Smelling digital culture

Digital culture seems to epitomize a scentfree world. Information technologies are clean. The sense of smell seems to be the outsider of a digital world. Isn’t this part of the story we tell about progress and a postindustrial society?

How do your headphones smell?

Have you ever noticed how your headphones smell? Do you expect a review of headphones talking about the olfactory qualities of the product? The recent review by Wired demonstrates the necessity of a multisensory product design:

Exploring New Odors of Tobacco Consumption

The smell of cigarette smoke including the breath odor of smokers has often been described as a pressing issue in today’s world of work. In fact, it is the smell of smoking that marginalizes smokers at the workplace. 

The Olfactive on the App Store

TheOlfactive.com is a concept scent gallery that speaks on works of scent art by various artists, bringing together a collection of international artist and designers.

Smell & new narrative experience

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Smelly Version is just the first in a series of children’s classics that was on display at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York in 2015. Called Sensory Stories: An Exhibition of New Narrative Experiences, the exhibit featured technology that expands upon traditional story...

Scent & smartphone

Communication is digital and instant. You can watch videos and hear voices of your loved ones. But smell? Not so much. It is interesting to see how the emphasis and the underlying hopes und utopian ideas shift when reading the numerous articles on Onotes, Ophones and similar projects. Here is...

Scentee: sharing smell

Sharing smell, but also touch, and even taste – that’s the vision of a London university professor who has developed a range of devices he hopes will transcend the current limitations of online communication.

Fashion wrap with a confectionary twist

Harvard professor and scent inventor David Edwards, and iconic master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel put their heads and noses together to create a fashion wrap with a confectionary twist: it is implanted with tiny oNotes so that it gives off the aroma of Belgian Chocolate.

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