14:02:36 Thursday Oct 25 2012
there’s a lovely section here about the relationship between smells & maps. Here Nicola Twilly describes the theory behind her installation, Scratch N’ Sniff NYC:
Scratch ‘N Sniff NYC consists of two maps, twelve smells, thousands of scratch ‘n sniff stickers and a variable number of linguistic descriptors. A “majority preference” map on the left-hand side extrapolates from Vosshall’s “olfactory demography” to show the dominant odour perception framework in each neighbourhood. Next to it on the right, a crowd-sourced “personal favourite” map will ask each exhibition visitor to position their own smell biases and understanding within the city. It’s hardly a scientific study, but I can’t wait to see the different patterns that emerge over the course of the exhibition.
With links to the Smell Lab at Rockefeller University.
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