Smellmap: Amsterdam - olfactory art & data visualisation

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McLean, K. 2014. Smellmap: Amsterdam - olfactory art & data visualisation.
AuthorsMcLean, K.
TypeConference paper
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Creating a smellmap of a city is a collaborative exercise. During a
series of smellwalks, local participants identify distinct aromas
emanating from specific locations and record the description,
expectation, intensity, personal association, and reaction. I then
analyse this data, along with conversations arising from the walks,
and select a set of smells that convey the smellscape of the city at
that moment in time, visualsing the scents and their locations in
the city as a “map”. The resulting map visualisations are
propositions: indications of what one might smell in a certain
place. The map is accompanied by scents, which are the nasal
stimuli, and a catalyst for discussion. This visualisation/olfactory
art emphasises human interaction with a vast set of contestable
sensory data.

KeywordsSmellmap; smell; smellscap; olfactory; art; visualisation
Year2014
ConferenceIEEE VIS 2014
Official URLhttp://visap.uic.edu/2014/papers/18_McLean_Smellmap_VISAP2014.pdf
Related URLhttp://create.canterbury.ac.uk/14408
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Accepted2014
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