Smellmap : Amsterdam - olfactory art & smell visualisation
McLean, K. 2016. Smellmap : Amsterdam - olfactory art & smell visualisation. Leonardo.
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.
|Keywords||Visualisation; olfactor; smellscape; smell; map|
|08 Jan 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||24 Sep 2015|
|Accepted||28 Nov 2014|
1. J. Drobnick, “Toposmia: Art, Scent, and Interrogations of Spatiality,” Ange-laki 7 (2002) pp.31–47.
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