Friday, November 3, 2017

Urban Scentsations

Odor investigators engaging in a smell hunt. source

Let’s take a minute to recognize this exceptional olfactory artist, Kate McLean. She works with human perception and the urban smellscape. She basically turns the city into her own little laboratory, running perception experiments on the people there, and coming back with sensory analyses that you just can’t get in an actual lab setting. She does smellwalks, smell sketches, and all kind of other activities to both help people explore and appreciate the most overlooked aspect of their urban environment. As a result of her work, we get these Smellmaps, something not taken up by Google yet…yet. Please check out her site here, and get upset that she already came to your neighborhood, or excited that she didn’t yet!

Research, analysis & design of Sensory Maps by Kate McLean

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