Of course it is scented.
A two-door entry inspired by our two nostrils — as if the exhibit is about to sniff you (and the logo) in. Projected particles represent the invisible smell molecules in the air around us. Also, notice the dark walls. I wanted to create an olfaction exhibit where the environment helps users focus on using their nose to navigate.
Small sample of Sissel Tolaas’s enormous collection of captured smells. The bottles here contain anything from the smell of fear to smell of Mars. Users are welcome to sniff anything and everything they please.
Showcase of users wading through the installation of light particles and surprise easter eggs.
Ester Sans is a custom typeface I designed based on the molecular structure of smell molecules.
Tweaking Processing Code
Edited an existing Processing Code get the desired particle behavior. The cursor you see there represents the user.
How It Works
1 Kinect sensor and projector is mounted on ceiling. 2 Sensor sees user and sends new data to computer. 3 Computer sends projector new imagery.
Headspace Technology Poster
Celebrating the method used by smell scientists, like Sissel, to capture smell compositions within a given volume of air.