New exhibit at Ontario Science Centre allows guests to use Emoti-Chair to
see, hear and feel
TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ -
WHAT: The Centre for Learning Technologies at Ryerson University
in collaboration with SMART (Science of Music, Auditory
Research and Technology) Lab, proudly present the Emoti-
Chair now on exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre. Through
the Alternative Sensory Information Display (ASID) project,
a cross-modal audio-tactile display chair allows the Deaf to
feel the vibrations of music, sound and video.
WHO: Dr. Deb Fels, Director, Centre for Learning Technologies and
Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Information
Technology Management, Ryerson University
Dr. Frank Russo, Director of SMART lab and Assistant
Professor, Psychology, Ryerson University
Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University
Ellen Hibbard, Culture and Communications PhD student,
Researcher, Centre for Learning Technologies
Members of Emoti-Chair Research Team
WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2008
Registration: 3:30 p.m.
Live Concert (featuring The Stephane Vera Experience, The
Sisters Chan & Madeline): 4 p.m.
President Levy speaks: 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road (at the corner of Eglinton Ave. East)
(*) Please sign-in at the main entrance
INTERVIEWS: Interviews with Dr. Fels, Dr. Russo and members of the
research team will be available. Hibbard, a member of the
research team, who has been deaf since birth, is also
available for interviews and will have an ASL interpreter
Media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Lisa Copeland by e-mailing
email@example.com or calling (416) 979-5000 x 2523.
For further information:
For further information: Sarah Hayward, Ted Rogers School of Management,
Ryerson University, Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7709, firstname.lastname@example.org