V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists, and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings. In V2_’s view, art and design play an essential role in the social embedding of technological developments. V2_ creates a context in which issues regarding the social impact of technology are explored through critical dialogue, artistic reflection and practice-oriented research.
Since the 1990s V2_, the Institute for Unstable Media, provided a platform for numerous smell related projects and works including e.g. “Olfactoric Nervous System“, an interactive smell installation by Erik Hobijn, shown at V2_ in 1995.