Smellmap : Amsterdam - olfactory art & smell visualisation

McLean, K. (2016) Smellmap : Amsterdam - olfactory art & smell visualisation. Leonardo. ISSN 0024-094X.


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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visualisation; olfactor; smellscape; smell; map
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts
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Depositing User: Ms Kate McLean
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 14:23
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 16:30

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