Smellmap: Amsterdam - olfactory art & data visualisation

Conference paper


McLean, K. 2014. Smellmap: Amsterdam - olfactory art & data visualisation.
AuthorsMcLean, K.
TypeConference paper
Description

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
http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/13775
http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/13776
http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/17145
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Jun 2015
Accepted2014
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
PrintNov 2014
Publisher's version
Permalink -

https://repository.canterbury.ac.uk/item/8757w/smellmap-amsterdam-olfactory-art-data-visualisation

Download files

  • 7
    total views
  • 2
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Temporalities of the smellscape: Creative mapping as visual representation
McLean, K. 2021. Temporalities of the smellscape: Creative mapping as visual representation. in: Modern Approaches to the Visualization of Landscapes Germany Springer. pp. 217-246
Hospital corridor smellscape
McLean, K. 2020. Hospital corridor smellscape. Forthcoming publication https://hospitalsenses.co.uk/2019/11/15/wellcome-trust-network/.
Sensory maps
McLean, K. 2020. Sensory maps. in: Kobayashi, A (ed.) International encyclopedia of human geography Elsevier. pp. 153-168
Smell mapping Astor Place
McLean, K. and New York City Department of Transportation Public Art Programme 2017. Smell mapping Astor Place.
Sensations of Roman lives: smell profiles of Roman Silchester based on physical proximity
McLean, K. 2017. Sensations of Roman lives: smell profiles of Roman Silchester based on physical proximity.
Ukrainian version of "A Winter Smellwalk in Kyiv"
McLean, K. 2017. Ukrainian version of "A Winter Smellwalk in Kyiv".
Being relational: entering the world of sensory & embodied communication design
McLean, K., van Rhyn, C. and Yan Zheng, C. 2016. Being relational: entering the world of sensory & embodied communication design. Design Research Society 2017. Brighton 27 - 30 Jun 2016
Polyrhythmia of the smellwalk: mapping multi-scalar temporalities
McLean, K. 2017. Polyrhythmia of the smellwalk: mapping multi-scalar temporalities.
Practices of smellscape mapping
McLean, K. 2017. Practices of smellscape mapping.
Smellwalk: Edinburgh
McLean, K. 2017. Smellwalk: Edinburgh. Edinburgh, UK 07 Feb 2017
Smellwalk: Kyiv
McLean, K. 2016. Smellwalk: Kyiv. Kyiv, Ukraine 25 Dec 2016
A winter smellwalk in Kyiv
McLean, K. 2017. A winter smellwalk in Kyiv.
How to explore a smellscape
McLean, K. 2015. How to explore a smellscape.
Smellmap: Edinburgh
McLean, K. 2016. Smellmap: Edinburgh. National Library of Scotland
Smellwalk: Whitstable Biennale
McLean, K., Whistable Biennale and Frank Gallery 2016. Smellwalk: Whitstable Biennale. Whitstable, Kent 04 - 12 Jun 2016
Smellwalk influences and causality
McLean, K. 2016. Smellwalk influences and causality.
Communicating and mediating smellscapes: the design and exposition of olfactory mappings
McLean, K. 2017. Communicating and mediating smellscapes: the design and exposition of olfactory mappings. in: Henshaw, V., Medway, D., McLean, K., Perkins, C. and Warnaby, G. (ed.) Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges Routledge.
Mapping the quixotic volatility of smellscapes: a trialogue - interview with Kate McLean
McLean, K., Lammes, S. and Perkins, C. 2018. Mapping the quixotic volatility of smellscapes: a trialogue - interview with Kate McLean. in: Gekker, A., Hind, S., Lammes, S., Perkins, C., Wilmott, C. and Evans, D. (ed.) Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities Manchester University Press.
Smellmap: Pamplona moving map
McLean, K. 2015. Smellmap: Pamplona moving map.
Designing with smell: practices, techniques and challenges
Henshaw, V. and McLean, K. Henshaw, V., Medway, D., McLean, K., Perkins, C. and Warnaby, G. (ed.) 2017. Designing with smell: practices, techniques and challenges. Routledge.
Modelling scentscape experience
McLean, K. 2016. Modelling scentscape experience.
Smellwalk: Holborn April 2016
McLean, K. 2016. Smellwalk: Holborn April 2016. London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London 05 - 09 Apr 2016
Scentscape 06 . 2015 – Singapore
McLean, K. 2015. Scentscape 06 . 2015 – Singapore.
Olfactory classifications: an incomplete portolan of combined smelly knowledges
McLean, K. 2016. Olfactory classifications: an incomplete portolan of combined smelly knowledges.
The sweet smell of Amsterdam … and it's not just cannabis, say odour mappers
McLean, K. 2015. The sweet smell of Amsterdam … and it's not just cannabis, say odour mappers. The Guardian.
Ex-formation as a method for mapping smellscapes
McLean, K. 2016. Ex-formation as a method for mapping smellscapes. Communication Design: Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research. 3 (1), pp. 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1080/20557132.2015.1163081
Mapping urban ephemerals: contemporary practices of visualising the invisible and the transitory
McLean, K. 2017. Mapping urban ephemerals: contemporary practices of visualising the invisible and the transitory. in: Vujakovic, P. and Kent, A. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography Routledge.
Invisible, erratic, ephemeral: lives of urban smells
McLean, K. 2015. Invisible, erratic, ephemeral: lives of urban smells.
Lives of urban smells
McLean, K. 2015. Lives of urban smells.
Smellmap : Amsterdam - olfactory art & smell visualisation
McLean, K. 2016. Smellmap : Amsterdam - olfactory art & smell visualisation. Leonardo.
Smellmap: Pamplona
McLean, K. 2014. Smellmap: Pamplona.
Smellmap: Amsterdam
McLean, K. 2014. Smellmap: Amsterdam.
Smellmap: Amsterdam, 2014
McLean, K. and International Flavors & Frangrances, Hilversum, The Netherlands 2014. Smellmap: Amsterdam, 2014. IEEE VIS 2014 Arts Program. Paris 09 - 14 Nov 2014
Smelly maps: the digital life of urban smellscapes
Quercia, D., Schifanella, R., Aiello, L. and McLean, K. 2015. Smelly maps: the digital life of urban smellscapes.
Smell map narratives of place - Paris
McLean, K. 2013. Smell map narratives of place - Paris. New American Notes Online. 6.
Cultures of cartography: towards a new research agenda
Kent, A., Vujakovic, P. and McLean, K. 2014. Cultures of cartography: towards a new research agenda. ’Capture, Create, and Communicate’, British Cartographic Society, Annual Symposium. Winchester 24 - 26 Jun 2014
Smell Map Edinburgh
McLean, K. 2011. Smell Map Edinburgh.