Smellmap : Amsterdam - olfactory art & smell visualisation

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McLean, K. 2016. Smellmap : Amsterdam - olfactory art & smell visualisation. Leonardo.
AuthorsMcLean, K.
Abstract

Creating a smellmap of a city is a subjective, collaborative exer-cise. During a series of smellwalks local participants foreground their sense of smell and name perceived aromas emanating from the urban smellscape. Data and conversations arising from the walks are ‘analysed’ and a representative smellscape of the city is visualised as a map. Scents; the nasal stimuli and a catalyst for discussion accompany the map. As a map of what we don’t know, indications of geo-located smell possibilities and ephemeral scents combine visualisation with the olfactory to place the emphasis on human interaction with sensory data to create meaning and an understanding of place.

KeywordsVisualisation; olfactor; smellscape; smell; map
Year2016
JournalLeonardo
PublisherMIT Press
ISSN0024-094X
Related URLhttp://www.leonardo.info/leoinfo.html
http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/13776
http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/17145
http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/13456
http://create.canterbury.ac.uk/14408
Publication dates
Print08 Jan 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited24 Sep 2015
Accepted28 Nov 2014
Output statusPublished
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