November was a month filled with amazing tech and interesting food. I went to Japan to present two papers from our Tasty Bits and Bytes project at the conference for Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE’16) and at a workshop on Multi-Sensoral Approaches to Human-Food Interaction (MHFI’16) at the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI’16). From vending machines for smartphones to heated toilet seats that use enthusiastic sounds to welcome you back and from Edamame to Yakitori, Japan is a real must see for tech enthusiasts and food lovers. This appreciation for food and tech might have played a role in securing a best paper award at the ACE’16 conference. Congratulation to Gijs Huisman and Dirk Heylen, my fellow authors!
— Merijn Bruijnes (@merijnman) November 12, 2016