Holland, Wageningen (Keygene and the University of Wageningen) and in Roosendaal (Sensus). Download Report (PDF)

Neuromedia: Art and Neuroscience research
In 2002, Jill Scott invented the term Neuromedia, to describe collaborative attempts that can demystify the complexity of perception by combining media art with neuroscience research. She is focused on the human body, the social and physical impact of technology on our bodies and the health of our environment. She asks: How does technological and biotechnical “progress” affect way we “see” our body? How can artists raise awareness about behavior, the human body and the health effects of our own physical environment on our bodies? To address these questions, she builds interactive media installations that immerse viewers inside designed environments- a personal quest to gain a deeper understanding of our human sensory limitations and abilities. In this talk she will show eight of her immersive projects that investigate how sight, touch, taste, smell, sound and tactile perception work together. She combines this journey with molecular, augmented and virtual technologies and utilizes poetic analogies that might help people reflect on their own ideological, biological, ecological, gendered and ethical futures.

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